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How Can Home Automation Benefit the Elderly?

Home Automation for the Elderly

Home automation is considered a new concept within our society. Young families and couples are purchasing homes with a home automation system, or they are having a new home automation system installed. While the younger generations are taking advantage of the new technology involved in home automation systems, some may overlook how home automation can benefit our older generations as well.

The “baby boomer” generation is reaching the age where they are being a parent to not only their children, but their own parents as well. As our parents reach their 70s and 80s, they require more care than before, which can be hard for both parent and child to come to terms with. The role of parent and child is revered, making it difficult for the older generation to let go of the freedoms they have enjoyed for so long. Some of the elderly are forced to move in with their children and grandchildren in order to be cared for properly, which can be difficult for all parties involved. However, with a home automation system, the elderly are able to continue to live on their own while their children are given the peace of mind that their parents are safe.

A home automation system will allow the children of the elderly to do the following:

  1. Monitor the temperature within the home. This means if your parents have forgotten to adjust their thermostat on a particularly hot or cold day, you are able to make the change for them. This can also help decrease their energy bills.
  2. Set timers for outside lighting. The exterior lights will turn on and off when you want them to, helping to deter crime from the home of your parents.
  3. Monitor the use of appliances. You are able to notice if a light, stove, or other appliance is left turned on for too long. You also have the ability to turn off the appliance if needed.
  4. Keep doors locked or unlocked. You have the ability to lock the doors of your parents’ home should they forget upon returning. You can also unlock their doors should they misplace or forget their keys.


Integrated Technologies Group has been providing the residents of Maryland with quality home automation systems for over a decade. Along with offering a home automation system for your Maryland home, we also offer home theater services, home security services, and central vacuum services. Integrated Technologies Group now provides the states of Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Delaware, and West Virginia with home automation systems.

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