SimplyHome founderCo-Founders: Drue & Allen Ray

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Lowdown: Smart home-monitoring systems that support independent living

Awesomeness: Technology featured on ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

Families with aging or disabled loved ones are often torn between the balance of safety and independence.  SimplyHome’s solution  addresses both with a high-tech, customizable home monitoring system. It uses inconspicuous, wireless motion and contact sensors on doorways, walls, appliances and beds to track seniors’ movements—or changes in behavioral patterns that could indicate trouble—and it alerts caregivers or loved ones. Users are also equipped with wearable panic buttons. SimplyHome enables your elderly loved ones to live freely and independently, while you can rest assured knowing they are safe.


Wall Street Journal: Frail seniors embrace home monitoring
ABC’s Extreme Makeover, Home Edition: SimplyHome debuts on season 9 of ABC’s Extreme Makeover
NC Assistive Technology Program: 2012 Award of Excellence for Assistive Technology
CEPro: Recognizing companies that give back
Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce: 2014 Women Entrepreneurs Best in Business Award