Smart care technology company InteliCare has expanded its services to include 4G compliant Personal Emergency Response (PERS) devices.

InteliCare Holdings (ASX:ICR) is pleased to announce its plans to support an approximate 300,000 Australians who are currently using 3G Personal Emergency Response (PERS) devices.

Australia’s 3G network, which is heavily relied on by the aged and disability care sectors for medical and duress devices, will shut down in 2024. This will make hundreds of thousands of devices redundant.

In response, InteliCare is expanding its services to include globally compliant 4G PERS devices, including pendants and emergency alarms.

The upgraded hardware solution provides those with existing 3G devices the opportunity to upgrade to an advanced 4G compliant version that also supports InteliCare’s range of wellbeing insights and home automation capabilities.

InteliCare Chief Executive Daniel Pilbrow said the company was continuously innovating to offer the best possible solution to customers.

“The 3G shut down has the potential to leave thousands of Australians without the ability to receive assistance via their PERS devices,” he said.

“We are proud to continuously expand and improve our offering to care providers and individuals to resolve this issue with the inclusion of advanced 4G compliant PERS devices into our smart care solution.”

Sizeable market opportunity

 With 300,000 PERS devices no longer meeting the PERS standards and requiring replacement, there is opportunity for InteliCare to expand its service offering to retirement and lifestyle villages, home care package providers, residential care, Supported Independent Living (SIL) for people with disabilities, and Supported Disability Accommodation providers, all of which utilise PERS devices for client care.

InteliCare recently announced the expansion of its duress and emergency services via the partnership with All Care. All Care is an integrator of security systems, medical alarms, assistive health technology, communication integration and surveillance networks for the residential, commercial, industrial, health and aged care sector.

As well as an expansion of services for current clients, the partnership with All Care represents an opportunity for InteliCare to be adopted by a larger portion of the population including individuals who previously didn’t use InteliCare’s smart home solution due to an inability to nominate an emergency or alert responder.

This, combined with InteliCare’s expansion of 4G PERS devices, showcases their ongoing commitment to improve quality of life for seniors and people with disabilities.

This article was developed in collaboration with InteliCare, a Stockhead advertiser at the time of publishing.

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