While many senior citizens enjoy their independence, it can make them an easy target for home invasions. Crime statistics show that 59% of violent crimes against the elderly happen near or at their home. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to ensure their safety. Here are a few benefits of installing a home security system and how it can give you and your loved one peace of mind:
Preventing home break-ins
In April of 2018, two armed men broke into an 83-year-old woman’s home in Illinois and continued to raid her home for anything valuable, such as credit card information, identification cards, and jewelry. By the time the woman was able to contact authorities, the men had already moved onto another target, a 92-year-old woman who lived nearby. Three men have been arrested in accordance to these two home invasions, but unfortunately this is just one example of criminals targeting innocent senior citizens.
Installing a home security system can help senior citizens remain confident within their home. With motion detectors, video surveillance, and door or window sensors, your loved one will be notified on the spot of any disturbance. Not to mention it is often difficult to know how to respond in the event of an emergency, especially if your loved one has any extensive medical conditions. With a home security system, authorities will be notified of any potential break-ins and an alarm will sound, keeping your loved one safe and secure.
Medical emergency assistance
In the event of a medical emergency, it is vital to have an effortless process in place to contact the authorities. Especially if the medical emergency prevents the individual from being able to talk or reach the phone. A home security system provides the option of having a panic button. This panic button comes in the form of a necklace that an individual can wear around his or her neck. If the panic button is pushed it will contact Fleenor Security’s UL locally owned central station in seconds. A Central Station Operator will then contact authorities and will personally call your loved one, letting them know help is on the way!
Protects you in more ways than one
Home Security Systems do more than just alert your loved one from potential break-ins. There are a variety of features that can be installed to help suit their every need. Whether it is a carbon monoxide sensor, smoke alarm, or a flood/freeze sensor, a home security system can help you stay on top of what occurs within your home. Environmental monitoring options can prove especially useful for senior citizens who might not be able to check sections of their house themselves, due to them being out of reach or difficult to navigate. For example, leaks can occur in multiple places throughout your home, such as kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms, and basements. If a sensor detects a water leak an integrated water shutoff valve can automatically turn the homes water supply off, preventing dangerous conditions and helping to minimize the amount of damage to your home.
A home security system installed by the professionals at Fleenor Security can help your loved one maintain their independence while bringing you peace of mind. Contact Fleenor Security for a free system evaluation today!