December 19, 2012

SecuraTrac Makes Finals of 2 CES 2013 Competitions, To Present at Conference in January 2013

Monitor Vital Signs & Send Emergency Alerts Wirelessly with SecuraPatch & the SecuraFone Health Mobile App

Vote for SecuraFone Health in the CES 2013 MobileApps Showdown and for SecuraPatch in CES Last Gadget Standing Competitions

LOS ANGELES, CA – SecuraTrac®, a dynamic provider of mobile health and safety solutions focused on protecting children, seniors and employees, will debut a new technology based on its award-winning mobile app, SecuraFone®, at CES 2013 in Las Vegas at the GlobalSat WorldCom Corporation Booth #30275 in the South Hall. SecuraFone Health can alert doctors, caregivers and family in real-time when an unexpected health event occurs.

Leading up to CES 2013, SecuraFone Health is competing in the Mobile Apps Showdown, a fast-paced contest where consumers and industry experts are asked to weigh in on the apps they think have what it takes to make it in the marketplace.  See what it is all about, add your comments, and vote for SecuraFone Health to win the Mobile Apps Showdown by visiting:

The product portion of SecuraFone Health, SecuraPatch™, is also competing in the 2013 Last Gadget Standing, a CES competition that looks for products that are more than just a flash in the pan. They are products that will endure and are pioneering the ways in which the digital world will change.  See what it is all about, add your comments, and vote for SecuraPatch to win the Last Gadget Standing competition by visiting:

The SecuraFone® Health app will benefit consumers, patients, doctors and caregivers by detecting falls, caregiver-defined heart rate and respiration rate changes as well as other key vitals.  When an unexpected change is detected by SecuraPatch, the app will send a real-time alert including information about the user’s location, turn-by-turn directions, and other key details to designated caregivers, family, friends, and doctors.

SecuraFone® Health employs a sensor worn by the user on the chest or back to monitor vitals 24-hours a day.  Users can program their smartphone to automatically contact the SecuraFone® Health emergency response center if a health event is detected. Or, the app can be programmed to call, text and email alerts to family members and doctors.

For more information on SecuraFone Health please visit http://www.securafone.com/subpages/health.php.

About SecuraTrac
SecuraTrac® develops, markets, and sells a suite of mobile health and safety solutions. SecuraTrac® is dedicated to bringing families closer together and improving employee safety through GPS location based technology and state-of-the-art, easy-to-use websites. SecuraTrac’s SecuraPAL® Guardian solution for children is the recipient of The National Parenting Center Seal of Approval, and their. SecuraTrac® has also developed an award-winning GPS safety app, SecuraFone®, for Android® and iPhone® platforms as well as a free, life-saving service called SecuraChild™ that leverages crowd sourcing and social media to broadcast and accelerate the location of missing children.  The company is headquartered in Hermosa Beach, CA.  For more information please visit www.securatrac.com.

December 11, 2012

SecuraTrac Generates Innovation in GPS, mPERS Industries

Company growth skyrockets in 2012, new products planned for early 2013 release

LOS ANGELES — (BUSINESS WIRE) – SecuraTrac®, a dynamic provider of mobile health and safety solutions focused on protecting children, seniors and employees, announced today that it has more than doubled revenue in 2012 compared to 2011. The company has experienced rapid growth this year in part due to new product launches, three new distributorships in the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Malaysia, and increased brand recognition.

“one of the most innovative small businesses in the country”

Beginning with the launch of its award-winning mobile app product line, SecuraFone®, in early January, SecuraTrac won numerous awards and competitions in 2012 including: the Consumer Electronics Show Mobile Apps Showdown (5th place) and the Caregiver Friendly Award®. SecuraTrac was also named a Top 10 Finalist for the SMB Innovator People’s Choice Award, and is currently competing for the grand prize as “one of the most innovative small businesses in the country”. You can view the contest and vote for SecuraTrac now athttp://www.facebook.com/phonebooth/app_201143516562748. The company also became a member of the Electronic Security Association and AgeTek, creating new channels to market its mobile health and safety solutions.

Additionally, SecuraTrac’s brand presence was increased through media coverage and speaking engagements at conferences focused on senior safety and emergency response technology. SecuraTrac company spokespeople were featured speakers at the Consumer Electronics Show’s Silvers Summit, the summer meeting of the Medical Alert Monitoring Association, and the PERS Summit. SecuraTrac’s products were featured in over 200 news stories including national media coverage by: NBC Nightly News, the Associated Press,ReutersTIME magazine, and the Wall Street Journal.

The company growth plans include product launches at the Consumer Electronics Show in January 2013. At the show, SecuraTrac will debut the newest addition to its mobile health capabilities, SecuraFone Health. The mobile application will have integrated wireless mobile health features for heart rate, respiration rate and fall detection using a “band-aid-like” sensor. Later in 2013, the company will introduce a stylish safety watch with personal emergency response and GPS features, and a lightweight mobile PERS (mPERS) global locator.  For more information on products or to become a dealer, visit www.securatrac.com.

About SecuraTrac

SecuraTrac® develops, markets, and sells a suite of mobile health and safety solutions. SecuraTrac is dedicated to bringing families closer together and improving employee safety through GPS location based technology and state-of-the-art, easy-to-use websites. SecuraTrac’s SecuraPAL® Guardian solution for children is the recipient of The National Parenting Center Seal of Approval. SecuraTrac® has also developed an award-winning GPS safety app, SecuraFone®, for Android® and iPhone® platforms as well as a free, life-saving service called SecuraChild™ that leverages crowd sourcing and social media to broadcast and accelerate the location of missing children. The company is headquartered in Hermosa Beach, CA. For more information please visit www.securatrac.com.

Contacts

for SecuraTrac
Asylum PR
Laura Baumgartner, 630-299-9616
lbaumgartner@asylumpr.com

December 10, 2012

SecuraTrac a Finalist for Phonebooth.com SMB Innovator Award for 2012

Award finalists move on to “People’s Choice” voting round Dec. 10-14, Grand Prize winner to be announced Monday, Dec. 17

RALEIGH, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cloud based business VoIP provider Phonebooth, a division of Bandwidth, announced today the Top 10 finalists selected for the 2012 SMB Innovator Awards. The finalists represent small and medium-sized businesses from industries such as food and beverage, technology, transportation, healthcare, manufacturing and nonprofit that showcase innovation as part of their core DNA.

All SMB Innovator Awards nominations received from Nov. 5-30, 2012 were reviewed according to specific award criteria by Phonebooth representatives and by an esteemed panel of judges representative of government, media and the SMB community. Nominees were asked to describe how innovation manifested itself in the products the company develops or sells, the tools they use to operate the business, the risks they have taken to grow the business, the way they treat their customers, how they manage staff and the ways they impact the community. Applications were assigned to the five-person panel that independently read and scored each submission, with independent reviewers’ scores averaged to determine nominees’ weighted outcome.

Phonebooth is proud to announce the following 2012 SMB Innovator Awards finalists:

People’s Choice Award
From Monday, Dec. 10 to Friday, Dec. 14, voting will be open for the People’s Choice Award. This award will be given to one of the Top 10 SMB Innovators and will be determined entirely by the online voting process. The People’s Choice Award winner will receive a $2,500 cash prize in addition to the following items:

  • One Phonebooth User for a year plus one 3-line Yealink T-22 HD IP Phone
  • SMB Innovator badge to use on websites and in print materials
  • An engraved SMB Innovator 2012 award

Click here to vote.

Grand Prize
The Grand Prize winner of the SMB Innovator Awards will receive $20,000 to help fund its business, add resources or support any aspect of the company’s growth and development. The Grand Prize winner will not be announced until after the People’s Choice Award portion of the competition has ended. Both award winners, as well as the complete ranked list of the Top 10 SMB Innovators, will be announced on Monday, Dec. 17.

About Phonebooth
Phonebooth is a division of Bandwidth – a nationwide supplier of voice and data communications services to small and medium size businesses. Bandwidth is one of the largest and fastest growing telecommunications providers in the nation with over 13 years’ experience in the telecommunications industry.  Phonebooth is a cloud based phone system that is perfect for small businesses, freelancers and independent professionals who need a professional, cost-effective and easy-to-use phone solution.

For more information, click here: www.phonebooth.com.  To read the Phonebooth blog, click here: www.phonebooth.com/blog.

Contacts

PAN Communications
Matthew Briggs, 617-502-4357
bandwidth@pancomm.com

December 5, 2012

SecuraTrac Health – New Mobile Technology Alerts Doctors, Family of Health Events

Patients wear adhesive sensor that instantly texts contacts if changes are detected.

Los Angeles, CA, — (PR.com)– SecuraTrac, a dynamic provider of mobile health and safety solutions focused on protecting children, seniors and employees, announced today the development of a new technology based on its award-winning mobile app, SecuraFone®. Developed in conjunction with Vital Connect, which is poised to become the leader in next generation biosensor and secure cloud technologies, SecuraFone Health can alert doctors, caregivers and family in real-time when an unexpected health event occurs.

SecuraFone Health will benefit consumers, patients, doctors and caregivers by detecting falls, caregiver-defined heart rate changes, and respiration rate changes as well as other key vitals. When an unexpected change is detected, the app will send a real-time alert including information about the user’s location and other key details to designated contacts.

SecuraFone Health employs a sensor worn by the user on his or her chest or back to monitor vitals 24-hours a day. Patches are water resistant, can be worn in the shower, and are worn for 2 – 3 days before needing to be replaced. They have up to a 50-foot communication radius for sending notifications to the user’s smartphone.

“We are excited about the potential of the SecuraFone Health app. We believe it will revolutionize the mobile health marketplace,” said SecuraTrac CEO Chris Holbert. “Doctors, caregivers and family members will now not only be able to monitor and receive alerts related to the whereabouts of their patients, children or aging parents, but also will receive alerts related to that person’s vitals in real-time. The monthly service is tied to a 24/7 emergency response center with trained healthcare staff, and so we expect that our mobile health and safety innovation will greatly reduce response times for those in need of emergency assistance as well as improve the overall care received by the user.”

“Vital Connect is pleased to announce its collaboration with Securatrac on the ground-breaking SecuraFone Health solution,” said Bill Brennan, Executive Vice President of Vital Connect. “As an integral element of the SecuraFone Health solution, our intelligent wireless biosensor will provide users an unprecedented sense of security while providing doctors, caregivers, and loved ones with increased peace of mind.”

The SecuraFone Health app is scheduled for release later this year. For more information visit www.securafone.com.

About SecuraTrac
SecuraTrac® develops, markets, and sells a suite of mobile health and safety solutions. SecuraTrac is dedicated to bringing families closer together and improving employee safety through GPS location based technology and state-of-the-art, easy-to-use websites. SecuraTrac’s SecuraPAL® Guardian solution for children is the recipient of The National Parenting Center Seal of Approval. SecuraTrac has also developed an award-winning GPS safety app, SecuraFone®, for Android® and iPhone® platforms as well as a free, life-saving service called SecuraChild™ that leverages crowd sourcing and social media to broadcast and accelerate the location of missing children. The company is headquartered in Hermosa Beach, CA. For more information please visit www.securatrac.com.

About Vital Connect
Vital Connect, Inc is a technology startup founded in 2011 with the goal to develop the newest generation of technologies to help address some of the most challenging human body sensor monitoring issues in the world today.

November 30, 2012

Journal of Gerontological Nursing on SecuraFone App that Offers Mobile Biosensor Technology

SecuraTrac, a provider of mobile health and safety solutions focused on protecting older adults, children, and employees, has announced the development of a new technology based on its award-winning mobile app, SecuraFone®. Developed in conjunction with Vital Connect, a next-generation biosensor and secure cloud technology, SecuraFone Health can alert physicians, caregivers, and family in real time when an unexpected health event occurs.

SecuraFone Health will benefit consumers, patients, physicians, and caregivers by detecting falls, caregiver-defined heart rate changes, and respiration rate changes, as well as other key vital signs. When an unexpected change is detected, the app will send a real-time alert including information about the user’s location and other key details to designated contacts.

SecuraFone Health uses a sensor worn by the user on his or her chest or back to monitor vitals 24 hours per day. Patches are water resistant, can be worn in the shower, and are worn for 2 to 3 days before needing to be replaced. They have up to a 50-foot communication radius for sending notifications to the user’s smartphone. The monthly service is tied to a 24/7 emergency response center with trained health care staff.

For more information, visit http://www.securafone.com.

Source.“New Mobile Technology Alerts Doctors, Family of Health Events.” (2012, July 23). Retrieved September 20, 2012, from http://www.pr.com/press-release/428474.

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NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams on SecuraFone & Distracted Driving

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May is Global Youth Traffic Safety Month, but despite driver’s education classes and family rules, statistics show that teen’s inexperience makes them the most likely drivers on the road to be in a car accident. Yesterday, NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams reported on the issue of teens and distracted driving and highlighted a new app that can help parents monitor their children’s driving habits called SecuraFone.

Adding to the dangers of inexperience, according to a new PEW Internet study, 31% of teens ages 14-17 now own a smartphone. SecuraFone can help parents monitor how fast their teens are driving and where they are going while blocking them from being able to text, Facebook, Tweet or otherwise let their smartphones distract them while driving.

A powerful family safety solution, SecuraFone can text parents if their child is driving on roads they are not allowed to be on, speeding, and the app can keep teens from using their phone while driving. SecuraFone uses the GPS on a smartphone to detect when a teen is moving over 5 mph. The app then locks the phone screen until the teen is finished driving.

Additionally, parents can set up SecuraFences or virtual borders for their child’s phone. Borders can be set up around certain neighborhoods or cities to stop teens from driving on the highway or certain roads without their parent’s knowledge and permission. Parents can also preset speed alerts. If teens cross a SecuraFence or drive faster than a set limit, parents will be alerted by text message and/or email.

SecuraFone is currently available for iPhone(R) and Android(R) phones and is available in a free basic version with the option to upgrade for additional features with an $8.99 monthly fee. SecuraFone can be downloaded by visiting the SecuraFone website or through your mobile device’s app store. A SecuraFone application is also being developed for Blackberry(R) and Windows(R) Mobile devices. For more information please visit www.securafone.com .

About SecuraTrac

SecuraTrac(R) develops, markets, and sells a suite of products dedicated to bringing families closer together and improving employee safety through GPS location based technology and state-of-the-art, easy-to-use websites. SecuraTrac’s SecuraPAL(R) Guardian solution for children is the recipient of The National Parenting Center Seal of Approval. SecuraTrac has also developed a new GPS safety app, SecuraFone(R), for mobile devices and a free life-saving service called SecuraChild(TM) that leverages crowd sourcing and social media to broadcast and speed-up the location of missing children. The company is headquartered in Hermosa Beach, CA. For more information please visit www.securatrac.com.

November 27, 2012

The Peggy Smedley Show – SecuraTrac, Chris Holbert and Connected M2M Devices

On The Peggy Smedley Show, Chris Holbert, CEO, SecuraTrac, discusses mobile solutions for health and safety, and how tracking can bring peace of mind to users.

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October 29, 2012

CBS 5 in Phoenix, Arizona on SecuraFone Safety App

ANTHEM, AZ (CBS5/AP) – It’s the latest high-tech way to keep track of your kids.  A new smart phone app is giving parents some extra peace of mind this Halloween.

Valley mom Tracy Begalke has three children.  Finn, 4, will roam their Anthem neighborhood with his parents by his side, but the two older children will likely wonder off on their own, Begalke said.  “I usually tell them what streets they can’t go past, but there’s no way of really knowing how far they go,” said Begalke.  The Valley mom just discovered the new app for her smart phone that will allow Begalke to instantly see where her kids are at all times.

It’s called SecuraFone.  It is basically a GPS device that can be linked to any child’s cell phone and will send mom, dad or anyone else a text or email alert every few minutes giving them the exact location of their adventurous trick-or-treater.  “I like being able to keep track of them without having to bother them and nag them,” said Begalke. “If I can designate an area and their phone is keeping track of them, it’s much easier.” 

Ashley Bergeron is a registered nurse at Banner Baywood Medical Center in Mesa.  She said that you can never take too many precautions when it comes to kids safety, especially on Halloween.  “Kids are curious. They might tell you they’re going to one spot and they’re going to be somewhere else,” said Begeron. “I think with this type of technology, that’s what its in place for so we do know where are children are.”

The SecuraFone app will also let children make an emergency call with a quick press of a button.  Most safety experts still recommend parents follow their kids on Halloween, but for those older trick or treaters who are too big for mom and dad to tag along the kid tracker app could be just what parents are looking for.

The SecuraFone app is free, but there is also a premium version.

For more information visit www.securafone.com.

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October 10, 2012

CBS Denver on SecuraFone App to Keep Children Safe

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DENVER (CBS4) – A major concern for parents each Halloween is safety, especially when children are trick-or-treating after dark. Now there’s a new way to keep track of children.

For many children Halloween is a favorite time of year, but no matter how fun the costumes are, and how responsible the children are, parents worry. That’s why Chris Holbert developed SecuraFone, a free app to help keep children safe.

“The free version will load and instantly allow them to see where the child is at any point in time from their phone or any connected device,” Holbert said.  The app also allows children to make an emergency call to their parents with a quick swipe. 

“It will send a text message and an email alert to as many people as you want. So it can be their friends, their parents, or older brother, or whoever it is; and they will see exactly where they are,” Holbert said.

Parents and nannies all say it’s so easy to look away for a moment and realize a child is suddenly out of sight.  “I think it’s a really good idea for their safety and for the parents’ peace of mind,” a woman said.  The app is one way to help know exactly what haunted house children may be visiting. There are additional apps with additional features that will cost money.

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Huffington Post on SecuraTrac’s SecuraFone Safety App

Halloween App Parents Track Kids Trick Or Treating
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Parents won’t need to worry about their little trick-or-treaters this Halloween, thanks to a new app that helps wary mothers and fathers track their children on the ghoulish holiday.

A free app called SecuraFone, developed by Chris Holbert, will help give parents peace of mind this Halloween. “The free version will load and instantly allow them to see where the child is at any point in time from their phone or any connected device,” Holbert told CBS News Denver.

“It will send a text message and an email alert to as many people as you want. So it can be their friends, their parents, or older brother, or whoever it is; and they will see exactly where they are,” Holbert further explained.

The app will update a child’s location every few minutes, and it allows children to send SOS text messages in case of emergencies, according to a press release obtained by WKMG. The release states that every 40 seconds a child is reported missing in the U.S., with about 800,000 children missing each year.

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children has a series of safety guidelines for children trick-or-treating on Halloween. The center recommends going out in groups, never approaching a vehicle, wearing reflective clothing and staying in well-lit areas.

SecuraFone is available for both iPhone and Android devices. Halloween is not the only time this app would prove useful, however. It can provide added safety for children, young drivers and seniors yearlong.

Alternatively, parents can also order BrickHouse Security’s free Spark Nano 3.0, a portable GPS device that can be inserted into a trick-or-treater’s bag and will instantly track his or her location from any computer or smartphone.

Parents can use this device on Halloween to create a “geofence,” or a safe area for child to stick to. A text or email alert will be sent the moment the child crosses this boundary.

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