With FallCall App and Kwikset Lock, Emergency Medical Personnel Can Enter Premises Immediately, Saving Valuable Seconds - and Doors
LAKE FOREST, CA (January 23, 2024) – Kwikset®, the leader in residential security, announces a new integration of the Kwikset Halo Wi-Fi enabled smart lock with FallCall Solutions’ medical alert applications. The result of this integration is Kwik-Unlock, a feature that is exclusively available on FallCall Detect and FallCall Lite apps.
FallCall apps with Kwik-Unlock can reduce entry delays and eliminate forced entries to false alarms (and unnecessary property/door damage) by automatically unlocking the door after an ambulance is dispatched.
With Kwik-Unlock and FallCall downloaded to Apple Watch, a help request is triggered after a fall through FallCall’s “Smart” Fall Detection or by tapping the +Help button on the FallCall app. After the request is sent, 24/7 emergency services will reach out through a phone call to the person in need and caregivers will receive real-time updates.
If an ambulance is dispatched, the FallNet server will receive this information and unlock the predesignated Kwikset Halo smart lock so that emergency services can enter immediately on arrival. Additionally, when the emergency team leaves the scene, an all-clear signal is transmitted, and the door is relocked.
According to FallCall founder and president, Shea C. Gregg, MD, “The launch of this completely new FallCall with Kwik-Unlock technology will once again redefine the medical alert experience for users, caregivers and emergency responders.”
“We are thrilled to bring our innovative smart lock technology to FallCall’s potentially life-saving applications,” said Kwikset’s Erik Glassen, Senior Brand Manager. “Thanks to this extraordinary partnership of emergency services technology and advanced connected security, users and their caregivers have one less thing to worry about during an emergency.”
Another benefit of FallCall apps with Kwik-Unlock is that the potential need to break down a door is eliminated. With 66% of medical alert activations being accidental according to Consumer Reports, Kwik-Unlock technology can potentially save owners a lot of money and headaches, as the cost of replacing a front door can be thousands of dollars.
FallCall Detect and FallCall Lite apps combine the power of smart fall detection with a comprehensive personal emergency response system. With integrated Apple Crash Detection and Bluetooth® jewelry compatibility, they provide users with the freedom and confidence to live an active lifestyle, knowing they will receive the promptest assistance if needed.
The Kwikset Halo Wi-Fi enabled smart lock is an uncomplicated way to get smart lock security and smart home convenience using a home’s existing Wi-Fi router. With Kwikset Halo, users can operate, manage, and monitor the lock with their smartphone using the Kwikset app from anywhere there’s an internet connection.
FallCall apps with Kwik-Unlock will be available starting this week at fallcall.com and through the App Store and Google Play.
About FallCall Solutions
FallCall Solutions was established in 2015 and is a leading innovator in wearable/mobile safety solutions in the United States and Australia. With a goal of making safety accessible for all, FallCall creates automated and affordable medical alert applications that empower older adults to live independent, active lifestyles. FallCall Solutions is an AARP AgeTech Collaborative portfolio startup. For more information, visit www.fallcall.com. FallCall and FallNet are trademarks of FallCall Solutions, LLC registered in the U.S. and other countries.
Apple, iPhone, Apple Watch, and App Store are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Google Play is a trademark of Google LLC. The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by FallCall Solutions is under license.
Kwikset is the leading residential lock manufacturer, making homeowners feel safe since 1946. Kwikset works hard to understand the world you live in, so that we can do everything we can to protect it. The company’s unwavering commitment to meeting homeowners’ needs has inspired its innovative lock portfolio that includes patented SmartKey Security™ deadbolts, patented SecureScreen™ touchscreen locks, keyless entry combination locks, connected home technology, Bluetooth-enabled Aura™, Wi-Fi enabled Halo™, door hardware with Microban® antimicrobial product protection and a wide variety of styles and finishes. Our interior and exterior door products provide customers with the quality, technology, durability, and style they want while guaranteeing the highest level of security.
Headquartered in Orange County, Calif., Kwikset is part of ASSA ABLOY Americas Residential, the global leader in access solutions. Kwikset products are sold online and through retailers and distributors throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Australia. Visit us at www.kwikset.com and https://kwiksetpresskit.com.