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BiiSafe Buddy brings you peace of mind
Biisafe Buddy is an accessory for personal safety, enabling you to share your location with "check in " messages and send alerts to selected contacts with just one press of a button without even touching or opening the phone. It also tracks your keys or phone, making sure you never lose them again by reminding you about it with a sound if you about to do so. In case of loss, location is marked on a map.
Biisafe Buddy works with smartphones, iPhone and Android, over Bluetooth 4.0.
Quotes from our backers
BiiSafe Buddy in media
- Get reminded with a sound if you are about to leave your phone behind.
- Share your location with "check in" message and your contacts will see your whereabouts in a map view from their mobile.
- Make an alert in unexpected situations to selected contacts without even touching or opening the phone.
Location check in or alert is sent through a free cloud service.
Quick and easy location sharing
Press the BiiSafe Buddy once and your location is shared with your contacts. They can see your whereabouts on their mobile in a map view.
On top of sharing your location with your selected contacts, you can also share your location to Facebook. This is a much faster way compared to Facebook's own location sharing option. You can set this feature on or off in the BiiSafe Buddy app settings.
BiiSafe Buddy Application
Screenshots from iOS application UI
Main view of the application includes only the essentials. Connect your BiiSafe Buddy by pressing the '+' button. Search for your BiiSafe Buddy by pressing the 'Search' button. The image of the BiiSafe Buddy on the screen behaves like the real one. With a short press you can 'Check in' and send a message that you can freely define. With a long press it makes an alert and sends another message.
You can define the behaviour of the BiiSafe Buddy and your messages in the 'Settings' view.
Screenshots from Android application UI
With the free version of the application you can link up to four persons into the same account.
"You can choose different operating modes for your BiiSafe Buddy - a total stealth mode so that BiiSafe Buddy doesn't make any sounds or a loud one and clear mode with full sounds and lights!"
Stylish and wearable
You can carry Biisafe Buddy in multiple ways; attach it to your keychain, wear it as a necklace or on your wrist. There are currently four colors available with a variety of fabrics to choose from.
Multiple ways to carry BiiSafe Buddy
How to take BiiSafe Buddy into use?It's never been easier. Just show the QR code at the backplate of the BiiSafe Buddy to your phone and they will connect automatically. Once you have paired your mobile and BiiSafe Buddy, you don't need to worry about it again. The operating range with the mobile and BiiSafe Buddy is up to 50 meters. If they disconnect, you will be notified and they will connect automatically again when being back in the operating range.
"A full metal battery cover with sealed bayonet locking. Just show the QR code to the BiiSafe App and you are connected."
You can choose from two basic colors, a white or a black BiiSafe Buddy with either a silver or a glorious gold plated rim.
"BiiSafe Buddy - Simple functionality meets timeless design"
Compatible with iOS and Android
Connects via Bluetooth 4.0
- Single button to operate
- Multi frequency buzzer
- Motion detection
- Temperature sensor
- Adjustable dual color lights
- Compact size of 1.45" (37 mm) diameter
- Weight 0.74 oz (21 g)
- Replacable battery
- Battery life 3-12 months, depending on the use
- Up to 50 meters operating range between the phone and BiiSafe Buddy
- 1 year warranty
As you can see from the picture below, we have done a lot of work in product development with different prototypes.
BiiSafe Buddy development path
We need your support to finalize the product and bring it to the market. We are ready to start mass production in January 2014. Shipping will start in February 2014.
Risks and challenges
We are currently well on track. We have also paid much attention when selecting partners that we can trust to deliver on time and that are geographically close to ensure smooth operations.
Q: What phone do I need to have to take BiiSafe Buddy into use?
A: There is both an iOS and an Android version available. BiiSafe Buddy works with iPhone 4S, iPhone5 and iPhone 5S/5C as well as with Android 4.3 or higher version in devices equipped with Bluetooth 4.0.
Q: Is there a Windows phone version available?
A: Currently Windows lacks the support for Bluetooth 4.0. We are considering developing the Windows version in the future when the support is available in Windows.
Q: Will the product have any warranty?
A: All BiiSafe Buddies come with one year warranty.
Q: Does the BiiSafe Buddy break if it accidentally drops on the floor?
A: No. BiiSafe Buddy is made of high quality durable materials that don't break easily. It has a solid metal rim and backplate.
Q: Is BiiSafe Buddy compatible with tablets?
A: Yes. It will work with all the iPad models, except iPad 1 & 2, which do not have Bluetooth 4.0. We have tested it also with Nexus 7. It should also work with all the Android tablets running Android 4.3 or higher and having Bluetooth 4.0.
Q: Can I run the BiiSafe Buddy application without the actual Buddy?
A: Yes. You can login to your account and make checkins from the virtual Buddy on the screen as well receive messages and alerts with devices running iOS7 or Android 4.1.
Q: Do I need to purchase a BiiSafe Buddy to everyone in the family in order to be connected?
A: All family members need to have the BiiSafe Buddy mobile app. It is free. Only those members, who send location updates or alerts, need to carry a BiiSafe Buddy with them. For example if a child is expected to “check-in” regularly, he/she carries the BiiSafe Buddy. Parents or other family members will receive messages and updates on their phones, but do not need to have a BiiSafe Buddy on them.
Q: What do I do when the battery runs out?
A: BiiSafe Buddy has a long battery life time, 3-12 months depending on the usage. It uses a standard CR2032 battery that is inexpensive and widely available. The battery is easy to change yourself as the package will contain a backplate opener for battery changing.
BiiSafe is founded in 2011. It develops mobile based safety systems and related accessories for consumer and corporate use. BiiSafe's first app, launched in 2012, is meant for home monitoring. Now BiiSafe is broadening its portfolio into personal safety with BiiSafe Buddy.
Meet the team