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June 2, 2014

Elkotek Selects Essence’s WeR@Home™ to Drive its Move to Cloud-based Solutions

Elkotek Selects Essence’s WeR@HomeTM to Drive its Move to Cloud-based Solutions

Herzliya, Israel, 2 June 2014 – Elkotek Sikkerhet of Norway & Sweden has selected Essence’s WeR@HomeTM M2M/IoT solution to drive its transition to a cloud-based service provider. Essence is the leading provider of M2M solutions designed to fulfill the One-PlayTM promise of an integrated connected life experience at home.

“We’re advancing our security service levels to ensure our customers receive additional value with the new smart home offerings at the highest quality and affordably,” says Dag Markussen, owner of Elkotek. “Essence’s extensive IoT experience facilitates our ability to offer a full range of service in our customers’ homes, and the WeR@HomeTM system fits perfectly by enabling faster installation, modern design, real DIY and custom made apps for both IOS and Android for the end users.”

WeR@HomeTM is completely cloud-based, allowing for intuitive home management from any device and any location at any time. WeR@HomeTM is a customizable, wireless battery-powered solution featuring the latest technology and design, easily blending into every home. Z-wave compatible, WeR@HomeTM allows the ability to remotely manage more than 1,000 Z-Wave-based devices, such as door locks, switches and thermostats.

WeR@HomeTM can be installed in a very short period of time and is maintained and upgraded remotely by Elkotek, ensuring maximum value to the consumer with minimal logistical burden. As Elkotek’s and its customers’ seek the next change, WeR@HomeTM can be easily enhanced with new features and services.

“We are glad that Elkotek chose Essence to expand its traditional security service offering and enable new services to the market,” says Ben Weinberger, Deputy CEO of Essence. “Our approach streamlines and simplifies the entire process while creating a maintenance-free, stable, reliable environment for subscribers.”

About Essence 

Essence is a global M2M provider of scalable, end-to-end connected-living solutions for security, communication, and healthcare service providers. Over the past 20 years, Essence has built an impressive installed base, with more than 10 million products deployed and used by Tier-1 service providers worldwide. Essence is committed to developing and supporting solutions that both enhance partners’ businesses and enable people to live fuller and better lives.

About Elkotek

Elkotek Sikkerhet was established in 1998 and is one of the leading distributors of WL alarm systems in Scandinavia. Elkotek Sikkerhet has during the last 5 years developed with partners a sophisticated cloud service, handling all logistics from maintenance, web shop, and guard services all the way to invoicing. The cloud is fully capable of being integrated with any CRM system, and the end user, local installers/guard companies have the highest priority in the business value chain. 

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