The following is an excerpt from the Monitoring Matters column featured in Security Sales & Integration magazine. Our Vice President of Technology and Innovation, Morgan Hertel, is a regular contributor and authored the article below.
We often think of PERS Monitoring as just “medical monitoring,” but it’s actually much more. Break down the term and here’s what you have:
of, affecting, or belonging to a particular person rather than to anyone else.
a serious, unexpected, and often dangerous situation requiring immediate action.
a reaction to something.
When you combine these together you get an event specific to one person that is often in danger and requires immediate action, including some kind of response to help the individual out of the emergent situation.
This definition quickly causes you to picture situations more complex than the traditional “button in a box” sitting on a nightstand. However, even in that situation, monitoring center specialist training and alarm automation technology requirements have greatly evolved from what was previously needed to just contact EMS and call contacts.
Let’s consider a couple of use cases for how PERS technology is used today.
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