The use of environment sensors and controls extends to the area of monitoring and security for those who require assistive aid within their homes.

Imagine if occupancy sensors automatically switch on lights so that one need not stumble around fumbling to find light switches in the dark? Or that a pressure sensor detects and transmits to concerned children that an elderly parent is up and about, and most importantly safe.

Or imagine if home fireplaces are automatically set to rollback and switch off if a person leaves a room for a period of time?