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Apple Watch SOS and mPERS: Apples and oranges?

PERS execs compare features, assess competition
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07/14/2016

YARMOUTH, Maine—On first inspection, the Apple Watch’s newly announced ‘SOS’ feature may seem similar to an mPERS device, but PERS experts who spoke to Security Systems News said comparing an Apple Watch with an mPERS device is like comparing apples and oranges.

Connect America expands in Kansas

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Connect America, a multi-channel PERS and home medical distribution company based here, is growing its market presence in the central U.S. with its recent acquisition of Home Buddy, a Kansas based PERS provider with about 4,000 subscribers.

Will Apple take bite out of the PERS market?

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Apple recently announced a new ‘SOS’ feature coming to the Apple Watch—similar to a personal emergency button.

Dynamark enters mPERS

Trey Alter: Company will support dealers as they need
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06/22/2016

HAGERSTOWN, Md.—Dynamark has entered the mPERS space, working with Numera and the Libris device, and introduced a new mPERS program to its dealers.

Catalyst offers advice to prospective PERS dealers

Affiliated Monitoring’s new conference gives attendees ideas for starting or bettering a PERS business
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06/14/2016

NAPLES, Fla.—Attendees at Affiliated Monitoring’s Catalyst conference walked away with advice on how to start or advance a PERS business, such as devoting resources specifically to PERS sales and marketing and understanding which technology to sell.

Numera releases new line of wearables

Wearables aims to make Libris users more comfortable
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05/16/2016

CARLSBAD, Calif.—Numera’s new line of wearables is designed to be used by Libris mPERS users when they’re  at home.

What differentiates a PERS central?

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

I’ve spoken with plenty of monitoring professionals about the difference between monitoring a PERS signal and a more traditional burg or fire alarm. Recently, I spoke with Todd Lindstrom, director of Life Safety Monitoring, about the differentiators for an entirely PERS-focused central station.

Numera releases new wearable line

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

CARLSBAD, Calif.—Numera this week announced a new selection of wearables to complement its Libris mPERS device while users are at home.

Market Trends: The golden years of the PERS market

Not all PERS device users are in their golden years; however, a user could be a 68-year-old long distance runner
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04/20/2016

YARMOUTH, Maine—The users of personal emergency response systems (PERS) are getting younger. They are generally technologically savvy. The technology is getting more advanced. And so monitoring stations, manufacturers and dealers have reasons to believe the golden age of PERS market growth has begun.

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