Ask Yourself Two Questions
Ask yourself TWO questions:
1. If you go out alone and something bad happens, will someone notice you\'re missing?
2. Realizing you are missing, will anyone know where to start looking?
Nobody plans on a medical emergency, car trouble or being a victim of crime. Cell phones get out of range or the batteries die. GPS is great to know where you are but not good to tell others. Also what happens if you are incapacitated and cannot use your tech device? SafeCheckIn.com provides a new service that allows individuals the security of having someone always waiting for him or her to return from any activity. When you are a single and heading out for any activity, you often do not have anyone to tell where you are going and when you expect to return. With single households now representing over 42% of the population and of these 54% of these households being single women, there is an increasing need for a service that will help provide a safety net for individuals who go out alone.
SafeCheckIn.com is a service where individuals can enter specific information about themselves as well as information about any activity they are going to do. This is called an “event”. When they “check out” SafeCheckIn will monitor (human monitored 24/7/365) their absence until the member “checks in” again. If the member is overdue then SafeCheckIn will attempt to contact the member to update their status. If SafeCheckIn cannot reach the member, we then contact by phone, the people that the member has designated as emergency contacts with the local authorities as being contacts of last resort. Privacy is strictly observed until a member goes overdue.
For years police and Search & Rescue professionals have been telling people to let others know when they go out alone. Police need a timely notice of someone missing and a good place to start looking. SafeCheckin.com provides both. It is that simple… tell SafeCheckIn where you are going and when you expect to come back. We will make sure you are safe or in the event you do not check back in and cannot be contacted, will notify anyone you choose of your overdue status. SafeCheckIn can be used when going hiking, biking, traveling or even when meeting for a first date. Nobody plans on being a missing person. Yet, in the event that you fall victim under any circumstances, our service will increase your odds of being a success story. At SafeCheckIn, we are your guardian angel.
Do not rely on Cell Phones & GPS devices!
”Backcountry snowboarder found after cold night”
“Injured skier luckily found by chance after hitting a tree”
Each year we read tragic stories of people getting lost or hurt in the backcountry even with high tech toys of cell phones and GPS units. The reason many find themselves relying on such tech toys is because they are single and have no one to notice if they go missing. If you do not have a roommate, spouse, friend or family to notice your absence, you are taking a risk with your life. By the time anyone does notice, often there is no clue as to what you were wearing, what you were doing or where to begin a search. With millions of singles living alone and being separated from family and friends, more are finding themselves without the traditional support system.
SafeCheckIn.com gives individuals the security of having a human monitored backup waiting for their return from any activity all the while protecting their privacy. With more individuals going off to the backcountry alone, it becomes even more important to have a service like SafeCheckIn.com making sure those who explore independently in the backcountry come back safe.
SafeCheckIn.com members enter specific information about themselves as well as information about any activity they are going to do (creating an “event”). When they “check out” SafeCheckIn will monitor their event until the member “checks in” again. If the member is overdue then SafeCheckIn will attempt to contact the member to update their status. If SafeCheckIn cannot reach the member, we then contact the people that the member has designated as emergency contacts with the local authorities being contacts of last resort. SafecheckIn.com does not send out emails or texts but actually calls the emergency contacts and makes sure there is notification AND action! For years police and Search & Rescue professionals have been telling people to let others know when they go out alone-a personal “flight plan” so to speak. They need timely notice, a good description and a place to start looking. SafeCheckIn.com provides all of that and can help avoid false alarms.
While many think they can rely on the technology of cell phones or GPS units, most have no idea of the limitations these devices have (In spite of the manufactures hype.). In fact Search and Rescue organizations are becoming increasing wary of such devices and their use by unprepared users (See Link1 and Link 2). Everyone knows that cell phones often lose signal and batteries die. GPS units rely on a clear view of the sky. That requires a full horizon to allow the series of satellites to set a location. If mountains, canyons, dense forest surround you or you are under something, you have no GPS signal. Also what if you are physically unable to use a phone or GPS? Add to that, the inaccuracies of many of the mapping systems, the penalties for improper use (false alarms), and you have liabilities that can be avoided.
Nobody plans on a sprained ankle, hitting a tree, getting lost or having a medical emergency. In the event that you fall victim under any circumstances, SafeCheckIn.com will increase your odds of being a success story. Visit our website for more please.