This section includes systems and devices that can be used to control a range of household appliances and fittings.
Switch compatible systems that can control a range of household appliances and devices using infra-red and/or radio transmissions. Extra switches can be attached, and many have a 'scanning' capability, which makes operation easier if you have limited dexterity.
Output interfaces and sockets are units controlled by an environmental control system to give operation of household fittings and appliances. For example, universal interfaces could allow an environmental control system to control profiling beds or riser recliner chairs; mains sockets could allow an environmental control system to turn a lamp or radio on/off, and a door opening mechanism can allow an environmental control system to open and close a door. These output devices will only work with an environmental control system, many of them will only work with particular models so check compatibility.
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If you know that there is a certain product that will help you, feel free to browse through our online catalogue or use our search tool for specific product names. National retailers are listed against each product and you can click on their link to go directly to their website to order that product or contact the retailer for more information. Don't forget to tell them you found their information on our site.
If you are unsure about what you need why not try our AskSARA tool to narrow down your search by considering what areas of daily living you need help with.
If you would prefer to speak to someone for advice about daily living equipment, please contact our Helpline on 0300 999 0004.
Our experienced advisors will help you find the solution to your problem and can send you information on products that might help you, where you can buy equipment and other useful organisations that might be able to help you.
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