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Enhancing Residential Aged Care with iMatrix Sentry Door and Window Monitors

In the realm of residential aged care, ensuring the safety and well-being of residents is paramount. Technological advancements have brought forward innovative solutions to assist caregivers and provide peace of mind to family members. Among these solutions, the iMatrix Sentry door and window monitors stand out for their versatility and ease of use. This article explores how these monitors can be integrated into aged care settings to improve welfare checks, manage environmental conditions, and reassure families.


Case 1: Confirming Welfare Checks

One practical application of the iMatrix Sentry door monitors is confirming the completion of welfare checks. In residential aged care, timely delivery of meals and medication is crucial. For instance, a welfare check can be confirmed by detecting that the front door was opened at a specific time, indicating that a caregiver delivered a meal.

Here’s how it works:

  • Installation and Setup: The iMatrix Sentry door sensor is installed on the front door. The setup process is simple and quick, requiring minimal technical knowledge.
  • Monitoring and Reporting: The sensor detects when the door is opened and sends this information to the iMatrix cloud via the iMatrix Micro Gateway. This Gateway connects to the resident’s Wi-Fi network or an optional RUT241 4G Cellular gateway.
  • Verification: Family members and care managers receive real-time notifications confirming that the door was opened at the scheduled time, ensuring that the meal delivery or welfare check has been completed.

Case 2: Managing Environmental Conditions

In another scenario, a remote caregiver can monitor and manage the resident’s environment. For example, on a cold day, a caregiver might be tasked with adjusting the thermostat to maintain a comfortable indoor temperature. However, if a window is open, it could negate the effectiveness of the HVAC system.

Here’s how the iMatrix Sentry window monitor helps:

  • Window Monitoring: The iMatrix Sentry sensor is placed on the window. When the window is opened, the sensor sends a notification.
  • Remote Assessment: The caregiver receives an alert and can check the status of the window before making any adjustments to the thermostat.
  • Actionable Insights: Instead of adjusting the HVAC system, the caregiver can instruct the resident to close the window, ensuring energy efficiency and comfort.

Peace of Mind for Families

For family members, knowing that their loved ones are safe and well-cared for is invaluable. The iMatrix Sentry door and window monitors provide:

  • Real-Time Updates: Families can receive real-time updates about the activities and environmental conditions in their loved one’s residence.
  • Safety Assurance: Notifications about door openings and window statuses help confirm that welfare checks and environmental conditions are being appropriately managed.
  • Enhanced Communication: These monitors facilitate better communication between caregivers and family members, ensuring everyone is informed and involved in the care process.

Easy Provisioning with the iMatrix Mobile App

Setting up the iMatrix Sentry sensors is a straightforward process:

  • iMatrix Mobile App: The sensors can be quickly provisioned using the iMatrix Mobile App, which is available on Android and iOS platforms. The app guides users through installation, ensuring the sensors are correctly placed and configured.
  • Connectivity: Once installed, the sensors communicate with the iMatrix Micro Gateway. This Gateway can use the resident’s existing Wi-Fi network or connect via the RUT241 4G Cellular gateway, providing flexibility and reliability in different settings.
  • Cloud Integration: Data from the sensors is sent to the iMatrix cloud, which is processed and made available through the iMatrix Dashboard and is accessible by caregivers and family members.


The iMatrix Sentry door and window monitors offer a robust solution for enhancing the safety and well-being of residents in aged care settings. By confirming welfare checks and managing environmental conditions, these sensors provide practical benefits for caregivers and peace of mind for families. The system ensures continuous and effective monitoring with easy provisioning through the iMatrix Mobile App and iMatrix Cloud.