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Mobile PERS market welcomes the Brighton Sky LTE 4G solution

December 16, 2019Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

UNION, N.J.—The broader trend among consumers toward wearable technology, like exercise trackers and smart watches, is also being felt in the personal emergency response system (PERS) industry. This demand from consumers has been filled by mobile PERS devices that have GPS or other location awareness technology, and communicate to the monitoring center over the cellular network. Increasingly, consumers, including seniors, want the ability to summon help for health or safety reasons while they're...

4G, Affiliated Monitoring, AT&T, Brighton, Daniel Oppenheim, mPERS, PERS, Sky LTE, Verizon 4G LTE


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Capturing the magic of Catalyst 2019 with these “need-to-knows” about PERs, mPERS and professional monitoring

May 22, 2019Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

Earlier this month, I attended Catalyst 2019, hosted by Affiliated Monitoring, at the “happiest place on Earth,” where “magic” literally happens moment by moment. With two main goals—education and networking/relationship building—this year's Catalyst provided a ton of “magical” nuggets that all PERS and mPERS professionals need to know. Need to Know Data Daniel Oppenheim, Affiliated Monitoring's CEO, pumping up the audience with his keynote and survey...

Affiliated Monitoring, Catalyst, ConnectAmerica, Daniel Oppenheim, LLP, MacMurray, Michele Shuster, mPERS, PERS, Petersen & Shuster


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PERs, Mickey Mouse and … sharks? Heading to Orlando to cover Affiliated Monitoring's Catalyst 2019

May 8, 2019Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

As the Jaws warning theme song plays in my head, along with the 'Baby Shark' song that became an internet sensation, patterns of “do-do-da-do” fill my head as I anticipate the first-ever Affiliated Monitoring Shark Tank at Catalyst 2019. I'm excited to be heading out to sunny Orlando's Four Seasons at Walt Disney World Resort® to get a first-hand look at the PERs/mPERs niche of the security industry. This is Affiliated's 4th Catalyst Conference and I feel congratulations are in order,...

Affiliated Monitoring, Catalyst 2019, Disney World, Florida, mPERS, Orlando, PERS


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Freeus, LLC launches next generation Belle mPERS

May 6, 2019SSN Staff

OGDEN, Utah—Freeus, LLC, a wholesale mobile personal emergency response system (mPERS), announced the launch of the next generation of Belle®mPERS, certified on the Verizon 4G LTE network. This device offers the same low-maintenance, easy-to-use features as previous Belle products, along with state-of-the-art hardware and firmware, and IP67 water-resistance.“We are proud to offer the next generation of Belle to provide a solution for the forthcoming 3G turndown,” said Freeus COO,...

Brock Winzeler, Freeus, mobile medical alerts, mPERS, Orion IoT, PERS, Verizon, Verizon 4G LTE


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COPS to offer mPERS monitoring

March 14, 2018Spencer Ives

WILLIAMSTOWN, N.J.—COPS Monitoring, a company with a network of six monitoring centers across the U.S., is looking to monitor mobile personal emergency response systems for its dealers this year.“MPERS has been growing in popularity since its introduction several years ago,” David Smith, COPS' VP of marketing and business development, told Security Systems News in an email interview. Smith added that the company's move to offer mPERS monitoring stems from dealers, and their customers...

COPS Monitoring, David Smith, mPERS


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Medical alert systems: A current PERSpective

September 6, 2017Spencer Ives

YARMOUTH, Maine—The PERS space has been evolving much in the past several years, now with several conferences that discuss the topic, including the MAMA annual meeting, Affiliated Monitoring's Catalyst and The PERS Summit. Security Systems News spoke with four executives in the PERS space to hear where the technology is today, and what the market will look like in the next several years.“PERS is a fantastic solution, and certainly alarm dealers or any company that is in the home and offering...

American Two-Way, Anu Herranen, Christopher Baskin, mPERS, Mytrex, Nortek Security & Control, PERS, Ronnie Adams, Ryan Bangerter, Wearable Health Solutions


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Freeus starts PERS University

August 30, 2017Spencer Ives

OGDEN, Utah—Freeus, an mPERS manufacturer based here, will be offering dealers education on how to enter and grow in the personal emergency response system space, called PERS University. Freeus will offer webinars, videos, one-on-one guidance and marketing materials.“There's so many people wanting to get into the medical alert business today. … Many people are looking at it—they're not sure where to start,” Arthur Von Ahnen, Freeus' new business account executive and PERS...

Arthur Von Ahnen, Brock Winzeler, Freeus, mPERS


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Tech use rising among older Americans

May 31, 2017Spencer Ives

I've been hearing a lot about PERS and mPERS lately. Specifically, I've been interested to hear views on how older PERS users feel about technology. When discussing Essence's [email protected] Active offering, which uses a Bluetooth connection to a smartphone, company head of marketing Rafi Zauer said, “The obvious question is: How many seniors have smartphones now-a-days? There's ample evidence … [smartphone use] is going to become almost ubiquitous over the next few years with seniors for several...

Andrew Perrin, Essence, Monica Anderson, mPERS, PERS, Pew Research Center, Rafi Zauer


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Essence to release mobile solution

May 17, 2017Spencer Ives

HERZLIYA, Israel—Essence announced a new PERS product for a more mobile demographic today, the [email protected] Active, which Essence's head of marketing Rafi Zauer called a “seamless extension of current PERS capabilities.”This is the company's first foray into mobile monitoring in PERS. [email protected] Active is not a traditional mPERS solution, Zauer explained, because the wearable device uses RF communication to a PERS unit while the user is home and uses Bluetooth connectivity with a smartphone...

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Report: More monitoring for mHealth devices

July 20, 2016Spencer Ives

LONDON—The market for monitored mHealth devices is on the rise globally from 2016 to 2021, and North America will be the largest market in the forecast period.The report examines the number of products shipped to certain geographies. “North America is going to see shipments rise from around 3.5 million in 2016 to nearly 12 million in 2021,” Stephanie Lawrence, research analyst for ABI Research, told Security Systems News.The report covers several types of mHealth devices, including...

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