The statistics are sobering: violent crime occurs in the United States every 26 seconds, auto accidents occur every 8 seconds, and a college-aged female has a 1 in 4 chance of being sexually assaulted. People can’t always rely on police or campus security being nearby, and in certain emergency situations, getting help immediately can mean the difference between life and death. That’s why Silent Beacon was created – to help loved ones reach 911 and family members quickly and easily in the event of an emergency. With a single touch of a button, emergency personnel and loved ones can instantly track the user, speeding up the response rate – and ultimately allowing help to arrive faster.
The wearable, waterproof Silent Beacon is a Bluetooth device that connects wirelessly to a Smartphone so that users can immediately text, call, and email stored emergency contacts. Meanwhile, the Silent Beacon application utilizes technology in the Smartphone to push out data – without the need to fumble with passcodes or phone numbers during an emergency. Pressing the button on the app or device will activate the technology that notifies family and friends of the user’s situation and location, all in less than five seconds. In addition, the Silent Beacon device is capable of allowing users to talk directly to 911 or loved ones. Though the device itself is still in the final stages of development, the app is available for download now and can be found at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/silent-beacon/id933730960?mt=8
Other features of the Silent Beacon include: GPS real-time tracking, indented buttons to avoid inadvertently sending an alert, push notifications, custom message capabilities, and an add-on optional call center service. Currently, customers can pre-order the device at SilentBeacon.com. This enables the buyer to lock in on a discounted rate that is more than 30% off the retail cost of the unit. Devices will start shipping this April; however, when the Silent Beacon becomes available in retail stores, the $60 price will then increase to $99.
Founder and CEO Kenneth Kelley was inspired to develop the Silent Beacon after being involved in a serious car accident that rendered his cell phone useless. In that moment, he realized that it was imperative for people to have a faster and more reliable method for contacting emergency assistance. Today, Silent Beacon, Inc. is working to reach its goal that every person with a Smartphone will have the ability to contact, alert, and be tracked by loved ones – and emergency personnel – in the event of a crisis. The company strives to keep its commitment to safety, convenience, affordability, and customer satisfaction as they improve safety for the general public, while maintaining superior quality, integrity, and excellence.
*This post is brought to you by Silent Beacon. The opinions expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect my own.