Do you have a parent or grandparent that would still like to live on their own that you worry about? 95% of people age 75 and older say that they want to stay in their own home indefinitely. This presents a potential problem for them as well as the family members who care about them. The possibility that they may fall with no one to help them up, that they may need assistance with various household chores and activities, and that they may even forget to take important medications is a very scary thought. Fortunately, there are various helpful gadgets that will make the lives of the elderly and aging much easier, happier, and most importantly safer.
1. Vacuum Cleaning Robot
When we’re younger, we don’t realize how much work and strength it actually takes to vacuum a house. The iRobot Roomba 630 Vacuum Cleaning Robot scours floors for dirt and dust with the push of a button to activate the robot. Also, if they drop food on the ground and cannot bend down to clean it up they can let the Roomba do it for them!
2. Sound Amplified Large Button Telephone
A Sound Amplified Large Button Telephone will reduce difficulty of making phone calls for people who are sight impaired. This can be extremely important and useful in the event of an emergency if reading glasses are not nearby.
3. Wireless Personal Emergency Response System
This system comes with a wearable pendant that can be pressed in the event of an emergency. In the event of a fall or an emergency, the person wearing the pendant can simply press the button and it will call an Emergency Monitoring Center, or a programmed contact of your choice. When an elderly person lives alone, there is nothing more dangerous than a slip or fall and a major health issue with no one around to help. With a Wireless Personal Emergency Response System, help can be contacted at the press of a button.
4. Doorbell Alert Strobe Light
People who are hearing impaired will not have to worry about the possibility of not hearing the doorbell with the Wireless Door Chime with Strobe Light Alert. This handy strobe light will make sure that the door does not go unanswered.
5. Monitoring System
If the person you are monitoring gives their permission, it is also a good idea to have a monitoring camera set up in that person’s house in the event that you cannot reach them and worry that they may be in trouble. With the INSTEON Wireless Security IP Camera with Pan, Tilt and Night Vision, you can check on your loved one from anywhere as long as you have an internet connection.
This video intercom is not only convenient to use, but more importantly, provides an additional measure of security for you and your family. For residential or commercial applications where access control is a concern, the system safeguards your entrance while remaining user-friendly. Comelit intercoms offer peace of mind because users can safely identify visitors before answering the door. Simply by ringing the doorbell, the system transmits live audio and video directly to the monitor.
Charge all of your family’s important electronic devices in a single unit that can power up to three cell phones, PDAs or iPods at once. The Desktop Family Charging Station is a universal charging station that comes with three easily adjustable holders to secure each device. A compartment in the rear hides adapter cords for a clean appearance. This device can even be wall mounted. Cell phones, PDAs, iPods and charging adapters are sold separately.
- Up to 3 mobile phones/PDAs can be charged simultaneously
- Compartment for hiding/storing adapter cord leaves a clean appearance
- Adjustable holders keep devices secure while charging
Doing so is made easy and convenient with the use of a Sensaphone 400. It is a monitoring system for your residence that is managed via your telephone. It will detect potential disastrous problems and monitor environmental conditions, calling out up to four different numbers when there is a change or abnormal condition; it also allows you to remotely control devices via your telephone or cell phone. It is simple to install, program and operate; no changes to standard electrical or telephone service is required.
There are three sensors built-in to the Sensaphone 400; these sensors detect temperature, loud noise and when there is a power failure. With four hardwired inputs available, additional sensors can be added to monitor such things as a water leak, changes in humidity, outdoor temperature, glass breaking, motion detection and opening windows or doors; you can even monitor environmental conditions such as wind, rain and freezing outdoor temperatures. The Sensaphone offers the added ability to customize the voice message you will receive to describe each alarm. For further peace of mind, if a phone was accidentally left off the hook, the Sensaphone has a line-seize feature which will automatically re-establish a dial tone to make an outgoing alarm call. You also have the ability to use a unique listen-in feature; a built-in a microphone allows you to call in and listen for live activity at any time.
Your Smartphone deserves a smart case and the VAULTkase from Scosche Industries is that product. Designed specifically for the iPhone 5, the VAULTkase features a rear storage compartment that is capable of reducing your pocket clutter by also acting as a wallet. The rear storage compartment can hold up to 3 plastic cards such as a credit card, debit card and ID or any combination needed for the event. The inner compartment is also able to hold several folded bills ($) or even a key. Another beneficial feature of the VAULTkase is with the storage compartment opened it can double as a kickstand for the iPhone. This gives you added convenience to watch media or video chat in landscape without having to hold the phone to do so. The interior of the case is made of shock absorbing rubber which will protect the iPhone from all the inevitable bumps and drops it’ll face on a daily basis. Read more
Who says you have to rewire your house just to add an extra phone jack? This revolutionary system lets you add a working phone jack anywhere there’s an AC outlet. The system connects in minutes, giving you a fully-functioning phone jack where you didn’t have one before. Perfect for phones, modems, fax machines, satellite receivers or any other device requiring a phone connection.
- Installs in minutes
- no tools, drilling, wiring or costly phone company charges required
- Easily move the phone jack to other locations
What some customers have to say about it:
|ADAM — NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA Date: 7/2/2012|
|Review: Amazing. Worked perfect.|
|KEN — NAPLES, FL Date: 6/1/2012|
|Review: Had to move the transmitter closer to the reciever for it to work, otherwise OK|
|MYRON — RIDGEWAY, VA Date: 2/16/2012|
|Review: Found it didn’t suit my needs and returned the product. SMARTHOME has verified the return and am awaiting a credit to my account|
|JOSEPH — MANCHESTER, NJ Date: 2/1/2012|
|Review: Static so extreme I through it out|
|NOLA — BRISTOL, VA Date: 1/27/2012|
|Review: This product worked out perfectly for one of our customers. shipped on time, thanks|
|VERONICA — MARINA DEL REY, CA Date: 1/17/2012|
|Review: Right out of the box, plugged it in and it worked right away with my fax machine. No problems whatsoever. Good product and purchase experience.|
|JEFF — CODY, NE Date: 1/10/2012|
|Review: I bought this to put a phone in my shop about 50 yards from the house. When I got it, it said data only. I tried it anyway and it worked great. Caller ID even works. The only issue I have is that there is a buzz that is mildly annoying and the reason for 4 stars. I would recommend this to anyo|
The DP-222Q Enforcer Color-Video Door Phone is a combination of devices which allows for safe viewing and communication with visitors who arrive at your home or business’s front door. This two-wire connected communications device features a phone with a built-in, high quality TFT-LCD color monitor and a CCD based color camera which mounts outside and around a door. The camera also features six LED lights for nighttime operation as well as a built-in microphone, speaker for back and forth communication, and an integrated “request-to-enter” button. When this button is engaged, the Enforcer’s phone monitor will ring twice activating all attached viewing monitors. Now simply use the phone to talk back and fourth with the visitor. Hang up the phone and the video cuts off and ends communication. The Enforcer is offers fully adjustable with settings such as contrast, brightness, and ringer volume.
- Establishes verbal and visual communication with a person at a door
- Phone with viewing screen allows you to monitor situations outside a door
- Request-to-enter button automatically turns on viewing screen(s)
- Six integrated LED lights allow the camera to work at night
- High quality CCD camera and TFT-LCD viewing screen