Tech Crunch "...gives your smartphone a dedicated panic button."
The Next Web "...secretly send out an emergency alert."
CNET "....I'd like to deploy Lifesaver Cases to my wife, daughter, and aging parents."
App Advice "...does a lot more than just protect an iPhone from daily wear and tear."
Macgasm "The Lifesaver iPhone Case Could, Well, Save Your Life"
Cult of Mac "The case is called the Lifesaver, and that’s just what it does."
Ubergizmo "...what if there are things that you are unable to tell 911 or describe to them due to a factor of reasons? What if you are lost and can’t tell them where exactly you are? Enter the Lifesaver Case."
TUAW "...looks like a great idea to me."
Help is always at your fingertips.
Here's how it works:
It's that easy. Help is on the way with the flick of a switch.
Is this really necessary?
The Lifesaver Case is a great product for especially for women, elderly and teens of all ages. The harsh reality is that there are countless situations in which your life may be in danger, but often times you may not be able to make a call or speak to an emergency dispatcher.
Whether it's child abduction, domestic violence, assault, robbery, a medical emergency, or a home invasion the Lifesaver Case is ready to immediately send help without alerting the aggressor(s).
It takes 5-6 steps to dial 911 from an iPhone if the keypad is locked. That's just to get the dispatcher on the line. After that you still have to describe the emergency and give your location. We created the Lifesaver Case to solve these problems.
Founder, came up the Lifesaver Case following a terrifying personal experience:
"A few years ago, a man accosted my 12 year old daughter on her way to school and tried to get her into his vehicle. It truly is a parent's worst nightmare and even though we hear stories on the news constantly, it's one of those things you think will never happen to you. I was equally as horrified when I started to research the statistics on violent crimes - particularly those against women, children and the elderly. When I realized there was nothing on the market to address the issue - I went to work. $100,000, and 2 years later, the Lifesaver Case is ready to do just that."
These are just a few of the sobering statistics uncovered:
FBI, National Crime Information Center & US Justice Department
Now for the fun part!
The Lifesaver Case was designed to save lives but we truly hope you never have the need for this feature.
That's why we made the case stylish and functional for everyday use.
The Lifesaver Case is proudly endorsed by the following organizations:
“Having immediate access to discreetly contacting emergency services can potentially mean the difference between life and death for a victim of domestic violence or other crimes. The Lifesaver Case is a fantastic new tool that will help enable victims of violence to access safety quickly and effectively in a way that may prevent them from experiencing further harm.”
"The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) appreciates innovations that are meant to empower survivors of abuse and provide them with tools to help maintain their safety. The Lifesaver Case is a unique product that may offer that. We are pleased to be working with this company to incorporate our safety & technology expertise. Their focus on safety and privacy for survivors is a critical factor that will make this product helpful."
"We here at Veterans For Missing And Exploited Children believe the Lifesaver Case will indeed do just that. As the abduction rate is climbing, so are the number of children with cell phones. It only makes sense to arm these children with the Lifesaver Case."
...We are proudly supported by:
- Domestic Violence Crime Watch
- Empowered & Beautiful
- Help Stop Abuse on Women
- Break The Silence on Domestic Violence
- Tabitha Brock Foundation
- We Are Survivors
- Abuse No More
Where we are at:
We have already invested over $100k and 2 years into the design and development of the patent-pending Lifesaver Case and we are committed to this project.
The additional $100,000 we are seeking will allow us to bring the case into production. How will we spend the money?
- Convert our prototype to production-ready models
- Tooling and costs for the final molds for mass production
- Large component order... we are working with a United States manufacturing firm with direct experience in building products like the Lifesaver Case
- Regulatory certification and approval costs (These are required to sell them)
Polycarbonate high impact resistant plastic
iPhone 4, 4s: 4.96 x 2.59 x .50 in iPhone 5, 5s: 5.29 x 2.59 x .43 in iPhone 5c: 5.32 x 2.61 x .55 in
0 C to 50 C at a relative humidity of 5% to 100%
0.98 oz. (28g)
Operates in Standby Mode at all times resulting in very little draw power.
Risks and Challenges:From day one we recognized the inherent risks and challenges associated with designing, engineering and manufacturing Apple accessories. That's why we went out and hired an approved top rated Apple product design firm capable of delivering a certified MFi (Made For iPhone) product according to our specifications. Two years later we have a functional prototype. As with any new product design, there are potential delays as a result of final testing, acquiring the proper certifications and manufacturing. We're working with a top notch manufacturer here in the United States to mitigate as much risk as possible.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q. What happens if this project does not meet it's funding goal since it is a flexible funding campaign? Will I lose the money that I contributed if you do not hit your goal?
A. We appreciate and want to thank every contributor for supporting this campaign. We are committed to manufacturing the Lifesaver Case in the event we do not hit our funding goal, however, there may be further delays if we do not hit our funding goal. We will give all contributors the option to request a refund or to keep your order in place and we will deliver the Lifesaver Case as soon as it is manufactured. So with that said please spread the word, share the campaign to your friends and family asking for their support and let's get the word out to make this campaign successful!
Q: Is the Lifesaver Case available outside the United States?
A: For the purposes of this campaign, the cases will only be available to buyers in the United States.
Q. What models will the Lifesaver Case work with?
A. iPhone 4, 4s, 5, 5s and 5c
Q. How do you activate the Lifesaver Case?
A. The case is activated by pushing down and sliding the activation switch. You must push down first to unlock the switch before it will slide. This prevents you from accidentally alerting e911.
Q. Does the Lifesaver Case call 911?
A. The Lifesaver Case does not call 911 nor does the user ever have to speak to a 911 operator. Instead, it contacts law enforcement electronically without ever alerting an attacker that a call for help has been made and streams your vital information along with your exact location to authorities by using the phones built-in GPS location services.
Q. Will a perpetrator know that law enforcement has been contacted once I activate the switch?
A. No. The Lifesaver Case contacts law enforcement silently and discreetly without ever alerting an attacker that units have been dispatched to your current location.
Q: Is it difficult to set up the Lifesaver Case?
A: Not at all.. Simply attach the case, download the app and enter your information. That's it!
Q. Will the Lifesaver Case drain my battery?
A. No. It operates in standby mode at all times which requires very little battery power.
Q. Once I purchase the Lifesaver Case is there a charge to download the companion App and is there a monthly charge for service?
A. The app is completely free! No charge to download and no monthly fees.
Q. How does the case communicate with the app? Bluetooth?
A. The case is hardwired to the iPhone and connects through the dock connector located at the bottom of your device. It does not use Bluetooth to communicate with the application.
Q. How do I charge my phone with the Lifesaver Case installed?
A. The case has a micro usb port located at the bottom right side and it also comes with a USB charging cable so you never have to remove the case to charge your phone.
Q. When will my Lifesaver Case arrive?
A. We feel comfortable targeting August 2014 for our first full-production shipments.
Q. What will the retail price be for the Lifesaver Case?
A. The estimated retail price for the Lifesaver Case will be $99.00.
Q. Do you have any plans to manufacture the Lifesaver Case for Android devices?
A. Yes. If this campaign is successful, we plan to manufacture the Lifesaver Case for top selling Android devices as well.
Q. Is there a warranty?
A. We will provide a one year warranty from the date we ship your Lifesaver Case.
Q. Is it water proof?
A. The Lifesaver Case is not currently water resistant but we have plans for deluxe models to be manufactured in the future.