A CARELINE service has teamed up with a tech developer to offer a new safety watch for vulnerable people which allows them to call for help if they have a fall.

Davide Gasparin, from Harwich, has developed the HAI 4 Alarm Watch.

It is worn on the wrist and contains a mobile sim so the wearer can contact Careline whenever and wherever they have a problem.

The watch is also a GPS device and can be activated by pushing an emergency button, allowing Careline to easily locate the person.

Customers can also have a two-way conversation with the provider if they need any help.

Careline, which is a service run by Tendring Council, has united forces with the device’s creator to offer the new kit to its customers.

Mr Gasparin developed it after a personal experience and the watch is just one of many wearable devices he has created.

Jean Allen, owner of Home Instead, in Connaught Avenue, Frinton, was among the first to take delivery of a HAI 4.

She said as well as using one herself, she will also be promoting the service to her clients.

The businesswoman has decided to purchase the watch because she wanted to feel safe and comforted she can call for help at any time.

It follows an accident which left her concerned for her safety when she was on uneven ground.

“I still want to be able to go out and tend to my vegetable patch when I want without having to worry,” Jean said

“Previously if I had had a fall in my garden I might have lain there for days.

“Now I know I can easily summon help.”

Joy Broderick, Tendring Council’s cabinet member for independent living, said: “It is great to see Careline working with two local companies in order to keep people safe, particularly those who need help the most.

“This watch is exactly the type of technology we should be championing.

“We all need a bit of help as we get older.”

To find out more about the HAI 4 Alarm watch or any other technology designed to keep people safe contact the Careline team on 01255 222022.