Band-it! The ultimate security armband!

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About

 Band-It is not just another GPS bracelet like many ones that have been around for years, using heavy and obsolete systems, with the result of being soon forgotten in your drawer because they are not practical nor functional. Band-It, simply and cleverly, takes advantage of the ever-increasing power and extreme diffusion of cellular and wi-fi networks all over the world, working for free and anywhere it finds any signal. No need for SIM cards, no need for any contract, no need for GSM or GPS. Band-It is immediately operational using any system it finds anywhere on the planet, even in total lack of GSM signal. Band-It is therefore ideal not only for ourselves and our adult family and friends, but also for children (and eventually our pets as well): it is a very light device, pleasant at the eye and not over-imposing, comfortable and easy to wear all the time.

One of our most common daily gestures is activating our anti-theft protection for our car and our home. But what do we really do to physically protect ourselves and our loved ones? The Band-It project started exactly with this idea (and this sense of urgency) in mind: to offer immediate, efficient, secure help to anybody in the world in need or emergency, so that they can be found instantaneously, or even just to simply send an alarm, that can be received anywhere in the world, for free and immediately, through the power of modern networks. Band-It does all of the above in a totally new way, without contracts, without any need to re-charge batteries for up to six months, without GPS or other bulky and obsolete systems, all in a tiny arm-wrist band weighing less than 20 grams (less than 0,05 pounds), comfortable and easy to wear 24/7.

To ensure the maximum protection and safety, Band-It has a double functionality: tracking and sos. When in “Tracking mode”, Band-It constantly communicates its coded ID to the surrounding devices and systems, which automatically mirror it in background through the Band-It software. Data therefore is received by your app in real time, allowing you to monitor the person wearing the bracelet in a very simple and efficient way.

The SOS mode instead is activated directly by the person wearing the bracelet, who is not in need of continuous monitoring but may find him/herself in an emergency, or it goes off automatically if the bracelet gets violently detached from the arm wrist. In this case the alarm is visible to anybody with a cell phone, a tablet, a PC, even a smart TV, within the range of action of Band-It, therefore potentially even up to many miles away. Any device with a wi-fi network (and today almost every pc, cell, tablet has one) will receive the alarm instantaneously. All of the above without interfering with your privacy, because ID and all of the personal data are encrypted and can only be visible to you.

 These days, privacy is an issue. That’s why, besides providing you options on how and if and when transmitting, Band-It has all of the contained data encrypted. Therefore, if you choose so, only the enabled receiver (i.e. you) will be in the position of really seeing the position of the alarm transmitting bracelet. All of the other devices part of the “virtual bridge” between the bracelet and you will not see any data.

We strongly believe in Band-It’s significance in terms of social value and capability to improve people’s safety and security all over the world. That’s why we chose, after lengthy consideration, to make the entire Band-It project, including its software, an open source project, distributed with a GNU-GPL license (further details about licensing is in the FAQ), which means that final users will be in the position of modifying the program, copying it and redistributing it with or without changes, for free or for money.

And YES, the design of the project, the firmware, the mobile app and the web software will also be made available after the kickstarting of the product.

Our choice has multiple reasons, both in terms of social value and economical advantage for the entire project:  

  • Transparency: the open code will guarantee those who want to be sure about the privacy of the system. 
  • Continuous improvement: the whole community of developers will be able to contribute to the continuous improvement of the software, keeping it always efficient, performing, strong, and secure.
  • Quick expansion: the whole community will also benefit from the opportunity of realizing private platforms interacting with Band-It.

Risks and challenges

We devoted almost one year to the design and the project of the armband, including various prototypes.
Eight more months went into product testing.
All of this time and effort result into extremely low risks for investors and buyers, ensuring the final users a valid and trustworthy product, as it should be for a personal safety device.

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    Your pledge will go toward group contributions for devices being donated to humanitarian associations, operators in difficult areas, children in danger and similar situations.
    Your offer will contribute to setting up an emergency support to geolocalize people in various scenarios, from the heart of crises to refugee camps or at emergency medical facilities.

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    Get one Band-it armband for €40 (save €30!)

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    Limited amount of Band-it available for large organizations at this price!

    Get one hundred Band-it armbands for €3000 (save €4000!)

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