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Monitoring

Freeus more than doubles customers in post-acquisition year

March 30, 2016Spencer Ives

OGDEN, Utah—Since Freeus' acquisition of Securus' PERS assetsin early March 2015, the company has doubled its customer base and now has more than 100 dealers.“In the last year, Freeus has grown from a subscriber base of 30,000 active users to over 75,000 active users,” Brock Winzeler, GM at Freeus, told Security Systems News.Winzeler said that the company's unique Orion platform and competitive pricing led to this growth.“Some partners that are activating large quantities...

Brock Winzeler, Freeus, mPERS, Securus


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Monitoring Matters

News with Securus' buyers

March 30, 2016Spencer Ives

Lately, I've been thinking a lot about Securus and the two companies that acquired its assets. Securus, a company focused on GPS tracking and PERS, was divided and sold in two parts in the first quarter of 2015. The PERS side of the business was sold to Freeus, a newly founded sister company to AvantGuard, formed for the purpose of acquiring this part of Securus. BrickHouse Security acquired the GPS business. I find this interesting lately because BrickHouse yesterday started a Kickstarter to fund...

BrickHouse Security, Freeus, mBand, mPERS, Securus


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Monitoring Matters

Where does the name 'Freeus' really come from?

March 11, 2015Spencer Ives

Last week, AvantGuard's CEO, Josh Garner, told me a story. He had recently heard of a woman recovering from a fall, one who was set up with a traditional PERS unit. After hearing that it wouldn't work outside of the home, she hadn't left the house for 15 months, he said. After a dealer heard of this, he set her up with one of Securus' mPERS devices. “Eventually, she took a walk to the garden, then she walked down the street,” Garner told me. “She would test her device in all of...

AvantGuard Monitoring, Freeus, Josh Garner, mPERS, PERS, Securus


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Suppliers

BrickHouse acquires Securus' GPS business

March 10, 2015Spencer Ives

NEW YORK—BrickHouse Security, a supplier of alarm systems and GPS-tracking based here, on March 4 acquired Securus' GPS business, shortly after thesale of Securus' PERS business to Freeus. Terms of the deal were not released.“What this does is it takes the three largest direct-to-consumer GPS brands and rolls them up into one company, on one platform, with one set of infrastructure,” Todd Morris, CEO of BrickHouse, told Security Systems News, referring to BrickHouse, Securus and...

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Monitoring

AvantGuard sister company acquires PERS manufacturer

March 4, 2015Spencer Ives

OGDEN, Utah—Freeus, the new sister company to AvantGuard Monitoring Services, on Feb. 27 acquired the PERS side of Securus.AvantGuard created Freeus in January to acquire Securus, Josh Garner, AvantGuard CEO, told Security Systems News.The Edmonds Group represented Securus in this sale. Henry Edmonds, company founder and president, declined to release terms of deal.Securus originally approached AvantGuard about acquiring the PERS side of Securus, Garner said. Though, “we didn't think...

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Monitoring

Security Central to offer mPERS

November 20, 2014Andrew Watson

STATESVILLE, N.C.—Security Central, a national wholesale monitoring company, plans to add mPERS to its suite of services.The demand for mobile PERS devices, which enable users to call for help with the click of a button from both in and outside of the home, is on the rise.“We see that it's a huge demand from our dealer base,” said Caroline Brown, Security Central business development manager. “It's driving the industry right now and for the foreseeable future.”Security...

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Monitoring

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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