Aging In Place
For very many people, home automation is far more than a gadget. It provides useful and indispensable services to those people who have limited mobility. New advances in home automation technology allow the elderly or disabled to remain in their homes. Home automation gives home care professionals the ability to monitor their clients remotely while providing safety and ease of use for those who choose to remain at home.
For example, a motion sensor detects abnormal activity in the house, then a message is sent to a caregiver, next of kin or a neighbor. Medication reminders ensure medications are taken on time. Lights illuminate when people pass by or at specific times of the day. The entire system may be managed through vocal controls, mobile devices such as tablets or smart phones, or from a wheelchair.