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# 261302 20-Nov-2019 12:45
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My folks have a medical alarm that runs over the internet - all good. But when there is a power cut, they lose their internet, and it triggers the alarm at the monitoring center, therefore ends up with family getting "the call".


So I'm looking at getting my folks a basic UPS that the ONT, router, alarm and phone can sit on for at least 10mins so my folks can call us to say theres a powercut and not panic.


Due to the low power drag with these devices (in theory), I take it one of these would be suitable -


Or this there something else I could look at ?





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  # 2357925 20-Nov-2019 13:11
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I'd say that would be perfect for the ONT + Router + Med Alarm.


I guess the other option is a DC one like the Sentry (or whatever it was called).

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  # 2357951 20-Nov-2019 13:32
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I thought some of them actually had in internal battery backup....  Mum has one, but hers runs over cellular, and I believe has a battery.  It's run by ADT (and free as she's over 65)



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  # 2357973 20-Nov-2019 14:10
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I'd say that would be perfect for the ONT + Router + Med Alarm.


I guess the other option is a DC one like the Sentry (or whatever it was called).



The Constant Vigil is a bit more of a "geek solution" - separate battery etc, but by keeping everything DC it cuts out a whole lot of transformer losses....,shop,2,1,001.html

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