Essence Group Joins Qualcomm Smart Cities Accelerator Program to Enhance Enterprise Security Market Offerings


HERZLIYA, Israel – February 2, 2022 – Essence Group, a leading technology group developing IoT-based safety, security and health solutions and cloud services for homes, families and businesses, today announced he joined the Qualcomm® Smart Cities Accelerator program from Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., providing its suite of safety and security 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 to an ecosystem of providers to help improve efficiency, safety, cost savings costs and sustainability. With proven expertise in commercially deployed solutions, program members include hardware and software vendors, cloud solution providers, systems integrators, design and manufacturing companies, as well as those offering end-to-end smart city.

“The Qualcomm Smart Cities Accelerator program is a central hub for smart city solution providers using our industry-leading technologies, and we are excited to partner with Essence as they work to improve enterprise safety and security. employees in college 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 improve safety and security to provide peace of mind to our residential, small business and enterprise customers. We are excited to bring Essence Umbrella mPERS, MyShield and future products to the portfolio of Qualcomm Advantage Network services,” said Yaniv Amir, president of Essence Group North America. “Essence has more than 27 years of experience in the home and small business security space as a leading developer of security technologies and security safeguarding our clients’ most valuable assets.”

The Essence Enterprise Solutions portfolio includes an end-to-end AI-powered IoT solution that enhances existing enterprise environments by offering a suite of integrated cloud platforms to keep workers, buildings and assets safe. The comprehensive Essence protection suite enables customers to deter, prevent, or quickly respond to incidents in real time.

Essence brings together best-in-class technology with advanced products and analytics to keep the business safe with a variety of video and personal safety tools, products and real-time alerts regarding potential incidents on campus which could result in serious injury and loss of property. The comprehensive suite represents the next step in moving smart enterprise campus security from a reactive to a proactive, real-time approach.

  • the Umbrella The Personal Safety Panic wearables, winners of the Twice Picks Award for Innovation at CES 2022, are the first devices of their kind to use 5G Cat-M networks. It provides immediate incident notification and protection, including fall detection – ideal for multiple industries, including VIPs, transport workers, construction or other lone workers, students and teachers on and off campus. With the press of a button, the device uses two-way voice technology to connect with security monitoring services or friends and family to dispatch emergency personnel for immediate assistance. The solution includes GPS and Wi-Fi to allow dispatch operators to locate the device both indoors and outdoors on demand. The device’s small and unobtrusive form factor means it can be used in a wide variety of situations – elderly care, lone workers, child safety and many more.
  • the My Shield solution, winner of the CES 2022 Innovation Award, is a cloud-based intrusion prevention and response platform that is connected to 5G CAT-M networks and can be integrated into any security system and monitoring center existing. It features an exclusive smoke diffuser to actively prevent intrusions by forcing intruders out of the premises before they can cause damage to people, property or property. The integrated, easy-to-install system includes a passive infrared (PIR) motion detector, high-definition video camera with recording capabilities for video verification, and two-way voice communication.

“We are delighted to partner with Essence to provide intelligent enterprise solutions to keep our customers’ personnel and assets safe,” added Sanjeet Pandit. “Priorizing the safety of the company and especially that of our workers will continue to accelerate the transformation of our cities and help enrich the lives of communities. Qualcomm and Essence share a commitment to be technology and security leaders in their respective fields.

Essence Group showcased its enterprise offering, along with other security and connected care solutions – including the My Shield 5G Intrusion Prevention System and VitalOn remote patient monitoring platform, both winners of CES 2022 Innovation Awards – on its stand at CES 2022 this month. For more information or to schedule a meeting, please contact [email protected]


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