Situational awareness market poised for growth in Canada so numerous industries can improve alerting and emergency response
Status Solutions today announced that Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM) will serve as the stocking distributor in Canada for equipment associated with the software company’s automated alerting engine. Status Solutions entered the Canadian market in March 2009 with a focus on life safety, security, environmental monitoring and mass notification. This new relationship with Ingram Micro’s Physical Security Division in Canada will broaden the reach of situational awareness technology across numerous verticals including senior living, health care, education, government, hospitality and manufacturing.
Status Solutions’ Situational Awareness and Response Assistant (SARA) integrates life safety, security and environmental controls, turning alarms from these stand-alone systems into detailed voice and text alerts for delivery to designated communication devices, including smartphones, landlines, pagers, computer screens, emails, PA systems, etc. With the situational awareness SARA provides, action can be taken to protect people, property and business operations. SARA includes a wireless sensor network, integration tools for existing alarm and communication systems, and mass notification capabilities on one powerful platform.
“We’ve gained significant traction in Canada during the last three years and see great opportunity for continued growth within the region,” explains Amy Jeffs, chief operations officer for Status Solutions. “The channel remains key to building the situational awareness market, so we’re delighted to team with Ingram Micro in supplying our current resellers as well as those who already work with Ingram Micro and those we’ll recruit jointly. The goal is to make sure that any business concerned with life safety, physical security and environmental monitoring can drive situational awareness to as many screens as possible to protect life, property, business and convenience.”
“Status Solutions provides the fourth key element in physical security – managing the ever increasing need for controlled and appropriate event responses,” says Jennifer Harmon, senior manager of Physical Security at Ingram Micro Canada. ”The SARA solution allows clients to send managed alerts to the varied message mediums that our society uses today. This ensures that critical information flows in a timely manner to those who need to know about an unfolding situation so they can take appropriate action. Ingram Micro’s new relationship with Status Solutions helps round out our extensive IP-based security offerings and further enables our resellers and system integrators to address the physical security needs of the Canadian marketplace.”
With SARA, the right information goes to the right people on the right devices in real time for faster, more efficient communication especially if there’s an emergency. The technology is used to enhance alerting for nurse call, patient monitoring, mobile and fixed duress, access control, lockdowns, inclement weather, fire panels, asset tracking, temperature monitoring, and humidity/water detection – virtually any threat in any environment. Support equipment for SARA includes the software server as well as pull cords, pendants, universal transmitters, and various sensors that Ingram Micro will stock for distribution to resellers and/or end users.
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