First Sign Technologies is the first security system designed to protect against violent crimes. By using smart wearable products, your security becomes automatic and discreet.
2 in 3 violent crimes involve a strike to the head
1 in 3 women will be assaulted in their lifetime
1 in 5 young adults will become victims while dating
7 out of 8 young adults do not report attackers
Serial attackers continue due to low prosecution rate
Bystanders are present almost half the time and usually do nothing or hurt the situation
You are 4x more likely to become a victim of a violent crime within one year of moving to a new residence
First Sign Technologies is designed to benefit everyone by giving peace of mind to our users
and to their concerned family and friends.
Walking at night
When alone or isolated from help
Allowing workers inside your home
Conducting a Craigslist or similar transaction
Real Estate agents
Other jobs with relatively unknown people
When entering and exiting your residence
While driving to detect car accident
Anyone who wants better peace of mind and the reassurance that there will
be help at the first sign of an emergency
No other mobile security option can automatically identify and deter an attacker in real time. The U.L.-Listed Monitoring Center stores the evidence and facilitates getting First Responders there immediately. Too many assaults go unpunished due to a lack of evidence. Together we can make a difference by increasing the prosecution rate of attackers.
Current self-defense solutions are unrealistic and incomplete. Firearms, knives, stun-guns, pepper spray, and cell phones all become useless when an attacker has the element of surprise, or even worse, your trust. The majority of violent crimes involve a strike to the head, which is why a hair clip device that can automatically detect a strike can help victims at their time of need.
Traditional security systems and self-defense options are valuable but have weaknesses. Nobody wants to live in a constant state of on guard but at the same time desire personal safety.
Peace of mind is where you want it, when you want it, and how you want it. The clip can be worn discreetly concealed or as a fashion accessory. Either way, the clip is “out of sight and out of mind”, but it never stops working for you.
An automatic response defeats an attacker that has the element of surprise or your trust. You no longer need to anticipate an imminent threat.
Can be used anywhere your cell phone works.
“We have the advantage of automatic security. If I am in trouble, the last thing I would be able to do is take my phone out, enter the password, get into the app, and press a help button.” -Rachel
The clip detects emergencies with an accelerometer and gyroscope while evidence is collected with a microphone.
All of us use accelerometers and gyroscopes on a daily basis. They detect acceleration and rotation in many consumer electronic devices, such as our smart phones.
Manual alarm trigger
Fashion forward covers
Bobby pin like clip
We are making an incremental update to the software controlling the accelerometer and gyroscope. The software algorithm is the heart of the product.
Algorithm detects assault
Timer with required check in
Manual alarm trigger
Records and transmits evidence
Customizable features and settings
Alerts to friends and family
You will have 15 seconds to turn off the alarm. After which, a pre-recorded message will
say “we are collecting evidence and help is on the way.” This is to deter an attacker as soon
as possible while the professional monitors and your emergency contacts are responding.
You can quickly enter your First Sign pin to deactivate any false alarms. If under duress,
you may enter your “silent alarm” pin that makes it appear as if the alarm was deactivated but
actually tells the professional monitors you need help immediately.
False alarms have been analyzed carefully. With so many products already on the market with
accelerometers and gyroscopes, it was relatively easy to conclude false alarms will be very rare.
The sensitivity can be programmed to detect something as small as a nudge and all the way up to a
car accident. Board Technology Innovations and their engineering partners are confident they will
develop the ideal programming for the First Sign clip.
If the alarm is not deactivated, the monitors will review the audio evidence and alert your
emergency contacts with all the information they will need to respond. Your phone can be set
to automatically call 911 or an emergency contact after a given amount of time.
We encourage users to use professional monitors since a mobile system creates complexities family
and friends cannot overcome. For example, if your loved one is in LA and you are in Phoenix, calling 911
would not work. You would be routed to one of the many Phoenix First Responders when what you need is the
specific LA First Responder that is closest to your loved one.
Safeguard will deliver to your emergency contacts the direct emergency numbers for your location.
Professional monitors have databases and contacts to facilitate getting First Responders to the victim
as quickly as possible.
Quicker response times
Direct emergency contact numbers for the user’s location
Evidence collection and storage for prosecution in the cloud
Monitors screen false alarms so emergency contacts are not unnecessarily burdened
Reports by emergency contacts are taken more seriously