The Benefits of Security Systems for Senior Citizens

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If your elderly loved ones enjoy a sense of independence and prefer to live at home instead of staying at a retirement community or nursing home, there are some steps you can take to help keep them safe. Not only can you help protect them, but taking the appropriate precautions can help give you and your family peace of mind.

With crime on the rise, independent seniors are a prime target for potential burglaries and robberies. Bad actors know that the older generations are oftentimes less able to defend themselves, which makes them more appealing targets. 

Burglaries and thefts aren’t the only things you need to worry about when it comes to the senior citizens in your family. Not only is there always a risk of accidents that can cause serious harm, and daily tasks can be burdensome and daunting as time goes on.

Fortunately, the right security system and personal emergency response system (PERS) can be a huge help. With the right technology, you can rest easy knowing your loved ones are safe around the clock.

Below, we’ll take a look at some key benefits of having a robust security system for your older family members.

Increased Security

One of the key roles a home security system should do is, of course, provide security. A good security system can help deter and prevent robbers and break-ins, which can be especially harmful and risky to the elderly. Not only are they less likely to be able to defend themselves, there’s a greater chance of injury due to accident and an inability to get away safely.

Make Life Easier

A home security system can add levels of automation that make life a lot easier for senior citizens. With the right system, you can automate certain things like turning lights on and off, locking doors, and more. This can help make life a little easier for our older loved ones, especially if they may not be able to get around very well.

Peace of Mind

A security system can help you feel more confident that your loved one is as safe as possible. Knowing that their home is protected from burglars can be a big relief, but a good system can give you peace of mind in other ways as well. With some systems you can connect your phone to your family members system so that you can keep an eye on alerts in case of an emergency. Some systems allow you to integrate a PERS, so quick action can be taken in the event of a fall or accident. Additionally, you may be able to integrate CCTV cameras that you can check in on in case of emergency–with strategic placement you can help preserve their privacy while still being able to keep a watchful eye over them as needed.

Independence

If your older loved one is still able to get around their home safely and can perform daily tasks well enough to not need relocation to an assisted living facility, a good security system can help them retain their independence while keeping them safe. With the above features (security, automation, alerts, and potential CCTV feeds), your loved one can enjoy the comforts of home while staying safe and protected. 

Summary

Security systems are important for people of all ages, but can play a key role in the lives of our older loved ones. The right system and equipment can help keep them safe in a variety of ways, give you peace of mind, and can even make their lives easier by helping automate some tasks. If you’re looking to install a home security system for an elderly loved one, contact 3D Security today to discuss your needs and goals. We can help you choose the perfect equipment, from burglar alarms to security cameras, personal emergency response systems, and more, while working within your budget.