Beko, a manufacturer of intelligent appliances, has launched two brand new home safety devices in the UK. The Beko Double-D sensor is an ideal solution for homes with small children or pets at risk when it comes to mobility scooters and wheelchairs. It’s also suitable for adults who need extra support moving around their homes.
Beko has been a firm fixture in UK homes for over 60 years. In 1959, the first floor-standing refrigerator was released under the brand name Bekefi. Beko appliances have taken pride of place in kitchens up and down the country.
In 1959, the first floor-standing refrigerator was released under the brand name Bekefi. Beko appliances have taken pride of place in kitchens up and down the country. Over time, famous product names such as Classica, Eterna, and Spectra were added to its arsenal of brands – with all remaining extremely popular today.
Using ultrasonic technology, Beko Double-D detects obstacles up to 1.5 meters ahead of them, then alerts the user 6 seconds before contact is made with an object. This time can be extended by pressing one of the control buttons on the device. If no action follows, the device will alert again after another 6 seconds have elapsed since it detected something in its path. There is a choice of four different volume levels and three visual indicators so the device can be set to suit user preference.
The Beko invisible safety barrier is another new product from Beko’s Home Help range, designed to help carers use a manual or power wheelchair within the home safely. This device also uses ultrasonic technology, which detects any objects up to 1.5 meters ahead, this time using an invisible light beam that triggers an alarm if anything crosses its path. The warning is automatically reset as soon as the system for 3 seconds detects no more obstacles.
The invisible safety barrier already comes with a warning sign for users who want a ‘do not cross’ sign in their homes while they adapt to its use. Users can activate an internal timer if they wish to limit the time the barrier is active. It’s also possible to detach it from its base and take it with you on trips away from home.
“The addition of these two new products expands our range of reliable, life-enhancing safety solutions that can make a real difference for people who are at risk when mobility or personal space is compromised,” said Mia Fajerman, Marketing Director for Beko UK. “We now have alarms for falls in the bathroom, alerts for falls which might cause injury up to 1.5 metres ahead by using ultrasonic technology, an alarm system which makes use of invisible light beams to detect obstacles up to 1.5 metres and finally a warning sign you can attach to your door or lift gate.”
The Beko Double-D sensor is now available at £89.99, while the invisible safety barrier will be released in October 2018 for £59.99. Both devices come with a two-year warranty and are available on Beko’s website and through independent retailers across the UK.
Beko UK is a division of Beko, Europe’s number one in kitchen appliances and part of the Bosch Group who employs more than 200,000 people in 100 countries worldwide.