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Presidential Alert Causes False-Alarm Headaches

By Security Sales & Integration · October 5, 2018 • The loud tone produced by the alert set off certain glass break sensors and caused some PERS and mPERS subscribers to push their emergency buttons.

ISC West 2018 Preview: 10 Trends in Security, Home Automation, IoT

By Julie Jacobson · March 28, 2018 • Smarter video surveillance, neighborhood-oriented services, and machine learning are some of the alarm and home-automation trends to to expect at ISC West.

Google Assistant Gets ‘Help’ Command for ‘Smart Senior Living’

By Julie Jacobson · February 13, 2018 • KNX home automation system with Google Assistant allows seniors and other residents to summon help by voice or automatically through IoT events; caregivers can respond remotely with realKNX system demonstrated at ISE 2018.

Nortek Acquires mPERS Maker Numera for Aging-in-Place Solutions

By Julie Jacobson · July 1, 2015 • Nortek Security & Control (formerly Linear), the PERS provider featured in Life Alert commercials, has acquired Numera, maker of cellular-enabled health and wellness systems including fall detection and telehealth. Implications for 2Gig home automation?

IBM Patent: Multitouch Floor Detects Heart Attacks, Intruders

By Julie Jacobson · April 9, 2012 • The next big thing in security, home automation and digital health technology could be IBM’s multitouch floor that detects family members, falls, intruders and other activity.

Linear to OEM security, PERS, CCTV, More

By Jason Knott · September 29, 2011 • Nortek Co. will build product to suit for integrators in areas of radio frequency (RF), PERS, security, access control, CCTV, A/V, digital electronics and electrical/mechanical solutions, and garage door operators

Standard Proposed for PERS Response

By Jason Knott · April 1, 2011 • Standard calls for two attempts at verification, along with specific steps to be taken if operator receives busy signal or answering machine.

PERS System Helps Convict Murderer

By Julie Jacobson · December 27, 2009 • Central station records dialog after elderly woman presses emergency pendant