When Love Really Isn’t Love

Over the course of years, I have met some truly amazing women, who in my opinion, are strong in every sense of the word. They put family first, which is something that I admire, and they make sacrifices daily to ensure that their family unit is strong. Most recently, I had lunch with a friend who had an intimate lunch with another friend we share. We hadn’t heard from this friend for some time and she had all but fallen off the face of the earth.

When I asked how our friend was doing, I was sad to learn that almost everything in her life had fallen apart. Now, let me take you back just a moment. Post marriage, this friend was vibrant, sassy and independent. She has been married now for about 16 years to a man who has reduced her to a sliver of what she used to be. Her husband has never been one to communicate, but on the outside, he seemed like he was a decent man. I was unhinged to learn that my strong, enthusiastic and full of self esteem friend had been reduced to a woman who is unsure of herself, and accepts the blame for everything wrong with her marriage.

In retrospect, isn’t that how some men seek to break women down. First isolate, then dominate. The end result is the same, if a woman goes with the program she will lose her identity and eventually become unsure of who she is. This is unfortunately what happened to my friend. She is a mere shell of the woman she used to be, and her husband has convinced her that she is responsible for every negative situation and circumstance that has ever occurred in the marriage. He convinced her that it was her fault that they lost their home. It was her fault that he cheated on her. It was her fault that Michael Jackson died.

Get my drift. Everything is her fault. I know for many of us, we say, “oh, that could never happen to me”. Well, I would have said the same thing about her, except she is now living proof that it can happen. When a man wants you all to himself and wants to isolate you away from those who love you, steer clear. It’s not cute. It’s not love. It’s a plan. Although our friend is unsure why she stays, she presses on and tries to make the marriage work, while he refuses help, or responsibility on any level. At this point, I can only pray that my friend finds solace within herself and the strength to leave.


Witura offers Peace of Mind to Caregivers of the Elderly

Caregivers no longer have to worry about leaving their elderly charges alone, thanks to a new innovative product from Witura Technology. Apart from being an effective alarm system, the WT1010SA can also serve as a Care Phone for the elderly and sick.

As the population starts to age, one of the main predicaments facing children with elderly parents is who will look after their parents when they are out working. Often solutions are in the form of hired help or placing their parents in a daycare or seniors home. All these solutions are not only costly but also require a big chance in lifestyle for all involved. Says Mr. Chin, Director of Witura Technology, “In today’s modern society, the elderly are increasingly living a more independent lifestyle. For their children and caregivers, this means a constant 24/7 worry about their daily welfare and wellbeing especially in emergency situations. Often, caregivers will have to resort to ensuring that there is someone physically checking in on them on a regular basis. But all this is set to change.”

The WT1010SA from Witura Technology, which is essentially a home alarm system, is able to provide a very cost effective and efficient solution to this predicament. Using cell phone technology, this product offers a solution whereby the cell phone can be interconnected with various parties like a central guard house (in gated communities) and/or medical call centres. Via a small device (similar to a Nurse Pager in hospitals) which can be worn or carried around, those who need emergency assistance only need to press this device and phone calls / sms will automatically be made to 8 pre-programmed phone numbers. Once the alarm is raised and received, the centre will send a dispatch to attend to the situation.

“Apart from being an alarm system, the WT1010SA can also serve as an emergency device, a care phone if you like, for those living alone”, shares William Chin, Sales Manager for Witura Technology. “For example, if one of your elderly parents is in an emergency situation or needs urgent medical attention, by using either the telephone or a separate device, they can immediately activate an alarm. This will trigger a call to the alarm receiver centre and at the same time send a message or make a call to you or to eight pre-designated numbers. Action can then be taken immediately.”

The WT1010SA is a simple plug and play device that is very easy to install without requiring much set up. The system works on a GSM platform and only a SIM card from a mobile telephone service provider is required to start the service. For new homes, apart from time, this also means cost savings as no landline application and installation is required. As the WT1010SA is essentially a home alarm system, it is also equipped with a remote alarm control system, making it possible to activate and deactivate the unit remotely via text messaging / sms or via a phone call. 

For existing premises with landline, the unit can also be connected to the landline for activation. The use of the wireless SIM card offers an additional level of risk management in the event that the landline is deactivated or cut for any reason.

 Thanks to the WT1010SA, caregivers to the elderly now have peace of mind as they don’t need to be constantly physically present to ensure that their charges are safe and sound.

 To find out more about the WT1010SA and what it can do for you, please email: sales@witura.com  or visit us at www.witura.com

Witura Technology has been present in the market for many years through a vast assortment of products, specifically in the design, manufacturing and marketing of GSM Intercom and 3G camera for access control, gate automation and CCTV market, GSM controller for remote telemetry, remote monitoring & remote control systems and data loggers.