Using thermal readings, HomeEXCEPT goes beyond motion alone to determine human presence. Is someone sitting for a long period? In a room longer than expected? How many people are present (ie. Were there visitors today?).
Motion lets you know a room is occupied and it indicates people are active and moving around. Lack of mobility is a risk to healthy aging.
Hot events are a common concern. Was the stove left on? What about a curling or clothes iron? These hot events pose a real risk to safety. Lack of hot events can also indicate someone is not cooking for themselves.
During winter months, cold can be a major risk for people and property. The elderly are more at risk for hypothermia because a lower metabolic rate makes it more difficult to maintain normal body temperature. So, is the heat on? Was a window left open? Is my loved one at risk? What about my property? Is there a risk of frozen pipes? Lack of cold events can also indicate someone is not opening the fridge and therefore not eating.
Sound levels (decibels) signal daily activity like TVs and conversation. Loud events like a smoke alarm or whistle can alert a potential situation.
Light levels are an indicator of whether enough light is present for daily activities. At night, light also can indicate if people are up at night. Someone having issues with sleep might have lights on late with motion and presence.
Vapours & Fumes
Concerned about smoking or other compounds (like harsh cleaning products or paint) in the air that poses an immediate health risk? Use the Vapours & Fumes setting to know if what the care recipient is breathing in is healthy or not.
Use the Air Quality alert to keep an overall and long-term view of the health of the air in a home. By being aware of AQ changes, steps can be taken to ensure the environment is a healthy one.
Want to know if the home care provider showed up? Use people count to alert you to another person in the room. Only want to know if someone didn't come? Our solution allows for that too (COMING SOON).
Flash Heat is a recommended setting. When activated it will let you know if there is a sharp rise in overall temperature that could indicate the threat of fire.
Humidity is also a recommended setting. When activated, both high and low level alerts will be activated and will account for norms in both summer and winter. Being aware of high and low humidity in a home can help with respiratory problems and also the health of a home.