Many new services are borne out of necessity following an event or entering a new stage in life. For us at WatchOvers it was having both young kids and elderly relatives needing additional support – realised that we could not be in several places at the same time, with young kids always on the go and the worry of our ageing parents having a mishap, we needed to know that all were safe.
An elderly relative, who wore an SOS alarm pendant around their neck, unfortunately had a fall while outside their home but the SOS pendant only worked in the house. It was quite unnerving for her as she could not reach for her mobile phone in her bag. With a higher risk of falling outside the home such as when visiting the shops, we knew there had to be a better solution and we took on the task.