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Connected Home Systems Opens Division to Focus on Daily Care Management for Elderly & Disabled
Connected Home Systems in Woodbury, CT has opened a division that focuses on the installation of motion-activated sensor technologies in the homes of elderly and disabled individuals to help families and caregivers ensure their safety and comfort.
Opened in May of 2010, Connected Home Systems’ Contento explained, “Our overriding ambition is to utilize modern technologies to help people remain independent and in their homes.” The company has begun to focus their products and services on “wellness tracking” and electronic assistive technologies for safer, more convenient, and comfortable living.
“We create wireless sensor networks,” elaborated Contento, “that can monitor an individual’s environment and provide minute-by-minute information about that individual’s well being to their network of caregivers that often includes family members, health and home care professionals, and neighbors. Micro contact sensors attached to doors, cabinets, refrigerators and pill organizers tell their care network when or if they have been used. Bed and chair pressure sensors provide valuable occupancy and temperature readings. Motion sensors capture movement, or lack of movement. Humidity sensors indicate shower usage, or lack of usage. Water detectors sense leaks. Heat sensors alert caregivers a stove has been left on.”
All of the sensor data is uploaded in real time to a secure server. “From a web interface,” explained Contento, “an individual’s care network can view the data and confirm their loved one is fine. If the system detects a problem, automatic notifications by e-mail or text message are instantly sent to designated caregivers to provide a speedy response to the need of the elderly or disabled person. No special computer or analytical skills are required to use the system. It is intuitive and user friendly. More importantly, the care needs of an individual are assessed non-obtrusively and objectively.”
Connected Home Systems can also provide such devices as blood pressure cuffs, weight scales and balance monitoring slippers. “These devices,” explained Paul Ouellette, sales director of Connected Home Systems’ new division, “record important information about the user or wearer of these products that can be useful in determining the onset of conditions such as congestive heart failure or fall risk.”
“Assistive Technology” - Enabling devices such as touch screens and universal remotes used with wireless light switches, thermostats, door locks, outside cameras and audio visual equipment are also available through Connected Home Systems. “These technologies,”
“Another bonus of these assistive technologies,”
“Our wellness tracking and assistive technologies,”
“More and more families are realizing these technologies can eliminate a great deal of concern and worry in their daily lives,” added Contento. “What adult son or daughter would not want to know that their elderly mother did not get out of her bed or eat a meal for a full day? How many caregivers wouldn’t want to know if their care recipient fell to the floor or was sitting in a cold room in the middle of a harsh winter? These solutions provide far more than peace of mind, they provide around-the-clock action-oriented safeguards for the security and comfort of individuals who are dependent on their caregivers when they are not able to care for themselves.”
To learn more about Connected Home Systems’ technologies and devices, installation, programming, training and assessment services, visit Connected-Home-
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Founded in May 2010, Connected Home Systems, LLC is a leading Automation Systems Solution Provider built on a foundation of innovation and forward-thinking. We pride ourselves for our deep passion for technology and a profound compassion for the elderly or otherwise infirmed among us. This unique combination has created our flagship solution, the CloseBy Network. This Network together with Control4’s world class Automation and Control backbone, provides us with an unparalleled set of solutions to offer our customers.
We are growing and our Home Automation, Home Controls, Home Health Services, and overall Home Technology Solutions are really gaining wide scale acceptance. Our solutions sets require that we work closely with many different trade and professional partners who provide enormous added value. We are 100% committed to providing our partners with all levels of training and support to effectively and intelligently discuss and implement our solutions for our customers.