As NSW Seniors Week kicks off on March 17 Uniden is encouraging older Australians to stay active and independent.
Studies estimate that a quarter (24 per cent) of the Australian population will be aged 65 years and over by 2056. Appealing to the needs of this growing demographic, Uniden has introduced a new emergency alert pendant, which offers seniors and their families' greater peace of mind to know that help is only a press of a button away.
This splashproof personal pendant can be worn around neck or wrist and activated in case of an emergency such as a fall, sudden illness or even intruder in the house. When the 'help' button is pressed, the device will first call the internal home phone so that someone in the home may be notified. If unanswered, the pendant will then dial up to five phone numbers that have been pre-programmed by the user of their choice whether it is a son, daughter, friend or relative. Through the pendant, users can have two-way communication with their contact once the call is answered. If the call is not answered it will then automatically move on to the next contact until one of the five contacts pick up.
Unlike other personal emergency alert systems, Uniden's pendant is linked with Uniden's fixed line phone system so there are no monthly monitoring fees. The pendant provides long-range capability of up to 300 metres, ensuring it can be activated anywhere around the house or property.
"Seniors Week celebrations encourage older Australians to get active and live life, a value that most hold dearly. However, regardless of whether they're living with a partner, family or alone, getting older brings certain risks such as sudden illness or potentially a fall – which can cause anxiety for family members," said Brad Hales, Uniden Australia.
"An emergency alert pendant allows seniors to maintain an active, independent lifestyle, with the ability to call family and close friends for assistance if required, rather than an alarm centre. This also means there are no ongoing expensive monitoring fees, unlike other emergency pendants available."
Falls are one of the leading causes of injury deaths and the most common cause of nonfatal injuries and hospital admissions for trauma among older adults. However, many of these incidents can be avoided by following safety precautions.
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 ABS, Australian Social Trends, 'Future population growth and ageing', March 2009
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Uniden has expanded its suite of in-car technology products with the introduction of its first range of vehicle accident recording cameras. Arriving in stores in February, the Uniden iGO Cam series can help protect drivers from fraudulent claims and accident disputes.
Entering the market with two models – the iGO Cam 300 and iGO Cam 800 – Uniden offers the latest in vehicle accident recording 'black box' technology. Mounted on the inside of the car windscreen, the iGO Cam can automatically detect any sudden changes in car movement, such as when an accident occurs, and immediately record the footage in high definition. This footage can then be used to provide evidence of who is at fault so that drivers can easily report incidents to police and insurance companies.
The Uniden iGo Cam can also be set up to continuously capture road vision and users can playback journeys taken. This makes the cameras ideal for recreational drivers such as 4WD enthusiasts, parents wishing to monitor the safety of younger drivers or commercial fleet managers who seek to keep track of employees while on the road.
Packed full of state-of-the-art features, Uniden iGO Cam utilises a HD Camera and even Infrared Night Vision for the iGO CAM 300 to ensure high quality footage is recorded even in poor light. Motion Detection enables the camera to collect evidence even when the car is parked and without the driver present – with the camera instantly capturing footage if the car is bumped or scraped. With the help of a built-in G-sensor and the device's Collision Detection Mode, the camera can also detect a change in motion which will instantly trigger recording. In the event of an accident, this gives drivers the ability to analyse the direction of impact and view how it happened.
"More than 600,000 road accidents are reported in Australia each year, at an estimated cost of $15 billion per annum," said Brad Hales, Senior National Marketing Executive, Uniden Australia.
"In the shock of an accident is it often difficult to remember every detail in order to complete an insurance claim or police report. Uniden's iGO Cam series is designed for capturing all evidence on the road, protecting drivers from becoming a victim of fraudulent car accidents or crash disputes – or for instances when your car is damaged in a parking lot. In-car cameras have also been known to help dispute unfair traffic infringements." The iGO CAM 800 is even equipped with dual cameras so you can record what is going on in the front and back of the vehicle ensuring you are capturing all potential areas in your car.
 Australian Automobile Association 2011
 Bureau of Transport and Regional Economics (BTRE) 2012
Uniden is very pleased to launch the first Dual Mode Bluetooth with USB Charging Port Cordless Phone System in Australia and New Zealand. This is Smartphone meets "Smart Phone" and you don't even need a landline with this phone if you don't have one. You can dial and receive calls from both your mobile and home landline on the same phone….Never miss a mobile call at home again! Plus to launch this exciting new phone Uniden will be offering an outstanding value added promotion worth $39.95 RRP with every cordless phone from this Series (XDECT 6135BTU+2 and the XDECT 6135BTU+1).
That's right. Uniden will be offering consumers, via redemption, BONUS Cresyn Earphones with Swarovski Cut Crystal valued at $39.95 RRP. The Dual Mode Bluetooth with USB Charging Port system provides easy to use USB Charging Port – never have a flat battery again with added Bluetooth Pairing Feature for Mobile Phones. Be sure not to miss out of this great promotion (perfect mother's day gift).
This special offer is so easy to execute: all you need to do is complete the redemption coupon and follow the instructions. Offer is valid for consumer purchases from 19th March until 30th June 2012 (inclusive).
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To celebrate Uniden being Number 1 in Australia and New Zealand for the last 9 Years in a row we are proud to provide an Extended Warranty until 2016 on Uniden Cordless Phones (not including the DECT 10xx Series and additional handsets)
Applicable Models Include:
DECT 15xx Series Cordless Phone Series
DECT 30XX Series Cordless Phone Series
SSE Hearing And Visually Impaired Phone Series
XDECT 6135BTU Cordless Phone Series
XDECT 80xx Cordless Phone Series
XDECT R Cordless Phone Series
Promotional Timing is for purchases from 15th February 2012 until 30th June 2012 (Inclusive)
Consumers simple retain their proof of purchase to validate and obtain this warranty offer
World leader in cordless phone technology, Uniden, has set the new benchmark in long range cordless phone communication with the launch of the XDECT 80xx Series Phone – so powerful its signal conquered one of the world's tallest buildings. Determined to demonstrate that the XDECT 80xx is the only genuine extended long range cordless phone on the market, Uniden put its credentials on the line in a recent range and performance test. Conducted in June 2011, Uniden set up a conference call with one caller stationed on the top level of the iconic Eureka Sky Tower, Melbourne, and another caller at street level – a total distance of 91 storeys. A second test successfully completed a distance of 698 metres, from the top of the skyscraper to Melbourne's famous Flinders St Station.
Brad Hales, Senior National Marketing Executive Uniden Australia, commented on the results "The XDECT 80xx Series performed exceptionally well, recording excellent and full signal strength in both tests – without the use of a repeater system. These results showcase Uniden's superior XDECT technology, and prove that our cordless phones can deliver quality sound and clarity over longer distances than ever before. "While the average homeowner may not require their cordless phone to reach these extended distances, the XDECT 80xx Series is ideal for those seeking a solution to phone reception challenges or who desire the flexibility to make calls from anywhere around their home or property without interference. "The XDECT phone system not only provides exceptional call clarity within the home, but extends to other uses where normal DECT technology is limited, such as on larger properties or commercial uses within warehouses, factories or farms," he said.
This unprecedented range and performance is achieved through Uniden's unique Diversity & High Gain Antenna system. This technology effectively eliminates drop out areas by sending out multiple signals and bouncing them off the strongest wireless paths to provide maximum coverage. In comparison, traditional cordless phone systems transmit the one signal only. To extend phone coverage to even longer distances, the XDECT 80xx Series is compatible with a separate Long Range Repeater. The XDECT 80xx Series comprises of 10 new models, including answering machine and non-answering machine phones as well as a waterproof and dustproof range, which is popular for commercial use and among those living on properties. The new phones are equipped with a range of innovative features such as repeater station compatibility, headset jack and belt clip for added convenience and portability. The XDECT 80xx is WiFi network friendly which means it won't interfere with household gadgets, and multi handset capabilites allows users to expand the phone system to up to 12 handsets.
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