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:
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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
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