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Becklar, LLC closes with BV Investment Partners

July 14, 2020SSN Staff

OGDEN, Utah—Parent company of both AvantGuard Monitoring Centers and Freeus, Becklar, LLC partnered with Boston-based BV Investment Partners.“We are very excited to join forces with BV,” Josh Garner, CEO, Becklar, said in the announcement. “They are a leading middle-market private equity firm that focuses on tech-enabled business services, software and IT services sectors. Their strategic perspective will benefit us immensely. Further, our partnership will allow Becklar to continue its...

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Is 'wake-up' device the answer for mPERS?

September 3, 2014Leif Kothe

CARY, N.C.—Mobile PERS units are emerging as a monitoring staple, but that doesn't mean the device is without its share of skeptics.One of the most common criticisms leveled against mobile PERS devices, whether in hardware or app form, has to do with their relatively low battery life, a result of their constantly having to ping satellites to determine a user's changing location.Securus, a mobile safety and security solutions provider based here, might just have come up with a response to that...

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General News

Report: PERS market to double by 2019

August 13, 2014Leif Kothe

WELLINGBOROUGH, England—It's a simple formula: A younger PERS user means a longer account life, and a longer account life means lower rates of attrition. Over the next five years, the North American PERS market is poised to grow on the strength of that proposition, rising from $700 million in 2014 to $1.5 billion by 2019, according to a recently published report from IHS.The report, titled “The North American and European Markets for Personal Emergency Response Systems and Lone Worker...

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Does GIS have a future in monitoring?

August 6, 2014Leif Kothe

LONGMONT, Colo.—A main effect of the digital transformation sweeping the industry has been to make companies think differently about how to use and organize information. On the central station side, effective and timely use of information can make the difference between a better or worse outcome.It's within this discussion that a tool like Geographic Information Systems, or GIS, can look like a difference maker, both for central stations and subscribers, Tim Auen, director of mobility products...

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Private equity firm invests in MobileHelp

June 6, 2014Leif Kothe

BOCA RATON, Fla.—Florida-based private equity firm Stonehenge Growth Equity Partners has invested an undisclosed amount in MobileHelp, a mobile PERS provider based here.Stonehenge Growth Equity Partners, the private equity firm that invested in MobileHelp, specializes in growth-stage, tech-enabled companies, likes the recurring revenue business model, and typically invests between $1 million and $5 million, according to its website.Unlike MobileHelp's formal equity round in 2012, which raised...

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World Wide Security changing the PSAP data model for mPERS

May 7, 2014Leif Kothe

GARDEN CITY, N.Y.—Since the inception of mobile PERS, central stations have faced the problem of getting the devices to cheaply and reliably identify the appropriate public safety answering point during an emergency situation. World Wide Security, a full-service security company here, has developed a service for mPERS that seeks to address these challenges while creating a new RMR stream for central stations. The company's PERS division, Life Button 24, recently introduced an mPERS service...

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Startup's mPERS device has siren, camera, pepper spray

April 23, 2014Leif Kothe

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif.—A developer of Internet-enabled life safety products is teaming up with a central station software provider to bring what it's calling “everywhere security” to alarm monitoring.Pangaea Services, a startup based here, is in the final stages of development for the Defender, a mobile security app that fuses elements of a mobile PERS unit with several other security functions, including a siren, pepper spray and a small camera that shoots snapshot photographs of...

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LogicMark says mPERS not just for seniors

March 26, 2014Leif Kothe

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—PERS provider LogicMark, based here, is making a foray into the mobile PERS market with the launch of SentryPal, set to be rolled out at ISC West.Troy Bruce, director of sales at LogicMark, believes the product can broaden the demographic potential for PERS, opening up new segments of the market where traditional PERS units aren't typically channeled.“Truly this has got a much, much larger market then just the senior market,” Bruce said.Bruce envisions the units...

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World Wide debuts mPERS product for hotel vertical

January 8, 2014Leif Kothe

GARDEN CITY, N.Y.—Having recently expanded its presence in the hotel vertical, World Wide Security Group, a full-service security company here, has become an authorized dealer of a PERS device tailored specifically to the hospitality industry.“We happen to have a number of hotels under our belt already as clients,” Kenneth Mara, president and CEO, told Security Systems News. “They had a need for a product and we already had them as clients, so it's a likely alliance.”In...

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Also Noted

MobileHelp launches cell-based PERS device

January 6, 2014SSN Staff

BOCA RATON, Fla.—MobileHelp's new Cellular DUO mobile PERS unit, launched Jan. 2, features an in-home cellular base station and a mobile device. It also comes with an optional fall detector, which senses falls and automatically calls for help. The Cellular DUO System uses AT&T's nationwide network. Users may press a button to send an alarm to the staffed emergency call center, according to the release. The unit's base can be set to deliver medication reminders, in the first of a series of interactive...

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