Introducing Wellcam™: The Smarter Video Solution for Independent Living

When you choose Smartzone, protection for your home is just the start. Our technology extends the meaning of security to protect more of the things that matter: your family, your safety, your time, your budget—even your deliveries.

At CES this year, Smartzone is introducing Wellcam™: the first smart home video solution designed to empower safer independent living.

Wellcam is a state-of-the-art smart security camera, two-way communications device, activity sensor and more. It’s installed in your loved one’s home, but it’s also integrated with your own home’s security system and smartphone app. Wellcam makes it easier to stay connected to your loved one, and extends many of your home’s smart security safeguards to their house.

If you’re one many Irish families who care for a family member aged over 50, Wellcam can help you. It’s an emergency safeguard and an early warning system. It’s also a fun way to say hello.

A family plan for smart home security

Adding Wellcam to your loved one’s home extends your own home’s blanket of Smartzone’s protection and the peace of mind it brings.

Wellcam makes it easy to:

Check in with a two-way call:  Wellcam’s call-out button lets your loved one easily initiate a hands-free call to your Smartzone app without having to find or dial your number. When you want to contact them, a corresponding button in your app puts you straight through to Wellcam’s clear, high-quality speaker.

Check in visually:  Wellcam’s 180-degree camera, with 1080p resolution and 6mp zoom, can cover a wide area like a kitchen or living room in high definition.

If you don’t have time to talk, but need to quickly verify that everything is okay, Wellcam makes it easy to check in in real time. If you’re using Wellcam to monitor a specific area of the home, like the hallway or front door area, video alerts can show you important activity as it happens.

Stay in the know: While traditional independent living solutions like Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS) are designed for emergencies, Wellcam—like our broader Wellness solution—helps you intervene before a problem becomes an emergency.

As well as giving you a clear view of things, Wellcam is also an activity sensor for Smartzone’s smart home platform, which learns activity patterns and alerts you when they change.

By keeping you in the know with activity charts, daily highlights summaries and proactive alerts when things change, Smartzone can keep you one step ahead of emerging quality-of-life issues so that you can take action.

Want to know more about Smartzone’s Wellness solutions?

Our Wellness technology empowers smarter, safer independent living with a 24/7 safety net of proactive safeguards for your loved one, including new Wellness Insights enhancements that use predictive analytics to monitor quality of life, learn activity patterns and quickly detect changes in routines.

For more information on how Smartzone can help you look after your loved ones call 021 4966 248 or pop into our store at Douglas Court Shopping centre to speak to one of our experts.

Smartzone Experience Centre is now open in Douglas Court Shopping Centre

Why Smart Home Security is the Best Holiday House-Minder

When you go on holiday, it’s extra-relaxing to have a friend or family member keeping an eye on things at home.

This year, though, you could give your regular houseminder a break—and give yourself a new level of peace of mind.

When it comes to protecting, securing, and keeping an eye on your home, new technology can rival even the most diligent housesitter. A smart security system powered by Smartzone watches your home around the clock, and can take proactive measures to safeguard your property while making it easy to check in anytime.

Here’s why Smartzone could be the greatest houseminder of all.

1: It never takes its eyes off your house. 

Houseminders are great at keeping an eye on things, but they also have to earn paychecks, run errands, sleep and socialize.

A smart security system, meanwhile, can provide round-the-clock awareness. Connected sensors and devices can generate instant smartphone alerts about important activity at your home, letting you know if something is wrong or suspicious.

With 24-7 professional monitoring, a fire or break-in can be reported to a monitoring station, where a security professional can dispatch first responders to your home. It doesn’t matter whether you see an alert or not in order for you to be protected in an emergency.

2: It knows where the water main is

If a pipe leaks or bursts, how quickly could you get to the water main and shut it off? Wait… do you even know where your water main is? If you don’t, then your houseminder certainly doesn’t.

Protection from water damage is another area where technology now outpaces even the most diligent human. With a combination of water sensors and a smart shutoff valve fitted to your home’s water main, your Smartzone-powered system is capable of detecting a leak and automatically shutting the water off to prevent damage from accumulating.

With the clean-up costs of a water leak potentially running into tens of thousands of Euro’s, this is one proactive safeguard you definitely want when you travel.

3: It’s always home to accept deliveries

You’re expecting post while you’re gone, but you can’t expect your houseminder to put their schedule on hold in order to sit at your house, waiting for the doorbell to ring.

A doorbell camera, integrated into your security system, can make things easy. When the Postman rings the bell, your Smartzone app can alert you. Wherever you happen to be, you should be able to see them, talk to them, unlock your smart lock, and ask them to leave the package inside.

4: You can check in anytime—no calls necessary.

With time differences and busy schedules, checking in with your houseminder can be inconvenient. You might prefer not to bother them.

With Smartzone, though, you can check in whenever you feel that itch. Just open your app, select a video camera feed, and take a peek. You can also quickly scan the status of your locks, smart thermostat, system arming status, lights and garage door.

If you prefer to keep check-ins to a minimum, it’s easy to set up alerts customized to your preferences. Give your house-minder a personalized keyless access code, and you can have an alert appear whenever they show up and leave, or only if they don’t show at all. You can even create video alerts associated with your smart lock to visually verify who’s visiting.

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