Selecting the Ideal Security Cameras for Ensuring Senior Home Safety

Selecting the Ideal Security Cameras for Ensuring Senior Home Safety

Safety Cameras for Seniors: A Guide

The finest gift any child can give to an aging parent is independence. Seniors naturally resist having to move into a full-time care facility, but children worry about parents as they grow older and even simple household tasks become challenging. One solution that provides both seniors and their children peace of mind is the use of safety cameras for seniors to monitor home security.

The Value of Senior Monitoring Systems

Seniors and their families should consider using internal cameras for the elderly for various reasons. For seniors who live alone, an in-home camera can provide a sense of security in case of a fall or other incident, and it allows family members to check in as needed.

According to the Center for Disease Control, in the U.S. alone there are about 36 million older adult falls per year, and more than 32,000 deaths from falls. One out of every five falls results in injury, and about three million seniors are admitted to the emergency room each year to treat falls. While a camera won’t prevent a fall, with an in-home security camera, family members can monitor elderly loved ones and call for assistance when it’s needed.

Most security cameras for seniors also come with two-way audio, which makes it possible to listen when someone’s in trouble. It can even provide a connection when seniors start to feel isolated and need to reach out.

Shopping for the Best Security Cameras for Seniors

When shopping for the best in-home senior monitoring system, there are specific features you should look for:

  • Phone viewing and mobile alerts when activity is detected
  • Two-way communication
  • Smart-home compatibility for remote access
  • Heat and motion detection, and night vision
  • Easy installation and maintenance
  • Reliable power supply and long-lasting battery backup
  • No monthly fees

If you are looking for security systems for your senior family members, Swann has plenty of products to meet your senior security needs.

For indoor cameras, consider the CoreCam Pro™ 2K Wireless Spotlight camera (SWIFI-COREPRO) with a Wi-Fi connection and a long-lasting battery. The CoreCam Pro features True Detect™ heat and motion sensing, color night vision, smart mobile alerts, and two-way talk capability. A more affordable alternative camera is the 2K Quad HD Wi-Fi Camera (SWIFI-2KICAM) with motion sensing and night vision, two-way talk, and a built-in siren. Both of these cameras plug into a power socket for set and forget security.

Indoor cameras are only part of home security. You also need to consider a video doorbell like the SwannBuddy™ (SWIFI-BUDDY) with talk and listen capability, True Detect motion sensors, wide viewing angle, and it operates hands-free with Google or Alexa. The SwannBuddy™ is wireless, using rechargeable battery power or can run off existing doorbell wiring.

As part of home security, you can install motion detectors without the camera to detect intruders. Swann also offers Wi-Fi Window & Door Alarm sensors (SFWIFI-WDOOR) to alert you when a door or window is opened.

Other types of remote sensors can help protect seniors and provide peace of mind. For example, a Leak Alert Sensor (SWIFI-LEAK) can detect leaking water pipes, flooding, and leaky windows and doors. The Leak Alert Sensor is battery powered and Wi-Fi enabled so it can be phone controlled.

Swann offers the best security cameras for seniors as well as other security products and accessories. Be sure to browse Swann’s catalog of security solutions to find the security products you need to protect your family, including seniors.