At CS Technologies, we provide security and life safety solutions in a variety of packages. We provide security and video surveillance systems for both businesses and home, in addition we carry a line of 911 life safety pendants. You can call us any time to see what product might suit your needs.
Below are two simple tips for using common technology (that we may already have) at our fingertips. Some newer cell phones now have “In Case of Emergency” at the top of the contact list. This is your ICE person. Be sure you have at least one ICE contact listed. If it isn’t designated on your phone, simply add a contact “ICE – Dad”. If you lose your cell phone, the finder could call your ICE contact who hopefully, can quickly identify you as the owner of that phone.
There are also “In Case of Emergency” applications that you can download to your phone and some of those applications will permit you to add more than one ICE contact. You can also add family members along with their allergy, medication list with basic information about each family member such as blood type etc (information that emergency personnel need during a crises). The application I downloaded on my iPhone allows me to add wallpaper to set my lock screen and/or my home screen or both that identifies my emergency contact name along with my allergies.
An important benefit of ICE is that emergency responders may be able to quickly contact your emergency contact if something happens to you and you cannot make a call.
Here is another precaution you can take to be safe: Most of us carry a security alarm with us and we don’t even realize it. Our car remote has a “panic” button. As you are out shopping, walking across large parking lots, have your keys in your hand. A honking horn gets attention if you need it. Test your car remote to see if it works from your bedroom. If so, carry that remote to bed with you. Make a safe neighbor pact to call police for each other if your horn starts blowing in the middle of the night.
As we enter into a new year we will blog about tips on keeping you and your family safe. Your comments and ongoing discussions are always welcome. If you have any safety tips that you would like to share with us, don’t be shy, we would love to hear from you.
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!
Holly Lynn Berlin, General Manager