Device Finder Remote Supports from a Caregiver
- 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
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
- 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.
Josh uses a smart security system and smart speakers and displays to live independently with safety and security.Read More About Josh's Smart Home
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