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Chapter 3 – Save Money Using the Internet to Stay Independent

CHAPTER 3 Save money with the internet Welcome back. I almost forgot to point out how the Internet can save you money as well. This is very simple math. Everyone knows that care facilities can be very expensive and not to mention if you can even find one with room for you. But the average facility can be over $2500 per month. The cost to have someone some to your home to check in on you can be even more costly. So imagine if you bought these different Internet devices that help you stay at home. In many cases this is a one time expense and some come with a small monthly fee for monitoring but regardless it is nowhere near the cost that care facilities can be. And when you want to save your money and make a wise investment into your future these devices can allow you to stay at home instead of shelling out $2500 or more every month for a care home that you don’t want to live in in the first place. Just to help you do the math if these devices can help you stay at home for 12 months longer that’s a whopping figure of over $30,000 that you can save. That is something that will open your eyes as to the value of the Internet utility can bring to your life. Not to mention the video calls to the grand kids! One of the newest devices on the market to keep you safe and independent at home is the iGuardStove. This is a great product that easily connects to your existing...
The US smart home technologies market — here’s how and why the market will take off

The US smart home technologies market — here’s how and why the market will take off

The US smart home market has yet to take off. Quirky’s recent announcement that it was filing chapter 11 bankruptcy — and selling off its smart home business, Wink — highlights this well. At its current state, we believe the smart home market is stuck in the ‘chasm’ of the technology adoption curve, in which it is struggling to surpass the early-adopter phase and move to the mass-market phase of adoption. There are many barriers preventing mass-market smart home adoption: high device prices, limited consumer demand and long device replacement cycles. However, the largest barrier is the technological fragmentation of the smart home ecosystem, in which consumers need multiple networking devices, apps and more to build and run their smart home. In a new report from BI Intelligence, we analyze current US consumer demand for the smart home and barriers to widespread adoption. We also analyze and determine areas of growth, and ways to overcome barriers. Here are some key takeaways from the report: Smart home devices are becoming more prevalent throughout the US. We define a smart home device as any stand-alone object found in the home that is connected to the internet, can be either monitored or controlled from a remote location, and has a noncomputing primary function. Multiple smart home devices within a single home form the basis of a smart home ecosystem. Currently, the US smart home market as a whole is in the “chasm” of the tech adoption curve. The chasm is the crucial stage between the early-adopter phase and the mass-market phase, in which manufacturers need to prove a need for their devices....

Chapter 2 – The internet and my independence?

CHAPTER 2 The internet and my independence? So how does the Internet help me?  Why should I have it in my home?  Well good questions.  Other than the obvious about staying connected the Internet can also help you actually stay in your home independent and safe.  Stay in my home?  What do you mean?  Will I become homebound?  Don’t worry.  What I mean is that as we all age there comes a time in our lives where we just can’t be alone anymore and we need to move into a care home or facility where people can keep an eye on us.  This happens for many reasons but wouldn’t you prefer to be able to stay at your own home or live with your children? We all would and here is how the Internet can become your new friend and saviour of your independence.  There are many products for sale today that are some form of sensor or other technology that can be placed in your home and connected to the Internet connection that do not require a computer to be present.  PHEW!  There is that scary word computer again but if you noticed I said the computer is not need.  Just the devices that are simply placed in the home and you don’t have to interact with them or even worry that those sensors are there. That’s great but how do they help me ?  Here is how.  As you age you may need someone to keep an eye on you and therefore that is why in the past you had to move into a facility where they...

Chapter 1 – Ways That The Internet Can Keep You Safe and Independent at Home

The Internet is well entrenched into today’s society and is a wonderful thing.  It brings people together, helps them nurture their relationships and provides a wealth of information. With video chat, social media, podcasts, music and so much more, we have instant access to what’s happening in our neighborhood and all over the world. 20 years ago we used phones that were attached to the wall with cords.  We had to rely on newspapers or TV to get information and that usually only happened during the news broadcast at suppertime or the morning paper. Radio was a bit more current and could bring us information faster but it had its limitations as well. Today’s children find it hard to comprehend the limitations we faced 25 years ago.  It’s hard to believe how quickly and how far technology has taken today’s family. The great challenge can be learning how to use these technologies to enhance our families and even the homes we live in.  For example, did you know… You don’t have to own a computer to be connected to the internet Being connected can actually help protect your family Getting connected can allow a senior to remain independent longer   ENTER WIFI (wireless access to the internet)  Instant access to more communications than has ever been available in the history of this world.  Think of the Internet as another utility into your home.  You have electrical for power, plumbing for water and sewer for … well, you know. The internet is a utility for ultimate communications. And, like power, plumbing and sewer, no one expects you to put it in,...

INVEST IN ADVANCED HOME AUTOMATIC STOVE SHUT OFF SOLUTIONS TO PROTECT YOUR HOME

Fires are some of the most unpredictable things on the planet, and the devastation that they cause can completely change your life. You need to invest in iGuardFire’s automatic stove shut off solutions to protect your family. The main reason why automatic stove shut off solutions like the iGuardStove are so important is because of the frequency at which kitchen cooking is being forgotten causing fires and expensive smoke damage. Each year, they injure about 7,000 people on average. In 2014 alone, fires caused 15,775 civilian injuries. That year, kitchen fires also led to 3,275 civilian deaths, and $11.6 billion in property damage. Even the greatest chef in the world can make some mistakes in the kitchen, and unfortunately, even the tiniest of flames can set an entire building on fire in seconds. Over 60% of kitchen fires start from unattended cooking, something just about everyone is guilty of. You cannot afford to lose everything you’ve worked for because you walked away from your live stove, which is why it’s so important to invest in automatic stove shut off solutions. iGuardFire’s auto stove shut-off device gives you some room for error when cooking in the kitchen. This advanced technology is even more important during the holidays, when most families are gathered in the kitchen preparing meals. In 2013, Thanksgiving was the peak day for home cooking fires, followed by Christmas Day and Christmas Eve. In fact, there were 230% more fires on Thanksgiving in 2013 than any other day of the year. There are countless tragic stories of families having their holidays spoiled due to stove fires, and you...

Don’t Become A Fire Statistic

Here’s Why Every Home Needs an Auto Stove Shut-Off device to Prevent Kitchen Fires Kitchen fires have life-altering effects, and unfortunately cause unthinkable damage every single day. In 2014 alone, approximately 494,000 fires were structure fires, which led to 3,275 civilian deaths, 15,775 civilian injuries, and $9.8 billion in property damage. It’s impossible to completely prevent kitchen fires without some assistance, and thankfully, advances in technology have made it easier than ever for you to protect your home. The iGuardStove is an automatic stove shut-off device that detects when you’re no longer in the cooking area and automatically turns your stove off before disaster can strike. While the iGuardStove is obviously ideal for families, consider the countless other people and situations that it can help. From retirement communities to vacation properties, in-law suites and rental homes, independent living and apartment condos as well as those with impaired brain function, there is no home that won’t benefit benefit from this exciting new technology that can easily prevent kitchen fires. Families. While kids are typically the most guilty of leaving things on the stove, parents also have to admit that they too have some bad habits or distractions while in the kitchen. Nearly half (45%) of consumers say they have left the room to watch television or listen to music. If that’s something you’re guilty of, you need the iGuardStove to prevent stove fires when you least expect them and avoid catastrophe. People Living with Diseases and Injuries. There is nothing more frustrating than living with a disease or injury that impairs your thoughts. Tragically, involuntarily forgetfulness is another major cause...