Security Systems Can Help the Elderly Stay at Home Longer
Seniors have unique needs when it comes to security. Concerns about an elderly loved one’s physical safety can create anxiety for their relatives and caregivers. There are a number of home security tools that can keep them safe while giving them their independence, many of which can be monitored remotely.
MEDICAL ALERT DEVICES
If a senior falls or takes ill in their home, often they have no means to call for help. There are many alert systems that signal for help from a wireless call button pendent or wrist unit. These systems immediately alert an emergency operator who will dispatch help. Family, friends, neighbors, and caregivers can be alerted as well. These can either be tied into an alarm system or function independently.
MONITORED FIRE AND BURGLAR ALARM SYSTEMS
A monitored system offers an added layer of protection for seniors, alerting authorities and emergency responders when seconds count. With a smart system, family members can be alerted as well if something happens and can check in to make sure that the system is being armed or if a door or window is left open or unlocked.
You can check in on your loved one to make sure they are doing okay. These can be viewed remotely on a phone, tablet, or computer. If you don’t want to be so invasive, you can install a system with sensors that activate when there are changes in activity patterns. These can alert you via text, email, or call. Video can also aid in ensuring the quality of in-home care, like a nanny cam.
A Video doorbell allows your loved one to find out who is at the door without letting on that they are home alone, making them less vulnerable. It can also be monitored remotely from any location with internet connection, using a computer, tablet, or phone.
While often on a fixed income, a smart system puts the home’s thermostat, lights, etc. on a predetermined schedule to save money and energy. These can also be done by anyone who has access to the system remotely!
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Modern security system technology means it is easier than ever for elderly persons to remain home while staying safe and independent. Call one of our experts to find out how affordable and easy it is to plan and install a system that will give you the peace of mind you deserve.
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