BT Infinity Labs. Runner-up Global Innovation for family, friends and community'
iF Design Awards 2016
Chicago Athenaeum Good Design Award

The Core Alerts

The Assure®: the 'stay connected' wristband is a must-have for anyone who spends a significant amount of time alone. Designed to be worn all the time and with the following core alerts, nothing is easier to use or better at keeping you connected.

SOS calls

A simple squeeze of the band calls for help, and as the band is designed to be worn all the time help is always at hand.

Wellness check-ins

At chosen times the wristband buzzes; a press of a button means 'OK' and responsive, failure to press raises an alert.

Fall monitor

The Assure is always monitoring for a lack of movement after an impact that could indicate a severe fall.

Cold at home

The Assure base reports on the temperature and if someone is 'cold at home' will let chosen people know.

In the Press

Daily Mail Article personal alarms for the elderly
Stuff Review elderly alert systems
Metro Review wrist based elderly alarms
Trusted Reviews elderly medical alarms

'It's not about technology, it's about people.'

Families & friends

personal alarms for the elderly
Many people have friends, family and neighbours who may not be in daily contact but are willing to help in an emergency.

With the Assure's intelligent use of automated calls, emails and texts we give those who care the information they need when they need it.

24/7 protection

personal alarms for the elderly
Many accidents happen in the bathroom or on overnight visits to the toilet.

The Assure personal alarm is designed to be worn at all times. It is waterproof and has a battery that lasts for over one year so there is no recharging.

A simple dashboard

personal alarms for the elderly dashboard
Our dashboard has two uses. It allows anyone, with permission, to set up and manage the Assure and its optional settings from anywhere with internet access

The activity chart shows whether the wearer is at home, that they are wearing their Assure band and even indicates whether they are sleeping well and staying generally active.

User reviews

Great device, easy to set up, comfortable to wear and lightweight. Works really well as described, useful features, which can be set to suit lifestyle of wearer. Simple to adjust on your own control panel online. Highly recommended, and customer service response is first class. 5 stars!!!

See more user reviews on our

Testimonials page

Extra features

A Man out cycling with an Assure wristband linked to a smartphone.

Go Anywhere with our smartphone apps

If you have our app on your smartphone, as you go out of range of your home the Assure will continue to offer you the same benefits.

It happens automatically so you don't have to think about it and uses the phone's location and data connection to send alerts.

A Man programmes his boiler

Keeping an eye on the heating

Comfort zone alert
You choose the times and a comfortable lower temperature limit and you'll get an email alert if the temperature drops too low while the wearer is at home.

Frost setting
Sends an email alert if there is a danger of frozen pipes, even if the home is unoccupied.

Failsafe warning

'No news' is not always good news

Sometimes there may be a power cut, internet outage or someone may accidentally knock a plug out of the wall.

The Assure automatically sends an email warning to all administrators if we miss communications from the Assure base station so you can make sure everything is OK.

We will also send a daily 'All OK' email to confirm the system is working and the wearer is active.

Available from:

Link to the Acticheck shop
Link to Amazon
Link to Disabled Living Foundation

Why create the Assure?

A Man out cycling with an Assure wristband linked to a smartphone.

Karl Gibbs, our founder, had a discussion with his mother, an active ‘solo senior’, who asked if there was a way of confirming she was OK each day. He decided to look at available solutions that:

  • Were really simple to set up and use
  • Provided protection for a range of eventualities
  • Covered the home & garden
  • Eliminated false alerts due to accidental button presses
  • Truly fitted with a modern, active lifestyle -
    without the user needing to think about it.

However he couldn't find anything suitable.

Karl thought technology could achieve something far better for his mother (and others) and teamed up with accomplished engineers, manufacturing experts and award-winning designers.

The concept became the Assure which has now won its own international design awards and has secured runner-up spot in a global competition run by BT for innovation to support ‘Family, friends and community’.

Coming back to where the ideas came from, Karl’s mother is safer now, as are the many satisfied users.

The rejected options

Pendant alarms
You have to be capable of pressing the button when you need it. It can also be easily pressed accidentally leading to false alarms. Karl's mum also said it would make her feel old!

Telephone check calls
Provide an effective once or twice a day snapshot that the person is OK. But his mother might have been out when the check call was made - leaving the caller unnecessarily worried.

'Internet of things' monitors
These monitor activity in the home but can be fiddly to install and monitor. They can work well when people have time to assess them; but if she fell in her garden or putting the bins out on a cold night it could take several hours for an alert to be raised.


Need help with your Assure, find it in our support section.

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