Home security is often a major concern for able-bodied people. The concern is multiplied for people who are disabled or seniors. Smart home technology can provide enhanced security while improving the quality of life for seniors and people with disabilities. With smart home technology in place, maintaining independence is possible for many individuals who would otherwise have to live in assisted housing.
Smart home technology was not initially designed for disabled individuals. However, home automation also makes it possible for people with physical challenges to operating appliances in their homes without equipment. For instance, much smart home technology is operated through a Smartphone app. People who use wheelchairs who might not be able to reach the controls on an appliance, or who have limited use of their hands, can turn machines on and off remotely. Likewise, pressing an icon is often much easier than turning keys to lock and unlock doors for people whose hands or fingers lack dexterity.
Aging in Place
As seniors age, they face new challenges at home, from mobility issues to be able to maintain their independence and comfort as their physical needs and capabilities change. Smart Home technology provides additional comfort and security for seniors, from allowing them to be able to control lights with voice command or from their phone, to provide additional security in case of an accident or fall. With smart home technology in place, more seniors are able to age in place – remaining in their own homes and communities.
Insurance companies and utilities often provide discounts for homeowners who incorporate smart technology – making the price affordable for more households. If you or a loved one are disabled or elderly and interested in what smart home technology can do for you, give us a call. We can help you develop smart technology to enhance home security to give you peace of mind at a price you can afford.