A near death experience propelled me to create this product. My name is Chris Landano and I am a firefighter and forensic photographer, here today to tell you my story.
A few years ago while working as a photographer for the fire departments forensics unit, I responded to a building collapse with reports of people trapped. As a trained firefighter and photographer I was able to access the collapsed area and photograph firefighters searching for victims, risking their own lives.
After taking some photographs, I decided that I would start to exit the area, due to the fact that it was still a very unsafe area
While attempting to squeeze through a narrow space to get out of the unsafe area, I was caught on debris and couldn't free myself. Quick thinking led me to release my belt and free myself from what I was caught on, resulting in dragging my photography belt behind me, getting dirt and debris into my tool pouches and damaging my equipment.
It was in that moment of panic that the idea for TrakBelt360 was born.
TRAKBELT360™ in action...
A tool belt system like no other that offers more safety, comfort and versatility.
- TrakBelt360™ is a patent pending system that allows your tools and gear to rotate a full 360º, in either direction for user safety, comfort and versatility
- Our system is designed to accommodate any pouch or tool holster
- Pouches and tools can move where needed, and can also be locked in place
- Rotate pouches so you can safely climb ladders
- Move pouches away from tight areas and shift pouches away from trouble
- Made of rugged military grade resins and fabrics with reflective stitching for more visibility
- Easy rotation of pouches and holsters allow you to safely squeeze through tight and narrow spaces
- Breathable, water-resistant and durable materials
- Belt keepers secure TrakBelt360™ to the wearer’s pants belt
- Fabric belt pads provide complete waist support
- Connects and works with any of your existing pouches
- Pouches lock in where you want them and can be easily rotated to where you need them
- Pouch connectors lets you snap pouches on and off without ever taking the belt off
The TrakBelt360 team is committed to improve people's lives through our company and the products we build. We recognize the importance of operating our company responsibly by giving back to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom and security. We will support and partner with worthy causes that are helping people of all ages in need today.
Your support for this campaign will allow us to donate every 10th belt to organizations that focus on helping firefighters, police and veterans. Organizations will be added to our list below as the campaign moves forward.
The FDNY Foundation is the official non-profit organization of the New York City Fire Department, allowing the FDNY to use donations from concerned businesses, foundations and individuals to promote awareness and outreach to the public, training and support of members of the FDNY and enhanced technology and equipment to better protect all who live, work and visit New York City every year.
Born in Brooklyn and raised in Queens, Chris found his passion at the age of 12, when he began volunteering and helping others in his community. In 2000 he was hired by the fire department and later accepted into the fire departments photo forensics unit. He has a passion for helping others which he continues to do with the not for profit organizations he belongs to. "From the very start, I wanted to build a great company, that helped build stronger communities and help those who have made the ultimate sacrifice by putting their life on the line".
A Harvard graduate, once a Senior Vice President at News Corporation, and co-founder of two successful global TV retail businesses, David, has extensive operations, manufacturing and marketing experience launching start up companies and running multiple corporate divisions generating over $500 Million in sales annually. David has played a key role in sourcing and manufacturing over 1,000 new products.
Founder and President of ybf (your best friend), Stacey has built the #1 direct sales color cosmetic line on the globe with HSN (US), QVC (UK), The Shopping Channel (Canada) and TVSN (Australia, New Zealand) generating over $225 million in sales. A former Ford Model of 20 years, renowned beauty expert and highly successful entrepreneur, Stacey has been featured and quoted in magazines and beauty books. Named one of “America's Power Women" by Ladies' Home Journal. She was honored to ring the opening bell of the New York Stock Exchange in celebration of the power of women owned businesses with the esteemed non-profit Count Me In. She is recognized as Connecticut’s Female Entrepreneur of the Year. A marketing guru, Stacey is the creative force behind an 18 year TV retail business developing and presenting LIVE on TV over 50 new products every year.
A serial entrepreneur, Demond is applying his ability to connect individuals and businesses to opportunities toward capital acquisition and new business channel development. A longtime NY resident, Demond was born and raised in Brooklyn. He earned his Associates Degree in computer science from SUNY Farmingdale, NY and then at Long Island University, where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Political and Masters in Psychology. Demond is currently a NYC Police Officer.
What originally started as a solo journey years ago, has evolved into a highly skilled and professional team that will be able to deliver a premiere product with enormous value for our users. Together with your help, we can bring TrakBelt360 to market.
WE ARE READY TO GO......ARE YOU?
Risks and challenges
We've got this! Our Team has carefully anticipated potential issues and considered the risks associated with manufacturing, testing and shipping TrakBelt360™. We are confident that we will deliver our product within the time line offered in the rewards. Our partners have made product for the general consumer market along with the US military and are highly capable of scaling with our business.
We appreciate your support and can't wait to get you TrakBelt360™!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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