SADDLEBROOKE: Home Alone safety kits can be reprogrammed for free by phone - The Explorer: Pima Pinal

SADDLEBROOKE: Home Alone safety kits can be reprogrammed for free by phone

Program helps alert neighbors in times of distress

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Posted: Tuesday, July 22, 2008 11:00 pm | Updated: 8:03 am, Thu Mar 24, 2011.

Home Alone program participants in unincorporated Pinal County, including SaddleBrooke, can now arrange reprogramming of older kits over the phone, according to a release from the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office.

The older kits still operate as they have originally have been, and do not need to be turned in; they can be reprogrammed over the phone.

Residents of unincorporated Pinal County who already participate in the Home Alone program can call 520-866-5191 and leave their name, address and phone number to be contacted about reprogramming.

Home Alone phone kits are provided to citizens through a partnership among a number of organizations and communities.

The kits include an emergency device that is programmed to a home telephone. It dials three chosen neighbor numbers and an emergency number if the pendant, which is worn around the neck, is activated by the push of a button. The pendant will continue calling these numbers until someone answers, and will forgo answering machines.

The Home Alone safety program is intended to “alert emergency services when an elderly and / or disabled citizen has an emergency,” the release said.

There is a one-time donation fee of $50 for a new Home Alone kit, which is installed at no additional charge, with no monthly fees or service charges. Existing participants are not required to pay to reprogram their kits.

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