This is a partnered guest post.
Even though it is scary to think about, we as moms are always worrying about our kids’ safety. That said, we recently discovered Servabo, a startup that has created a quick way for our kids to send out an emergency alert, called the Shadow. Shadow is a Bluetooth enabled panic button that works through a smartphone app to provide instant emergency notifications to your personalized network with the press of a button.
Tim and Nishana at Servabo created this device as a discrete way for people (kids and adults alike) to communicate in times of distress without having to pull out your phone.
There are a few reasons we like Shadow:
- Shadow can easily fit on a regular sized keychain without looking suspicious.
- Shadow has two levels of severity, allowing the user to appropriately notify their level of distress with low or high urgency.
- It comes standard with a spring-loaded cover to prevent accidental notifications and a way to deactivate if accidentally pressed.
- The location of the person is added to the alert.
- You can customize the alert messages and the contact lists.
- Shadow has multiple color options.
- There are no subscriptions or monthly fees!
Right now, Shadow is available on Indiegogo for an early bird price of $25. Tim and Nishana plan on shipping pre-orders in the 4th quarter of 2015. They can be followed on Facebook and Twitter and are partnering with charitable partners like Ella Mae Foundation (founded by Beverly Gooden), RAINN, and YWCA Evanston to donate proceeds and Shadows to protect victims of domestic violence and who need additional personal security.
Have any questions for the team? You can mail Tim and Nishana at firstname.lastname@example.org with any comments or questions.