It’s true what they say, there is no place like home, and seniors feel the same way. According to a study conducted by the AARP, “nearly 90 percent of people over the age of 65 want to stay in their home for as long as possible, and 80 percent believe their current residence is where they will always live.” Living comfortably and safely is a top priority for seniors and their children. Today, technological advances in home security systems are helping more seniors stay in their homes longer.
Installing a security system in the home of a senior can provide peace of mine for everyone involved, and it doesn’t have to be too complicated for seniors to understand. With remote arming devices, seniors no longer have to worry about punching in codes and remembering passwords. Smartphone Home Security includes the ability to lock and unlock doors, turn off appliances or see what is happening in the home via a live video camera feed and can give a senior’s children access to their parents’ security system from anywhere in the world with the touch of a button.
A bolt of lightning strikes nearby in the middle of the night. The alarm is triggered by the electrical surge. The alarm company calls, but in the heat of the moment a senior with memory issues might not remember the password to turn the system off at the box or the verbal password to instruct the monitoring operator to turn off the system. Many seniors leave their alarm systems off entirely just to avoid this embarrassing situation. Technology has all but eliminated these issues. Today, a senior with a remote arming device on their key chain can turn an alarm system “on” or “off” at the click of a button.
Your mother is locked out of her house on a hot summer day. She calls you and doesn’t know what to do, but you live three states away. With a remote access system, you can login from your computer or smartphone and unlock her front door with the click of a button. Remote access systems will even send you an alert if an appliance like a stove or toaster is left on for an extended period of time and give you the ability to turn that appliance off remotely.
Contact a security specialist at Butler Durrell today to learn more about how a custom tailored security system could help a senior in your life.