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Norada and Abeeway join strengths to reinforce senior care communities in North America through LoRaWAN®

Press Release, Paris, France – June 2021

Norada, a vertical solutions provider operating in Canada and the US, which has recently joined Actility’s Channel Partners network, is supporting staff in Senior Care communities in North America by providing them with Abeeway Micro Trackers using LoRaWAN network technology to help mitigate their hyper-constrained staff resources.

Many senior care communities suffer from strained staff. Workers find themselves under a lot of pressure and need to find ways to automate small tasks in order to save as much time as possible to be able to reinvest it in quality time for their patients. Norada decided to work on a solution which would provide staff with a seconds set of eyes, allowing them to focus on the high value work they were trained to do.

The solution, which uses Abeeway trackers, allows to precisely locate staff, residents, and equipment, even if they are out of the community boundaries. This is possible due to the LoRaWAN connectivity which the tracking devices are using, allowing to cover hundreds of square kilometers. The solution also allows workers to know when anyone dwells, enters, exits, or is unexpectedly absent from an area.

  • Ease the fear and anxiety of not knowing what is going on when responsible for the safety of others: alert when anyone dwells, enters, exits, or is absent unexpectedly from an area.

  • Create actionable data: provides data visualization and analytics on the history of data collected, like heat maps and data-driven insights, to guide the best course of action.

  • Know whether a service was completed: reduce documentation time by using smart sensors to automatically track when an area has been serviced and monitor the ongoing service intervals.

Norada’s solution also addresses other purposes by helping staff to know when an area has been serviced or is being serviced, minimizing lost time by redoing already completed work. It also provides data visualization and analytics on the collected data’s history, like heat maps and data-driven insights. This allows staff to study and create the best course of action, also minimizing time waste and reinvesting gained time on the community members.

“Nightshift poses the biggest safety risk for residents as Senior Care communities have fewer staff working. Recently, the management team of a community we’re working with, and a resident’s loved ones received a frantic call at 2 AM about a possible resident elopement. It turns out the resident and the staff searching for him were just missing one another while doing laps of the building for 45 minutes. The efficiencies from this system would have completely helped to avoid the stress which was put on the families, staff, and the resident.” 
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High value return on investment from a multifunctional tool

Management can also get real-time information in order to manage staff, their most expensive and challenging area to control. Through real-time locating and the rest of the features offered by this smart solution, return on investment gets especially highlighted when mitigating fear and anxiety suffered by the staff while not knowing what is happening and being responsible for the safety of others.

In addition, IoT solutions are many times developed for technicians to control, and insight accessibility is normally complicated for anyone who is not familiarized with IoT interfaces, which limits the value of collected data. However, this solution has been developed for end-users, making it extremely easy to receive, manage data, and extract conclusions, leading to cost-effective solutions.

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The network technology behind it all

LoRaWAN® open standard connectivity technology is a proven leader for smart applications, delivering solutions that are easy to scale and optimizing operational costs. It allows companies to leverage its extremely long-range and low-power capabilities to cover thousands of kilometers of network at low cost, especially in remote areas which are challenging to reach, and to install LoRaWAN devices providing data in real time.

LoRaWAN® technology gets leveraged by optimizing asset’s energy consumption and providing lower operational costs. It is also extremely easy to use and available as on-premises & cloud-based application, offering the option to manage the installation from one single application dashboard with easy accessibility, usability, management, and control, while being completely data-driven, automating compliance reports and alert notifications sent via SMS or email.

This is precisely why Noranda chose Abeeway and LoRaWAN® as the necessary technology for this solution. While addressing people’s safety, assurance of a correct performance of the system needs to be a guarantee. Abeeway is a market leader which only offers certified products, as well as offering support whenever needed, and therefore assuring reliability. LoRaWAN® on the other hand, allows to track people and equipment both inside and outdoors as well as being inexpensive and completely reliable.

Working together

Norada has recently become one of Actility’s Channel Partners, helping us spread our solutions even further by including us as their strategic partner and offering their customers turnkey and tailored solutions.

The Channel Partners program allows to grow and scale businesses by selling or distributing Actility products and solutions, while engaging with a world-class partner ecosystem, building industry knowledge and regional presence to offer the integrated solutions customers need. 

About Norada

Norada is an experienced team that has been providing online application services to businesses for 20 years. Norada provides location tracking, mapping and data visualization, analytics, and alarms to support staff in Senior Care communities.  

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About Abeeway

Abeeway is the market leader in low-power indoor & outdoor fused geolocation and a provider of disruptive IoT tracking solutions worldwide. Abeeway offers the most energy-efficient, reliable and flexible geolocation solutions using unique tracking devices and a smart Multi-technology location system optimized for long-range and low-power-consumption leveraging LoRaWAN™ connectivity. Abeeway devices are available on ThingPark Market   Abeeway is a member of the LoRa Alliance™

About Actility   

Actility is a world leader in Low-Power Wide-Area Networks (LPWAN) industrial-grade connectivity solutions for the Internet of Things. Actility provides its ThingPark™ platform and network technology to deploy, operate and maintain public and private wireless IoT networks within a unified, scalable and versatile network infrastructure. The vast majority of nationwide LoRaWAN® network service providers (over 50) and hundreds of companies trust ThingPark™ all over the world. Through its subsidiary Abeeway, Actility also provides patented ultra-low power tracking solutions. ThingPark Market offers the largest selection of interoperable IoT gateways, devices and applications to simplify and accelerate deployment of use cases.  

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