Your questions on the Mobile Alarm.
Frequently asked questions
General questions about the LiveLife Mobile Alarm.
No. You choose up to 6 emergency contacts which are usually trusted family members and friends. You can even include 000 as a contact if you wish. Because it does not require a monitoring centre in an emergency there are no ongoing charges or monthly fees. You don’t have to use all 6 emergency contacts. You can use less if you wish.
It is ideal for seniors who may be living at home alone and remain active enough to be outdoors un-accompanied. It is also a great solution if a senior who lives at home, needs a medical alarm, but does not have a landline. Many seniors connected to the new NBN have had their phone services switched to VOIP and no longer can use a landline type medical alarm without additional wiring costs. In this case a pendant that operates on the mobile network becomes a less costly alternative and in nearly all cases, a better one.
Besides seniors it is used by lone workers, workers who may need to contact security quickly and people with disabilities. Read our applications page for more details.
Yes. The pendant has a built in microphone and speakerphone so the wearer can talk hands free through the pendant. The sound is clear and high quality. When a help call is answered it goes automatically into speakerphone mode. Pressing the SOS/Heart shaped help button again ends the call and the rest of the call sequence.
Facts about the LiveLife Mobile Alarm.
The pendant has a soft, rubber-like outer skin which is easy to grip. It weighs only 42 grams, the same as three 20 cent pieces. You can put it on your favorite chain if you like or even place it on a key ring. It comes with an adjustable safety lanyard (anti-choking), a belt clip and even a sleek, adjustable wristband giving you plenty of options on how it can be worn.
Currently the Live Life mobile alarm comes in what we call charcoal black or pearl white.
The pendant is designed to be small, simple to use and lightweight. It operates primarily as a emergency alert system and GPS location device and these functions mean it does not need a screen or keyboard features. It can be programmed by sending text messages to it and this also eliminates the needs for those features. LCD screens also soak up battery life and the text on the screen would be too small to read for many people.
The Mobile Alarm operates on the mobile phone network just like a mobile phone does. A sim card must be installed, activated and a mobile phone number must be assigned to the pendant.
We install a Mobile Sim card which uses the full, retail Telstra Mobile Network. As part of the setup we will install a Sim card for you. We will allocate to it the first years usage for unlimited emergency text and voice calls. We will supply you with the mobile phone number assigned to your pendant.
With our Telstra SIM card you do not need to check or worry about any prepaid credit, unlike all other companies who sell alarms that require sim card installation. Your first year of usage* is included in the purchase price. A recharge/subscription applies each year after the first year.
*Under our ‘Fair Use Policy’ the device is to be used as an emergency device only.
For the Mobile Alarm to perform its help call, help text and GPS location functions the wearer must be in an area where there is sufficient mobile coverage on the Telstra Mobile Netwrok. The 4GX Live Life Alarm primarily tries to use the 4GX (extended range 4G – Band 28) mobile network. If that’s not available in your location it will try and use 4G (Band 3) and if that’s not available it can use 3G. Before we complete your order and deliver your Mobile Alarm we will do a coverage test of the address where the pendant will be used. You can find out more about mobile coverage here.
The Live Life Mobile Alarm requires an extensive setup that includes:
-Coverage checks on the Telstra Mobile Network.
-Supply, activation, installation and testing of the Telstra Mobile Network SIM card.
-Allocating the first year’s use on the Telstra Mobile Network.
-Pre-programming of up to six emergency contacts and the help text message.
-Turning on of optional features like fall detection, listen in and geo-fencing (anti-wandering).
Yes. You can easily change any of the contact numbers by sending a command in the form of a simple text message to the pendant’s mobile number. Simple instructions are included with the Mobile Alarm’s Quick Start Guide and also on our Downloads page on our website.
Please watch this short video that explains how to change emergency phone numbers.
Yes. You can include 000 as one of the emergency contacts. Please be aware that 000 will not receive the help text message and the GPS location on Google Maps. We will, however, upload the wearers name and address to the emergency services database so that it corresponds to the mobile phone number of your Live Life Alarm.
We recommend you have a family member or friend included as the first contact (default contact) as the side talk button allows the wearer to call the first contact at any time. When 000 is included as a contact people often have the following calling sequence setup:
1. A family member: perhaps someone who is living close by or is the often the most available to help.
2-5. Another family member, friend, carer or neighbor.
6. 000 Emergency services.
How to test your mobile alarm with 000
The pendant has a built-in fall detection feature that will detect a more violent fall – the kind of fall more likely to result in unconsciousness. It measures the impact, angle and speed of a fall in order to ascertain if a fall has probably occurred. When it detects a fall the pendant will announce in a loud, clear voice “Fall has been detected, click the SOS button to cancel the fall alert sequence”. This will be repeated twice before sending out ‘fall down alert’ text messages to the programmed emergency contacts and the alarm will then start calling them. Fall detection technology is not perfect and false alarms can take place. Every fall is different. It can be turned off by sending a simple text command to the pendant from a mobile phone or the fall detection can be made less or more sensitive.
Watch this short video that explains how fall detection works.
To turn it off you simply send a command to the pendant via a text message from a mobile phone. Instructions are included.
The Mobile Alarm connects to Global Positioning Satellites to establish its exact location. It will also look for it’s position automatically using wifi when in more built up areas. This in-built feature allows the pendant to be located on Google Maps. When the SOS/Heart help button is pressed not only does the pendant begin calling the emergency contacts, but it also sends each one (mobile numbers) a text message with a link to Google Maps showing the location of the wearer of the pendant. Each of the contacts will then know the exact location to send help to.
Also anyone knowing the mobile phone number of the pendant can send a simple, location command via text message to it and it will send a reply text automatically showing its location on Google Maps using the in-built GPS.
How to locate the wearer of the mobile alarm with GPS
The pendant contains a speaker that has clear, loud and high quality sound. When a help call is made and then answered the wearer will hear the other person and be able to talk to them like on a normal mobile phone call. As a default the volume is turned up to full on the pendant. The volume can be adjusted by clicking the up and down volume buttons on the side of the 4GX Live Life Alarm.
Recharging the LiveLife Mobile Alarm.
When the battery in the alarm drops to 20% (after 5-6 days depending on use) a voice from the alarm will announce “Your battery is low. Please recharge your battery”. To recharge the pendant you just pop it into the charging station for 2-25 minutes. A voice from the alarm will announce “Your mobile alarm is charging”. If the wearer forgets to put the alarm onto charge or hasn’t heard the smart voice low battery warning, then by default the alarm will send a “low battery” warning text message to the nominated contact which is usually contact number 1. Many people keep the charging station plugged in somewhere in the home. The battery should last 5-6 days if used normally and around 24-48 hours if worn continually away from the home. It uses more power when being worn away from the home than when within range of the Bluetooth charging station. This is because as the wearer moves around outdoors, the built in motion-detector attempts regularly to update it’s position with the GPS satellites.
How to charge your mobile alarm
It contains a rechargeable, Lithium-Ion battery just like a normal mobile phone. Because it does not have a screen it does not use as much power as a mobile phone. When delivered it we will be in the ‘power saving mode’. Simply plugin the supplied home charging station to a power point in the home, turn on the alarm by pressing the top side call button and you’re ready to go. We will already have pre-programmed the home charging station to the wearers address. When the wearer is at home primary location is obtained via Bluetooth from the charging station. The charging station also has a lithium ion battery that will hold power for 24 hours plus. Your 4GX Live Life Alarm should last for between 5-6 days (or more) depending on usage.
If you are concerned that the user of the Mobile Alarm may be forgetful about recharging the pendant by default we turn on a ‘Low battery warning’ feature that will send a text message to the first contact when the battery falls below 10%. That way you can contact the wearer of the pendant to ask them to recharge. If you wanted to you can actually call the pendant to tell the wearer their battery is low. You can easily turn off the low battery warning, text messages by sending a simple SMS command to it from a mobile phone: LOW0
Remember, when the battery drops to 20% the smart voice guide will announce in a clear and loud voice “Your battery is low. Please recharge your battery”.
Ordering the LiveLife Mobile Alarm.
Yes, there is a ’30 day return and refund policy’ on the Mobile Alarm. Full details can be viewed on our Refund & Returns page.
Before we setup and deliver your Mobile Alarm we will do a coverage check of the Telstra Mobile Network at the address of the user of the pendant. If the coverage map indicates inadequate coverage at that location we will advise you on other options.
It should be noted however that the coverage maps are not always 100% accurate and black spots in the networks can occur. This a characteristic of all wireless and mobile phone networks. Sometimes a black spot is only discovered by the user when the Mobile Alarm is tested in the user’s home. In this case our Refund & Returns policy applies where a refund will be offered.
The LiveLife mobile alarm comes with a 12 month warranty.