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Medical Guardian receives $100M growth investment from Water Street Healthcare Partners

January 28, 2021SSN Staff

PHILADELPHIA—Medical Guardian announced recently that it has received a $100 million growth investment from Water Street Healthcare Partners, a strategic investor focused exclusively on health care. The company will leverage Water Street's deep expertise in health care and significant capital commitment to pursue acquisitions and organic initiatives that will further its expansion and aggressively grow its leadership position in the personal emergency response service (PERS) industry. Medical...

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Essence SmartCare launched MDsense fall protection

September 14, 2020SSN Staff

HERZLIYA, Israel—Current fall detection solutions suffer from inaccuracy and lack of reliability with a high ratio of false alarms reported by major service providers as the greatest pain point in dealing with senior falls.  “Current fall monitoring systems leave the responsibility for alerting carers about a fall to the resident,” Dr. Haim Amir, Essence Group founder and CEO said in the announcement. In response, Essence SmartCare, part of Essence Group, creators of...

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AvantGuard, Clairvoyant Networks create new-generation PERS monitoring

December 19, 2019SSN Staff

AUSTIN, Texas—AvantGuard Monitoring Centers announced its collaboration with Clairvoyant Networks, LLC, a provider of remote monitoring technology for family and professional caregivers, to launch a hybrid solution that enables both family caregivers and professional monitoring companies to remotely monitor and connect with loved ones at the same time. This new solution combines the proven Theora Care remote monitoring with the AvantGuard Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS) call center...

AvantGuard Monitoring Centers, Clairvoyant Networks, Personal Emergency Response System (PERS), Theora Care, Theora Connect, Wearables

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Mobile PERS market welcomes the Brighton Sky LTE 4G solution

December 16, 2019

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...

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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

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...

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

May 8, 2019Ginger Hill

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...

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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, Personal Emergency Response System (PERS), Verizon, Verizon 4G LTE

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Medical Care Alert discusses company growth

March 14, 2018Spencer Ives

YARMOUTH, Maine—PERS seems to have come up quite a bit this month. I spoke with Affiliated about its upcoming Catalyst conference and COPS Monitoring about its approach to mPERS. I also spoke with Bryan Stapp, president of Medical Care Alert, a PERS dealer based in Northville, Mich. The company, started in 2008, has seen strong growth in the past few years and Stapp gave me some perspective on the PERS industry, both within his company and the market overall. Medical Care Alert recently earned...

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Top monitoring topics in 2017

December 20, 2017Spencer Ives

YARMOUTH, Maine—Now that we are in the second half of December, it seems like a natural time to look back over the year and some of the common topics from the monitoring side of the industry in 2017. The Monitoring Association had some notable developments this year, including changing its name from CSAA in March—a change made to better portray the focus of the organization. It was great to attend TMA's Annual Meeting this year. You can read an overview of that event here. At...

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News Poll: Reader opinions vary on PERS offerings for the security dealer

September 6, 2017Spencer Ives

YARMOUTH, Maine—Security Systems News asked its readers about personal emergency response systems and how the offering could fit in with a traditional alarm dealer's portfolio; some see the two systems as different, others say there is opportunity for security dealers. “We have always provided PERS although a small part of our business,” Jim Buckley, president of Buckley Security Service Inc., wrote in. “[It] does increase RMR but we also provide a system for those...

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