The Yale distress alarm provides comfort and security to elderly or vulnerable people who are, nevertheless, independent and living alone. When the panic button is pushed the alarm is triggered and automatically makes repeated attempts to connect to up to 3 telephone numbers of family or friends, or emergency numbers. Once contact is established a 2-way conversation is possible. The unit can be operated from a remote fob worn as a pendant that is functional up to 50m. The Yale distress alarm is easy to install and is mains powered. An optional back-up battery is available (not supplied).