Home security is a very important consideration for seniors. 28% of homeowners are actually in the house when a robbery takes place. Smart home devices around the home that can protect you or your senior loved one in the event of a robbery or any other emergency. Learn about 3 smart home security devices.
Eve Motion is a wireless motion sensor kit that works with Apple HomeKit technology. The initial setup requires Bluetooth, but once it's setup, the system can be linked to any Apple product. The device helps to keep seniors safe by detecting whether a person is in the room. For example, the lights can be turned on when the system detects movement, power outlets can be enabled or disabled, and HVAC systems can be turned on or off.
One of the more popular smart home devices on the market today is the Ring doorbell. This smart home device runs off of WiFi and automatically detects movement at your front door and starts recording. When a visitor rings the bell, an alert is instantly sent to the smartphone of the senior, who can then pull up a live feed of the person and speak directly to them from the device. This is great for senior safety because seniors they can find out who is at the door before they answer it. Ring also works from a remote location.
August Smart Lock
The August Smart Lock is a great smart home device for seniors who may worry about whether or not they locked the door before they left or went to bed. After the initial setup, your loved one can check to see if their door is locked from anywhere in the house. The device hooks up to your existing deadbolt, so there is no need to purchase extra hardware.
There are other forms of technology available that can help seniors stay healthy and at home. Learn about other products and technological developments that benefit seniors in our downloadable eBook.