|Remote Control Switches and Sockets|
|Saturday, 15 December 2012 07:02|
Electric Aids for the Elderly - Remote Control Switches and Sockets
Being able to access switches and sockets in difficult to reach places about the house can be a nuisance, particularly for somebody with restricted mobility. Thankfully HomeCare Technologies have a number of remote control sockets and remote control switches that makes turning appliances, lights, tv’s etc on and off so easy you can do it from the comfort of your chair with the press of a button.
These wireless remote control switches require no wiring or installation – simply plug the receiver into an existing socket, plug the appliance in to the receiving unit and you can then switch the appliance on/off using the hand help remote control. What could be easier!
Remote Control Light Switch
And the same simplicity can be found with products such as the remote control switch for lights. This unit includes a special light bulb which fits any regular light / lamp socket. The bulb has an inbuilt receiver which responds to on/off signals from a wireless switch.
Other Remote Control Switches for Lights include a unit that has a regular light switch which can be positioned anywhere in the room – on a wall, armchair, table etc – using double sided tape. The switch operates with a wireless operated light bulb placed in any regular light fitting.
A common cause of falls among the elderly in particular is poor light when entering a room. With a Wireless PIR Sensor and Light Bulb the sensor unit detects movement – someone entering a hallway or room for example – and switches on the light. Again, these are simple to install and require no wiring as they operate wirelessly with a battery powered PIR.
Remote Control Sockets Kit
Switching appliances on/off when sockets are located in difficult to reach places is a nuisance, even for the able bodied. For those with mobility issues the difficulties this common occurrence presents is less easy to overcome, but not if you have a remote control unit to switch sockets on and off!
One of the more popular units is the Remote Control Socket Kit which contains 3 socket adaptors and a single remote control to operate all 3 receivers.
A remote control socket is placed in a regular wall socket and the appliance plugged in. The appliance can now be switched on/off using the hand held remote control.
These kits operate wirelessly so there is no messy wiring to be performed and you can be up and running in a few minutes – very simple and easy to install. Options also include a wirelessly operated PIR switch which detects movement and activates a pre-determined socket to switch on an appliance such as a heater or fan for example.