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I am looking at quite a few on line but I want the alarm to only sound at the receiver end. Plus, as I read about them I am wondering how sensitive they might be. If it is in Dad's bedroom we would like it to go off when he leaves the room and not scare him. But if it is too close to his bed will it go off when he roles over? Do they make ones that are more straight line passing through and not like an arc or a radius? I have looked on Amazon and Home Depot and now I am confused.

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Shelley, are you talking about nanny cams when you say wireless video monitors. When my mom was living with me I had them set up so I could see her anywhere in the house when I was out I could access and remote the cameras from my cell phone. If that is what you mean I can send you info, they are relatively inexpensive. The only caution I have is to make sure when you set it up via you wifi that you change the password for the cameras that comes with them as others could access it with those default codes.
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Wander Alarm with Motion Detector found on Amazon. Has remote and sensor. Your option on where it should ring and volume Loud or Soft. Works great. Been using for years. My wife has dementia and wanders at night. But not anymore. Check it out
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I am desperate to find a reliable video and motion detection system with NO delay so I can monitor my dad if he gets up from chair or bed. I want to access video through an app via the Internet. My dad is The Perfect Storm of medical conditions that lead to falls . This  is  the most  stressful  part  of  living with here. It breaks my heart to see him on the floor, and I'm so scared when I assess his body for injuries. He's also on coumadin. 
With this monitoring system, I need to work around the extremely loud tv volume in bedroom (w/o hearing aids) along with dog jumping up & down bed and mom going to the restroom throughout the night. I think  I'll be getting many false alarms throughout the night . 
The wireless exit alarm pads I'm using have a short delay -just enough time for him to fall before I can reach him.
When his Lewy Body dementia is pronounced he has more strength than usual and gets out of bed without assistance. Then he'll fall b/c he doesn't remember he requires a walker.  Other days he can't possibly get out of bed on his own even with his handy dandy ladder assist attached to the bottom of his bed. 
He's using his low tech bell much less often within the last several months. Yes, those were the simpler years. 
I know more about medical assistive devices than I ever could have imagined or desired to learn. I've spent endless hours researching products to address safety concerns for balance, low vision, alarms, safety belts for lifting, hoyer lift, elevated toilet seats, motion activated lights, adjustable beds, electronic lift lazy boys and too many seat cushions to count - had to try gel, memory foam, bamboo, the classic donut apparently is out of favor.  If he doesn't end up liking his most recent one, I'm gearing up for the mac daddy of cushions - the way too expensive Roho.
Let's not forget the car cane, swivel seat and auto assist handle.
I eventually had to test drive my parent's walk in sit-down bathtub. I'm hooked. Just one of the many perks of caregiving!
I have amazon boxes growing in the corner of my bedroom. I don't want to call attention to the fact that I'm too tired to go through the return process. I don't even know if her printer works to print return labels. That's how Amazon gets you.  At least QVC provides pre-printed labels. So I'll sneak the boxes to the car in the middle of the night  so  my mom  doesn't  have a fit. They'll be donated along with the area rugs  and outdated canes she refuses  to let go. She's been lax in watching Hoarders. That's how we stay motivated to get rid of the stuff. Honestly, it works for us. My mom is like some of the hoarders. She kicks back & points to items I hand her and fights to keep the most ridiculous stuff. Note: I mean no disrespect to hoarders. It's a serious heart-wrenching condition. I can relate in some manner as I'vr been in recovery since 2005. 
Now if only I could find a solution to properly clean plastic urinals my day would be complete. Forget the vinegar, bleach and enzymatic cleaners. They work on YouTube but certainly not at my house. 
Seriously, if anyone can offer suggestions or cautionary tales about personal experiences with  wireless video monitors please let me know your thoughts. I love this site and have been immersed in it for two days. I see many articles I could personally benefit from reading. It amazes me  that  we have  so many very specific shared experiences  as caregivers. And I thought I was so unique! Hope you all have a wonderful Sunday.
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I told about this one when the question came up before, hope it helps a lot of people, has sure saved me lots of times. Has to be set just right, however.
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Sounds like the one I got, Jeanop.
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The one I bought from the Alzheimer's Store in GA (look it up online) sells for $71. The receiver can chime or has a siren, whatever you want. Can clip it on belt and take into other part of house. Set to alert when person gets out of bed. When I have forgotten to turn it back on, is when we have the accidents. I could not live without it
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Kinda like the one I got. And I, too, keep the noisy part in my bedroom. And I now sleep better because I don't need to get up every 2 hours to check on him!
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The one we use hangs on the end of the bed and is in front of the door. This way if he gets up to use his bathroom, it won't go off. It is a straight beam, it resembles a night light and has a doorbell type alarm that will waken me if dad wanders. We keep the noisy part in my bedroom. Helps me sleep knowing I'll know if he gets up. I think it is actu6ly a proximity sensor car for the garage door. Works great. I can post the brand if anyone is interested. We remove it from the nail it hangs during the day or just cover it with a blanket. So far he hasn't caught on.
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Got mine yesterday. MARVELOUS! SMART CAREGIVER TL-5102MP Motion Sensor And Pager .
I chose the chime.
Showed Hubby, since it is for him, and he accepted it ok. I slept like a Queen last night since I didn't need to "check" on him like in the past. He got up about 4 this morning, walked out of his room, and the chime went off. Couldn't be any easier!
I highly recommend one. PS. He doesn't hear the chime.
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There are a number of door alarms which telephone alerts on Amazon
for example
Auto-dial function calls up to 6 number in case of alarm. "Silent Alarm Mode" calls out discreetly suitable for shops or in life-threatening situations. Landline cut / short-circuit / unplugged alert if system is armed. Support Landline or Internet VoIP phone.
Name each sensor with up to 28 characters to help identify them easily for later editing with auto-search feature.
Stylish door/window gap detectors with easy installation with strong 3M double-sided sticking tape. Microprocessor-controlled pet-immune sensors for detecting motion of objects above 50 lbs with pre-analysis before alerting to minimize false alarms.
Loud wireless siren alerts neighbors to deters potential intruders. Chime function to notify you of guests entering or child opening door/window. "Door/Window Is Open" auto-detector to prevent you from arming the system while a door or a window is open before you leave home. You can override it with long press on the ARM button..
Volume adjustable function with mute to hide the console so an intruder cannot find it and smash it. Power Outage Warning, system will use backup battery to call you in case of power outage. Daily Arm/Disarm Schedule allows you set a schedule system for auto-arm and auto-disarm.
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I purchased the Wander Alarm from Amazon. Trial run still in full swing. Beth(sister) likes the model but not ready to totally fasten to wall. She may try two sided velcro so it has some move-ability. Says that the chime will probably be good for certain areas and that the receiver for other areas. I will let you know.
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Want to hear about it and the brand of it.
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My sister is putting it to use tonight for the first time. I will get the report tomorrow
( I hope).
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I do hope that what you ordered works for your situation. As I said before, I got one from The Alzheimer's Store, and love it. The remote only sounds, ha saved me many times. I am going to get a video monitor too, been looking at which is best.
Good luck
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I can hardly wait for that monitor to get here. Should be a week because when I ordered it, I ordered least expensive delivery because everything was ok here. Last nite, Hubby was up twice wandering around the house because the voices told him to move.
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My husband has dementia caused by a stroke. At first we had an awful time as he could not be still. Up and down and walking all over our house with his walker. Our house definitely was not designed for handicap use . His Dr kept adjusting his meds until we have finally gotten to where he can sit for a long time, and sleeps all night. So, because of his getting up during the night so much before, we bought a baby monitor for the bedroom (Summer brand). The camera is mounted near the ceiling across the room from bed. The monitor is very clear and can be set to 'see' when room darkens. We just have a nightlight on. But, I sleep in the next room and lost sleep because every little noise sounded like he might be up. I finally bought a motion detector-- Bubba brand -- that is made to detect intruders. It can be set for a low chime, a loud chime or a really loud alarm. It is VERY sensitive. You put the reciever where ever you want - it dos not go off at the sender unit. We had to set the sender different places to detect his movement. On a dresser or wall it went off if he even moved his arm or changed position. Then I set it under the bed, so it would only go off when his feet hit the floor. This worked pretty good, but somehow would tip now and then-- probably when we changed bedding. Then I set it against the wall under the nightstand by the bed. This works perfect. Does not always go off, but if he sits on edge of bed, the chime goes off. Between the monitor and motion detector, I can now sleep. If it goes off at night, instead of going into the bedroom, I can look at the monitor to see why it is going off. You can also get a 2nd Summer camera for another area, and set the monitor to switch between the two every 8 seconds or just focus on one or the other. I buy most things on Amazon, but the monitor I got at Walmart. Here is a link for the motion detector:amazon
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This is truly a great lot of answers! Fabulous list of options. I purchased the Wander from Amazon and it will be put into place tomorrow. I am anxious to see how it works. Thanks so much.
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Cat is not allowed in Hubby's room at night. Door is closed shut.

So, ChuckDavis, there is a difference between a Motion Sensor and a Bed Alarm. Tnx.
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The alarm unit with the Smart Caregiver can be turned off. The motion sensor or bed alarm unit is on all the time, but unless the alarm unit is turned on you won't hear anything. Cheyenne93 would need the motion sensor, since the bed alarm would go off every time Hubby got up. Again the caution that pets will set off the motion sensor. The alarm is portable, so Cheyenne93 would be the only one to hear it.
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Looking at the ones ChuckDavis & snow2day suggest, I need one like those models that I can turn off during the day. Hubby is still walking during the day; it would be just for night. And I'd be putting it in a doorway, not near the bed because he uses the bathroom many times during the night. Also an alarm that only I can hear and will wake me up at night.
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safewander site
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SafeWander I Purchased one in December it is amazing - attach little white button to husbands underwear if his foot leaves the bed my phone alerts me he cannot hear the alert but I can
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I got a Wander Alarm with motion detector. It chimes and you can select to have it chime at the sensor or only the remote. You point the sensor at where you want to detect motion (I point it at the bedroom door). This has worked rally good for me so far. I got it on Amazon
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Hi, for my mom I have installed 3 cameras throughout the house. The camera comes with a wireless monitor and can get a signal up to about 100-150 feet. It does not have sound but you can switch from camera to camera. I have also installed a baby sound monitor near the bed. The receiver is wireless as well. Between both of these I can keep an eye on mom even while we walk the dog. The monitor is: (Motorola Scout 1100 Digital Remote Wireless PTZ Outdoor Video Pet Monitor) you can get a good price from Adorama The baby monitor I got it from Target online
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I did research online & discovered the "Smart Caregiver TL-5102MP". Here's what the box says. "With bed exit alarm for seniors alerts the caregiver of the resident's activity via pager when a resident is about to get up from bed, chair or leave the room. The silent resident Exit Alarm eliminates noise at the bedside or in room, that may be bothersome to residents instead only alerting the caregiver through the pager. Powered by (3) AA batteries (not included) or an optional AC adapter the Exit Alarm can be placed next to the bed or at a doorway. When the sensor field detects movement the pager is activated - notifying the caregiver. Pager is powered by (2) AA Batteries (not included)."

This has been WONDERFUL for me! There are 2 choices of alarms for the pager. I use the "doorbell sound" (ding dong). I read about other alarms on this same system pager being so loud, but this must be a newer model perhaps.
I did order the AC adaptor which was $15.00 extra & use batteries in the pager (so it can be mobile). I can go upstairs or out in my yard & it will alert me when my mother gets up from bed or a chair in the same room. As I said, this has been so great as now I don't have to stay nearby & constantly keep a check on her. I ordered mine through Amazon & the total cost was about $60.00 with the adaptor. I put the motion sensor on the floor & if her foot hits the floor I know! I was also afraid the cord to the sensor would be too short to reach an outlet but it's not. I did not want to mount it anywhere. I also put a small towel on the floor to secure it in the position to make sure it doesn't get "moved. "When I first got it I wondered how durable it was as it's plastic, however it's worked wonders!!
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Additional information on Smart Caregiver products (since I can't edit the original response). The motion sensor and the bed alarm use the same alarm unit. The alarm unit is fairly small and totally portable. I slept with it under my pillow. Our mom still doesn't know that she is "alarmed."
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They sell a camera for $99 at Costco that is motion sensitive and will send you an alert on your phone. The camera hooks up through your wifi and there is a free app to view what is going on through the camera. There are settings for the camera and how it films, motion etc... cheap investment for what you need. You can put the camera anywhere, just requires a place to plug it in. The camera also records sound if you need it.
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We tried the Motion Sensor With Remote Alarm from Smart Caregiver. It worked fine, but unfortunately the cat also triggered the alarm. We switched to the Cordless Bed Alarm, also from Smart Caregiver. Both were purchased through Amazon. Smart Caregiver has a number of products of this type.
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I got a "baby" monitor for my Mom last October. The main unit is on a dresser near her bed in the bedroom, with the receiver on the kitchen counter. When the CNA comes at 9 am, she can hear whether Mom is sleeping, calling for help, orup and around. Mom knows she can call the CNA via the monitor. During the day, the main (baby) station is moved next to her chair in the sitting room. Works great. We told Mom it's a an intercom (not a baby monitor). When she calls from her sitting room and the CNA is in the kitchen, the CNA can hear her and get to her quickly. The receiver has a button to push to talk, so it works two ways. It was about $35 from Amazon (VTech DM221 Safe & Sound Digital Audio Baby Monitor). The receiver is portable (works on battery) and can be clipped to a belt.
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Why don't you go for a baby monitor? Only you will be able to hear it when placed in rooms where you are. I borrowed one from our service and it works great (except when I am asleep).
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