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CCTV

Discussion in 'Equipment and technology' started by PrincessCrystal, May 15, 2018.

  1. PrincessCrystal

    PrincessCrystal New member

    May 15, 2018
    1
    Hello. My Mum has Altzeimers. She currently lives on her own with carer checks twice a day. She is under close supervision with her GP. The GP mentioned that it would be a good idea to have CCTV installed at her front door so that an alert to my phone will tell me if she’s gone out or if there’s an unwanted caller at the door. Do you know who can supply such a service? Thank you, Sarah
     
  2. Andrew_McP

    Andrew_McP Registered User

    Mar 2, 2016
    83
    There are things like the Ring doorbell/camera which could be fitted and configured to call your phone when someone rings the doorbell.

    https://www.theguardian.com/technol...iew-deal-with-doorsteppers-from-your-own-sofa

    But I think they require a subscription (and of course broadband at the house). I know the occupational health (if I remember correctly) people could arrange for all sorts of monitoring sensors to be installed, and I don't think that would have been too expensive to run. They were monitored by a third party though, and probably wouldn't deal with the nuisance caller part of it.

    I didn't follow any of that up though, because I became a full time monitoring system instead. Still not sure that was a good idea, but life doesn't come with an instruction manual... more's the pity! :)
     
  3. Lankymad

    Lankymad Registered User

    May 31, 2018
    18
    There are apps which let you monitor a house/pet/person for free if you have a spare mobile and wifi in the house concerned. They are basic services and subject to ads, but are free and do the job!
    Just put in security/cameras into your app search.
     

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