mPERS solutions from SecuraTrac gives security dealers flexibility, options
SecuraTrac® announces a new integration with Micro Key Solutions central station platform and unveils a mobile personal emergency response (mPERS) device for the Verizon cellular network. SecuraTrac is now compatible with seven major alarm and central station software providers, the most of any mPERS hardware device supplier and with every major cellular service provider including Verizon (in Q4 2017), AT&T, and T-Mobile in addition to other carriers in North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia.
“Choosing an mPERS provider that offers a wide range of choices for central station software integrations is a huge advantage for alarm dealers,” said Chris Holbert, CEO of SecuraTrac. “Alarm dealers and resellers are able to grow their businesses more flexibly and leverage economies of scale with their central station of choice when their mPERS solution integrates with all of the major players. In addition, this flexibility extends to mergers and acquisitions in that alarm companies will not have to worry about software compatibility impacting their value or contract terms when they choose SecuraTrac.”
The latest integration with Micro Key Systems represents one instance of a larger strategy. SecuraTrac also works with MAS® (MASterMind from UTC), Bold Technologies, Secure Global Solutions, DICE®, Sentinel, and custom software integrations to enable quick and seamless new productt introductions for all SecuraTrac mPERS solutions. As a result, SecuraTrac products can be monitored by thousands of central monitoring stations including leaders in their industries: Rapid Response Monitoring, AvantGuard, National Monitoring Center, Statewide Monitoring, Alarm Central, First Alarm, Wright-Hennepin, Life Safety Monitoring and thousands of others.
In contrast other mPERS hardware providers limit the monitoring software and central stations options for their customers. This limits geographical coverage, may cause disruption and limits the flexibility alarm dealers have with their businesses as the following table illustrates.
An added benefit of SecuraTrac’s comprehensive software platform integrations is the global functionality of its products. SecuraTrac solutions work in over 120 countries across North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Australia. End users equipped with a SecuraTrac mPERS device have peace of mind that they will be covered with service almost anywhere they might travel whether it is a mile from home or to the other side of the world.
According to the research company Markets and Markets, the personal emergency response system (PERS) market is expected to grow from USD 6.61 Billion in 2017 to USD 9.22 Billion by 2023, at a CAGR of 5.7% between 2017 and 2023.
The Mobile PERS (mPERS) market is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period. mPERS is gaining popularity as it allows senior citizens to lead a more independent and healthy lifestyle. Advancements in personal safety monitoring technology have expanded the market and provided home security dealers the opportunity to expand traditional security offerings. Decreasing use of landlines, which was the previous communication technology used in PERS units, is causing the widest reactive changes in the PERS industry, as companies have to reformulate the available communication technologies in their solutions.
SecuraTrac® develops, markets, and sells a suite of mobile safety solutions focused on improving senior and employee health and safety through mobile, location-based technology and state-of-the-art, cloud-based platforms.