Friday, January 25, 2013

Telemergency Manufacturer Vanishes Mysteriously

Telemergency Manufacturer Disappears Without a Trace

The maker of the wildly popular EGAN Medical product Telemergency 750C Emergency Alert System has vanished without a trace, and nobody seems to have any knowledge of their whereabouts or the reason they have apparently gone out of business. 

In fact, it's the truly bizarre circumstances surrounding this company's disappearance that make this case so interesting and so intriguing as to dedicate precious time that could be spend in hundreds of more productive ways to sit down and blog about it.

Telemergency - Emergency Alert System
The owner of the company is/was a man named Elliot Baum. It's possible that Mr. Baum died, and as a result Telemergency ceased to exist. However, going strictly off of the volume of sales that EGAN Medical Equipment did involving Telemergency 700 and 700C units during the 2012 calendar year, it does not appear that the firm was experiencing any financial difficulties. The product was in high-demand, and made up a considerable percentage of our sales for the 2012 calendar year.

The most recent obituary I was able to find for an Elliot Baum was dated 2007, and the company appeared to be showing indications of life and a desire for growth (based on various media reports) as recently as mid-2012. Therefore, it is doubtful that the Elliot Baum who died in 2007 is the same man listed as CEO of Telemergency Systems, and still listed as the registrant of both domain names associated with the company ( and All phone numbers associated with both Telemergency as well as a separate corporation also listing Mr. Baum as CEO are now listed as non-working numbers.

Telemergency 750C

While the homepage of Telemergency300 still resolves, the links no longer work, leading to 404 error pages instead, and no means of contact, sales or ordering are accessible via the lone page still resolving when entered into the URL bar. resolves to a Network Solutions administrative control panel. 

Elliot Baum - Telemergency
shop or to cease to exist as a business entity. Neither we nor any of the half-dozen or so other retailers whom have contacted us seeking the same information received so much as a phone call or email from Telemergency notifying us of an intention to cease all business operations as of a specific (or even a tentative) date. We were given no time to prepare for this, and in most cases there were issues with orders as a result (customers ordering an item they believe to merely be on backorder but which is actually no longer available anywhere except from those individuals selling them used on eBay --- and even they are few and far between.Furthermore, the company issued no notice whatsoever of any plan to close up

The manner in which Telemegency just disappeared is eerily reminiscent of a novel I once read (and the far more recent motion picture version). The book and movie: Atlas Shrugged.

If in fact the motive underlying Telemergency's sudden disappearance from the marketplace did constitute and act of one of the men who makes the world go-round 'going John Galt', then at the very least Mr. Baum could have seen to it that the question of "Who is John Galt?" could have (and should have) been published at the former-company's web domains in place of a once-functional website index page and a NetSol admin page.

I can respect such a motive for the closing down of a company, as well as doing so in such a peculiar manner; as the amount of money being confiscated from those remaining few who still produce it constitutes insufficient motivation to invest the time, effort and energy into performing all of the hard work that goes along with the pursuit of what was once known as "The American Dream".

This author admittedly feels a bit like the character of Dagny Taggart from the novel when she wonders aloud why so many great men seem to be disappearing without a trace. That said, this author's own personal preference would have been to go out in more the style of Ellis Wyatt's character upon his exit from the private sector still trading in U.S. currency. For anyone unfamiliar with the story, read it or buy the audio book and either read or hear the story for yourselves. I won't give any more detail as I wouldn't want to deprive anyone of the most enlightening literary experience in the history of earth.

In any case, Telemergency is no longer conducting business, so needless to say the product will no longer be available at EGAN Medical. Egan Medical will however allow the page to remain online (orders will not be processed if attempted) in the event we find a suitable replacement, at which point we will either redirect the Telemergency Emergency Alert System page to the replacement product, or at the very least link to it from the page.

EGAN Medical is deeply saddened and disappointed to learn of this development, and will be working diligently in the meantime to find a suitable replacement product for our valued customers which hopefully will serve all the needs of the Telemergency without the recurring fees associated with most similar products.

If anyone reading this knows any details regarding the sudden disappearance of Mr. Elliot Baum and/or his companies and products, please use the comment form below and we will contact you at the email address entered into the comment form for more details.

The Telemergency 700 and 750C are what's known as "Emergency Alert Systems". The products consisted of a phone-type device that was programmable with custom phone numbers which allowed elderly, frail and disabled persons to place a phone call to the person of their choosing with the simple push of a button. The device also included a pendant worn around the neck which when activated by either the push of a button or the breaking of the chord (designed to detach during a fall) would automatically notify authorities of the accident and send for help while the individual may not be in a position to move about physically.