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Are Your Mobile Phones Safe (Canceled)

Anti-Snatch, anti-theft, multi-fit, phone case, protect your phone from opportunist and organised gangs of thieves.(patent pending)

Are Your Mobile Phones Safe (Canceled)

Anti-Snatch, anti-theft, multi-fit, phone case, protect your phone from opportunist and organised gangs of thieves.(patent pending)

£247
pledged of £10,000pledged of £10,000 goal
9
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Sep 3 2019
Last updated September 3, 2019

About

DO YOU CARRY YOUR LIFE IN YOUR HANDS

The figures are staggering for the amount of phones snatched by organised gangs and the opportunist thief on a daily basis.

There are over 1.5 billion mobile phones sold each year globally and millions reported stolen, with most of these stolen in major cities.

Sure there are apps so you can upload your data and track your phone, but the thief will turn off your phone to render most of these useless.

Usually in a phone snatch type theft you’re phone is in use, which leaves your contents of your phone accessible to the thief.

Not to mention those irreplaceable family photos, memories, and other content, to add to the pure inconvenience of being out of touch until a replacement phone is purchased.

THIS HAPPENED TO ME

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Gloria has worked in the heart of London city since leaving university. She was aware of these phone snatch type crimes, but the same as many others she thought it would never happen to her. Gloria lost many treasured irreplaceable photographs, business contacts and business notes, resulting in starting many business projects again from scratch. 

When your mobile device is stolen it can cause untold inconvenience, generally your device is in use and leaves it open for a thief to access your personnel data and at worst identity theft.

A few things for you to Consider.

HOW WOULD A PHONE SNATCH THEFT EFFECT YOUR DAY ?


OUR SOLUTION

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The Anti-Snatch multi-fit phone case has been designed with simple back to basics engineering to help further reduce this type of crime.

 I have developed a app that sends out a GPS signal in real time of the snatch attempt to warn of danger in that immediate vicinity.


TRIED AND TESTED PROTOTYPE 

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This is a multi-fit case fitting all smart phones up to a maximum size of 180x80x10

Your phone simply slips inside the two piece case.

The base case is designed in such a way that in a snatch theft attempt it will remain in your possession.

The grip of the thief on the upper part of the case will remove that part leaving you with your precious phone and the thief will be left  with a worthless piece of the case.

In the event you lose your grip the lower case is secured with a wrist lanyard to ensure the same result.

YOU KEEP YOUR PHONE.

These thieves tend to do a sweep of the area and grab what they can.

HOW IT WORKS

1 Activate the GPS location app on your phone.

2 Insert your phone into the Anti-Snatch case with the relevant spacer that’s provided to      suit the make and model of your phone. Then slide on the removable upper case with the pre-installed chip and place your hand through the wrist lanyard provided.

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(note this is a prototype to show functions)(patent pending)

Now your phone is protected from phone snatch type crime

EXTRA FEATURE

There is a  pre-installed chip in the upper case that will communicate with your phone via Bluetooth. When a phone snatch attempt is made and the upper case is a set distance apart from your phone, the app is activated and all app users will receive a notification warning of the phone snatch attempt in that GPS vicinity.

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HOW IT CAME TOGETHER

Back in November 2018 I watched a ITV news special on moped crime in the city of London, I was amazed at the scale of the phone snatching crime, after much research I found that this was happening on a tremendous level globally.

I then researched solutions and found there were many apps to save or back up data and track your phone, but as we know the thieves turn off your stolen device and it renders many of these useless as you still lose your phone.

(But nothing available for you to keep hold of your phone)

A SOLUTION WAS NEEDED

With very little knowledge of computing I explored mechanical solutions and came up with the idea of a protective two part case that will split apart under force.

I then designed on paper a case that would fit any smart phone. I then proceeded to manufacture a case to fit my Samsung 9+ with the use of my unique safety cradle system combined with re-manufactured standard cases.

This worked perfectly and I filed a patent. 

Then I realised to proceed to manufacture injection mold tooling for every popular Smartphone on the market would be a very expensive process so this got shelved until later down the line. 

Pen back to paper

I then designed a multi-fit case to protect the most popular smart phones sold and stolen over the last few years, I found there was only a few millimeters in measurement between all these makes and models so this was achievable.

With my design on paper I turn to the internet for the next process, which was using 3D modeling software.

I find FUSION 360 and begin to learn and construct my 3D model.

With all the internal measurements and functions complete, my final work on design is the exterior with a view to achieve as close as possible to my 3D model shown below.

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AFTER MANY FRUSTRATING HOURS I AM AT THE NEXT STAGE

3D PRINTING AND TESTING

I was then at the stage fully immersed in the process and decide to jump in at the deep end and purchase a 3D printer and learn to use it.

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After many more very frustrating hours, days, weeks skipping between FUSION 360 and 3D printing I have a number of fully functional prototype.

THE GPS CRIME LOCATION APP

One thing that was always on my mind was the extent of this accelerating crime in major cities, so I came up with the idea of adding some technology to combat this even further. I then got help to develop the GPS crime alert app. After more research I found these thieves tend to sweep an area and grab what they can.

This app allows the device to detect when the top cover becomes a set distance from the main case, It then activates a live GPS signal to warn all other Anti-Snatch case and app owners to danger in that immediate vicinity.

We feel this will greatly reduce the opportunity for the thieves.

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I am at the stage now where I need to raise funds to finish the development of the app and pull the trigger for tool making and manufacture.

Please help to fund my last step and in return you will not only get a great unique product, a multi-fit case to protect your phone, but help to greatly reduce a massively increasing crime.

Please note all the hard work has been done on the dimensions and inner workings of this product and the case displayed is a prototype to show its function, I am in the process of redesigning the exterior to a more visually desirable and ergonomic product, a computer 3D image will be updated as soon as its completed, as the 3D printer has its limits.

I also through this process learned how to build a basic website to display our product and to inform you of other crime solutions we have in the pipeline under development.

www.anti-snatch.com

I hope to be funded and successful to be able to continue inventing more products to reduce device theft and other crime, and help to make the world a better place.

Risks and challenges

Here at anti-snatch I fully understand how unexpected challenges can pop up and change your pace at any given moment, especially with this being my first time through the kickstarter process. We have worked flat out since November 2018 and overcome all that I have come across. I am now in the final stages of this project and truly believe any other challenges I may come across will be overcome well within the time frames I have set.

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