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.

HELP AT THE FIRST SIGN OF

AN EMERGENCY

How It Works

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Revolutionary Approach To Personal Safety

Alarming Reality of Personal Safety

  • 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

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Where, When, and Who of Use

First Sign Technologies is designed to benefit everyone by giving peace of mind to our users
and to their concerned family and friends.

  • Dating

  • Walking at night

  • Exercising outdoors

  • While traveling

  • 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

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Identify, Deter, Apprehend, and Prosecute

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.

Practical Protection

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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.

The Most Realistic Solution

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.

Lifestyle friendly

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.

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Automatic

An automatic response defeats an attacker that has the element of surprise or your trust. You no longer need to anticipate an imminent threat.

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Mobile

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

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Fashion Forward Covers

This product will fit into your everyday life as best as possible.

Parts Of The Process

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Detection And Collection

accelerometer

Accelerometer

gyroscope

Gyroscope

timer

Timer

panic

Panic Button

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BlueTooth

microphone

Microphone

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GPS

camera

Phone’s Camera

The Technology

The clip detects emergencies with an accelerometer and gyroscope while evidence is collected with a microphone.

Hardware:

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.

  • 3-Axis accelerometer

  • Gyroscope

  • Bluetooth

  • Microphone

  • Manual alarm trigger

  • Fashion forward covers

  • Bobby pin like clip

Software:

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

  • Real-time monitoring

  • Customizable features and settings

  • Alerts to friends and family

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Alarm Response

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.

Advantages

  • 24/7/365 monitoring

  • 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