When you get a security system for your home, your security company will offer you security system monitoring services. Similarly, there are personal monitoring systems that seniors can get. Monitoring services are about giving the homeowner and the senior the best of autonomy while still having someone else to fall back on. Let’s talk about each of these monitoring services and what they can do for homeowners and seniors.
For home security, monitoring services means having someone else keep an eye on your home security system. You might have video surveillance or door alarms or a combination of both and multiple other elements, and they’re hard to keep track of. An alarm might go off and you don’t know which one it is, or you might not have time to go monitor your own system. So having monitoring services means that if something in the system is activated, the trained professionals will call you to straighten out the situation and get you taken care of. You don’t have to do it on your own.
Likewise, having monitoring services for the elderly or handicapped means having a caregiver around to answer any emergencies – without that caregiver physically being there in the home. You’ll have a medical alarm on your wrist or belt so that if you have a medical emergency, you can press a button on the alarm. This action will contact your caregiver, and then they can respond and come to your rescue. With these monitoring services, you can have high tech gadgets placed around the house that will help facilitate the system. These gadgets will monitor your daily habits, gathering data and figuring out how your routines go from day to day living. Then, when you do something different or when it doesn’t know what’s happening because you’ve done something out of the ordinary, it will contact your monitoring services to try to get a hold of you and then come help you if you need it.
Benefits of Monitoring
When you have monitoring services like these, you can be taken care of without being completely dependent on others. Many seniors don’t like the idea of having a caregiver stay at their house or having to go live in a nursing home. With monitoring services, you can have the blessing of remaining in your own home, not having to leave, not being beholden to anyone else, and yet being cared for when an emergency does happen. You’ll have someone always there to fall back on when you need it, but you don’t have to think or worry about it every single day. With security system monitoring, your home is kept secure and any alarm threats are resolved. With personal monitoring for seniors, you continue about your daily life and if there’s ever a problem, your monitoring service will be notified by yourself or by your high tech gadgets.
Monitoring services can be a win-win situation for all involved, so consider getting them for yourself to keep you safe and secure while keeping your independence in your own home.