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PERS professionals to gather in Orlando

Majority of industry will be represented
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07/22/2015

ORLANDO, Fla.—Eighty percent of PERS companies are expected to be represented at the Medical Alert Monitoring Association’s annual meeting this year, according to Daniel Oppenheim, a MAMA board member and VP of Affiliated Monitoring.

Blue Star provides PERS to veterans

Company is ‘By vets, for vets’
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07/08/2015

BETHESDA, Md.—Blue Star, a veteran-focused PERS provider based here, is looking to more than triple its sales by this fall, in part by partnering with veterans’ organizations.

ESX Panel: To PERS or Not to PERS

Speakers underline necessities for monitoring PERS
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07/01/2015

BALTIMORE—Monitoring PERS and mPERS is different from monitoring traditional alarms, ESX 2015 panelists said in the “To PERS or Not to PERS” educational session, and those who can’t handle all that monitoring PERS entails in-house might be better leaving that the market to central stations that can.

Hawaii-based PERS dealer acquired

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Tunstall Americas on June 9 announced its acquisition of Kupuna Monitoring Systems, a PERS dealer based in Aiea, Hawaii. While the number of accounts and the price of the deal were not released, Allison Frazer, Tunstall Americas’ director of marketing, told me it was part of a recent company strategy.

Where does the name 'Freeus' really come from?

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

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.

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

Securus, a mobile security solutions provider, has found a way to minimize lingering concerns about battery life
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09/03/2014

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.

Report: PERS market to double by 2019

IHS: Younger average PERS user will drive growth, but just how young those users will be up is still up for debate
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08/13/2014

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.

Metrodial to go live with trio of mobile apps

The central station is the first adopter of SmartTek’s trio of personal protection apps, which includes an app-based mPERS service
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07/02/2014

HICKSVILLE, N.Y.—With several different mobile PERS models gaining traction in the monitoring space, it’s not yet clear what type of device and what combination of features will be the winner in the marketplace.

CSAA launches pair of surveys

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07/01/2014

VIENNA, Va.—The Central Station Alarm Association has launched a pair of surveys, one dealing with the proposed “Alarm Monitoring Model Licensing Act,” and another with industry compensation practices, according to separate news releases from the CSAA.

Essence USA looking beyond the panic button with PERS

Powered by an analytics engine, the company’s new in-home PERS unit aims to give central stations a more complete picture of behavioral patterns and health trends
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06/25/2014

HOBOKEN, N.J.—Yaniv Amir, president of Essence USA, believes PERS units need to become smarter, more intuitive and better able to transmit information passively. In short, they need to become less reliant on the human factor that comes with hitting a pendant. Devices best able to accomplish this, he says, will become differentiators for central stations.

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