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Communicate with friends, family, caregivers, doctors, emergency responders, and others using smart home technology. For example, you may be able to:
  • Make calls (voice and/or video)
  • Send messages (voice and/or text)
  • Communicate between rooms
  • Make announcements throughout your home

Many smart devices can help with communication. Here are some examples.

Smart speakers and displays make it possible to use your voice to:

  • Make phone calls anywhere in the U.S. for free.
  • Make video calls (with a display) using Alexa calling, Skype, Zoom, and other services.
  • Speak with people in other rooms (like an intercom) or make announcements via devices throughout the home.
  • Contact emergency and support services.

Smart cameras (including those on smart displays) make it possible to:

  • Receive remote support and check-ins from family and caregivers from a distance in areas of the home you approve.
  • Hold a conversation using a two-way camera with the person on screen.

Smart doorbells make it possible to:

  • Remotely see and speak with a visitor outside your door via the app on your smartphone or tablet, or smart speaker display.

Smart wearables such as watches and emergency alert systems make it possible to:

  • Call a family member, caregiver, or emergency service for help.

Devices That Can Help

Learn more about each of these devices using the pages below.

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Smart Speakers & Displays

At its simplest, a smart speaker is a speaker that connects to the internet and can be controlled primarily by voice command. A smart display is a type of smart speaker that has a...

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Smart Cameras

A smart camera is a video camera that connects to a mobile app. There are smart cameras for outdoor and indoor use. They can be purchased on their own or as part of a package of devices...

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Smart Doorbells

A smart doorbell can connect with Wi-Fi and is often equipped with a video camera, microphone, and speaker. It connects with an app on your smartphone or tablet, and can be integrated...

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Smart Wearables

A smart wearable makes it possible to monitor your own health in a variety of ways. Wearables include watches and other biosensors that connect to a smartphone or mobile app, and in...

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Success Stories
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Josh uses a smart security system and smart speakers and displays to live independently with safety and security.

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Kelvin uses a smart speaker to make phone calls, listen to podcasts, and check the time and weather.

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Suria integrates numerous smart devices for independence, safety, and convenience at home.

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