2020 - Volume #44, Issue #1, Page #30[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Panic Button Pairs With Phone
“Silent Beacon is a great product for people in rural spaces, especially farmers and heavy machinery operators, who face a lot of risks and accidents,” says Shannon O’Connell, Silent Beacon. “Even if you can call 911 by phone, identifying the location of an accident can be a problem. The Silent Beacon provides your GPS location within 5 seconds.”
The Silent Beacon works anywhere you have cell phone service, but you don’t have to have your cell phone with you. As long as you are within 190 ft. of a Bluetooth paired cell phone, Silent Beacon calls 911 or another pre-set, preferred emergency contact for you. It also lets you talk directly to the contact using the built-in microphone and speaker.
In addition to the primary emergency contact, texts, push notifications or emails are immediately sent to up to 7 other pre-set contacts. “You can let your loved ones know you need help and provide them your GPS location data,” says O’Connell. “They can respond while you are on the phone with your primary contact.”
A special, Silent Alert mode, safety feature lets you call for help without those around you being aware. When the primary contact picks up, they will be able to hear you and those around you. A vibration alert will let you know the connection has been made.
Silent Beacon requires only a one-time, $99 payment for the device with a free, downloadable app for a cell phone. It is equipped with a rechargeable battery and automatically notifies you if the battery needs to be recharged.
“We’ve just come out with a new app upgrade and a new version for the elderly or infirm,” says O’Connell. “If pressing 2 buttons simultaneously is a problem, we have a single button version.”
A business version with features specific to multiple employees and their safety is also available.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Silent Beacon, 9200 Corporate Blvd., Suite 250, Rockville, Md. 20850 (ph 844 641-4357; email@example.com; www.silentbeacon.com).
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