posted on Dec, 7 2016 @ 06:57 AM
My grandmother is 92. She's too wealthy to go to a retirement home because they'd charge her a ridiculous amount based on her wealth. She's still
able to get around on her own well enough. But at 92, we had to start getting her some help around the house. She's got nagging injuries and obvious
health degradation that comes with age.
We decided to set her up for at home care. She's got a newer home with everything she'll need to get by for the rest of her time. Since we're
bringing people in to help her out I wanted to make sure that she was protected and we could all keep an eye on her 24/7. I did some research and
Vivint was by far the best home monitoring company according to customer reviews and consumer reports.
So we pulled the trigger. She's got a camera inside, a doorbell camera, an outside camera, a medical alert bracelet, designated key fobs assigned to
specific users who we approve access with. Myself or Vivint representatives can talk directly to her through the cameras in the event of a medical
event....or I can just say hello. Also, the doorbell camera let's me know when motion is detected by the front door and I can quickly connect to see
what's going on.
This system is a great system for us to help make sure she is safe and secured in her home. When doing the research I asked how secure their network
was. They were honest and said that like any network system like this, there's a risk of someone hacking into it. But that they do use state of the
art technology to prevent it. Fair enough...risk is in everything.
In this instance, the risk is worth it. Who's going to hack into my grandmothers feed? All she does is watch tv all day. She's given away everything
of value. All of her money is in the bank. Big brother would be wasting his time keeping tabs on my dear ole granny.
edit on 7-12-2016 by
Assassin82 because: (no reason given)