The older you get, the more support you need. It’s one of the universal truths we all face, but luckily we live in an age where technology makes it easier for to us stay healthier and safer with less disruption to our daily lives. Whether you’re close to retirement or just finishing college, you need to know how to keep the older people in your life safe and secure.
Alarm systems for the elderly can do much more than protect against burglary. The smart home security systems available today can also help you live your life and protect against many other home security risks. Here are just a few of the ways an advanced-technology home security system can protect you:
- Fire and carbon monoxide monitoring. Smart sensors can detect the start of a fire, send the signal to the central monitoring station, and get emergency services to your home while the home alarm sounds. This life-saving technology will protect anyone in the home, especially the elderly and anyone who may be hard of hearing, and may not know the home alarm is blaring.
- Alerts and notifications. Add a smart home security system to your home to keep tabs on a loved one with dementia or Alzheimer’s. You’ll know the instant they open a door, so you can prevent them from wandering out of the house unsupervised. If your loved ones live alone, set up home security alerts to ping you when they come and go so you can keep an eye on them. You can even set up non-event alerts, which help you check in. For example, get a text if Dad doesn’t open the front door to get the morning newspaper, as usual.
- Multiple ways to arm and disarm the home security system. Not everyone feels comfortable with technology. Whether your elderly relative lives alone or with you, the best security systems offer multiple ways for multiple people to arm and disarm the home security system. Use a touchpad for complete home security access, or the key fob for simple on-the-go arming and disarming of elderly alarm systems. Give the people in your circle of trust their own personalized passcodes to arm and disarm the security system when they check in. Best of all, you can keep track of each unique user because the elderly monitoring system logs each and every system event.
- Smart home automation. With added features such as smart sockets, smart thermostats, video monitoring, and more, you can create an environment that allows loved ones to monitor and control settings within the home from anywhere in the world. Senior citizens can begin to develop difficulty regulating their body temperature, remembering to take medicine and eat healthy meals, and more. You can customize technology to help you keep an eye on your loved ones while allowing them to maintain the independence they desire.
Keep the people you care about safe and secure with a trusted home alarm system with smart home automation features. You’ll be amazed at how easy it is to add elderly care technology seamlessly into your life, plus you’ll sleep more soundly knowing everyone is safe and secure. Check out our home security systems and see how easy it is to protect your loved ones.