6 Smart Home Features That Can Help with Senior Care

March 27, 2019 by

What is a smart home system, and how can it help with senior care?

Smart homes offer a variety of digital features designed to make your life more convenient and your home more secure. From alarm systems to automated lighting, these features will revolutionize the home of your elderly loved one, making it more comfortable and safe for them as they grow older and frailer. Interactive security systems are quite simple to manage and operate, all from your computer or mobile device. Smart homes offer families the peace of mind that comes from knowing your elderly loved one is safe and secure in their own home. Here are a series of smart home features that can help with senior care:

Smart Home Features That Can Help with Senior Care
  • Interactive Security System

Featuring automated alarms on your doors and windows, our interactive security systems offer unmatched protection against burglars and other criminals. Your alarm system can be armed or disarmed via the mobile app or the touchpad in your home, making it easy for the senior in your life to turn off the alarm when they come home and turn it back on when they are safely inside. Unfortunately, the number of violent crimes against senior citizens in Canada has increased over the last several years, making it more important than ever to protect your loved one and make them feel safe in their home. Should an emergency occur, the two-way voice response system is automatically activated when the alarm sounds, ensuring your loved one is in direct contact with emergency services. The interactive security system can be customized to suit your loved ones’ lifestyle and their specific needs, ensuring they are safe and comfortable even when home alone.

  • Video Monitoring

Modern security systems can be paired with video monitoring features, giving you visual access to high-risk areas of your home or property. These live feeds can be viewed through the mobile app, so your loved one can observe their yard, front door, and even the interior of their house from their computer or mobile device. These videos offer motion-activated filming, so they will pick up virtually any suspicious activity in their view. For added peace of mind, you can even view the video feed from your own device, allowing you to keep an eye on your loved one and make sure they are safe in their home. This can also be used to keep an eye on kids or pets, should the need arise.

  • Smart Lighting

Automated lighting offers a variety of features that can ensure the safety of seniors in their own home. From motion-activated lighting in your front yard and when you walk through the front door to complete control over the lighting in your home from a mobile device, automated lighting makes it easy for elderly individuals to navigate through their home with ease. This reduces the risk of falls from poor visibility. For added convenience, your automated lighting system can be programmed to turn on and off on a set schedule or when you leave the house, which can help control your utility bill.

  • Smart Thermostat

Automated thermostats monitor indoor and outdoor conditions and temperatures and automatically adjust the temperature of your home to reflect your preferences. These preferences can be set in advance, ensuring your loved one’s home is always at an optimal temperature. Not only does this provide unmatched comfort for elderly individuals who are more sensitive to the temperature, but it can also contribute to energy savings, as you do not need to waste energy by constantly heating up or cooling down your home based on exterior conditions. With smart scheduling and a variety of other automated features, your elderly loved one can program the thermostat directly based on their preferences.

  • Smart Locks

Automated locks on your doors offer increased security and protection against unwelcome individuals. Each member of your family can have a unique code, making it easy for everyone to remember their code, reducing the occurrence of false alarms. Should someone forget to arm the system after entering, you can adjust the Smart Lock settings to send push notifications to your phone and lock it from your mobile device. In this way, you never have to worry about whether or not you locked the door—you can just lock it from your phone. For seniors who may have difficulty remembering these kinds of tasks, the automated system makes it more convenient and accessible. If a false code is entered or if someone attempts to disable the lock or alarm, our alarm system representatives can contact you immediately and address the situation.

  • Medical Pendants & Emergency Alerts

A must-have for seniors who live alone, medical pendants offer individuals the ability to call emergency services with the click of a button. Should your loved one suffer a debilitating fall or another physical emergency, all they have to do is click the button on the pendant (which is often in the form of a necklace or bracelet). This will alert our call centre, and we will get in touch with them immediately. Our representative will dispatch emergency medical services right away, which can mean the difference between life and death. These pendants can function up to 300 ft away from your home, making it a great resource for elderly individuals who enjoy walking around the neighbourhood or doing yard work. Our system is also connected to smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms, so we can alert other emergency services and have them respond to the scene within just a few minutes.

  • Why Us?

At Canadian Security Professionals, we pride ourselves on our ability to create home automation systems tailored to our customers’ unique needs. We will work with you and your elderly loved one to determine their specific needs and create an automated system that will make them feel safe and secure in their home.

For more information about our security and alarm systems, or to receive a detailed quote for an automated home security feature, call us at 1-877-229-7252 or contact us here.

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