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August 12, 2008

Alarm.com, SafetyCare Offer Monitoring Solution for Independent Living

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Alarm.com and SafetyCare have inked a strategic partnership agreement to offer a home-based monitoring and emergency response solution.

 
Using this solution, senior citizens and disabled individuals can stay virtually connected with professional care providers, emergency medical response staff, relatives and others. SafetyCare dealers are offering this product as emergency medical technicians (EMT) Link Plus.
 
The monitoring and emergency response solution combines Alarm.com’s patented wireless and web-based monitoring technology with SafetyCare's 24/7 emergency and medical response services.
 
Company officials said that the combination of these technologies provide individuals who need institutional care or on-site supervision with the ability to live independently.
 
At the same time, family members and authorized professional caregivers can ensure the wellbeing of those individuals with a set of monitoring features. Officials said the features include remote log-in via a secure Web or personal digital assistance (PDA) interface to check on real-time activity reported by sensors installed throughout the monitored home.
 
Additional features include email and cell phone alerts; optional video monitoring. Officials said another key component of the offering is the system's secure link to the EMTs at the SafetyCare Response Center.
 
A two-way voice connection is instantly enables to a trained SafetyCare EMT if a resident presses the panic pendant. Officials said that SafetyCare EMTs have immediate access to the patient's updated medical records.
 
Alarm.com provides wireless and Web-enabled security and activity monitoring technology to residential and commercial customers throughout the United States and Canada.
 
Steve Trundle, president and CEO at Alarm.com, said that the new partnership brings together the robust emergency response services of SafetyCare with the intuitive user interfaces and access to real-time information and alerts that distinguish Alarm.com's technology. 
 
“As a result, seniors and disabled individuals have access to an EMT-staffed monitoring solution that enables residents who want to say in their homes longer to do so independently,” added Trundle.
 
SafetyCare provides clients with immediate access to certified EMT at its national emergency response center.
 
Mike Bodnar, general manager at SafetyCare, said in a statement that the strategic alliance demonstrates the power of “connected caregiving”— the use of technology to monitor and care for individuals from a remote location.
 

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Anshu Shrivastava is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anshu's articles, please visit her columnist page.


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