Home Security for Senior Citizens: A Security System for Seniors You Can Trust

Posted March 25th, 2024 by SimpliSafe

As the population ages, home security for seniors has become a crucial concern for them as well as their loved ones. Unfortunately, the elderly are at a higher risk of burglary, scams, and other forms of exploitation, especially as criminals become more covert in their tactics. This is why it’s more important now than ever to make sure the seniors in your life our outfitted with a reliable home security system. 

Why is Home Security for Seniors Important?

Whether they like to admit it or not, senior citizens are a vulnerable population. Not only are they at risk of burglaries, but there are other safety concerns that come when living alone. As we age, our memories tend to weaken, meaning we are often at risk of forgetting to lock doors, close windows, turn off facets or turn off the oven! 

With a home security system, seniors and their loved ones can breathe a little easier knowing that award-winning technology is on hand to keep seniors living alone in check. Not only will the system alert seniors to a break-in, but it will also alert them if an entrance is left open, of the presence of excess water and of dangerous levels of smoke. 

Plus, by signing up for optional 24/7 professional monitoring, seniors and their loved ones have the benefit of having an immediate emergency response in the event of a verified emergency. 

Addressing Concerns About Smart Home Security Systems for Seniors

While children of the elderly may think that all the benefits that come with a smart home security system outweigh any challenges, there’s no denying that elderly people may have concerns about hopping on the bandwagon, especially if they are not familiar with the technology. After all, according to Agingconnected.org, nearly 22 million (42%) of American seniors lack wireline broadband access at home. 

The good news is that many of Simplisafe's products are designed to be easy to install and use. SimpliSafe's website and mobile app provide detailed instructions and videos to help seniors with the installation and setup of their security systems, and customer service is available 24/7 to provide assistance. You can also opt for professional installation. Not only that, many of the products can work with an added-on cellular connection, which means no Wi-Fi is required.

How to Utilize a Smart Home Security System for Seniors

The beauty of a smart home security system actually gives seniors and their loved ones more flexibility. Here are some SimpliSafe products we recommend when getting started with a home security system:

  • Video Doorbell Pro: Allows seniors to see and speak to visitors at their front door from anywhere, whether they are inside the home or not. It includes a motion detector that can alert seniors to any activity outside their front door.

  • Panic Button: The Panic Button is a small wireless device that can be worn by seniors to quickly and easily call for help in the event of an emergency. The button can be programmed to contact a family member or emergency services, providing seniors with an extra layer of protection.

  • Temperature Sensor: Helps seniors monitor the temperature of their home and prevent pipes from freezing and flooding, and in more extreme cases, health risks associated with extreme temperatures and can be customized to send alerts to family members or caregivers if the temperature falls outside of a predetermined range.

  • Water Sensor: Alerts homeowners to any presence of water within the home, letting them know of any leaks, forgotten facets, or burst pipes. 

  • Smart Smoke Alarm: Provides early detection of potential fires, giving seniors more time to evacuate in case of emergency and sends alerts to family members or caregivers, ensuring that help is quickly notified in case the senior is unable to respond.

How SimpliSafe’s Security Systems Can Help Seniors

A smart home security system like SimpliSafe can help provide peace of mind and protection for seniors who want to live independently and safely in their homes. That being said, we understand that some seniors may have some apprehensions about adding technology into their homes.

The good news is that adding a home security system doesn’t need to be complicated. With customizable systems like SimpliSafe, seniors can select only what features they want and need. With professional installation as an option, as well as professional monitoring and support, seniors and those looking after them can rest assured that they are protected at all times.

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