Smart smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, wireless doorbell cameras, and keyless entry are among the top 10 smart home technologies for homeowners age 50 and older, according to new research from The Hartford and the MIT AgeLab. This Smart News Release features multimedia. View the full release here: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20161129005676/en/ "Smart home technology can make life easier for people of all ages, but it can be especially beneficial to those ages 50 and older as their lifestyles change," said Jodi Olshevski, gerontologist and executive director of The Hartford Center for Mature Market Excellence. "Keyless entry is convenient for active households, especially if there are multiple generations living under one roof. Wireless doorbell cameras can provide safety and peace of mind to families who travel or to individuals who live alone." The research consisted of an extensive review of 25 technologies by a panel of leading experts on housing, aging and technology. These reviews were used to identify the top 10 technologies that can make life easier, help with home maintenance, and enhance safety and security for homeowners over the age of 50. The top 10 technologies include: 1. Smart smoke and carbon monoxide detectors2. Wireless doorbell cameras3. Keyless entry4. Automatic lighting5. Smart water shut off valves6. Smart home security systems7. Smart outlets/plugs8. Smart thermostats9. Water and/or mold monitoring sensors10. Smart window blinds "How we live has an enormous impact on our happiness and well-being," said Joseph F. Coughlin, Ph.D., director of the MIT AgeLab. "Smart home technologies offer innovative opportunities to make living easier and to help people protect their homes." Smart Home Technology Can Help with Home Maintenance In addition to the expert panel, The Hartford and the MIT AgeLab surveyed homeowners age 50+ to gauge their perspectives on smart home technology. The survey found that their No. 1 concern about their home is maintenance. However, maintenance was not their top choice when considering the benefits of smart home technology. They cited safety and security (49 percent), saving energy (47 percent), and making day-to-day life easy and convenient (33 percent) as the top three benefits.