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Three rings plug

  • What does it do?:

    Monitors routine use of electrical devices and alerts a carer of any change with a text (SMS).

    Provides reassurance that a person living alone is following aspects of their daily routine by tracking the use of an electrical item through a plug.

  • What’s the problem?:

    Wanting to make sure your loved one is following his/her daily routine without interfering with constant phone calls or visits. 

  • What our testers liked:

    Our testers liked that it did not require a smartphone or internet, that texts could by received by any phone. Liked the unobtrusive nature of the monitoring.

  • What our testers disliked:

    Initial thoughts: Concerns over size (too bulky) 

    Poor phone connection missing the alert,

    Cost -  high initial cost and ongoing subscription (subscription caused most concern)

    Would the PWD switch it off at the socket?

    Some concerns at leaving the sockets on all the time. 

  • What is interesting:
  • The testers expressed unease at committing to monthly subscription.
  • What our testers said:

    "This product offers welcome reassurance, but some aspects i.e. monthly subscription and leaving sockets switched on creates unease."

  • Manufacturer:

    Three Rings Care

  • Approximate cost: £79

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