Monitoring the home environment (using a combination of movement, door and other sensors) only works when people are within the monitored space (e.g. haven’t fallen putting the rubbish out) and have regular behavioural patterns. This is very good at defining needs in the hands of a skilled assessor but less so at raising timely alerts. The equipment tends to be expensive to buy and install, for instance CanaryCare
costs from £411 in year one and then £312 a year.
As these systems works independently of the service user it may be useful where they are unable to interact with another system.