Residents escape burning condo building despite not having fire alarms | #TpromoCom #Fire #FireAlarm #LifeSafety | WEST BEND, Wis. — All residents escaped a fire at a condo complex despite there not being a fire alarm system. The fire broke out about 1:20 a.m. Friday at the building on North River Drive in West Bend.
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Editor’s Note: As a former fire technician and alarm dealership owner/manager, I fully understand the issue of fire code and the fact that landlords that build only have to maintain their buildings to the code that was in force at the time they were constructed. However, on a personal level, I often wonder if there’s a better way.
I do not advocate changing the rules as they are because a landlord should not be legally challenged to follow changes in local fire code. Every time there would be a minor change, they’d be required to adjust their units accordingly, and although that would not be a bad thing for the tenants, it would cause undo financial hardship on many of those that rent because such changes in construction would ultimately fall at the feet of all those who rent from them, and that is the way it must be.
I believe that communities share in the responsibility to find an equatable way to provide incentives to landlords who take the initiative to bring their facilities up to present day fire code. Perhaps that can be accomplished through tax breaks, or perhaps through rate adjustments on water and rubbish pickup.
Yes, it will mean compromise in that the community at large will realize a loss of revenue, but there simply must be a way to make this happen without driving landlords out of business. For all of us to sit by and criticize a landlord for not having installed fire alarms in a 1980-built condo when he followed all the rules at the time will accomplish nothing.
It’s time that all of us put some skin in the game by sharing in the solution to this ongoing problem. —Al Colombo
Memoreyes’ Unique Outdoor Video Surveillance Systems are Totally Wireless | #Memoreyes #TpromoCom #WiFi #VideoSurveillance | The use of outdoor WiFi is often unreliable. But the engineers behind Memoreyes’ unique outdoor video safety systems have solved this problem, providing reliable, steady wireless connectivity between the Model 360 and 100 camera systems. No wires means no trenching and lower installation fees. The Camera Housing
The Entrance System Housing contains seven cameras and two to three micro-computers.
Four cameras document cars as they enter, pass by, and depart; and the other three read license plates, including the detection of vehicles that travel the wrong way through an exit.
The All Property System housing is a 12’ tall “candy cane” that houses an HD camera, 2 micro-computers, and the Camera Director System.
The system runs on low voltage power (no 120VAC power install requirements), and it wirelessly connects to a NVR (Network Video Recorder) through Ethernet radios.
Camera housings are weatherproof, including sun shades and are rated from -20°F to 120°F.
Anti-tampering features detect camera-pole shaking, which initiates a local verbal warning through an in-housing speaker. This action also directs other cameras in the vicinity to video the event.
Parks Associates welcomes Sarah Jones, VP of Commercial Product, Great Call, to Connected Health Summit | #TpromoCom #Event #Home #Monitor | Jones will deliver the keynote address at the sixth-annual Connected Health Summit: Independent Living and Wellness.
64% of consumer 50 and older are interested in home monitoring system that can sense emergencies and notify caretakers
Parks Associates today announced Sarah Jones, VP of Commercial Product, Great Call, as the first confirmed keynote speaker for the sixth-annual Connected Health Summit: Independent Living and Wellness, August 27-29 at the Pendry San Diego in San Diego, California. The firm’s independent living research finds 64% of heads of US broadband households 50 and older are interested in a home system that can sense emergencies and send out notifications.
Connected Health Summit will explore new strategies and innovations that will expand and improve independent living solutions for consumers and caretakers, including innovative monitoring and smart home solutions, and examine consumer adoption and usage of connected health technologies and key adjacencies between smart home, healthcare, and independent living ecosystems. Early Sponsors include HP, MDLIVE, Alarm.com, Freeus, Rapid Response Monitoring, and GiftCard Partners.
“The push to engage consumers outside of the facility, combined with advances in consumer technology, have created several distinct markets for connected health products and services,” said Elizabeth Parks, President, Parks Associates. “We expect to see the lines between these markets blur as care providers experiment with consumer devices as part of their remote patient monitoring programs and as consumer solutions integrate virtual care services into their offerings. Technology companies are now realizing the incredible opportunity to serve the growing market of seniors with devices and services that fit their unique needs and desires.”
Parks Associates research shows more than one-third of people in US broadband households are current caregivers or will be in the near future, and they rank emergency alerts as the most valuable home living feature.
“Many smart home solutions are well positioned to deliver on these key independent living use cases while also providing a valuable user experience to caretakers,” Parks said. “Great Call, recently acquired by Best Buy, is a leader in delivering independent living solutions, and we look forward to sharing insight with attendees on key adjacencies between the smart home and connected health.”
Employee Wellness Programs and Consumer Engagement
AI in Health: Creating Personalized Insights
Choice in Care: Telehealth, Kiosks, and Retail Clinics
The Impact of MACRA and Telehealth Reimbursement for Connected Health
Enabling Independence: Addressing Seniors’ Health and Social Needs
Expanding Reach: Making Remote Patient Monitoring Work
The Role of Technology: Serving Social and Medical Needs
Innovation and Partnerships
IoT Integration: Effective Connected Health Partnerships
Senior Tech Channels: Home Service Providers, Builders, and In-home Care Agencies
Wearables: Crossing the Line from Consumer to Health Tech
Consumer Technology in Healthcare: Preparing for the Tech Giants
Innovation at Transformative Life Stages
Connected Health Summit provides industry players with in-depth analysis on the growth of the connected health device and solutions markets, with insights and implications for consumers, health providers, and payors. The event is focused on the emerging opportunities-and specifically on new consumer engagement strategies-for multiple industries.
Registration is open, and media are invited to attend. To schedule an interview with an analyst or to request specific data,contact Sherrelle Lewis, email@example.com, 972-996-0214.
About Connected Health Summit
Parks Associates’ sixth-annual Connected Health Summit: Independent Living and Wellness is an executive conference focused on the impact of connected devices and IoT healthcare solutions on consumers at home.
Connected Health Summit provides insights on new business models, IoT technologies, consumer behaviors, and deployments relevant to consumer healthcare solutions. The conference addresses opportunities for new solutions, including smart home platforms, on-demand services, voice assistants, and wearables, to empower consumers, caregivers, and providers with new insight into patient health and to meet the growing demand for services in independent living, chronic care management, remote access to care, and wellness and fitness.
New professionally monitored subscribers spend $5 more per month on their services than average security households | #TpromoCom #AlarmSystem #Monitoring #Security | Security research from Parks Associates finds consumers who bought their home security system in the past 12 months spend $55 per month on average for their monitoring services, $5 more than the average cost among all security households. 360 View: Residential Security attributes the increase in RMR (recurring monthly revenue) among new subscribers to an increasing adoption rate of home controls and interactive services.
Dina Abdelrazik, Senior Analyst, Parks Associates, will present Parks Associates’ new security research during the “Security in the Connected Home” session at ISC West on April 11 at 11:00 a.m.
“More than 60% of households with a security system, which equal 16% of all US broadband households, have an interactive home security system,” said Dina Abdelrazik, Senior Analyst, Parks Associates. “For new security subscribers, the adoption of interactive services is 80-95%, so new customers are driving interactive services to reach maturity.”
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Alula at ISC West 2019: DIY for Dealers, New Communicator & More | #TpromoCom #DIY #Security #Alula | Alula’s Dealer DIY offering allows its partners to easily offer a DIY solution that is fully supported and backed by a professional, local dealer.
ISC West 2019 will be held April 9-12 at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas.
Ahead of this year’s show, SSI spoke with AlulaCEO Brian McLaughlin to find out what the company will be showcasing at ISC West. Here are some of the questions that were asked:
What is the top product or offering your company is showing off at ISCW this year, and what makes it unique or special?
What other products or offerings would you like to highlight, and what are some of their unique qualities?
What else is new or noteworthy about the company for 2019?
ADT pairs with Scott Brothers to roll out new smart home security system | #TpromoCom #SmartHome #SmartAutomation #Security | ADT Security is finally rolling out its new smart home system, connecting to multiple IoT devices to extend the way someone secures their space. The company is partnering with Scott Brothers, ADT customers themselves, who believe that home security should be paired with professional know-how in the home.
Announced at CES 2019, the new ADT Command Panel & Control Platform lets home owners direct the system through a mobile app, as well as a touchscreen panel in the house.
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When Seconds Count, ESC’s Shot Detection System Responds | #ESC_LLC #Shooter #Safety #Police | In an active shooter situation, it’s not an exaggeration to say that every second counts. “ESC’s Detect360 system combines leading gunshot detection with advanced notification technology to provide immediate notification as soon as a shot is fired,” says John Larkin, Senior Partner. Law enforcement, onsite security personnel and building occupants alike are alerted to the unfolding situation as quickly as possible.
In an active shooter situation, it’s not an exaggeration to say that every second counts. That’s why having access to accurate information within seconds is so critical. The Detect360 system combines leading gunshot detection with advanced notification technology to provide immediate notification as soon as a shot is fired.
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Maxxess Solutions Proven the World Over | #TpromoCom #SituationalAwareness # # | Maxxess Systems continues to drive the virtualization of the physical security industry with the development and implementation of the industry’s most advanced enterprise level situational awareness and response coordination solutions.
Enhancing Maxxess Systems’ momentum is the recent introduction of Maxxess InSite™ Awareness and Response Coordination System which meshes “system intelligence” and “human intelligence” to deliver an entirely new category of physical security and communications solution on a unified, easy to operate platform.
Maxxess InSite joins the company’s highly touted eFusion™ Security Management Software and Ambit™ Communications Software which are presently installed in thousands of facilities around the globe by many of the world’s leading brands.
“Over the last decade our focus has been on developing highly intuitive, integrated solutions for high-profile clients,” said Nancy Islas, President of Maxxess Systems, Inc. “This has allowed us to develop highly sophisticated software solutions based on the needs of high-profile users around the world. The resulting solutions we’ve developed aren’t just evolutionary in nature, they’re revolutionary with new benchmarks in situational awareness, communications and personnel coordination.”
High-profile users of Maxxess Systems’ solutions include: the Alshaya Group, an international franchise operator with over 90 globally recognized brands; CAE, the global leader in training for the aviation, defense, security and healthcare industries; Meraas, a leading developer of residential and commercial space in Dubai; Banco Central de Reserva del Peru, which mints and issues metal and paper money in Peru; Coppel, one of the largest retailers of clothing and household goods across Mexico; Regus, one of the world’s largest providers of flexible workspace; UDR, a real estate investment trust company in the US; the highly prestigious London School of Economics, and more than 50 companies in the renowned Emirates Group, among many others.
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