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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, January 18 2019 1:40 PM UTC +00:00.

VI-EnterprisesBy VI-Enterprises
First created
VI-EnterprisesBy VI-Enterprises
First created
$3,535
pledged of $100,000pledged of $100,000 goal
28
backers
30days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, January 18 2019 1:40 PM UTC +00:00.

About

We believe every vehicle needs a life-detection system that can alert the owner and emergency services when a life is in danger. So we created one.

You've heard stories about children, disabled elders, or even pets getting trapped or left inside a hot car. While your first reaction may be, "How could that happen?", the truth is that it could happen to any of us.

And sadly it happens more often than you think.

While we can't make someone remember who or what is in his or her backseat, we can help detect what's in the car when the driver is away. Payton's Charm is a life-detecting system that monitors the vehicle's cabin air and alerts you when there is a problem. It takes the guess work out of "could this happen to me?" and provides a solution for "if this happens to me." 

How Payton's Charm Works

Our patent-pending algorithm monitors the C02 level and temperature in a car to detect life and environmental conditions. Once it crosses a threshold for life-threatening conditions, the internal cellular modem sends a text message to the owner, and then to a secondary number. If those two fail to respond, Payton's Charm contacts emergency services to save the life inside the car.

Payton's Charm is unlike other devices on the market because it passively monitors the vehicle. Once it is set up and plugged in, the driver doesn't have to do anything else. Payton's Charm knows when the vehicle is moving and knows when it has stopped. You don't have to turn anything on or off, clip anything, push anything, or attach anything. It passively works regardless of user input.   

As long as it is plugged in or charged, you are good to go. And if the battery runs low or something isn't connected correctly, Payton's Charm will let you know.

Payton's Charm works through a cellular connection and one year of service is included in the purchase price. After the first year of service, you'll pay a low monthly fee to keep your device continuously connected.

Product Design and Testing

Four years of prototype design
Four years of prototype design
Current Payton's Charm prototype
Current Payton's Charm prototype

For the past four years we have worked on perfecting Payton's Charm. Here's an example of product testing with our lead engineer's dog, Sam, inside a car. 

More Information on Hypethermic Deaths in Cars  

In 2018, there have been more child deaths in cars because of hypethermia than ever before. Wouldn't it be incredible to stop this upward trend in its tracks?

During our extensive research on deaths from heatstroke in cars, we came across one story that stuck with us: a father who tragically lost his daughter, Payton, to hypethermia. With his permission, we named this life-saving technology in her memory. 

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Risks and challenges

Our fully working prototypes have been tested by our engineers and validated by third-party sources. Thanks to our experience in the aerospace engineering industry, we have access to networks and experts needed to cover certification, the manufacturing process and distribution to bring Payton’s Charm to market.

Should an unlikely event in manufacturing occur, we promise to be upfront and transparent with our backers. We appreciate every single person supporting this project and will keep backers continuously updated of new developments or changes.

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    For every 12 Crowd Contribute backers, we'll send one Payton's Charm device to a deserving family through a nonprofit child safety organization. Individuals will get a personalized note letting them know the first names and locations of each backer who contributed to their gifted device.

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