Home security providers are creating easy-to-use equipment for seniors to use and for caregivers to keep an eye on them – such as security cameras. Aging Specialist, Sara Maloney, for Centralina Agency on Aging shared they’re making her mother-in-law’s caregiving experience easier.
“My mother-in-law is the caregiver for her mother and she works from home. She installed an ADT security camera at her front door to see when the mail came because they were having trouble with packages being stolen. But since then, it’s given her more flexibility as a caregiver,” she said.
“When she’s working or running errands, she’s able to check on her mom from her smartphone. The adaptation of security cameras has made her job as a caregiver more flexible.”
Security providers, like ADT, are offering more equipment with two-way audio and real-time footage include video doorbells to see who’s at the door before answering. Other common smart home security equipment includes smart lights to automatically turn on before your loved one walks into a dark room and risks falling. Security system costs vary depending on equipment, installation and any added fees such as professional monitoring, cloud video storage to store camera footage or remote control via smartphone.