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Remote supports can make it possible for caregivers, family, or friends to communicate with you and support you when they aren’t nearby – and for you to communicate with them too. For example, you may be able to have:
  • Remote video and/or audio check-ins from family, friends, or caregivers
  • Remote view of inside or outside the property
  • Remote control of the thermostat
  • Remote control of a door lock and creation of virtual “keys”
  • Remote communication with visitors at the door
  • Remote monitoring of health vitals
  • Remote alerts of intruders or hazards in the home (such as smoke, fire, carbon monoxide, water leaks, or stove left on)
  • Remote alerts when medication is taken
  • Remote alerts when you leave the property
*Remember: It is your choice what technology you use and how it is configured to meet your goals. Remote support technology should be initiated by you, and should not violate your privacy. If you are not comfortable with a solution, tell your team! There are many different ways to achieve the same goal.

Many smart devices can help with remote supports. Here are some examples.

Smart speakers and displays make it possible to:

  • Use your voice to communicate with family, caregivers, and support services in and out of the house.
  • Have a family member or caregiver check on you by picking up audio from your speaker or video from your display. (Note: You have full control over whether this feature is enabled or not, and you can disable it at any time. Learn more about Amazon Echo’s Drop In feature in our blog, 6 Ways to Use Your New Smart Speaker for Greater Independence.)

Smart cameras make it possible for loved ones or support services to remotely:

  • Check in and view your indoor or outdoor camera’s feed.
  • Use two-way voice communication to provide support.

Smart doorbells make it possible for loved ones or support services to remotely:

  • View people at the door.
  • Speak to people to provide aid if needed.

Smart door locks make it possible for loved ones or support services to remotely:

  • Know who is unlocking the door and when.
  • Provide aid with unlocking the door if needed.

Smart security systems make it possible for loved ones or support services to remotely:

  • Assist in monitoring the safety of your home.
  • Provide help if needed.

Smart sensors make it possible for loved ones or support services to remotely:

  • Receive alerts about you or your home, including:
    • Doors and windows opening
    • Movement
    • Glass breaking
    • Water leaks
    • Hazards such as fire, smoke, or carbon monoxide
  • Provide support as necessary.

Smart thermostats make it possible for loved ones or support services to remotely:

  • Monitor the temperature in your home.
  • Adjust the thermostat as needed for your safety or comfort.

Smart wearables make it possible for loved ones or support services to remotely:

  • Keep track of your vitals.
  • Communicate with you using a smart watch.
  • Provide support if needed for your safety and health.

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 Door Locks

A smart door lock can replace a traditional door lock to keep you safe and your home secure, while also making entry more accessible. Smart locks may provide the ability to lock...

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Smart Security Systems

A smart security system keeps you and your home safe and secure from a number of threats, including intruders and hazards such as fire or carbon monoxide. You can improve your home's...

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Smart Sensors

Some sensors are sold on their own, others are included in a package (such as those included in a home security system), and others are built in to other devices (such as smart cameras with...

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Smart Thermostats

A smart thermostat can make your home more energy efficient and comfortable. Smart thermostats give you the ability to control and schedule your home's heating and cooling...

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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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