CloseBy Nework, the manufacturer of a new remote monitoring system for caregivers of the elderly or disabled, has expanded into Europe through its master distributor, CloseBy Network Ltd.
CloseBy Network system, which was built for the Control4 platform, allows invited family members and friends to keep an eye on elderly or disabled loved ones through real-time monitoring, alerts and reporting.
The price of the service in Europe is 2,500 euro for hardware and an 80 euro per month monitoring fee. The company says that for less than the cost of one month in an assisted living facility, CloseBy Network can be installed with monitoring capabilities.
CloseBy Network uses a combination of sensors and software tied to a secure web application to allow families to choose what to monitor, how to receive the information, and who should be sent alerts.
Depending on sensor location, they can receive alerts when their loved one leaves and returns, gets out of bed, opens the refrigerator or medicine cabinet, and if he is moving normally about the house. Members of the care network can also receive an alert if there is no activity within a specified time, or if their loved one uses the “Contact Me” button.
“With CloseBy Network, we’re able to offer a solution to enable caregivers and their families to enjoy a better quality of life on terms everyone can accept,” said Lorcan Brophy of CloseBy Network Ltd. “This strategic relationship will help introduce CloseBy Network to a broad base of countries throughout Europe”.
CloseBy Network provides comprehensive marketing support, technical and sales training, and customer support to its dealer network to help them successfully go to market and sell CloseBy Network.