Top 6 Home Security Systems for Seniors

Home Security
Home Security

 

Unfortunately in this day and time home security is needed when it was not needed before. There are two basic reasons for a home security system for seniors. The first reason is to prevent break-ins. I would think back in the 1950s and 1960s that was a very minor concern but today it can be.

The other reason is as we age we are more likely to have falls and health-related issues. Because many of us live alone it can be dangerous to live alone and have health or safety-related issues.

Have one of these systems can give you and your loved one’s peace of mind!

I have outlined six of the best home security options look them over and see which system fits your needs. I will make a clickable link to their home page and if they have it a YouTube video as well.

Who has time for home security hassles? Nobody, and particularly not seniors. The great home security systems for seniors are from companies that keep people safe without playing cost games and making new technology difficult. Every company below features straightforward pricing and simple to use home security systems.

A usual basic setup has a hub with the siren. The hub can monitor door entry sensors, window entry sensors, indoor motion sensors, and dozens of other sensors. Alerts may be monitored by the owner, caregivers, and a professional emergency response service.

Every company allows you to simply add extras, doorbell cameras, indoor or outdoor security cameras, smoke alarms with text alerts, automated lights, remote-controlled thermostats, and lots more.

Protect America

Protect america home security
Protect America Home Security

Protect America provides multiple plans starting at a very affordable $19.99 per month. Systems include up to $1,400 in free equipment, no installation fees, and a cost match guarantee.

Furthermore, to being able to control lights and door locks using a smartphone, the system is designed to protect against fires and carbon monoxide poisoning.

With the Protect America system, you can remotely monitor the entrances to your home. This should give you more peace of mind, particularly if you cannot hear or see like you used to.

One of the pros of this system is that you get sufficient free equipment to set up a basic system.

One con is that you’ll have to install the system yourself or get somebody to install it. Another con is that if you cancel your contract early, you can be needed to pay back 100% of the remainder of your contract.2

Vivint

Vivint
Vivint Home Security

Vivint’s system does more than easily offer home security. It will allow you to control devices within your home, plus it will save you money on your energy bills.

This can be essential for seniors on a limited budget.      Key features include a smart app designed to control locks, video doorbells, and other systems.

If you forget to turn lights off or to shut your garage door, your security system can do that for you automatically.

Doorbells can be answered remotely. Plus, professional monitoring and video recording are available about the clock. Another best feature is that you can wear a panic pendant that will wirelessly call for instant medical attention.

One of the benefits of the Vivint system is that JD Power has rated it the number one in client satisfaction. While service agreements are available on a month to month basis for as small as $29.99 per month, a 5-year contract can be required.

SimpliSafe

SimpliSafe
SimpliSafe Home Security

SimpliSafe offers security systems in many sizes. As a senior, you can choose the one that’s best for you. The primary difference is in the number of components included.

The initial price of the equipment ranges from a small over $200 to almost $500. One of the benefits of SimpliSafe is that the company has won the CNET Editors’ Choice award for home security 2 times.

Plus, no contract is needed, and you can try the system for 60 days. The SimpliSafe system operates on a cellular network. If you select, you can allow your loved ones to monitor and control devices using a smartphone. The complete system arrives pre-programmed and may be installed in less than an hour.

Lithium batteries are used for electrical power, and the system will continue to operate even when there’s a power outage. The wireless sensors have a range of up to 400 feet, which is sufficient to protect most senior’s homes. This system is available for 36 months at a rate of $42.99 per month.

Front Point

Front Point home security
Front Point Home Security

Front Point systems are professionally monitored about the clock. They’re simple to install without the need of a technician.

You easily plug in the control panel, apply the sensors, and activate the system. So, it isn’t important to drill holes or pull wires.

This system is better for seniors because access can be offered through any smart device. Live video allows you or your family members to check on the status of your home at any time.

The Front Point offers 3 basic packages with monthly costs starting at $34.99 and an upfront fee of $99.00. The included doorbell camera is another reason that the Front point system is great for seniors. You and your loved ones can monitor the doorbell camera from anywhere at any time.

This system guard against fire and other environmental hazards. Phone applications are able to monitor the status of your home and control certain functions, including adjusting the temperature and locking the doors.

One of the benefits of this system is that Front Point has earned an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. A con is that some of their features are only available in their costlier packages.

ADT

ADT Security System
ADT Security System

The ADT System comes with one-day monitoring and free client support. It offers comprehensive coverage, which includes battery back-up.

Furthermore, to providing security, the ADT system offers smart lighting and can help you decrease your energy bills. It offers protection against floods, carbon monoxide poisoning, and fire.

Using a smartphone or laptop, you and your family members can monitor, disarm, arm, and control the system. Real-time video surveillance is available. ADT offers many packages that are better for seniors beginning at $36.99 per month.

There’s a charge of $850 for equipment, which includes a touchpad, wireless sensors for doors and windows, a wireless keychain remote control, motion sensors, battery backup, and siren.

Other packages range in price up to $58.99 per month.10. One of the pros is that ADT is accredited by the Better Business Bureau. They offer a money-back guarantee within the first 6 months of service, which includes the installation cost and all monitoring fees.

Brinks

Brinks Security System
Brinks Security System

Brinks is a brand that has long been synonymous with security. Their house security offerings feature smart devices, and the company has particularly the best ratings for client service. Brinks provides 4 security packages.

Their 3 standard packages (Important, Complete, and Ultimate) include a home hub control pad, door sensors and motion, a yard sign, and stickers.

Few packages offer video and a video doorbell. Furthermore, Brinks provides Nest security, an innovative product that uses Google Assistant. Nest systems come with a Nest hub, Nest multi-purpose sensors, and Nest tags for disarming and arming the system.

Brinks systems can be managed through the app, which allows you to receive security alerts. You can use the system hub or one of Brink’s keychain devices. Brinks will monitor your system 24/7.

Finally

Thank you for reading this article and I hope you pulled out some workable information that you can use to make your life easier and more productive.

I would very much love to start a discussion on this topic so if you have any questions, thoughts, comments, etc please add them in the “Comment Section” Has anyone had any experiences with these or other home security companies? If so what were your experiences? Was it a break-in or of health situation we all would like to your story

There are other security systems out there so do your due diligence and go to the home page and watch the YouTube videos links I provided. Then please act on that information.

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So have a great day stay safe and be on the lookout for more useful content from me in a few days

Take care

Dr. Charles

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