Smart Home Security Can Allow Loved Ones to Live Independently

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Many older adults are choosing to live independently in their homes well into their silver years. Families deciding whether or not aging in place is appropriate for their loved one may express some legitimate safety concerns about this arrangement. 

More and more, these families turn to technology to help their loved ones lead independent lives in the comfort of their own homes. Smart home technology is often a simple, set-it-and-forget-it solution for families with aging loved ones. These systems allow our loved ones to remain safe and secure in their own homes, even with mobility impairments.



Smart security systems can be a lifesaver for older adults with a variety of physical needs.  These internet-controlled products are simple to install and require little maintenance, giving us peace of mind knowing our loved ones are safe at home.  



Adults aging in place have a unique set of safety concerns in and around their homes. Smart security systems and locks can provide our loved ones with the extra support they need to continue living safely in their homes. How so?

  • Loved ones with arthritis, who have had a stroke, or suffer from other physical impairments may struggle with manual locks and deadbolts. Smart locks allow older adults to lock and unlock their doors with the touch of a button.
  • Some older adults with dementia, Alzheimer’s, or memory loss may forget to shut or lock their doors and windows. Smart security systems can be accessed by trusted family members, allowing them to lock up remotely.  
  • Many intelligent security systems and intelligent locks enable the visitors to be assigned unique access codes to our loved ones’ homes, helping us track who is coming and going.


Older adults choosing to age in place may find that their homes aren’t as comfortable as they once remembered. Many of our loved ones struggle with everyday tasks, making smart home technology a perfect solution to their daily home security needs.  

  • Vision and hearing loss commonly impact older adults, making it difficult for them to hear their doorbells. Smart doorbells can be an inventive solution for aging adults who want to live at home, allowing them to see and speak to potential visitors from a smartphone or tablet app before letting them remotely.  
  • Blinds are often an understated but critically important component of home security. Loved ones may need to adjust their blinds frequently throughout the day to maximize light in the home and reduce glare or to have privacy from their neighbors. Smart blinds can be controlled easily from an app, so our loved ones don’t have to fiddle around with strings or knobs.  
  • Good lighting is critical for aging adults to prevent falls. A loved one may benefit from smart lighting around the home to turn lights on and off easily as well as dim them to their personal needs. Many smart lights also integrate into full smart home and intelligent security systems, making them a perfect addition to ensuring our loved ones can age gracefully at home.


For caregivers and loved ones of an older adult, worrying can feel like a full-time job.  We sometimes live in constant fear that they will fall ill or get hurt. Smart home technologies are helping the families of aging adults breathe easier by allowing them to check in on the home frequently.

  • Video surveillance systems can be installed in an aging adult’s home and monitored remotely, helping us rest easy knowing that our loved one is closely monitored with video or sound recordings.
  • Worried a loved one might trip and fall?  There’s an app for that.  Some smart home technologies can be installed in each room and will constantly scan for motion.  Specifically designed to sense falls, these devices will call a trusted loved one or emergency services if they recognize a fall.
  • Ensure a loved one never misses an appointment by setting up a smart hub with a virtual assistant in their home.  Many of these can have alarms, appointments, reminders, and other information set in them to provide our loved ones with the information they need.  As a bonus, they can use these devices to look up information they need, play music, and more.

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Technology can improve a quality of life

Do smart home modifications for older adults have your head spinning? At Beverly’s Daughter, we understand that aging is stressful to both loved ones and their caregivers. Our mission is to work with families to ensure every aging adult can live in the comfort of their home as long as possible. Contact us today for a list of recommended home modifications and assistive devices from an Occupational Therapist. We’re on your team – let us help you keep your loved one happy and healthy at home.

Technology can be useD to care for Loved Ones

Smart home technology allows for families aging in place to live with a greater sense of freedom and confidence.  We at Beverly’s Daughter are committed to helping you and your loved one transition into this next stage of their life.  Contact us for resources and information!

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