Technology has made its way into almost every aspect of our lives. From smart TVs to AI, to smartphones, and smart video conferencing, we rely on technology to make life easier. But are seniors interested in smart tech? Yes, they are!
The baby boomer generation has taken a keen interest in smart home technology. For them, smart home technology is a great option that enables them to stay in their homes longer. There are many reasons why seniors are interested in smart home technology, but here are some of the top reasons.
Entertainment and Managing Daily Life
According to a study by the AARP, seniors are excited about technology. They’re not just catching up with the younger generations on technology, but they plan to use and adopt new technologies in the future as well. The AARP found that there are two major areas of interest for seniors – entertainment and smart products that make their lives easier. As they get older, they want to be able to age in place and are looking for technology that will help them do that.
Seniors are interested in smart technology that allows them to connect with family and friends.
Some of the issues older Americans face as they age is social isolation. This can lead to loneliness and depression, which are very common issues in this age bracket. Smart home technology allows seniors who might have mobility issues to stay connected with family and friends.
This is one reason why so many seniors are interested in technology like video conferencing, and smart doorbells and locks. It allows them to stay in touch with friends and have visitors over without having to physically get up and answer the door.
Smart home automation systems like Control4 allow seniors to both automate their homes and stay connected with their friends and family. One of the features that both seniors and their families appreciate is the ability to stay connected through video monitoring devices and security systems. This allows family members to check in on their elderly parent or loved one from anywhere. And, also allows their aging parent to reach out to them whenever they need to connect.
Seniors want to learn how to use smart home technology to enjoy home entertainment.
Just because seniors are older, doesn’t mean they’ve lost their interest in entertainment. In fact, entertainment is one of the reasons why they are interested in smart home technology. In fact, entertainment is one of the reasons why seniors are interested in smart home technology. One of the problems seniors deal with is that as they age, they have a harder time moving around and living alone. Smart home technology can help them stay connected and entertained.
If you’re home alone, naturally you want to be entertained. But, it might be difficult to see small buttons or operate remote controls. Seniors like the freedom they get from smart home technology. It allows them to stream videos, or listen to music without having to get up or find the right remote control to use.
Personal Independence and Aging-in-Place
Seniors are interested in smart home technology that will allow them to maintain personal independence and age in place. With a smart home, seniors can have their entire home automated. Their lights and thermostat can be programmed to be adjusted automatically on a schedule or with convenient voice commands.
They can also add safety features using motion sensors and monitoring. Motion sensors can be used in a variety of ways, including alerting them to incoming mail or turning on the living room lights automatically when they enter the room. The sensors can also be used as a safety feature. For example, they can be programmed to turn off the stove when no one is in the kitchen.
Seniors are most interested in smart home technology that is easy for them to use.
Seniors don't just want to have smart home features. They want it to be easy to use. The biggest complaint amongst seniors is that the technology isn’t designed for seniors’ needs. Even though they’d like to use it, the learning curve seems too steep.
At SmartVolt we make smart home automation easy. We can design a system that is tailored to your needs and teach you how to use it. With Control4, you can get started with as many features as you want or with just a few, and it’s very easy to operate. Anyone, including your parents or grandparents, can use it.
If you are interested in learning more about the Control4 system contact us at 505-903-6911. We will be happy to answer any questions you have and help you make your home a smart home.