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June 16, 2014

G4S Denmark Selects Essence WeR@Home™ to Offer DIY Smart Home Systems

G4S Denmark Selects Essence WeR@HomeTM  to Offer DIY Smart Home Systems

Herzliya, Israel, 17 June 2014 G4S Denmark, a subsidiary of the world’s leading international security solutions group, has selected Essence’s Smart Living solution - WeR@HomeTM to be able to offer its customers a secure, stable smart home solution. Essence is the leading provider of M2M/Internet of Things (IoT), cloud-based systems to deliver the connected-life promise.

Essence allows us to offer our customers a field-proven DIY solution for their connected lifestyles, enhancing our product offerings with minimal risk and investment,” says Ole Knudsen, Managing Director of G4S Denmark. “The quick time-to-market, self-install concept and the option of future integration to our control room opens up new customer segments.”

WeR@HomeTM is a wireless, battery-operated system that lets consumers easily manage their connected homes from anywhere, anytime, on any screen – mobile, desktop, TV, tablet – in real-time via mobile and web applications. With certified Z-Wave capability, WeR@HomeTM can be expanded to include automation devices, such as thermostats and lighting.

By offering WeR@HomeTM, G4S can provide an affordable solution for the mass market, delivering the smart home to every customer. Essence’s flexible business models and modular components allow the system to grow organically, quickly and easily with minimal hassle. The technician-free installation  and remote maintenance and configuration make it exceptionally cost-effective.

WeR@HomeTM provides new opportunities for G4S Denmark; its unique, attractively designed solution further enhances their strong market reach,” says Ben Weinberger, Deputy CEO of Essence. “Our approach delivers a simple and modular service for them and their customers.”

About G4S

G4S is the leading global integrated security company specializing in the provision of security products, services and solutions. The group is active in more than 120 countries. In Denmark, G4S is the leading provider of intruder alarm systems to businesses and homes. With the new product from Essence, they expect to further strengthen their consumer market position.

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.

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