Keeping Your Elderly Parents Safe And Secure

March 3rd, 2020



In Houston, seniors make up about 15% of the total population. Their population is projected to nearly double across the United States in the next 40 years. Our parents are living longer which is a good thing, but they are not always physically capable of protecting themselves. However, even though they may face age-related limitations, they still want to maintain their home and independence. This is where it is important to find a balance between their desire for independence and you need to make sure they are safe. 

How Home Security For Seniors Supports Their Independence

One of the best options for keeping your elderly parents safe and yet allowing them to remain independent and safe in their Houston home is with a home security system. A professional home security company you can build a plan for you and your parents that is user-friendly and budget-friendly. Home security is no longer just keeping intruders from entering the home, it can also be used to monitor the safety of your senior relatives.

Safety Monitoring For Your Elderly Parents

Advances in technology allow more and more elderly adults to live on their own, have a good quality of life and allow their children more freedom. Some smart devices that are beneficial for their safety include Fire and carbon monoxide alarms, medical alert systems, and automatic pill dispensers. So let's look at these safety monitoring devices:

  1. Fire and Carbon Monoxide Alarms: With fire and carbon monoxide detectors installed throughout the house, they will not only sense and locate the source, but notify authorities and medical personnel and send help to your senior right away. 
  2. Medical Alert System: Medical alert systems allow for monitoring both outdoors and inside the home. Inside you have a choice of a pendant or a wall button. When pressed it connects to a call center to send first responders. For outdoors there is a GPS handheld tracker so no matter where the senior is first responders can locate them. 
  3. Automatic Pill Dispensers: As your parent's age, forgetfulness is part of the process. Using an automatic pill dispenser you can set up to six alarms to remind your parents to take their pills. The alarm goes off, lights flash and do not stop until the pills are dispensed. It will not allow you to dispense any more until the next alarm. 

Video Surveillance For Keeping Seniors Safe

A good video surveillance system can be the eyes and ears of your parents. As seniors age, they tend to experience more loneliness, depression, and fear of living by themselves. Video surveillance systems are a great way for seniors to monitor activity around their home, without having to walk through the entire premises. Instead, from the comfort of their living room they can see who is at the door, note if anyone is on the property at night and all from a simple tap of their cell phone. 

It is important that you initiate a conversation about their safety as your parents grow older. Let them know you support their independence but wish to ensure their safety as well. Explain to them that crimes against people over the age of 60 are at record levels, but that you have a plan to help keep them safe and in their Houston home. You both deserve the peace of mind that comes with video surveillance for your elderly parents. 

"Steve I just wanted to thank you and your partner Ray Kindsfather for the fine work you men did installing the security cameras around my home. The quality of the pictures is excellent, the clarity in day or infrared mode is exactly what I was looking for. What good is a camera if you can't identify the person and these cameras will greatly assist the police in identifying a perpetrator. The computer side of the job is easy and fast with very little adjustment time for me in finding what I want to see. Software and hardware get A+++++ no doubt about. The Ring is equally easy to use and the quality of the camera is equally strong. The installation was clean and fast. You maintain a clean site, it’s like you were never here. You answered all my questions with pin point accuracy. Integrity suits you well. Your answers were honest and to the point. Refreshing in today’s world. All and all you and Ray make a strong team at DWS Technology LLC. I have no problem recommending you to friend or family, home or business. God bless you both with your business. I will call you for future installations. "

Cliff Mulvaney

Homeowner

"Ray, in reviewing several different security cameras there were many good products, but none met my criteria of clarity and no long-term contract. Raymond, you showed me one product that caught my attention with the clarity and distance viewing that I could not get with other systems. The zoom after a few feet became distorted with the other systems but with the Alibi NVR package you demoed, we could zoom in and out with clarity which made this product stand out from all the rest. The NVR system is so simple, in fact, anyone can configure the system to suit their needs. You can monitor your home from your smartphone or tablet and having security cameras makes it a great deterrent for criminal activity. DWS Technology delivered as promised! Your installation crew worked clean and treated my home as if it was their own. Great attention to detail! I will recommend DWS Technology to anyone! Great job guys!"

Eli R.

"DWS Technology does great work! I found them to be knowledgeable, professional and cost-effective. DWS designed a company-wide integrated comprehensive solution with site survey drawings outlying every detail of the project for our nine major locations. The surveillance performance we needed was exactly what we received. DWS, you outperformed our expectations and continue to do so with your tech support. Thank you for providing great service and delivering on your promises."

John Schreiber

Building Superintendent, Catholic Charities

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