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Inovonics Delivers Passive Wireless Sensor
for monitoring Senior Care Resident Activity
Patented EN1240 boosts performance, offers
flexibility in life safety protection and
provides increased cost savings over
LOUISVILLE, Colo., Nov.
--Inovonics , the industry leader in
high-performance wireless sensor networks
for commercial and life safety applications,
today announced the release of the EN1240
activity sensor, a wireless sensor solution
designed specifically to meet the unique
needs of senior care facilities.
Based on trusted motion-sensing technology,
the EN1240 offers a significant advancement
over other alternative approaches for life
safety monitoring by improving senior care
daily check-in, boosting system reliability
and performance, especially in large
installations, and providing significant
Unlike other offerings in the market that
require a resident to push a button or open
a door to initiate a daily check-in, the
Inovonics EN1240 activity sensor is
distinctive in that it enables passive
detection of activity with an extended sleep
timer that reduces unwanted radio frequency
traffic in large installations.
Not only does this automate the daily
check-in procedure, eliminating the need for
the resident to perform a check-in activity,
but it dramatically reduces the number of
unwanted alarm signals, one of the largest
offenders of excessive alarm traffic which
can impact a wireless system.
"Inovonics is committed to providing
innovative wireless solutions that
positively impact seniors' lives and ensure
their safety and security," said Mark
president of Inovonics.
"The EN1240 activity sensor provides peace
of mind for both residents and caregivers
and is designed specifically with the unique
needs of senior living facilities in mind
that require daily resident check-in and
monitoring. In addition, our resellers and
integrators will appreciate the increase in
system performance and reliability,
especially in large installations, as well
as the cost savings they can realize
compared to existing solutions."
The EN1240 utilizes a proven method of
sensing resident activity coupled with a
sleep timer that will alert the system of a
resident's activity if it occurs prior to
the system check-in period.
For example, if a resident wakes and leaves
their residence at 5
but the check-in period is 6
the EN1240 will continue communicating the
activity alarm throughout its sleep cycle to
ensure the system recognizes that the
resident was active.
The unique sleep timer reduces unwanted
alarm signals throughout the day, compared
to using a traditional motion sensor which
frequently is set off inadvertently,
creating unwarranted alarms. In large sensor
systems which may have hundreds or thousands
of wireless devices, a traditional motion
sensor is one of the largest offenders of
excessive alarm traffic.
By using the EN1240, RF traffic is reduced
by an estimated 90 percent when compared to
a traditional wireless motion sensor
network, thereby ensuring the exceptional
performance of the entire Inovonics wireless
Key benefits of the EN1240 activity sensor
Passive activity monitoring :
Eliminates senior care residents from having
to actively check-in with staff on a daily
basis giving them more independence, yet
providing for a safe, secure environment.
Allows for discreet monitoring :
Maintains each patient's dignity and right
to anonymity while simultaneously ensuring
Unique sleep timer :
Reduces unwanted signals (RF traffic) by up
to 90 percent. Especially valuable for large
systems with hundreds or thousands of
wireless devices where excessive alarm
traffic can occur frequently.
Maximizes staff utilization and efficiencies :
Results in increased availability of nurses
and other staff to perform their intended
jobs – providing care to residents in need.
Extended battery life :
Providing unsurpassed performance for up to
"The EN1240 addresses a significant gap in
today's senior care living marketplace,"
founder at Sani-Med (http://www.inovonics.com).
"It is the first product we have found that
offers a sleep timer, giving both the
caregiver and resident a flexible, yet
secure life safety protection approach.
Together with our technology, the Inovonics
EN1240 activity sensor offers senior housing
providers the best solution for monitoring
residents with greater efficiency and
reliability – and with increased cost