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Get reassurance that someone you care about is well, wherever you are. Unintrusive home sensors let you know they’re safe as they go about their day.

Howz Home Care Kit
Howz Home Care Kit
Howz Home Care Kit
Howz Home Care Kit
Howz Home Care Kit
Howz

Howz Home Care Kit

Regular price
£149.00 + £9/month* In stock

*First 30 days Howz subscription is free. Howz will contact you to set up after purchase.

Free delivery Free delivery within 1-3 days
Free returns Free returns
2 year warranty 2 year warranty

  • Check movement, door and appliance use
  • Easy-to-use app
  • Alerts to changes in routine
  • Unlimited app users for your care group
  • Quick and easy self set-up
  • No minimum contract, cancel at any time
  • No cameras or wearables, just discreet sensors
  • Discover Howz
  • How it works
  • Full specifications
  • FAQs

Discover Howz

Do you worry about the wellbeing of someone who lives independently away from you, such as an elderly relative? The Howz Home Care Kit can help to give you both reassurance and support, without interfering with their life

Peace of mind a loved one is well at home

Sensors around your loved one’s home track their activity to let you know they’re going about their day as normal. See their activity in real-time in an easy-to-use smartphone app.

Peace of mind a loved one is well at home
Get alerted to changes in their routine

Get alerted to changes in their routine

A change in routine such as waking in the night or getting up later can indicate something’s not right. Howz learns the routine and notices if something’s not happening as normal. You’ll receive an alert to your phone so you can check everything is okay.

Share the support with your care group

You can invite as many people as you need to use the app and share the support. Anyone with permission can securely check the activity feed and receive alerts.

Share the support with your care ring

Support your loved one to live independently for longer

Howz can support your loved one to live the way they want to in their own home, by letting them know someone they trust is looking out for them.

Start the conversation

To help with the decision, we’ve created a printable guide to talk Howz through with your loved one.

Download the guide

How it works

How it works

Easy self-set up

There’s no need to wait for an engineer as the kit is so easy to set up and start using.

You choose where to use the sensors

Set up your sensors based on your loved one’s routine or needs that you want to check-in on. They’re really easy to affix - no DIY required - and you can move them at any time.

Get reassured

You’ll start seeing activity on the app straight away. After about 7 days the app will have learnt your loved one’s routine and will recommend alerts for you.

How it works

Unintrusive, secure and private

The sensors are easy for you to set up and sit discreetly around the home. Your loved one won’t need to remember to do or wear anything for the kit to work. With no need for cameras, you can check-in without intruding on their privacy.

Complements pendant and fall alarms

The kit works great alongside pendant and fall alarms for extra visibility and peace of mind.

Full specifications

What's included Home hub Smart plug Motion sensor Window/door sensor
Dimensions  102 x 102 x 28mm 48 x 48 x 32mm 70 x 70 x 31mm 76 x 26 x 17mm
Battery (Mains) (Mains) CR123 2 x AAA
Battery life Not applicable  Not applicable  3 years 6 - 9 years  
Compatible with
Howz app,  Android and iOS devices plus accessible via your web browser
Connections  ZigBee (2.4 GHz)
Subscription Your subscription is set up after purchase. The first 30 days are free.
Home hub
Dimensions  102 x 102 x 28mm
Battery (Mains)
Battery life Not applicable 
Compatible with
Howz app,  Android and iOS devices plus accessible via your web browser
Connections  ZigBee (2.4 GHz)
Subscription Your subscription is set up after purchase. The first 30 days are free.
Smart plug
Dimensions  48 x 48 x 32mm
Battery (Mains)
Battery life Not applicable 
Compatible with
Howz app,  Android and iOS devices plus accessible via your web browser
Connections  ZigBee (2.4 GHz)
Subscription Your subscription is set up after purchase. The first 30 days are free.
Motion sensor
Dimensions  70 x 70 x 31mm
Battery CR123
Battery life 3 years
Compatible with
Howz app,  Android and iOS devices plus accessible via your web browser
Connections  ZigBee (2.4 GHz)
Subscription Your subscription is set up after purchase. The first 30 days are free.
Window/door sensor
Dimensions  76 x 26 x 17mm
Battery 2 x AAA
Battery life 6 - 9 years
Compatible with
Howz app,  Android and iOS devices plus accessible via your web browser
Connections  ZigBee (2.4 GHz)
Subscription Your subscription is set up after purchase. The first 30 days are free.

FAQs

Frequently asked questions

Who is Howz for? +

Howz has been developed with and for older people who are living independently whilst giving their families peace of mind. Some of our customers use Howz for their own use, learning about routine and using the information to support conversations with their health teams and care network.

Is my information safe? +

Yes, all personable identifiable information is stored securely, with encryption. Howz are registered with the Information Commissioners Office and comply with all principles of data protection. All staff are trained in confidentiality and information security

Can I use Howz with my pendant alarm? +

Yes, Howz will not affect your pendant alarm, in fact the two can work very well together.

Do I have to be an EDF Energy customer to buy Howz? +

Not at all. Anyone can buy Howz, but you will be purchasing the Howz Home Care Kit from EDF Energy with the subsequent subscription service set up directly with Howz.

Will it detect if someone has a fall? +

Howz will detect lack of movement that doesn't fit with normal routine. This may detect if someone has been immobile for a longer than expected time, but not whether this is due to a fall. If you are very concerned about falls it is recommended that you seek out a specific falls detection device. The best place to start for this is often the local authority or try the local housing association.

Is the system easy to install? +

Yes. Howz has been designed as a simple self-install system. The sensors are all wireless and are attached with adhesive pads supplied with your kit. Once these are all set up, all you need to do is create an account on my.howz.com or through the app and set up who you want your alerts sent to. If you need advice, more help, or if self-installation isn't possible please call the Howz team on 0161 226 5353 and they will discuss other options with you.

How does it work? +

The Howz sensors detect activity and send this to the gateway which is connected to the internet. Howz receive that information and then share it back to you directly via the app or website. They also carry out analysis on the information to identify routine, set the alerts to detect changes, and monitor for long term change.

What's in the kit? +

The kit includes: 3 sensors, one door, one motion, and one smart plug. Howz have found this to be the ideal combination to get started with. Howz can learn routine from this number of discreet sensors which means it doesn't feel intrusive. More sensors can be added if required via Howz.

What happens after installation? +

You and your family can start monitoring activity straight away via the app or website. After 7 full days of activity Howz will contact you to tell you what they have learned about your routine and your alert settings. You control who sees your information and responses to any notifications.

What if I change my mind? +

Howz offer a 30 day free trial during which time you can return the kit and cancel your monthly subscription. After 30 days you can cancel your monthly payment at any time.You can return any items you no longer wish to keep within 30 days of receiving the kit granted that the item is in original condition with no damage to the sensors, plug, hub or box. For more details, please see the Howz returns policy

How do I pay for my Howz subscription? +

Your first 30 days of subscription is free. After purchase of the Howz Home Care Kit you will receive an email from Howz with instructions how to set up your monthly subscription to access the Howz service. You can pay by either credit card, debit card or direct debit. There is no minimum contract period and you can cancel the subscription at any time.

Still have questions? Please contact Howz on info@howz.com, 0161 226 5353.

What's included

Smart plug

Smart plug

Detects the use of any appliance you plug into it. Best used with things your loved one uses frequently such as the kettle for their morning tea.

Motion sensor

Motion sensor

Detects when something moves in front of it. You could place it on the landing to tell if your loved one is up in the night.

Door sensor

Door sensor

Attaches to any door and frame and senses when it’s open and closed. Use on a cabinet or the fridge, or on the front door to tell when your loved one is in.

Hub

Hub

Connects to your WiFi router. It receives information from your sensors and sends this securely to the app.

Customer testimonials

The Howz system is so detailed that if I move from any of my normal practices Howz will identify that.

Alan Attenborough, 81

Once I've checked up on him in the morning, and I've seen the activity, it's great, I've just got peace of mind, and I can go to work and I know my dad is fine...

Dot Brown, Alan Attenborough's daughter

Viv, Trafford
Howz has helped me learn about my mum’s routine and gives me peace of mind on a daily basis. The app is really easy to use!
Viv, Trafford
Angela Batchelor, Brighton
My mum is 91 and lives on her own. Howz has given me peace of mind as I can check the app to make sure she has got up in the morning and see that she has made herself a cup of tea. It has also enabled her to keep her independence as she knows I am aware that she is mobile. It is a great relief for both of us.
Angela Batchelor, Brighton
Earnest Poole, 96
Having Howz is a comfort because I know if I didn’t follow my routine and get up and about someone would know. There was one occasion when I was sick and didn’t get out of bed. My son got an alert and called me. The system isn’t intrusive at all, we are just all reassured it is there.
Earnest Poole, 96