AGESPAN Announces Senior Assisted Monitoring Camera Technology for Virtual Visitation with Your Loved Ones in Nursing Homes and VA Hospitals

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AgeSpan offers Virtual Visitation for family members in Nursing Homes, Assisted Living Centers, and Veterans Administration Hospitals with our Senior Assisted Monitoring Camera (SAM CAM) solution. The use of the Technology virtually eliminates abuse incidents in wellness facilities. It can also be used for monitoring boats, vacation homes, pets, and warehouses due to its ability to see in low light. And because it is a network camera, you don't need to purchase extra hardware such as recording equipment, tapes, and computers like you would with other technologies.

AgeSpan, a senior Internet enabling solution for seniors in the United States, unveiled their SAM (Senior Assisted Monitoring) Cam solution for combating nursing home abuse and monitoring health conditions in VA Hospitals. Working on this solution for the past 6 years, AgeSpan had to overcome the many cons associated with the use of cameras in assisted living centers and nursing homes. Complicated daily maintenance tasks, high hardware costs, and infringement of privacy are examples of the obstacles that groups against video surveillance in nursing homes repeated over and over again as things that needed to be addressed and fixed. Fortunately for them, as the technology progressed these obstacles were eliminated.

While working on the camera solution, AgeSpan also discovered that the camera is a perfect solution for satisfying virtual visitation needs by the family members and nurses that are contracted to visit the elderly in their homes while overseeing such things as their eating and medicinal habits. This solution allows seniors to continue an independent life in their current home, reduce their future living expenses, and make it possible for seniors to live near their families, but not with them.

With this advanced camera technology, complimented by AgeSpan's in-house ability to engineer, furnish, and install the customer's requested configuration for a turnkey solution, these negatives have turned into positives. Craig German, an AgeSpan representative, recently said: "The latest camera technology allows the end-user to see in low to no-light conditions allowing for night time viewing, much like we've seen in video sent to us by CNN of the Gulf War. In addition, this same camera can take a picture at a prescribed time or an event, via it built-in motion detection features, and then e-mail the picture to a responsible party so that they can view it on the new cell phones, PCs, or laptops anywhere in the world! With the camera's fast video frame rates you won't get those robotic-like video pictures anymore that web cameras provide."

"The AgeSpan Internet Protocol (IP) camera solution has lower initial outlay costs and quicker installations than any other network IP camera on the market. This is due in part to the camera's capability to not require a separate power cord as it runs off the power provided in the Ethernet connection. This Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) feature results in enormous savings to the customer due to faster installation times than the typical CCTV installations as well as the use of no electrical subcontractors. And unlike a typical web camera configuration, you don't need a computer or camera at both ends, further decreasing your costs. The best part of our solution is that fact that you can record up to 30 days of continuous video stream on any computer's hard drive and thereby eliminate the need for expensive Digital Video Recording (DVR) devices and tapes. No more fussing with buying and replacing expensive DVR tapes every few hours!"

AgeSpan, a San Diego, California based company, is poised to offer their Senior Assisted Monitoring "SAM" CAM solutions nationwide to Veterans Administration Hospitals, nursing homes, nursing home residents, assisted living centers, assisted living center residents, marinas, warehouses, and to private individuals for monitoring their vacation homes, home construction, pets, or their kids at daycare facilities. You can see a live demo of an actual camera in use on their companies' website at http://www.agespan.com - just click on the professor icon in the lower right hand corner of the home page. You can reach an AgeSpan representative by calling 619-795-4545 PST or by e-mailing them at info (at) agespan.com.

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AgeSpan
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