ADT picks Essence to care for seniors in Australia

  • March 30, 2021
  • Steve Rogerson

ADT Security in Australia has selected Israeli firm Essence SmartCare’s Care@Home telecare platform to expand its health and wellness services for seniors.

This will let ADT enhance its senior care offerings by providing a range of assistive services through under the banner of ADT Home Assure. The rollout of Essence’s technologies will allow ADT to offer telecare services to seniors using the LTE network.

This announcement comes as the senior population is set to grow rapidly in Australia with the proportion of seniors who are over the age of 75 to grow from 33% to 55% in the next 30 years, and an annual revenue for home-based care and services of around AU$4.5bn.

“We are honoured to be joining forces with ADT Security Australia, one of the largest security and safety providers, to enable them to provide the best care and protection to Australian seniors,” said Barak Katz, general manager for Essence SmartCare. “Our unified telehealth and care platform enables monitoring at any level and through any type of caring device for a wide range of health conditions, both at home or on-the-go, all through one connected Care@Home smart platform.”

The platform is an aging-in-place suite, providing seamless health monitoring that enables seniors to live independent lives while providing their families with peace of mind. Leveraging deep AI capabilities, to ensure the safety of seniors, the platform comprises an integrated suite of services, including continuous monitoring of daily activities, fall detection and voice-activated alerts to facilitate real-time communication with caregivers and emergency services providers.

“At ADT Asia Pacific, our mission is to protect the lives of our customers and their assets across the region by providing the highest quality services leveraging best in class partners,” said David Kirubi, vice president of ADT Asia Pacific. “Essence’s Care@Home presents a substantive and unique industry value proposition in enabling this mission, for the benefit of our customers while ensuring peace of mind for their loved ones and carers.”

Essence SmartCare develops health and care platforms for healthcare and senior care providers, enabling smart preventive care and emergency response so seniors can live life to the fullest.

ADT Security Australia is part of Johnson Controls.