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Keeping Elderly Loved Ones Safe During COVID-19

Published 01/19/2021 by General Security

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Many people are limiting nonessential travel and contact as novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases surge throughout the United States. While this is necessary for vulnerable and elderly populations, it also raises health and safety concerns regarding their living conditions. Some will remain isolated to prevent the risk of infection. 

Adding two-way audio cameras, video analytics, wellness and energy management, and other smart technologies to your home can provide peace of mind, improve security, and enhance physical and mental health for you and your loved ones during these trying times. 


Learn more about helpful technologies for safeguarding elderly loved ones when you can’t be there. 

 

Contactless Communications

Limiting person-to-person contact as recommended by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) social-distancing requirements is critical to keep elderly loved ones safe during COVID-19. 

Two-way audio and video doorbell cameras serve as your home’s eyes and ears to thwart intruders and so-called porch pirates. Users can also remotely instruct a delivery person to leave a package, food, or other items on your doorstep—all from the convenience of a smartphone. 

Smart technologies, such as video analytics, motion detection, and remote monitoring, provide further security layers to help ensure your family is safe. 


Alarm Monitoring

Implementing an alarm system is another proactive measure for home and property protection. Central Station Monitoring directly connects to local law enforcement and emergency personnel for immediate, 24-7 response to fires, theft, medical emergencies, and others. This also reduces the chance of injury, illness, and even possible fatalities. 

 

Wellness

Protecting your loved ones’ mental and physical health while adhering to social- distancing protocols can be challenging, especially when this higher-risk population must remain home with limited contact. 

According to CDC data, those aged 65 years or older comprise the majority of COVID-19-related fatalities. Even more concerning is how the virus rapidly spreads within nursing homes and other senior living facilities, adding to your loved one's decision to remain at home in a familiar environment with their own routines. 

To extend care for them when you can’t be there, consider adding Wellness and Wellcam technologies for real-time, two-way audio and video communication. This helps ensure loved ones are taking medications, consuming meals, and exercising. 

Programmed through the Alarm.com app, Wellcam’s 1080p resolution and 6mp zoom monitors the living space with direct connection and emergency alert capabilities. It also provides an automated in-app summary of your loved ones’ daily activities.

When compared to senior living facility and care costs, Wellcam also provides a long-term savings with just an initial device purchase and low monthly fees.

It can also easily connect to Qolsys Personal Emergency Response wristbands for additional monitoring and fall detection alerts, even if the panic button is out of reach.

 

Smoke Alarms &
Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Limiting person-to-person contact as recommended by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention social-distancing requirements is critical to keep elderly loved ones safe during
COVID-19.

Confirm your loved ones’ smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors are working and installed properly with regular testing, inspection, and maintenance.

Adding accompanying, real-time smart alerts through the Alarm.com app provides further assurances that these devices are working properly.

Non-emergency alerts can be amended through any Wellcam device, or by scheduling a contactless appointment with a General Security service technician.

 

To extend care for them when you can’t be there, consider adding Wellness and Wellcam technologies for real-time, two-way audio and video communication. This helps ensure loved ones are taking medications, consuming meals, and exercising.

Smart Technologies

The following actions can be remotely monitored and managed through smart technologies from any mobile device via the Alarm.com app.

These include:

  • Indoor, Outdoor & Doorbell Cameras
  • Thermostats
  • Video Analytics 
  • Smart Locks 
  • Alarm Arm/Disarm
  • Contact Sensors
  • Smart Stove & Grill Guards
  • Flood Detection
  • Smart Outlets & Bulbs
  • Carbon Monoxide Detectors &
    Smoke Alarms

 

Consistent Peace of Mind

t’s best to contact a reputable services provider, such as General Security, who can help with a plan to protect the health and safety of your elderly loved ones. 

 

General Security provides smart security systems that enhance safety and wellness for homeowners through cutting-edge remote monitoring and video analytics. Request a free, contactless quote from us today.


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