Top 8 Home Safety Tips for Seniors

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Worried if your elder parents are safe and secure from accidents and crimes in their house? Are they taking medicines on time? What if they run into a heart attack or other emergencies? Here are some top home safety tips for older adults, to help make sure your parents are safe at home when you are not with them.

Top 1: Consider a Home Surveillance System to Improve Seniors’ Safety
One of the most important, meanwhile the most useful home safety tips for the elderly is, installing an easy set up home security camera. Video surveillance cameras serve several purposes.
First, they allow you to check in on your parents and know they are fine via your smartphone.
Then, they also allow you to see if a caregiver is doing what he or she should. Lastly, security systems can help identify criminals and keep informed if something disastrous like a robbery or home invasion happens.
Seniors living alone are more likely to be targeted by thieves and home invaders. There have been many news reports about home invasion robberies which targeted senior citizens. Using a home security camera can largely reduce the burglaries happening in the house, and protect your family and the elderly in a large extent.
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Top 2: Have a Panic Button for Notifying Emergency to Ensure Safety for Elderly

Having a panic button at home that is specifically designed for the elderly is also a necessary senior safety and security tip at home. A panic button remote is easy to get and can be placed on the end table next to your parents’ favorite chairs. If something happens, they can hit the button and then emergency services will be notified. This will not cover every emergency out there obviously, but it will certainly go a long way towards keeping your parents connected to emergency services and giving you peace of mind. This is a pretty useful home safety tip for elderly living alone.

Top 3: Install Extras to Prevent Falls of Senior Citizens in Home
Besides security from intruders, home safety for older adults also means seniors’ personal safety. Making your parent’s home “fall-proof” is one of the simplest (but still very effective) ways that you can drastically decrease home accidents.
For example, you concern much about bathroom safety for your senior parents. Installing rails in areas like showers and tubs, and along staircases, can do a great deal to prevent falling in bathroom and stairs. Making sure that areas are not cluttered is also important and you should fix any potential problems such as loose tile or a floorboard that is sticking out. In addition, locking down rugs with double-sided tape is a great way to prevent slips and falls.
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Top 4: Improve Fire Safety for Your Elderly Parents
Fire safety is also important for older adults at home. In US, people over 65 have a fire death rate nearly twice the national average. For senior citizens over 75, the death rate is even 3 times higher. So it is crucial to raise fire safety awareness to your parents, and help them make a fire safety checkup in their home. Smoke detectors and fire alarms can also provide valuable protection.

Top 5: Prepare Emergency Contact Information and Emergency Escape Plan to Protect Seniors at Home from Injuries

The elderly often becomes forgetful. So make sure telephone numbers are readily available for the police, file department, hospital, the family members or a trusted neighbor. Make certain that older adults know how to deal with an emergency. Make an emergency escape plan and practice it with elder people at ordinary times.

Top 6: Make Sure There is Sufficient Lighting
Ensure plenty of lighting throughout your parent’s house is also an important home safety checklist for elderly. Accidents can happen when there is not enough lighting. Lights that come on by themselves when someone enters a room are perfect for your parents, who may need to have their hands free to hold onto a railing, or use a cane or walker. This type of lightning system likely costs less than you think as well.
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Top 7: Use Advanced Seniors Safety Products at Home

There are also a number of additional gadgets that can help keep your aging parents safe. These are readily available and work with many existing alarm systems. One of the most popular gadgets, which works alongside the tips to prevent falling that were mentioned earlier, is a monitoring device that can tell when someone has fallen and is unable to get up, so that emergency services can be notified as quickly as possible.

Top 8: Protect Your Elderly Parents from Cyber Attacks
The elderly, who have little knowledge of internet security, make ideal targets for cyber-criminals, authorities warned. Therefore, it is your responsible to teach them about online security to keep them safe online. Tell them to be cautious about suspicious links, banners, since cyber criminals may use these temptations to steal money from their bank accounts.
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The above-mentioned are all about safety tips for elderly at home to help reduce the risk of injuries of your aging parents. If possible, spend more time with them. With your company, your parents will have less loneliness and feel much safer. And I will keep updating the senior safety tips if I find more. Feel free to leave comments below if you have good ideas.

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6 Tips for Keeping Your Home Safe This Holiday Season

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It’s tough to believe it’s nearly April. Ah, Spring is a time for loved ones, comfort food and … burglaries?

Yes, burglaries. According to the FBI, nearly 400,000 burglaries occur annually in the US during in November and December alone! Apparently holiday travel + presents under the tree = a burglar’s dream come true. So if you’re planning to take a trip this season to visit loved ones, be sure to follow these holiday safety tips to keep your home protected and safe.

1. Don’t tell the internet
You’d never post a sign on your front door telling strangers you’re away, and you shouldn’t do it online either. If you’re out of town this holiday season, be careful what you post on Facebook and never share details like your home’s address or when you’ll be away. Also, be sure you switch off location services on social apps and sites and hold off on posting your IMG_2155vacation pics until you’re back at home. If you simply can’t wait until you’re back to share, adjust your social media settings so only your close friends and family can see your updates.

2. Post a sign
Another easy way to keep burglars away from your home is to post security and surveillance signage around your house. According to a recent study, about 60% of burglars indicated that the presence of a home alarm system would cause them to seek an alternative target altogether. Moral of the story study? Make your home look like it’s tough to break into and many burglars won’t even try.
3. Use your neighbors
Your neighbors can be a great asset when trying to keep your home safe while you’re gone. If you’re planning a trip, ask neighbors you trust to take out your trash, collect your mail and keep a general eye on things for you. Another easy thing they can do to make it look like someone’s home is to park their cars in your driveway until you return. The more the cars move, the better!

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4. Schedule your lights
On that note, another great way to make it look like someone is home is to put your lights on a schedule. With a Wi-Fi Smart Plug, it’s really easy to do. Just plug a Smart Plug into any open outlet in your home, plug a light in and create on/off light schedules right from your smartphone or tablet.
5. Keep your gifts to yourself
If you’ve been doing a lot of holiday shopping and have purchased big ticket items, be discrete when you throw away the packaging. Don’t put empty television boxes or Tiffany’s bags on the curb for everyone to see because nothing tempts a thief like the prospect of expensive gifts under the tree. On that same note, don’t post about all your shiny new toys online – burglars have Facebook too.
6. Use security cameras
Even if you’re followed all of this advice and have done all you can to keep your home safe while you’re away, it’s still nice to be able to check in on things to make sure everything secure.  So my last piece of advice is to set up a Wi-Fi security camera so you can see a live view of your house from anywhere, anytime – right from your mobile device. With a Wi-Fi Camera at home, you can enjoy peace of mind and stop worrying about what’s happening at home and start worrying about how to make room for a second slice of pumpkin pie.

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6. Use security cameras

Even if you’re followed all of this advice and have done all you can to keep your home safe while you’re away, it’s still nice to be able to check in on things to make sure everything secure.  So my last piece of advice is to set up a Wi-Fi security camera so you can see a live view of your house from anywhere, anytime – right from your mobile device. With a Wi-Fi Camera at home, you can enjoy peace of mind and stop worrying about what’s happening at home and start worrying about how to make room for a second slice of pumpkin pie.

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6 Tips for Keeping Your Home Safe This Holiday Season

It’s tough to believe it’s nearly December. Pumpkin spiced lattes are back, sweaters are emerging from the depths of our closets and holiday travel plans are well underway. Before we know it, Thanksgiving will be but a memory and Christmas will be upon us.

Ah, fall. A time for loved ones, comfort food and … burglaries?

Yes, burglaries. According to the FBI, nearly 400,000 burglaries occur annually in the US during in November and December alone! Apparently holiday travel + presents under the tree = a burglar’s dream come true. So if you’re planning to take a trip this season to visit loved ones, be sure to follow these holiday safety tips to keep your home protected and safe.

- See more at: http://blog.dlink.com/6-tips-for-keeping-your-home-safe-this-holiday-season/#sthash.I5xnr45y.dpuf

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TENVIS IP Camera has been advertised in the French magazine “Numerique”

   Exciting news, TENVIS IP Camera has been advertised in the French magazine “Numerique”, which marks that our French exclusive distributor TBS Europe is ready to further expand the French Market online and offline. Want to buy our products in French? just visit amazon.fr .

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New Search Tool TENVIS EasySetup

   Exciting news! TENVIS has released a more advanced search tool named TENVIS  EasySetup.

     Compared to the previous one, TENVIS Search Tool, users can change the camera name directly without going to the settings. Change the password of the camera is also possible. The most convenient part is that users can setup Wi-Fi for the camera.

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     Users can download this software directly from our website.  Currently, the version for Mac supports some of the camera models. V1.1.1.2 for Mac supports models like TR3818/JPT3815W P2P/IPROBOT2/IPROBOT3/JPT3815W-HD/TH692/IP391W-HD. However, the Windows version is compatible with almost all the models. So, for Windows users, they do not need to worry the compatibility at all. Just download this software  from tenvis.com and have a try!

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Elf on the Shelf is caught being naughty on surveillance cameras

Naughty or nice, beware: the Elf on the Shelf is always watching to report back to Santa what kids around the world are up to in the lead-up to Christmas.

And for the unbelievers, here’s definite proof that the cheerful scout elves—who hide while children are awake— get around the house when nobody is watching.

Surveillance footage shows the little Elves on the Shelf running around Christmas trees, messing with presents and even jumping on beds.

In one of the videos, mom Bobby Wilson tells her two kids how she installed a nanny cam in their bedroom to see if their elf would do anything once everyone went to bed.

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‘Last night, when y’all fell asleep, we set up the camera to see if we could catch Elf flying around the house and see if he’d do something,’ she tells her young son and daughter in a YouTube video.

‘And guess what, we caught him — on camera, flying around the house!,’ she tells them, as the stunned kids listening in incredulously.

While Wilson’s children slept, her camera caught the elf jumping up and down their bed and flying around the room.

Other elves have been caught on surveillance footage running up and down stairs, changing family portraits and even messing with presents.

The North Pole did not immediately respond to call from DailyMail.com seeking comment. Click to read more.

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