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18:03  02 july  2019
18:03  02 july  2019 Source:   9news.com.au

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The Personal Safety Alarm can be set to a timer which will trigger an alarm if the timer lapses. This is perfect for lone walks, bicycle rides, cab journeys A Perth great - grandmother has used a personal safety alarm to call for help during a terrifying home invasion . Jean Simpson was alone in her home

A Perth great - grandmother has used a personal safety alarm to call for help during a terrifying home invasion . Jean Simpson was alone in her home when she woke to find a stranger in her bedroom rummaging through her drawer last month. Two boys had broken into her house and began

A Perth great-grandmother has used a personal safety alarm to call for help during a terrifying home invasion.

Jean Simpson was alone in her home when she woke to find a stranger in her bedroom rummaging through her drawer last month.

Two boys had broken into her house and began ransacking the rooms while she slept.

Great-grandmother saved by personal safety alarm in home invasion© 9News Perth great-grandmother Jean Simpson had a lucky escape from a terrifying home invasion involving two boys.

"I said, 'What are you doing here?', and he got such a fright," she told 9News.

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'It was terrifying': Brave great - grandmother , 93, chased off home invaders after waking up to a man Bleeding, the great - grandmother used her personal alarm to alert authorities The 93-year-old is still happy to live by herself despite the terrifying intrusion Great - grandmother saved by personal safety alarm in home invasion .

Smoke alarms are required by law and new legislation as of January 2017 in some states require that all residential homes have photoelectric smoke alarms installed when a After this a coroner in Qld recommended that photoelectric alarms be made compulsory, following Australia’s deadliest house fire.

But the 93-year-old great-grandmother kept her wits about her and made a run for it.

"I thought what if they come and bash me up? I'm getting out of here. So I went out the front door," she said.

Great-grandmother saved by personal safety alarm in home invasion© 9News Ms Simpson awoke to find the two boys ransacking her property.

One of the intruders pushed her against a wall as they ran past her, injuring her hand.

Bleeding, Jean Simpson then went inside and used a personal alarm to call for help.

Operators in a call centre for not-for-profit aged care service, Silver Chain, kept her on the line while they called police.

Great-grandmother saved by personal safety alarm in home invasion© 9News After attempting to run from the pair, the 93-year-old was pinned against a wall.

"A minute by yourself can feel like hours if you've had a fall or you're having palpitations or if there is somebody in the house," Kiah Lee, from Silver Chain, said.

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The Personal Safety Alarm can be set to a timer which will trigger an alarm if the timer lapses. This is perfect for lone walks, bicycle rides, cab journeys or When setting your Personal Safety Alarm , you can choose who will receive your alarm , should it be triggered. You can alert select groups, such as

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"If you have somebody there - even if it is just a voice - it makes you feel like you're not alone."

Great-grandmother saved by personal safety alarm in home invasion© 9News Luckily, the great-grandmother managed to call for help using a personal alarm she had been wearing at the time.

About 4000 West Australians and 7000 around the country have a personal alarm. Silver Chain says it receives 400 emergency calls a month.

Jean Simpson said the attack hasn't put her off living alone, because she knows help is there if she needs it. But she's urging other seniors to consider getting an alarm.

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