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According to the live in care hub (www.liveincarehub.co.uk) more and more elderly people are looking to remain in the comfort of their own homes for as long as possible, illustrated in the Better at Home report. Whilst this is proven to be very beneficial for their health, as they get older it also puts them more at risk of burglary as thieves are more likely to target those members of society who are more vulnerable such as the elderly and infirm. Fortunately, there are plenty of reliable home security technologies out there that can be installed to offer both the elderly and their family’s peace of mind.
Modern security systems can be as basic or as complex as you require and many even offer the option of a monitored systems which can offer great peace of mind for both the elderly and their loved ones. These systems make it much easier for the elderly to remain in their own homes for longer, a concept which is be becoming increasingly popular with many older people.
Here we look at some of the things you take into consideration when choosing a home security system for the elderly.
Choosing a system
There are so many different systems available from the very basic ones to those that do a lot more. It is very important when choosing home security for your elderly loved one to choose something that is not only suitable for their home but that they are capable of using. Many home security systems can also be linked to a home voice activated system such as Google’s Alexa and offer additional features such as the ring doorbell which will offer your loved one the ability to answer the door without opening it. This security feature can be very handy for a vulnerable older person as there is no need for them to open the door to anyone they don’t know. Make a list of the kind of features you are looking for in a system and then see which one best fits your requirements.
The no place like home report will offer you some tips on the kind of things you should be looking for from a security system.
Many modern home security systems can be installed without the need for a professional. However, these systems tend to be the most basic ones which may not offer you all the features that you are looking for. If you are looking for a system that is monitored by a company, then it is important to remember that they will usually only monitor those systems that have been installed by a professional.
If you are not concerned about having the system monitored professionally and choose to install it yourself it can still be a good idea to discuss the systems available with a specialist who will be able to help you select the one that is most appropriate for your requirements. Many will offer a no obligation consultation with no need to sign a contract of even make a purchase from them.