We're Moving Outdoors: The New Elpas LoneProtect App
Posted by Daniel Epstein on 17 October 2017 08:37 AM
Introducing the Elpas LoneProtect App
A Ground-Breaking App for Senior Care and Lone Workers: Available on Google Play for Android Devices
Introducing the new Elpas LoneProtect app for Senior and Lone Worker Care Solutions. With over 20 years of experience in providing indoor safety and security, Elpas is now expanding their Real Time Location technology outdoors and into the home.
For Senior Living Community Outreach
Senior Care Facilities: Senior care facilities with RTLS solutions ensure their residents safety while they're inside. However, once a resident steps outside the building there's little that staff members can do to know if someone needs help. How can residents be assured the same level of protection while outside that they enjoy while inside? What about seniors who simply want to to go outside for a little fresh air and suddenly need help or fall and there's nobody there to help?
The Elpas LoneProtect app has made it possible for care facilities to enable residents to travel beyond the walls of the facility and still be monitored by the same Elpas enterprise security platform. Seniors can now travel to visit family and friends, make doctor appointments, shop or go for a walk and still get help at the push of a tag button. Eiris alarms may be triggered directly on the app or using a paired Elpas Shield (Bluetooth Low Energy) BLE pendant while an Android phone is kept in a pocket or purse. Alerts are pushed by the BLE signal to the user's phone (even if the phone is in sleep mode). Elpas LoneProtect app receives duress button press, fall and location change events from the Elpas Shield BLE and relays them to the Eiris server, through the Elpas Cloud. Alert information may also be sent to a caregiver's phone by SMS.
Aging in Place: The Elpas LoneProtect app is fully integrated with Elpas' Eiris Alarm Management and Tracking software. This combination is a complete on-premises response management system relieving management from dependence on a 3rd party PERS service. The app allows facility staff to reach out to the community and monitor seniors that choose to remain in their homes. The app reports to the facility from anywhere when a senior needs help. Seniors can use the app on its own or use the Elpas Shield BLE tag to trigger duress calls (via pull cord, button press or automatic fall detection). Alarms are intelligently dispatched to responders by Eiris alarm management rules. Staff members may handle the events from anywhere via the Eiris Go application and immediately call the senior's phone via voice or video with a single tap on the app. Notifications contain the GPS location of the senior and room location may also be included when used with Elpas Location Beacons.
For Lone Workers
Elpas LoneProtect and the Shield BLE tag is a perfect duress signaling solution for lone workers. Many lone workers in high-risk jobs need to travel between campuses, plants or prisons. The tag is designed as intrinsically safe and therefore may be used in hazardous environments. The tag sends duress and fall events to a central Eiris server via the Elpas LoneProtect app and is ideal for security officers that operate in high risk workplaces. Duress events may be transmitted from anywhere with cellular coverage but does not require an additional cellular subscription since it leverages the officers existing smartphone. Responders may contact the worker via voice or video with a single tap on the app. GeoFences may be used to notify staff when the worker enters into, or deviates from, a pre-defined perimeter.
Tag Alarming Tag Pairing and History
Elpas LoneProtect App Architecture:
*not required for use with Elpas LoneProtect App
Additional Elpas LoneProtect App Details:
The Elpas LoneProtect requires an Android smartphone running Android 5.0 OS or higher. The App was successfully tested on the following Android devices: Samsung Galaxy S7, Huawei 10 and LG G6, running on Eiris V5.0.6 with Elpas LoneProtect App version 22.214.171.124.
The Elpas LoneProtect is a free download on Google Play. Click here for more details.
Elpas Shield BLE Tag Highlights:
To purchase the Elpas Shield BLE tag contact your regional sales manager or click here.
For more information visit us at www.elpas.com
Our mission is to deliver cost-effective safety and security RTLS solutions that are simple to use and are effective in their operation. These solutions are backed by Elpas professional services personnel from offices in North America, EMEA and APAC and by a range of training and post-installation consulting offering developed specifically to help our customers get the most from their security investments. We market our products and solutions under the Elpas brand name through a world-wide network of security, building design and IT infrastructure OEMs, integrators and resellers.
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Eiris V5.0.6 Release
Posted by Daniel Epstein on 03 October 2017 07:14 AM
Eiris V5.0.6 Release
Today, Elpas Solutions, a global leader in RTLS technologies, announced its release of the newest version for Eiris, V5.0.6. Along with the updated version, Elpas is releasing a ground breaking new app - the Elpas LoneProtect app. The Elpas LoneProtect is set to change the market's reliance on PERS (Personal Emergency Response System for the Elderly) and significantly upgrade the backup protection available to lone workers and correctional officers.
Highlights of the New Release:
To read the full version of Eiris V5.0.6 Release Notes click here
For the Eiris V5.0.6 installer file click here
Eiris Software Highlights
Elpas manufactures advanced Triple Technology Active RFID (Radio Frequency Identification), Real-time Location Systems (RTLS) Passive RFID, and Physical Access safety, security and visibility products and solutions. Our solutions are the most cost-effective way to protect high-value assets, staff members, patients and visitors in acute care hospitals, manufacturing facilities; heavy material storage depots and high-security facilities.
Our solutions include:
Visit us at www.elpas.com
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Extended Range Shield BLE - Released
Posted by Daniel Epstein on 14 May 2017 02:36 PM
November 1, 2017
Elpas Solutions, Ltd
Extended Range Shield BLE Released
Elpas is pleased to announce that we have significantly increased the BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) range of the Elpas Shield by at least 50%. The outdoor BLE range between the Elpas Shield and smartphone is now 130ft/39m. This means that an apartment can be covered by a stationary smartphone or tablet much like a traditional Personal Emergency Response System (PERS) stationary unit. When out and about, duress alarms are processed by a pocketed smartphone even while the screen is off.
Advantages of Elpas Aging in Place solution:
Our Solution - the Elpas Shield
What is the Elpas Shield?
The Elpas Shield is a transmitter used by senior residents or staff members (that may be subject to attack) to signal an alert in the event of an emergency or to call for assistance. This solution allows seniors to "Age in Place," i.e., live out their lives at home and be continuously monitored without needing to move into an Assisted Living or Skilled Care Facility.
How is the Elpas Shield used?
The Elpas Shield is used in the home (with a stationary phone or tablet) or on the road with a standard Android phone. The Elpas Shield activates an alert by pushing a Bluetooth Low Energy signal to a phone even if it is in sleep mode and even if it is hidden in a purse or pocket. When the user enters a facility equiped with Elpas RF readers, alerts are sent via the facilities built-in RTLS Elpas and Eirs system network. The Elpas Shield can run for over a year between battery changes, uses the senior's existing phone, and requires no additional phone subscription. In addition, with the Eiris Server, a facility or enterprise may manage their own internal ARC without the cost of, or dependency on, a 3rd party response company.
How are alerts managed?
• When an event is initiated by the senior, a responder can open a voice or video link on EirisGo with the senior using the mic and camera on a home mobile device.
Elpas Shield Highlights:
3rd Party Developers
3rd parties that wish to integrate the Elpas Shield into their mobile apps are welcome to contact us via our helpdesk.
Eiris Software Highlights:
A world leader in RTLS technologies, Elpas provides turnkey safety and security solutions in the healthcare, correctional, and industrial market.
Our solutions include:
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New Enclosure for Elpas Local Controller with I/O Card
Posted by David Fensterheim on 20 July 2014 12:21 PM
5-ELC00433-3, ELPAS Local Controller Wall 433MHz I/O has been discontinued and is replaced by 5-ELC10433-3. The new product is enclosed a larger and more ergonomic enclosure. The new enclosure provides a number of benefits:
Additional information available on the Elpas helpdesk.
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