Essence Group, a technology group developing IoT-based security, safety, and healthcare solutions and cloud services for homes, families and businesses, has joined the Qualcomm Smart Cities Accelerator Program from Qualcomm Technologies Inc., providing its suite of security and safety products to help protect workers, buildings, and assets.

As part of the Qualcomm Advantage Network, the Qualcomm Smart Cities Accelerator Program is designed to connect cities, municipalities, government agencies, and enterprises with an ecosystem of providers to help deliver greater efficiencies, safety, cost savings, and sustainability. With proven expertise in commercially deployed solutions, program members include hardware and software providers, cloud solution providers, system integrators, design and manufacturing companies, as well as those offering end-to-end smart city solutions.

"The Qualcomm Smart Cities Accelerator Program is a central hub for smart cities solution providers utilizing our cutting-edge technologies, and we are excited to collaborate with Essence as they work to enhance Enterprise Security and employee safety in university campuses, transportation, construction, smart-stadiums, and a host of other industries," said Sanjeet Pandit, senior director, business development and head of smart cities, Qualcomm Technologies Inc.

“At Essence Group, our mission is to enhance safety and security to provide peace of mind for our residential, small business, and enterprise customers,” said Yaniv Amir, president of Essence Group North America. “We are thrilled to bring the Essence Umbrella mPERS, MyShield, and future products to the Qualcomm Advantage Network services portfolio. Essence has over 27 years of experience in the residential and small business security space as a leading developer of security and safety technologies protecting our customers’ most valuable assets.”

The Essence Enterprise Solutions portfolio comprises an AI-based IoT end-to-end solution that enhances existing enterprise environments by offering a suite of integrated cloud-platforms to ensure safety of workers, buildings, and assets. The complete Essence protection suite allows customers to deter, prevent or quickly address incidents in real time.

Essence brings together best-in-class technologies with advanced products and analytics to provide enterprise security with a variety of video and personal safety tools, products, and real-time alerts regarding potential on-campus incidents that could result in serious injuries and loss of property. The full suite represents the next step forward in propelling smart-enterprise campus safety from a reactive to a proactive real-time approach.

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