Home Security for seniors
Help for Living Alone
Home Security is much more complicated than just locking your doors at night before you go to bed. Unfortunately when society should be taking care of their elders there is an element of society that preys on them. This is why it is so important to take the extra precautions when you get older so you can avoid becoming a victim. The best way for home protection is to have a security system installed and know how to use it. A home security system can easily provide help in the event of an emergency. When you integrate a medical pendant with your alarm system help is as easy as the push of a button.
Easy to Use Home Security System
Many seniors have never become acquainted with technology and they may become overwhelmed with using new technologies such as an alarm system. This is why it is extremely important for a security consultant to learn about the customer before ever recommending what type of security system that should be installed. After all if a home security system owner never arms their system then it is a waste of money and provides no additional protection.
Types of Security Systems
The easiest type of home security system for a senior to learn is one that uses a color touch screen. The Lynx 5100 by Honeywell is one of these types of systems. The system is also a wireless system so the installation time is drastically reduced. The Lynx 5100 also has a table top accessory making it very easy to use. This system also offers a Keyfob so that you do not have to remember any codes to arm and disarm your system.
Living in an Adult Community
Adult Living communities make it easy for seniors to enjoy an active social life but it also adds a target to everyone that lives there. Criminals look at these communities as easy targets. A security system can keep your home safe while you enjoy the activities of an active adult community.
Remote control of your Security System
As we get older we look forward to having more time and money to enjoy things such as more travel. If you are a frequent traveler then the Lynx 5100 Touch is a great system when you incorporate services such as Total Connect and you use the Cell or WiFi technology that is available. With the Total Connect Services you have the ability to completely control your Home Alarm System from anywhere in the world. There are free apps for your smart phone that allow you to do all of the following:
- View the status of your alarm system
- Arm or Disarm your alarm system
- View live video of your home
Home Automation for your Alarm System
Security systems are not just about home protection any more. Today's alarm system can be used to integrate complete home automation. Just look at what your Lynx 5100 could do:
- Control your lights
- Control your thermostat
- Lock and unlock your front door
Apartment and Condo Living
Many people think that they can not have an alarm system because they live in a rental unit such as an apartment or condo. In the past this was true. As alarm installers we were not allowed to penetrate the walls tom run the wires where we needed to. Th8is is not the case anymore. We can install a Lynx 5100 system and not drill or cut a hole anywhere. The Lynx 511 touch panel has a handy desk top mount so we can mount all of your wireless devices and the control panel without using any screws at all. This also provides the ability to move the alarm system with you.
Integrating an alarm system with home automation can provide seniors with the extra safety that they deserve and the emergency medical response that they may need.