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Personal Security Locator

Press button to inform law enforcement agencies of your location
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Attach this small device to your pants or belt. It could be easily concealed. If you are in trouble of any kind simply press the button. A small plastic shield would be placed over the button as so to prevent accidental pressing of the button.

Once the button is pressed it relays a signal to law enforcements agencies via a cell phone type device that there is a situation. The device would have a GPS tracker on it so that the agencies know where you are and where you are moving (if at all). This has numerous applications. For example if you are in a car accident or you are in a bank that is getting robbed. It would be so discreet that the robbers would not realize at all that anyone had been notified.

pogoman59, Feb 13 2002


       It used to frustrate me to no end when the local police force would inform me that the ringing burglar alarm at any one of my offices had a lower response priority than the neighbor's barking dog complaint. (And we took extra-special care to have very good relations with our local officers.) Now you're going to give every Mom, Mick and Mary another device to summon the cops....I don't fault your thinking, but inasmuch as we live in a very imperfect world, how long do you think it will take before the neighbor's dog gets more priority than these emergency alarms, too?
jurist, Feb 13 2002

       Certainly, the " Help, I've fallen, and I can't get up!" alarm has been around for a long, long time....Good ads, I guess, but I haven't seen a lot of first person testimonials in their wake.
jurist, Feb 13 2002

       (Knew [PeterSealy] wouldn't pass up the opportunity)   

       [jurist] Fine false alarms.
phoenix, Feb 13 2002

       The "help I've fallen down" alarms tend to be used in sheltered housing, and other places where there is a nurse or other help relatively close, who is paid to respond to these things. Perhaps you could have a private security firm patrolling for personal security locators going off.
pottedstu, Feb 13 2002

       This would be much better as a device for people wealthy enough to have their own protection/enforcement agency (i.e. the mafia I suppose!). We can all wish that there were enough police around to help when we are in the slightest danger, but that is never going to happen. So, to narrow its function - you could wear these in your office (especially if you are in a dangerous/sensitive job) and summon security people when attacked/have an accident. (((wibni: link device to 'fear' type brain impulses, so no indiscreet pressing of unfeasibly large belt buckle is required!)))
sappho, Feb 13 2002

       Reality TV spin: "When cops get lost"   

       Ride along with law enforcement and rescue when they miss their cues, follow misleading landmarks, and have memory lapses. Be there in real time as the cabin camera brings the tension and adrenalin rush into your living room.
reensure, Feb 13 2002

       Even if they did not arive in time thepolice could find your body if you were killed or start looking for witnesses if you were kidnapped... not a lot of use for you really but still a use... actually not a bad idea would be an implanted device that signals someone when you die... make murder harder to get away with...
RobertKidney, Feb 13 2002

       I think GPS in cellphones is being looked at for, among other things, letting law enforcement or EMS know where you are when you dial 911. It's not the panic button you envision, but close.
talldave, Jul 06 2003

       Wow. Interesting to see how the technology has caught up with the ideas over the course of this century.   

       Oh, and [pogoman59] posted two ideas since acquiring the account in early 2002.
normzone, Dec 22 2016

       //an implanted device that signals someone when you die// Through the medium of a large explosion, preferably.
FlyingToaster, Dec 22 2016

       // [pogoman59] posted two ideas since acquiring the account in early 2002//   

       Many are called, but few are chosen.
MaxwellBuchanan, Dec 22 2016


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