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How Smart Home Surveillance Cameras can help protect the Elderly

How Smart Home Surveillance Cameras can help protect the Elderly

According to the Office for National Statistics (2010), over half of all people aged 75 and over live alone. At such a vulnerable age, it can be worrying knowing  that a loved one is living by themselves in a time of their life where extra care or assistance may be required under exceptional circumstances.

On 18th October , Blink received a message  from a woman who explained that, after installing a Blink 3-camera system for her father on Friday, it “saved his life” on Sunday. Judith Dutton saw that her 89-year-old father had taken a fall as a result of the motion captured footage alert sent to her phone from Blink  As a result of this, she was promptly able to get medical aid to her father within 39 minutes of the alert.

Smart home surveillance cameras, such as Blink, can offer peace of mind in knowing that you can provide a watchful eye over your loved ones when they are vulnerable.

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How to find peace of mind on the scariest night of the year!

How to find peace of mind on the scariest night of the year!

The celebrated phenomenon of trick-or-treating will see swarms of children gather on your doorstep, eagerly expecting a tasty treat for their troubles. On the surface, Halloween is a jaunty tradition and a fun excuse for kids to dress up and enjoy some free sweets. However, the reality of the matter is that Halloween can be a daunting affair for plenty of homeowners.

Property owners can feel threatened by the notion that, if you can’t provide a treat, you will receive a trick – often in the form of property damage. According to Aviva claims data between 2002 and 2012, malicious domestic damage increases by 150% during Halloween. For some property owners, it’s hard to find peace of mind on such a frantic night. However, there are certain tips and tricks (the good kind) that can help offer peace of mind for property owners on Halloween.

In trick-or-treat etiquette, a lit pumpkin is an invitation. If you don’t like the idea of strangers invading your doorstep, don’t leave a lit pumpkin outside of your house. Similarly, don’t be afraid of putting a polite notice outside of your house to let people know that you won’t be answering the door to trick-or-treaters. It’s important that the notice isn’t too abrupt or abrasive, otherwise, you might antagonise the trick-or-treaters and potentially spur them into mischief.

Perhaps the best way to ensure peace of mind on Halloween is to be afforded with the ability to monitor the activity on your doorstep throughout the night, without having to physically answer the door.  A Blink XT smart home security camera can be installed on the exterior of your property – out of arm’s reach, out of harm’s reach – to provide a watchful eye over anyone approaching your home. Filming in HD night-vision, you will have recorded footage of any potential offender that might wish harm to your home.

 

Using Blink to see wildlife

Over the years we’ve had an amazing range of wildlife spotted on Blink. From bears in America to hedgehogs in England, it seems Blink cameras can do much more than just keep your home safe.

Animals can be curious, and with Blink being such a compact camera, it can be placed in a discrete area that’s unobtrusive to wildlife, so you can catch a glimpse into life that is otherwise near on impossible to see.

The weatherproof Blink XT camera is ideal for keeping an eye on what wildlife is up to when you’re not around due to its infra-red night vision capabilities, motion detection technology. It even sends a video clip notification to your phone when Blink notices something going on.

One Blink customer managed to record some footage of a hedgehog nesting and said, “Blink is an excellent wildlife camera - even the wildlife agrees!”. 

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