While the loss of a loved one, co-worker or employee cannot and should not be quantified, we often hear of ill equipped persons who become injured, isolated or lost, costing the community tens of thousands of dollars.
Often these costs fall upon not for profit search and rescue organisations and volunteers to cover.
Westpac Emergency helicopters estimate that it costs them approximately $4000.00 per hour to utilise their AW159 rescue helicopters. A cost that is 30% funded by sponsorship, volunteers and community fundraising events. http://www.rescuehelicopter.com.au/about
As at 1 July 2017, Ambulance NSW have a capped their maximum call out fee for fixed winged aircraft or emergency helicopter at $6095.00. http://www.ambulance.nsw.gov.au/Accounts–Fees/Fees-and-Charges.html
There is no way to determine accurately the monetary value generously donated by volunteers time and efforts during these times of need.
In a time where we are all constantly looking at cutting back costs, is it really necessary to commit to purchasing additional safety devices. What if you could simply use the smart phone that you are carrying around today? By loading Safe-halo onto your device, your loved ones will know exactly where you are.
The mobile app uses GPS (Global Positioning Systems) to find your location. It then reports these coordinates back to a cloud based management system – your hub, in real time. But how do we combat intermittent or unreliable phone coverage in times of need.
Well, Safe-halo has you covered.
- Trip data is also stored locally on your device, when signal is intermittent, and then sent by batch back to the Hub, as soon as signal is received again.
- Check in alarms can be activated, prompting a response from those watching over you when you fail to check in.
- Emergency SMS and email notifications are simultaneously sent, when a failure to check in has occurred.
- We are also envisage utilising SBD (Short Burst Data Service) satellite service technology, in the future to boost your mobile’s signal coverage when in black spot areas.
These four great features of Safe-halo give users peace of mind.
To find out more about how Safe-halo can help you, visit us at www.safe-halo.net.
The information contained within this blog is of a general nature only. It does not take your specific needs or circumstances into consideration. You should look at your own situation and legislative requirements before making any decisions.