Home security systems have come a long way. With digital cameras that can be easily mounted almost anywhere and voice controls they are easier to use than ever before. And they are more functional than ever before too. Every senior that is aging in place should have a digital security system to help them stay safe at home as well as to protect them. Digital cameras and voice activated interactive technology can give you the peace of mind of knowing your loved one is safe as well as making life easier for them. Consider these advantages of different types of digital security items:
A smart doorbell or video doorbell can serve several important functions for seniors aging in place. The video feed can be displayed on a tablet or a smart phone so your senior loved one can see who is at the door without having to go to the door. This means they won’t need to get up and rush to the door every time the bell rings. That will lower their risk of falling. With the push of a button they can talk to the person outside. And the camera in the doorbell automatically starts recording as soon as motion is detected so anyone approaching the house will be recorded. For seniors who are hard of hearing the ring tone can be changed to a vibration or a series of flashing lights to make it more accessible.
Sometimes seniors have difficulty remembering what key they need to open the door. They also may have trouble using a key if they have arthritis or problems with their motor skills. A smart lock allows seniors to unlock the door by either holding a finger to the lock for a fingerprint ID or punching in a code. Some smart locks even have a voice module that lets people say a code and unlock the door. You will be able to unlock the door from an app also, so anywhere that you are you will be able to let your senior loved one into the house. In an emergency a smart lock will also allow you to let emergency services or a neighbor into the home to help. You can also create a code that an elder care provider can use to unlock the door so that you don’t have to give that elder care provider a spare key to the house.
Digital Security Cameras
Digital security cameras are easy to mount anywhere in the home. You can view them anytime of the day with an app on your phone which makes it easy to check on your senior loved one to be sure they are ok. You can also check to make sure that the elder care provider is taking good care of them. If your senior loved one did fall at home and wasn’t able to get to the phone or summon help you would be able to see on the security camera feed that your loved one needed help and send help right away.
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