Disclaimer: I received product/service in exchange for this post about the Ripple safety device. All opinions are 100% my own.
When I first was told about the Ripple Safety Device, my mind went straight to where most of my focus has been lately – to running. I even blogged about it over on mrsgregwillis the other day with that exact focus. But in thinking more about it, Ripple isn’t just for keeping runners safe, it’s great for anyone who needs to feel safe and could be a great device to give your kids as you start letting them “have some wings”.
Ripple Safety Device
Here’s what Ripple Safety shared with me that made me say yes, this is something I want with me:
Ripple is not another panic button safety device. It is personal safety for the modern world – solving both emergencies and uncomfortable situations. Unlike all other personal safety devices on the market, Ripple is a tiny (size of a dime), discreet button linked to the user’s smartphone, which can be accessed without anyone noticing. The device connects users to a live, personal backup team so, instead of calling for help, the help calls you.
Trained Ripple professionals handle alerts 24/7. Click the wearable device, and the user will immediately receive a call from the Ripple monitoring team to his or her smartphone. They know who and where the user is, and have resources to immediately dispatch emergency services if the user needs it. If a user requires emergency help, but can’t talk on the phone, he or she can click three times and the monitoring team will send first responders directly to their location.
How Might Parents Use the Ripple Safety Device?
As a parent of kids who are starting to ask to walk to their friends’ homes, I see so many good things about the Ripple Safety device. While in my experience testing out the product they did accidentally call the service once, it was quick and easy to explain what happened. What I don’t know, because I’m not ready to completely give them freedom, is what happens if Ripple support gets a click from a child and they are not right with their parent? My guess is that they’ll be able to help the parent locate the child. (Or maybe the parents who do this are even more freeing than me and their kid has a phone that Ripple Support would call then escalate to mom and dad if needed?) Lots of thinking, but really loving the option!
Don’t just take my word for it! Here is a personal testimony about Ripple from another mom.
Ripple Network Technologies, Inc. was co-founded in 2015 by Rees Gillespie, the creator of Ripple, and his lifelong friend, Jaime Gomez. Rees was inspired to create Ripple after his mother, a real estate agent, continuously asked him to call and check on her while attending showings with unknown clients. Inspired by wanting to ensure that everyone had instant access to a support network that can be utilized anytime, anywhere, Rees set out to create a trusted safety solution service that empowers users to live their lives knowing someone always has their back. To learn more about Ripple, visit Ripple Support or follow on Facebook and Instagram.