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Later this month I will announce a competition with a difference. Howz.com are donating a starter kit worth £199! The idea behind this great device is to enable relatives and carers to go about their daily lives knowing that their loved ones or clients/patients are safe.

You will both need to be connected to the internet in order for this device to work and access the app via a smart phone, tablet or  laptop/desk computer.

So how does this kit work?

Sensors are placed around the home and alert the relative or carer via their mobile phone or computer app to enable them to see what action is being performed. Sensors are usually placed in the hall, by the kettle, by the television, by the front door etc.

Please see below an extract in bold from the Howz website and also the video. Here is a link to frequently asked questions too.

'The starter kit is our recommended option to introduce howz to your relative’s home. The sensors will report use of appliances, movement, and door opening and closing. Additional sensors can be purchased if needed. The kit comes with full instructions to set up your monitoring account and help with pairing your sensors on my.howz.com. The use of adhesive pads makes installation quick and easy. If you need any help with installation please get in touch.'

'This kit includes the first 3 months free subscription to our service ensuring you get up to date information, alerts, and notifications. After 3 months the subscription will be just £5 per month (plus VAT). You will be able to add your subscription via this site in January 2018.'

Product Description
Our starter kit includes the sensors you need to let you know your relative is safe and well. The kit contains:
2 smart sockets – detect use of devices, best used on appliances such as kettles, microwaves, toasters.
1 movement sensor – detects movement past the sensor, best placed in a transitional area such as the hall
1 door sensor – detects door opening and closing – best placed on the main entrance door for the property
1 hub to collect and transmit the information to the app via ethernet connection to internet

Dimensions:
movement sensor -L30mm x W40mm x D10mm
door sensor – L66mm x W24mm x D20mm
door sensor magnet – L58mm x W12mm x D12mm
hub – L75mm x W75mm x D24mm
All batteries, cables, and fixings are included in the kit.

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This could well be the type of device you are looking for and if you wish to purchase a kit please telephone 0161 226 5353 or Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions you may have.

If you or you know of someone who would benefit from winning this great device, please email me This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Sunday 15th October when a prize winner will be drawn. Please sign up for the website with your FB or Twitter email to be eligible for this competition and all future competitions. (U.K residents only). Signing up only takes a couple of minutes. Please click on this link for details. 

The competition will be published as a separate article on Sunday October 8th.

Photos copyright Howz.com and used with permission.

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