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Deafgard

The alarm for the deaf and hard of hearing

What is Deafgard?

Deafgard is a portable device which alerts people in an emergency. Designed for the deaf and hard of hearing, Deafgard has a vibration pad and flashing light which wakes people upon the sound of the alarm.

How it works

Deafgard continuously listens for the sound of a fire alarm.

Deafgard’s vibration pad is placed underneath a pillow or mattress. If the fire alarm sounds, the pad vibrates. Powerful lights on the Deafgard flash and the screen displays “FIRE”.

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Frequently asked questions

How does Deafgard work?

Deafgard continuously listens for the sound of a fire alarm. The vibrating pad is placed under the users pillow. When Deafgard hears the fire alarm, the pillow pad vibrates, the strobe lights flash and the display shows “FIRE”.

Does Deafgard require installation?

Deafgard does not require any installation. It is a moveable device which is easy to set up, and ready to use as soon as it’s turned on.

Will Deafgard respond to any fire alarm?

Deafgard is triggered by the fire alarm, which fire safety standards say should be 75dB at the bed head. If the alarm is too quiet, or there is background noise, Deafgard can be adjusted to increase sensitivity by up to 5dB.

What about wake-up calls for my deaf guests?

Deafgard has an integrated alarm clock so is able to wake the guest at the time of their choosing.

Is Deafgard compliant to standards?

Deafgard ensures you comply with elements of the Equality Act 2010, and is compliant with BS EN 61000, 6-2 and 6-3, 2007, and Construction Products Regulation EU No 305/2011

Does Deafgard have a warranty?

Deafgard has a 2 year warranty. 

How is Deafgard powered?

Deafgard is powered with 4 x C size alkaline batteries, supplied with the product.

How do I purchase Deafgard?

You can purchase Deafgard on our webshop or by contacting us by phone, or email.

Can Deafgard be recycled and if so, how?

Apart from the storage bag, everything on Deafgard can be recycled. This can’t be done in your curbside bins. Please send in your unwanted units and we will ensure all parts are recycled correctly. When sending them in, you’ll need to cover the costs and ensure it is clear they’re for recycling.

Are the parts for this product sourced in the UK?

We try to source as much of our supplies as possible from the UK to reduce the carbon footprint of our products. Here is the part information for Deafgard as of 06/07/22

33 unique parts make a fully packed Deafgard.
33 are sourced in the UK.
100% sourced in the UK.

Can Deafgard be repaired rather than thrown away?

Yes, a 2-year warranty applies for repairs of products. Out-of-warranty products up to five years old can be sent back to us for repairs at a cost. Products after 5 years old can be sent back to us and you will receive a 10% loyalty discount to buy a replacement system.

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