Integrating Home Security and Personal Emergency Technology
Home Security Technology for Loved Ones Who Are Home Alone
When homeowners think about a home security system, they often turn to surveillance cameras, motion sensors, and alarms—all essential features in a comprehensive system for your Jacksonville, FL home. In addition to protecting your home and family from outside intruders, however, it’s also important to offer them a sense of security when they’re alone. That’s why for some families, emergency buttons should be an integral part of any security solution.
In Case of an Emergency
We've all seen the one-time ubiquitous commercial that started with the statement, "I've fallen, and I can't get up." Unfortunately, this scenario is all too common. According to the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI), in the U.S., falls account for over 8 million hospitalizations every year and are the leading cause of hospital visits. Approximately 5% of these falls result in a fracture, with hip fractures being the most serious and leading to the most significant health problems. Every year, one in three people that fall are over the age of 65.
Of course, injuries that occur at home can happen at any age. The most important consideration is getting a person the help they need when an emergency arises.
As security and system integrator providers for much of Florida since 1968, we take caring for our clients and community seriously. For this reason, we’ve partnered with ConnectAmerica. For over 30 years, this company has been protecting lives, receiving over 250,000 alert calls every month, and is the nation’s largest independent provider. This is one of the reasons we chose them as our Personal Emergency Response provider for our clients throughout Florida.
One push of a button connects the person in trouble with an emergency response coordinator, who then assesses the situation and sends help if needed. In addition to 24/7 monitoring, their technology features fall detection, contacting a coordinator immediately should a fall occur. This feature is critical in case of a slip and fall that causes a head injury.
The system also incorporates GPS tracking to ensure emergency first responders can find the injured person and a lockbox to access their home. When combined with other home automation technologies, individuals feel much safer and more secure when home alone.
Smart Alarm Wellness
We also partner with Alarm.com, a technology security service provider that offers smart home security. Their Smart Alarm Wellness uses intelligent sensors to track and learn normal daily activities. Then, it sends alerts if your loved one leaves the house at odd hours, if their activity patterns are abnormal, or if the home shows no signs of movement. It also simplifies daily routines, automating everyday settings such as temperature, lights, and security.
Rushing to the door is a recipe for disaster for someone who is not as stable on their feet as they used to be, whether due to age, an accident, or illness. When someone rings or knocks on the door, they'll be able to see who it is on a smartphone, tablet, or TV and can speak to them through a two-way speaker.
At Atlantic Security, we specialize in electronic technology that ensures ease of living, security, and comfort. To learn more about our services or to schedule a complimentary consultation, contact Atlantic Security today.