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Elderly Home Monitoring Devices

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Home monitoring devices

The ability to monitor elderly loved ones is one of the great benefits that we have in today’s high tech environment.

There are several products available that we’ve been recommending for this very purpose.

Optics DXR-8 Video Baby Monitor

Many of us have used baby monitors before in our homes so we’re very familiar with how helpful they can be.

Today’s monitors (and the one we recommend) also come with video so you can “hear” and “see” what and who you are monitoring.

The Infant Optics DXR-8 Video Baby Monitor is one of the top items that our readers are purchasing and it makes sense – it’s a great product at a reasonable price.

Although this is traditionally used for monitoring infants, it’s a great tool to help monitoring elderly too.

I personally used a baby monitor when I stayed with my mother to help her through her illness and it came in handy several times.

Video Cameras

When caregivers consider installing video cameras throughout the home or in just a specific room – they have a few options to choose from that we recommend.

COOAU Pet Camera

Yes, I know – this is a “pet camera” but honestly – don’t let the name fool you. It can be used for just about anything that you want to monitor visually.

The features that the COOAU Pet Camera offers include:

  • It detects sound
  • Tracks motion
  • Facial recognition
  • 2 way audio
  • Real time alerts
  • Works with Alexa
  • Offers cloud storage
  • Uses 1024 bit financial level encryption for privacy protection

Blurams Home Pro

Another very popular video camera that our readers have purchased is the Blurams Home Pro.

This camera offers very similar features to the pet camera we mentioned above and a few extra features that may be of use to you.

The Blurams indoor camera includes the following features:

  • 2 way audio
  • Facial recognition
  • Smart home alerts
  • Privacy area
  • Night vision
  • Local and cloud storage
  • Works with Alexa and Google Assistant
  • Live stream / real time alerts

Alexa Devices

If you are already using Alexa devices in your home then you may as well take advantage of the skills that they offer that can help you to monitor elderly loves ones.

The Echo Show that you see here offers you audio and video and by implementing the skills that all the Alexa devices offer – you can use it as you would a video or audio type of monitoring system.

The Alexa skills that can help you to monitor your senior loved one include:

An Overall Monitoring Device

Nobi is a new product from Belgium and was only available in Europe but it’s now also available here in the United States.

It seems to be an overall monitoring device disguised as an overhead light. It’s able to connect (and contact) an unlimited number of family members.

It offers so many features:

  • fall prevention device (motion detection turns the light on)
  • fall alert (contacts the people on your list that you have fallen)
  • controlled via smart phone
  • provides weather forecast
  • adjusts lighting
  • built in air quality monitor
  • collects data from other smart devices

This wonderful device has been awarded the prestigious Hendry van de Velde Awards 2021 and the German Design Awards 2022.

Watch the video below so that you can get the full overview of this wonderful gadget. I hope it can eventually be offered worldwide.

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