A missing child is a parent’s worst nightmare but a new innovative product has launched in Northern Ireland just in time for the holiday travel rush to keep kids safe while allowing them to discover their own independence.
There is nothing scarier than a lost child and leashes or harnesses may make a child feel restrictive. BuddyTag, helps parents in being more vigilant via a wristband equipped with Bluetooth technology that pairs to downloadable app for Androids and iPhones. Kids can slip on their BuddyTag to enjoy freedom when out and about while parents have a sense of security.
The product was designed in the USA and has been brought to Northern Ireland by mother of one Kate Allen. “No matter how careful or attentive you are, there will be times that any good parent will lose track of their children. BuddyTag provides me with an extra safety net in keeping my child in immediate proximity,” says Kate. “I sincerely believe BuddyTag will help many other parents in keeping their children and loved ones safe.”
BuddyTag are colourful wristbands equipped with a free iOS or Android App, a bluetooth tag, a wristband with personal ID information. When the child with BuddyTag is out of the parent's proximity, the App will sound alarm on parent's phone. If the child did get lost, the personal ID information will help in getting the child reunited with the parent. There is also a Panic Alarm on the BuddyTag, so the child can press it to let the parent know that he/she is in need of help. It also has a water safety alert to help prevent accidental drowning.
Key features include:
· Proximity Alert System- When kids are out of proximity an alarm will sound on your phone to alert you. Customise the range according to the size of the venue.
· Panic Button- Located on the wristband, kids can press the button to alert their parents they are in danger.
· Email with Location- Allows parents who have kids on field trips or with a babysitter to view when and where they were last tracked by the app.
· Multiple Connections- Pair several BuddyTags to one phone and customise the name of each to identity the “buddy” you are monitoring.
BuddyTag won Most Innovative Product in the Safety category at The Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) 2014 Innovation Awards Competition.
Each wristband with a Bluetooth tag retails for £34.99 and can be purchased directly at www.inyourcart.co.uk