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Funding
Puerto Rico Relief Compass By Safeguard Equipment
Help with Disaster recovery in Puerto Rico with our revolutionarily electrical protection device.
Johnathan McGuire
Coeur d'Alene, United States
$1,247 USD raised by 9 backers
2% of $60,000 
flexible goal
5 days left
We're going to save lives. We originally created this product for linemen and construction workers, but when hurricane season hit and several people died from electrocution during rescue efforts, we knew we needed to do something. Puerto Rico is estimated to have 1 million people without power for the next year. Our campaign goal is to raise $60k so we can move manufacturing and get this life-saving device into the hands of rescue workers and linemen where it's needed most.

Who We Are

Growing up, our families were uniquely aware that we could lose one of our loved ones in the utility lineman industry. In fact, linemen have a 1 in 50 chance of dying on the job throughout their career. We didn't like those odds, so we created Safeguard Equipment to develop products to keep our loved ones safe. 

Fast forward to today. Puerto Rico, Florida, and the Virgin Islands were ravaged during this last hurricane season. More than 80% of the electrical grid in Puerto Rico is still non-functioning. In order to help rebuild the island's infrastructure, there has been an influx of electrical professionals working tirelessly. Unfortunately, 6 journeyman linemen have already died in this restoration effort. With your help, we can give them a sixth sense to make them aware of unseen high voltage. 

We Need Your Help

Linemen, first responders, and other disaster relief efforts are working to aid in hurricane relief, putting themselves at risk of electrocution due to down power lines, faulty transformers, and malfunctioning equipment. We want to protect them so they can continue serving others effectively. Our device, Compass, will alert these heroes before they approach dangerous high voltage. Our initial push is to provide a Compass device to all the workers in Puerto Rico, but there's a need in developing countries as well. We need your help to cover the additional manufacturing costs and product adjustments to take our product (initially developed for the utility industry) to heroes around the world. 

There is a global need for higher safety standards, and that need is readily apparent in the electrical industry. In some developing countries, 1 out of 4 linemen will die during their career simply because they weren’t given access to proper training standards. And with their limited access to protective equipment, these individuals must risk their lives simply to bring electricity to their families. When you fund our efforts to provide Compass to disaster-ravaged and developing communities, you're providing a new layer of safety - a sixth sense for dangerous voltage in the area - to trained professionals and self-taught community members alike. 

It's an innovative, life-saving device that will detect an energized source and warn a user if they are in danger of being electrocuted. It will drastically lower the chance of electrocution for anyone working around energized surfaces and conductors.

Compass™, has been applied to a helmet clip that acts as a heads-up-display for easy use and functionality. In this form factor, it brings 360-degree electrical detection, providing notifications of proximity and approximate direction of an electrically charged source. Once detected, Compass™ provides the user with both audible and visual notifications.

What We Need & How You Can Help

Let's break it down in more detail:

    •    Compass™ is production ready! Your funding in this campaign will go directly towards completing production while providing us with funds to provide Compass™ to Puerto Rico lineman. Once our goal has been met, we’ll not only continue providing aid to Puerto Rico, we’ll also work on expanding our program to other hurricane areas with heroes in need.

    •    Help us get people excited! We need your help creating awareness, and letting people know that they can provide LIFE-SAVING protection for disaster relief workers. 

    •    Share our story on social media. Even in the US, many families have loved ones who risk their lives on a daily basis to maintain our infrastructure. As our friend, Brady (Journeyman Lineman), puts it, "This device is the cries of widows and orphans. This will save lives." Please share this cause, and help save lives at home and abroad. 

Perks
$5
USD
Intravenous Coffee Refill
John, our Lead Product Engineer, has poured his heart and soul into perfecting our product's design. The only way he's still standing is an intravenous drip of Columbian Dark Roast. A $5 pledge will top him off and ensure he can keep working. You'll have our thanks and a mental high five.
Items included:
  • Mental High Five
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$15
USD
Puerto Rico Support Keychain
This perk level is really fun. Our engineer join is nerding out something fierce! Your 15 bucks gets you a custom designed Puerto Rico circuit board keychain! Show your support for the relief efforts AND your amazing sense of tech style to all your friends! You will also help us decide on the perfect finalized design!
Items included:
  • Puerto Rico Circuit Keychain
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$20
USD
Stave Off the Hunger Demons
Do you remember what happens when you feed a Mogwai after midnight? The same thing happens to our Co-Founders if they don't get their daily dose of pizza. They frequently put in 12 hour days and sometimes forget to eat in the process. We'll keep 'em locked in the basement working on product development either way, but this helps their disposition.
Items included:
  • Mental High Five
  • Nod of Approval
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$35
USD
Buy A Cause T-Shirt
Everyone loves t-shirts, especially when you partner with amazing companies like Linejunk for a collaboration! This exclusive Indiegogo only t-shirt will show your support for the people of Puerto Rico while also helping us donate to the ongoing disaster recovery efforts! You will also get to help choose the final design! How cool is that?
Items included:
  • Linejunk + Safeguard T-Shirt
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$49
USD
Represent
You know what everyone needs more of? Stickers. Remember stickers? Still fun. Hell, we'll throw in a workout bag too. We actually have a bunch of those, and we'll send one of each to you so you can represent.
Items included:
  • Safeguard Equipment Backpack
  • Safeguard Cause Sticker
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$75
USD
Fashion Forward Safeguard Swag
Are you the next fashion mogul? Always ahead of the latest trends? Let me introduce you to your new favorite piece. The t-shirt. Guaranteed to be comfier than just about anything else a fashionista would keep in his closet (fashionisto? Idk). Also, it helps raise awareness and save lives - added benefit.
Items included:
  • Safeguard Equipment Backpack
  • Safeguard Cause Sticker
  • Safeguard T-Shirt
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$149
USD
$599 (75% Off)
Send a Compass to Puerto Rico
Ok, this is where we get serious for a minute. We are losing money with this perk, but It's our way of participating in the cause. You're giving disaster relief, linemen, law enforcement, and humanitarian aid workers effective protection from electrocution. You're helping a hero, and you have our sincere gratitude.
Items included:
  • Mental High Five
  • Nod of Approval
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$249
USD
$649 (61% Off)
Compass to Puerto Rico + Swag
Give some, get some. With this perk, you're buying a Compass that's going to be donated to the Puerto Rico restoration. + We'll send you some Safeguard swag, so you can help raise awareness and be the center of attention at your next Christmas party.
Items included:
  • Safeguard Equipment Backpack
  • Safeguard Cause Sticker
  • Safeguard T-Shirt
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$299
USD
$599 (50% Off)
Get Your Own Compass
Not only is the Compass a stylish hard hat accessory for the rugged utility worker, it can actually save your life. With this perk, we'll send you your own Compass before they are commercially available. Making money is not the point of this perk, but making sure your safety is!
Items included:
  • Safeguard Equipment Compass™
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$749
USD
$2,995 (74% Off)
Save 5
Ok, time to be serious again. With this perk, you're buying 5 Compass devices to be donated to the Puerto Rico restoration. You're giving disaster relief, linemen, law enforcement, and humanitarian aid workers effective protection from electrocution. You're helping heroes, and you have our sincere gratitude.
Items included:
  • Mental High Five
  • Nod of Approval
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$2499
USD
The PR Stunt
Trying to recover from some previous PR blunders? We'd love to help! We'll send 10 Compass devices down to Puerto Rico to protect heroes as they work to restore the power grid. We'll make a social media announcement of your life-saving donation, and we'll provide photo and video documentation of the donation being received.
Items included:
  • PR Boost
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$10000
USD
$16,999 (41% Off)
The Golden Compass
Welcome to the Golden Compass Club. Not only will you be providing 10 Compass devices to rescue workers, we'll whisk you away with our team on an all-expenses-paid trip to Puerto Rico. TBH, it's not luxurious. It's totally wrecked. But that's why we're going down. Come with us to deliver your donation in person, and protect our heroes.
Items included:
  • Safeguard Equipment Backpack
  • Safeguard Cause Sticker
  • Safeguard Equipment Compass™
  • Safeguard T-Shirt
  • Trip to Puerto Rico
0 out of 5 claimed
Get this perk
We're going to save lives. We originally created this product for linemen and construction workers, but when hurricane season hit and several people died from electrocution during rescue efforts, we knew we needed to do something. Puerto Rico is estimated to have 1 million people without power for the next year. Our campaign goal is to raise $60k so we can move manufacturing and get this life-saving device into the hands of rescue workers and linemen where it's needed most.
Perks
$5
USD
Intravenous Coffee Refill
John, our Lead Product Engineer, has poured his heart and soul into perfecting our product's design. The only way he's still standing is an intravenous drip of Columbian Dark Roast. A $5 pledge will top him off and ensure he can keep working. You'll have our thanks and a mental high five.
Items included:
  • Mental High Five
0 claimed
Get this perk
$15
USD
Puerto Rico Support Keychain
This perk level is really fun. Our engineer join is nerding out something fierce! Your 15 bucks gets you a custom designed Puerto Rico circuit board keychain! Show your support for the relief efforts AND your amazing sense of tech style to all your friends! You will also help us decide on the perfect finalized design!
Items included:
  • Puerto Rico Circuit Keychain
0 claimed
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$20
USD
Stave Off the Hunger Demons
Do you remember what happens when you feed a Mogwai after midnight? The same thing happens to our Co-Founders if they don't get their daily dose of pizza. They frequently put in 12 hour days and sometimes forget to eat in the process. We'll keep 'em locked in the basement working on product development either way, but this helps their disposition.
Items included:
  • Mental High Five
  • Nod of Approval
0 claimed
Get this perk
$35
USD
Buy A Cause T-Shirt
Everyone loves t-shirts, especially when you partner with amazing companies like Linejunk for a collaboration! This exclusive Indiegogo only t-shirt will show your support for the people of Puerto Rico while also helping us donate to the ongoing disaster recovery efforts! You will also get to help choose the final design! How cool is that?
Items included:
  • Linejunk + Safeguard T-Shirt
0 claimed
Get this perk
$49
USD
Represent
You know what everyone needs more of? Stickers. Remember stickers? Still fun. Hell, we'll throw in a workout bag too. We actually have a bunch of those, and we'll send one of each to you so you can represent.
Items included:
  • Safeguard Equipment Backpack
  • Safeguard Cause Sticker
1 claimed
Get this perk
$75
USD
Fashion Forward Safeguard Swag
Are you the next fashion mogul? Always ahead of the latest trends? Let me introduce you to your new favorite piece. The t-shirt. Guaranteed to be comfier than just about anything else a fashionista would keep in his closet (fashionisto? Idk). Also, it helps raise awareness and save lives - added benefit.
Items included:
  • Safeguard Equipment Backpack
  • Safeguard Cause Sticker
  • Safeguard T-Shirt
0 claimed
Get this perk
$149
USD
$599 (75% Off)
Send a Compass to Puerto Rico
Ok, this is where we get serious for a minute. We are losing money with this perk, but It's our way of participating in the cause. You're giving disaster relief, linemen, law enforcement, and humanitarian aid workers effective protection from electrocution. You're helping a hero, and you have our sincere gratitude.
Items included:
  • Mental High Five
  • Nod of Approval
0 claimed
Get this perk
$249
USD
$649 (61% Off)
Compass to Puerto Rico + Swag
Give some, get some. With this perk, you're buying a Compass that's going to be donated to the Puerto Rico restoration. + We'll send you some Safeguard swag, so you can help raise awareness and be the center of attention at your next Christmas party.
Items included:
  • Safeguard Equipment Backpack
  • Safeguard Cause Sticker
  • Safeguard T-Shirt
1 claimed
Get this perk
$299
USD
$599 (50% Off)
Get Your Own Compass
Not only is the Compass a stylish hard hat accessory for the rugged utility worker, it can actually save your life. With this perk, we'll send you your own Compass before they are commercially available. Making money is not the point of this perk, but making sure your safety is!
Items included:
  • Safeguard Equipment Compass™
0 claimed
Get this perk
$749
USD
$2,995 (74% Off)
Save 5
Ok, time to be serious again. With this perk, you're buying 5 Compass devices to be donated to the Puerto Rico restoration. You're giving disaster relief, linemen, law enforcement, and humanitarian aid workers effective protection from electrocution. You're helping heroes, and you have our sincere gratitude.
Items included:
  • Mental High Five
  • Nod of Approval
0 claimed
Get this perk
$2499
USD
The PR Stunt
Trying to recover from some previous PR blunders? We'd love to help! We'll send 10 Compass devices down to Puerto Rico to protect heroes as they work to restore the power grid. We'll make a social media announcement of your life-saving donation, and we'll provide photo and video documentation of the donation being received.
Items included:
  • PR Boost
0 out of 10 claimed
Get this perk
$10000
USD
$16,999 (41% Off)
The Golden Compass
Welcome to the Golden Compass Club. Not only will you be providing 10 Compass devices to rescue workers, we'll whisk you away with our team on an all-expenses-paid trip to Puerto Rico. TBH, it's not luxurious. It's totally wrecked. But that's why we're going down. Come with us to deliver your donation in person, and protect our heroes.
Items included:
  • Safeguard Equipment Backpack
  • Safeguard Cause Sticker
  • Safeguard Equipment Compass™
  • Safeguard T-Shirt
  • Trip to Puerto Rico
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