ADT and Ideal Life Partner to Offer Remote Health Management via ADT Pulse
ADT announces at CES 2013 that it will incorporate health management products from Ideal Life into ADT Pulse home automation system.
LAS VEGAS—ADT and IDEAL LIFE today announced that they have entered into a strategic partnership to offer new and existing ADT customers real time health management services. ADT will integrate the IDEAL LIFE health monitoring and information technology into its interactive home management system, ADT Pulse. ADT Pulse currently allows customers to remotely arm and disarm their security systems; access real time video of their premises; receive notifications and alerts; lock and unlock doors; and manage their energy consumption by controlling thermostats, small appliances and lights, all from their smartphones, tablets and computers.
The capability for customers, as well as their caregivers and trusted medical providers, to monitor and track health and wellness in real time will substantially differentiate ADT from other home automation and security providers.
“ADT continues to expand the Pulse ecosystem to provide more value to its customers, and remote health management services are a natural extension to the life safety and lifestyle capabilities of ADT Pulse,” said Don Boerema, ADT’s chief corporate development officer. “IDEAL LIFE’s solutions empower consumers by educating them on the status of their conditions as well as the advantages of prevention. We look forward to working with their team to offer these valuable new services to our customers.”
“IDEAL LIFE expands and connects the care continuum by giving medical professionals the tools to more effectively manage consumers’ health,” said Jason Goldberg, President of IDEAL LIFE. “Connected home devices are revolutionizing the way we deliver healthcare, and ADT is at the forefront of this trend with their integrated smart home technology. Through this strategic partnership, we can significantly expand access to critical healthcare information. This is a great opportunity for both companies to help save more lives.”
The ADT Corporation (NYSE: ADT) is a leading provider of electronic security, interactive home and business automation and monitoring services for residences and small businesses in the United States and Canada. ADT’s broad and pioneering set of products and services, including ADT Pulse interactive home and business solutions, and home health services, meet a range of customer needs for today’s active and increasingly mobile lifestyles. Headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida, ADT helps provide peace of mind to more than six million customers, and it employs approximately 16,000 people at 200 locations. More information is available at http://www.adt.com.
About IDEAL LIFE
IDEAL LIFE, an industry leader in remote health management solutions, has created an innovative platform that addresses many of today’s most challenging and costly healthcare issues. Guided by a medical advisory panel of experts, the IDEAL LIFE program makes proactive prevention more realistic than ever as it is instrumental in gauging health issues before chronic conditions manifest themselves into acute events. For people managing chronic conditions such as congestive heart failure, hypertension, diabetes, asthma or obesity, IDEAL LIFE provides relevant, real-time, reliable and actionable data from a person either at home or while on the go. It delivers interactive, personalized communication to incorporate feedback to the knowledge base, allowing individuals to become more engaged and active participants in their own health.
The easy-to-use IDEAL LIFE system utilizes digital, wireless, secure two-communication, allowing for a more personalized and cost-effective wellness experience. The FDA-cleared and HIPAA-compliant system has, for example, been proven to reduce congestive heart failure hospital admissions by 57 percent, demonstrating they can significantly reduce healthcare costs. For more information, visit http://www.ideallifeonline.com.
Julie Jacobson, recipient of the 2014 CEA TechHome Leadership Award, is co-founder of EH Publishing, producer of CE Pro, Electronic House, Commercial Integrator, Security Sales and other leading technology publications. She currently spends most of her time writing for CE Pro in the areas of home automation, security, networked A/V and the business of home systems integration. Julie majored in Economics at the University of Michigan, spent a year abroad at Cambridge University, earned an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin, and has never taken a journalism class in her life. She's a washed-up Ultimate Frisbee player currently residing in Carlsbad, Calif. Email Julie at [email protected]
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