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Hi, I am looking for surveillance equipment that is suitable for my grandmother who is living alone and can use it. My grandmother was a very nostalgic and introverted person, and she didn't want to move in with us and just stay in her own little house. But her knees are bad, and from time to time we worry about her accidentally falling over. We live in CA, more than 40 kilometers away from her, and with the current epidemic, it's even more difficult to visit her.
We had plans to hire a home care worker, but my grandmother wasn't willing to accept strangers staying home for long periods of time. Some foreign friends have suggested to me to install some tech monitoring devices that can keep track of the user's movements, but do not produce any images or videos and therefore protect the user's privacy. But those device manufacturers are so far away, I searched nearby merchants and didn't find anything similar. Do you have any suggestions?

What does your grandmother think of using any device to monitor her?
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The pendents only work if the person keeps them on. If they forget why they're wearing them, off they come. This is the case for my 2 aunts, 98 and 101. The 98-yr old has late-stage dementia and won't keep it on but her older sister is clear as a bell and she's the one wearing it (which makes sense in that arrangement, anyway). Their system detects a fall or lack of activity. The service calls the wearer and can talk to them through a speaker so they don't have to actually be within reach of a phone or able to answer it, but need to be able to speak loud enough. If the device is activated, and the service doesn't get any response, they call 911.
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Great Call makes the pendant my dad wears. It detects falls, and he can also use it to press the button on it to have us called, or paramedics called if needed
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Yannis11 May 26, 2020
But what if there's a situation where she can't push the button? If she falls down, her arm might hurt. I've learned about the relevant button products, but I still don't think they're smart enough.
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Wifi nanny cams are pretty cheap and easy to use. Would she be willing to get one of those "I've fallen and I can't get up" necklace things?
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Yannis11 May 26, 2020
You mean camera with videos or images, right? I think it's an invasion of my grandmother's privacy, and the psychological needs of the elderly are important, and it's best to use something without cameras.
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