Smart Home Innovations. You Have to Watch This!

  Smart home innovations are a hot topic. Nearly every day I hear about a new product or concept. Home automation presents new opportunities for older consumers and their families in the areas of home comfort, safety and lifestyle. I've spent a few years anticipating the time when we would have smart home innovations supporting the independent living efforts of older … [Read more...]

Fibaro Home Intelligence

  The new Fibaro home automation system has got us a little more inspired. Their new product series aims to integrate home automation into your life on your terms and, ultimately, improve your lifestyle. Just to be clear, Fibaro does not state that their home automation system as specifically beneficial for older consumers. However, I am excited about this product … [Read more...]

DIY Home Automation or Professionally Installed?

  Deciding whether to have a DIY home automation system or have it professionally installed is a personal choice. Many people like the challenge of a technical project, but others do not. It depends on how interested you are in home automation or if you just like what it can do for you. Of course, expense is another factor, since some people aging in place have less … [Read more...]

What is a Home Automation System?

  What is a home automation system and what does it do? A home automation system is a network of sensors, controllers, switches, interfaces and devices that allow a person to have control over the devices connected to the network, including responses to certain events. A home automation network can be wired, wireless (WiFi) or a combination of both. A home automation … [Read more...]

Home Automation Can Be a Help for Family Caregivers

  As a caregiver, you want the best possible quality of life for your loved one. You want them to be safe, comfortable and enjoy their home life. Well, home automation can be a help for family caregivers, helping you have more peace of mind knowing they are doing just that. In a previous article, we discussed how home automation and aging in place are a perfect match. … [Read more...]