Dash cam designed to prevent child car deaths.
A new dash cam has been designed to prevent children dying
after accidentally becoming trapped in vehicles in hot weather.
The dTec SafeKam has been created by a husband and wife team
to help raise the alarm if a child is left in a car. The device is also
intended to automatically raise an alarm if the vehicle is involved in a crash.
Australian couple Taleese and Shane Penna created the dash
cam after their two year old son locked himself in their car in the middle of summer.
Luckily the couple found their son in time, but the incident and the high
numbers of child deaths from such accidents led to them designing the device
and launching it as a project on crowdfunding platform IndieGoGo.
The camera utilises a PIR motion detection cell that will
monitor the interior of the vehicle when it is turned off. If movement is
detected after a preset time of the car being turned off an alert SMS message
will be sent to three programmed numbers of the owner's choice, including a
picture of the interior of the vehicle, a GPS co-ordinate and temperature
information. This alert can also be manually operated in a 'Panic' situation by
holding a device button down.
The SafeKam also includes features so that in the event of
an accident, an alert message is sent out, and driver fatigue alerts.
The plug-and-play device includes a high quality loop record
Dash Camera, and can also act as a wi-fi hotspot for all occupants.
The cam is currently seeking funding through an I ndieGoGo
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