SOURCE: Premier Alliance Group, Inc.

February 05, 2013 08:00 ET

Premier Alliance Partners With NetXperts to Engineer State-of-the-Art Personal Duress Wireless Security System at California State Forensic Hospitals

CHARLOTTE, NC--(Marketwire - Feb 5, 2013) - Premier Alliance Group, Inc. (OTCQB: PIMO), a strategic advisory, services, and solutions firm focused on providing 360° Intelligence Delivery through Knowledge Based Expertise ("KBE"), today announced that its Energy and Sustainability Division has partnered with NetXperts, a California based network solutions provider, to provide engineering and application programming support for a state-of-the-art wireless security and notification system at two California state mental institutions, Metropolitan State Hospital in Los Angeles and Patton State Hospital in San Bernardino. The total project value for Premier Alliance exceeds $600,000 and should be completed by fourth quarter of 2013.

Following the successful implementation of the wireless personal duress alarm system at the California Department of State Hospitals (DSH) - Napa, Premier Alliance and NetXperts will now install identical systems at DSH - Metropolitan and Patton. The innovative system, comprised of customized off-the-shelf hardware and software, allows medical staff and other personnel to trigger an alarm through a small Wi-Fi device worn around the neck or on a belt. Once activated the system is designed to notify police and security officials in under 10 seconds and provide location information anywhere on the 160+ acre facilities.

"This creative approach is a testament to the unique core competencies of our company," said Rob Davis, Senior Vice President of Energy Services for Premier Alliance. "It is the result of industry leading engineering expertise combined with a deep knowledge of risk and compliance that enables us to develop solutions that satisfy a multitude of both operational and risk imperatives within a client's organization. With today's current security concerns, this Personal Duress Wireless Security solution is replicable in environments such as hospitals, prisons, and schools."

"This project was a very innovative wireless application that provides a whole new level of safety and security for staff working in a hospital and detention environment," said Gary Nordine, CEO of NetXperts, Inc. "By working with innovative partners such as Premier Alliance, Cisco, Ekahau and AT&T we have changed the paradigm in staff safety. The new system utilizes RFID tags, beacons and an expansive Wi-Fi network that is integrated with the hospital's existing data network. The Premier Alliance engineering team was a key part of the integration of the new and legacy systems."

There will be a live webinar to discuss the 5 key ways the Personal Duress Alarm System (PDAS) can reduce staff injuries in a variety of environments on February 21st from 1:00 to 3:00 PM PST. The webinar is open to the public and registration information is available through the following link:

About Premier Alliance Group, Inc. 
Premier Alliance Group, Inc. (OTCQB: PIMO) provides Knowledge Based Expertise ("KBE") through its strategic advisory, services, and solutions delivery capabilities. The firm provides 360° Intelligence Delivery, a holistic approach to meet client objectives, through our Professional Services and Solutions Groups. We currently have two major delivery verticals, Energy and Risk/Compliance, driven by increased energy mandates as well as regulatory requirements across several industries. Our Energy capabilities position us as a leading provider of energy efficiency and sustainable facilities solutions. This includes designing, engineering and installing disparate solutions and technologies that enable clients to reduce their energy costs and carbon footprint. Our Risk/Compliance capabilities encompass Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC) and Business Performance & Technology as we assist clients with Risk Management, Compliance, Organizational Effectiveness, Project Management, and Information Management. Premier Alliance is headquartered in Charlotte, NC. For more information, visit

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