SmartTek Systems Grants OnWatch of Australia Exclusive Rights

Continuing its aggressive expansion, SmartTek Systems, Inc., a provider of mobile, smartphone-based, personal security, announced it has signed an agreement granting OnWatch PTY, Ltd. of Australia exclusive distribution rights in that country for its trio of apps. Onwatch, established in 2004, is a privately owned and accredited central alarm monitoring center located in the Double Bay area of Sydney, Australia. The Onwatch agreement marks the first of several international agreements SmartTek says it is working to establish.

“Using the SmartTek Systems app & infrastructure we see exciting new opportunities to offer our customers better protection and innovative new services, the sort of added value that is impossible to provide with traditional systems and through conventional suppliers,” said David Sweet, managing director, Onwatch Pty Ltd Australia. “This move will position Onwatch as a leading player in the Australian mobile PERS market and signals a fundamental change in the opportunities for the provision of Personal Safety and Medical Emergency services. It heralds a step-change in the Australian mobile Personal Emergency Response Service market.”

The trio of apps is comprised of the previously announced SmartAlert: a panic, safety, and mobile personal emergency response system (mPERS) designed to preserve the user’s personal privacy; SmartGuard: designed to give families peace-of-mind by providing optional location information about family members; and SmartTrack: a powerful fleet-tracking and mobile productivity solution for small businesses. Pilot testing of the new app offerings has been ongoing with central stations for months and the service will soon be ready to come to market.

“The landscape of the alarm industry is changing not just in the US but internationally and the agreement with Onwatch will keep SmartTek at the forefront of bringing that change to a global audience,” said SmartTek Co-founder Barry Schweiger, co-founder and former president, Fire Burglary Instruments, Inc. “By extending protection services to subscribers and their families when they are out of their homes, at school, work or out enjoying themselves, security companies can practically guarantee increased RMR and lowered attrition rates. We see this as a very strong closing tool for dealers.”

“SmartTek’s turnkey platform removes the obstacles that previously prevented central stations from entering the mPERS market,” said SmartTek’s Technical Consultant Mark Fischer. “We’ve eliminated the prohibitive hardware, software, and maintenance fees other solutions impose. SmartTek’s software integrates with virtually any existing central station automation system. We even provide the PSAP database, and were still able provide the service at what we believe to be the lowest cost per app.”

SmartTek’s Apps eliminate the need to purchase any additional equipment, and there are no additional cellular charges to the central station, dealer or subscriber. Dealers simply have their subscribers sign up, download and install the app on their iPhone or Android smartphone and they are immediately protected.

Featured

  • Maximizing Your Security Budget This Year

    The Importance of Proactive Security Measures: 4 Stories of Regret

    We all want to believe that crime won’t happen to us. So, some business owners hope for the best and put proactive security measures on the back burner, because other things like growth, attracting new customers, and meeting deadlines all seem more pressing. Read Now

  • New Uses for AI

    New applications of AI in IP cameras are delivering precise detection, robust search capabilities, elevated data analysis and enhanced image quality. When combined with built-in analytics, AI can help streamline forensic investigations and also supports several mission-critical business functions. Read Now

  • The Critical Missing Piece

    As technology advances, security programs have invested heavily in advanced systems and sensors. These sensors generate massive amounts of data, often overwhelming the security teams tasked with monitoring them. AI technology promises to sift through this data, using logic and reasoning to differentiate potential threats from non-threats. Read Now

  • Computers Beginning to Come Back Online After CrowdStrike Caused Crash Friday

    Computers around the world are beginning to come back online after a defective update to Windows machines from cybersecurity provider CrowdStrike Friday affected almost 9 million machines. Read Now

Featured Cybersecurity

Webinars

New Products

  • Unified VMS

    AxxonSoft introduces version 2.0 of the Axxon One VMS. The new release features integrations with various physical security systems, making Axxon One a unified VMS. Other enhancements include new AI video analytics and intelligent search functions, hardened cybersecurity, usability and performance improvements, and expanded cloud capabilities 3

  • EasyGate SPT and SPD

    EasyGate SPT SPD

    Security solutions do not have to be ordinary, let alone unattractive. Having renewed their best-selling speed gates, Cominfo has once again demonstrated their Art of Security philosophy in practice — and confirmed their position as an industry-leading manufacturers of premium speed gates and turnstiles. 3

  • AC Nio

    AC Nio

    Aiphone, a leading international manufacturer of intercom, access control, and emergency communication products, has introduced the AC Nio, its access control management software, an important addition to its new line of access control solutions. 3