May 05, 2010 14:57 ET

FireEar Corporation and IBA West Announce Partnership Offering Cost Effective Solution for Homeowners

FireEar to Deliver Award-Winning FE-1100 Monitor and Alert System

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - May 5, 2010) - FireEar Corporation, a leader in home safety monitoring systems, today announced it has teamed with the Independent Brokers and Agents of the West Service Corporation (IBA West), a leading insurance trade association representing independent agents and insurance brokers to deliver FireEar's FE-1100 monitor and alert system to its members granting their clients access to recurring insurance discounts on homeowner policy premiums.

Insurance organizations are looking for alternative opportunities to retain clients, grow portfolios and increase revenues beyond the traditional marketing efforts. FireEar has partnered with IBA West to offer the FE-1100 monitor and alert system for its members and their clients extending a discount with many national insurers upon activation of the central station alarm feature.

"Our product partnership with FireEar enables members to have another competitive advantage in the marketplace. We are pleased to have negotiated a discounted rate and commission structure for our members and offer a potential solution to reduce their clients' premiums," states Paul Furlong, president, IBA West Service Corporation.

FireEar's FE-1100 Monitor provides four-way protection from fire, indoor freeze, power and temperature damage by relaying instantaneous alerts via email, text and phone, helping prevent future loss when away from a residence. Applying its patent-pending technology, FireEar's FE-1100 monitor and alert system is equipped with wireless features to work with pre-existing smoke detectors so there are no installation fees associated with the simple and easy setup and use. "We are excited to be launching our FE-1100 monitor and alert system with a highly accredited and renowned institution such as IBA West and look forward to extending our solution to their member's clients," states Jean-Marc Patenaude, chief executive officer, FireEar.

FireEar Corporation is recognized as a leader in home safety monitoring solutions for residences. Founded in 2007 with headquarters in Mountain View, California, FireEar's mission is to develop products for consumers delivering advanced fire, indoor freeze, power and temperature safety alerts through its flagship product, the award-winning FE-1100 monitor and alert system. FireEar's central monitoring station is an industry leader in response time and has been selected by government sites including the U.S. Secret Service. FireEar's partner program includes leading associations such as the Independent Brokers and Agents of the West and is endorsed by the president of the San Francisco Fire Commission. More information can be found at

IBA West is the largest trade association, representing independent insurance agents and insurance brokers in California. The association is headquartered in Pleasanton, California, with member services located in Woodland Hills, California. IBA West can be reached online at

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    Courtly Stevens
    FireEar Corporation
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    David Benesh
    IBA West Service Corporation
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