Frequently Asked Questions
Revolar is a small personal security wearable device.Last updated:
First, you download the free Revolar smartphone app and set up your personalized emergency contact list. Then, using bluetooth™ you pair your Revolar device to your phone. Now you are ready to wear Revolar! Simply attach your Revolar device underneath your clothing and if you are in danger or being attacked, you just press the button on your device and Revolar automatically sends an Emergency Alert message to each person on your emergency contact list with your location information.Last updated:
We designed Revolar to be easily hidden for a very specific reason! If you are in a dangerous situation, the best thing you can do is try and de-escalate any violence that may be happening or is imminent. Making it obvious that you are trying to call for help, such as reaching for your phone, will likely result in an escalation of violence. Think of Revolar like the hidden buttons placed underneath bank teller desks - if the bank is being robbed, the teller can discretely call for help without alerting the bank robber!Last updated:
Anyone can use Revolar! This is just a short list of ways you and your loved ones can use Revolar:
-College Students: Revolar is a great for students walking home late from the library, out at parties and bars, or are out on a run or bike ride alone.
-Medical Emergencies: those with acute medical conditions can use Revolar to communicate with loved ones during a medical emergency.
-Young Professionals: your 20’s are a great time to really “get out there” and experience life! Take Revolar with you wherever you go so you can communicate with loved ones if you are ever in danger.
-Domestic Violence (IPV): often times individuals need a period of transition time before leaving an IPV situation. Revolar provides a way to discretely call for help in the event of escalating violence. Because Revolar is hidden, it lessens the chance the abuser will be alerted that help has been called.
-The Elderly: Revolar can help seniors stay independent longer by giving them a way to call for help in the event of a slip and fall, or other medical emergency.
-Late Night Employees: bartenders, late night retail workers, cleaning service workers, etc. can benefit from the personal security Revolar provides.
-Bullying: children who are at risk for being bullied can use Revolar to call for help during bullying situations.
-Real Estate Professionals: many real estate professionals find themselves meeting with strangers in empty homes on a daily basis. Revolar allows real estate professionals to call for help should they encounter an unsafe situation while on a home showing.Last updated:
We firmly believe there is power in nonviolent personal security solutions. Personal security measures such as pepper spray, tasers or guns are 1.) violent 2.) carry the risk of being used against the victim, 3.) do not allow the victim to communicate vital information to their loved ones 4.) are not travel or airport friendly and 5.) cannot be taken into schools, hospitals, government buildings. Revolar allows you to quickly and discreetly call for help without escalating violence.Last updated:
Involving police in attacks (specifically those of a sexual nature) is a deeply personal decision with real consequences and outcomes. Our goal is to empower our users to make the decision to involve police a choice. Some users may want to have Revolar automatically call the police and some many want time after an attack to consider their options. Both of these options are respectable and valid ways to approach police involvement. Beginning in 2016, Revolar will roll out a monthly subscription add-on service that will contact the police on your behalf when you call for help using Revolar.Last updated:
NO! Revolar does not track you 24/7. We created Revolar to empower people to live more freely! Revolar only begins to track you when you press the button to activate the emergency alert message. Once you press the button on your Revolar device, your loved ones will receive your location information that will update every 3 minutes.Last updated:
Right now we are hard at work developing a Revolar device that does not require a cell phone at all! However, the current Revolar product requires a smartphone (iOS or Android) to work.Last updated:
I want my dad to be on my emergency contacts list, but he doesn’t have a smartphone. Will he still receive my emergency alert messages?
As long as you have cellular service while you are traveling outside of the U.S., your Revolar device will work. We understand many people travel internationally without international cell phone plans, which is why we are developing a Revolar version that does not require a working smartphone.Last updated:
If you are hiking or camping somewhere that is out of cellular range of your smartphone, your Revolar device will not work. We are developing a Revolar version that does not require cell service or a working smartphone.Last updated:
We designed Revolar so that the incidents of accidentally pressing the button are as minimized as possible. Revolar's 360 degree indented button is protected by bumpers, that also help to guide your fingers and give you a grip when you do want to press the button.Last updated:
If you accidentally activate your Revolar device, you simply open the Revolar app on your phone and input your PIN number. This will automatically send an follow up message to your emergency contact list that you are safe.Last updated:
Revolar is about the side of a quarter and as thick as a stack of 4 quarters.Last updated:
Yes. Revolar is built upon the most innovative cyber security architecture developed by our very own CTO Don A. Bailey. His platform was developed in response to his DARPA funded research on the vulnerabilities that exist between device-device communication.Last updated:
Jacqueline Ros came up with the idea for Revolar after her sister was attacked twice before the age of 17. Jacqueline found herself wishing her sister had a “magic button” her sister could have pressed during her attacks and the family would have known she needed help. She started the process of filing for patents and building a prototype in 2013 and has been working tirelessly since assembling the Revolar team, perfecting Revolar’s design and raising capital to take Revolar to the masses. “Our loved ones deserve to lead fearless lives.”Last updated:
We are launching our pre-order program on Kickstarter on March 24, 2015. Click here to order!Last updated:
The campaign goal of $75,000 will be used to make Revolar a reality. With your help, Revolar will be able to begin manufacturing and production to get your product to you as soon as possible!
$75,000 Budget Breakdown
- $30,000: Tooling for interchangeable shell and communications module
- $18,000: PCB printing and assembly
- $15,000: IOS and Android Final APP design and maintenance
- $8,000: Final production testing: FCC Testing, Bluetooth Testing, individually testing each device for quality
- $4,000: Shipping and Fulfillment upfront cost
*Given that we exceed our goal of $75,000 the budget above will adjust based on number of units per-orderedLast updated:
At the moment, we aren't making our future product development roadmap and timeline public. However, we can say that new features are on the way! Such as...
- Voice Recording
- Loud Alarms
- Device Independent of a Smartphone
Make sure to follow us on Twitter at @RevolarTech (http://bit.ly/1Esrweb) and Facebook (http://on.fb.me/1LMeDRM) to stay up to date!Last updated:
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