CEMETERY MANAGEMENT & CELEBRATION OF LIFE SOFTWARE
Current Technology Trends in the Death Care Industry
The well-known adage says the only sure things in life are death and taxes. However, we can now include technology as it touches many aspects our lives and even plays a significant role in our deaths.
The industries that deal with death are embracing technology which not only helps cemeteries and funeral homes become more streamlined, but also lets people’s legacies live on after they pass.
Cemeteries and Funeral Homes Have Entered Cyberspace
People no longer need to go to cemeteries and funeral homes to purchase burial plots, urns, tombstones, or other funerary products and services. When a loved one dies, immediate family members can go online to find everything they need. EverArk is a unique cemetery management and digital legacy software that revolutionizing the death industry.
In addition to making the funerary process more streamlined for surviving family and friends, it allows individuals to create a digital legacy in preparation of their own death. After all, everyone should be remembered in the way they see fit. EverArk’s innovative software and digital legacy tool gives everyone the power to tell their life story and feature meaningful photos and videos that can be cherished for generations.
Interactive Headstones Have a Tale to Tell
QR codes are not just for product information and advertising anymore. Today, they can be found on gravestones!
When a person visits the burial site of a loved one that has an interactive headstone, they can use their smartphone to scan the QR code that is engraved on the tombstone. Within seconds, they can read all about the person and enjoy seeing them come to life through photos and videos.
Digital headstones also come in the form of weatherproof touchscreens that are positioned over a person’s final resting place. Through this technology, visitors can learn all about the decedent’s life through videos, images, and text without the use of a smartphone.
After the first digital tombstone was erected in Slovenia, this technology has become more popular.
Crowdfunded Funerals are Easing the Burden
It is no secret that funerals are expensive, and rising inflation is making matters worse. When a person dies, it is often unexpected. Immediate family members are left wondering how they can afford to give their loved one the memorial service they deserve.
Crowdfunding has helped people pay for everything from startup businesses to lifesaving pet surgeries, and now people can contribute funds that will help pay for some or all the costs associated with a funeral.
Webcasting is Helping Everyone Pay Their Respects
Traveling to attend a funeral or memorial can often be difficult. Not only is travel expensive, but COVID restrictions present unique challenges. Some airlines still offer bereavement fare, but this special ticketing is not available to friends of the deceased.
With the help of high-speed internet technology, webcasting funeral and memorial services is bringing everyone together. By streaming the funeral live, everyone who wants to attend can do so through any device that connects to the internet.
Technology is Making the Death Industry More Personable and Engaging
Technology can make the world feel more connected, but some activities may be perceived as impersonal. However, technology has broken barriers for the death and funeral industries. People no longer must forgo attending a friend’s funeral or wonder what an ancestor looked like and how they lived their life. Digital tools make being part of a celebration of life more accessible to friends and loved ones from far or near.
None of us know when it will be our time to say good-bye. However, we can rejoice in the fact that technology is allowing us to be remembered in our best light and giving our loved ones every opportunity to pay their respects.
If you are interested in creating a digital legacy for yourself or a loved one, give EverArk a try today!