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ShockAlarm LLCBy ShockAlarm LLC
First created
ShockAlarm LLCBy ShockAlarm LLC
First created
$414
pledged of $30,000pledged of $30,000 goal
7
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, June 27 2015 6:35 PM UTC +00:00

About

Electricity and water don't mix. At ShockAlarm we’re on a mission to save lives. Electric shock drowning, or ESD, is a life-threatening hazard which begins as an electrical current in a body of water that meets with a person’s body and temporary paralyzation results. Once paralyzed an individual loses muscle control and drowning often results. Unless this event is witnessed or forensic evidence suggests electrocution, most incidents are classified as drowning. 

ShockAlarm was created as the brainchild of Brian Byrd back in 2010 after seeing a news story of a young boy being shocked in the family pool and as the rest of the family attempted to save him, they all died of ESD (electric shock drowning). Mr. Byrd knew there was a way he could save lives and provide an alarm system to this potential ESD hazard of electrical current in water so he began initial designs of ShockAlarm in his spare time. After seeing another news story in April 2014 regarding Calder Sloan who died as a result of low voltage electrocution in his family’s swimming pool. Mr. Byrd was compelled to complete his design of ShockAlarm and begin saving lives.

The ShockAlarm device is a floating alarm that continuously monitors for the presence of electricity in fresh water. It is a passive detector that isn't connected to any household electric source.  It can be affixed to the side of your pool, hot tub, or spa. Alternatively, you can take it with you to the lake, marina, or on your boat.

Risks and challenges

We need to scale up production beyond assembling these devices on the dining room table. This funding will help us with purchasing the appropriate tooling for mass production.

We anticipate being able to increase production output in early July. That means shipment of any device purchased through here will be in late July.

We will keep you informed throughout the process via Kickstarter as well as on our web site.

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    THANK YOU for your support of ShockAlarm and our mission to saves lives. All ShockAlarm Backers, at any level, will bring ShockAlarm one step closer to a pool, lake, or marina. We'll list your name on our web site Wall of Fame and give you a Twitter shout out!

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    The ShockAlarm looks pretty cool! Pledging $10 or more will get you on our office wall of fame, a Twitter shout out, and we'll send you a cool ShockAlarm sticker sheet to display your support (includes shipping in United States & Canada - international shipping extra).

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    ShockAlarm is all about pool safety! In addition to a cool sticker sheet, your name on our wall of fame plus a Twitter shout out, we will send you a cool tumbler - just for supporting us on our mission to save lives!

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    **Early Bird Opportunity**! You'll get a ShockAlarm device, the cool tumbler, a set of cool stickers, plus the initials EB next to your name on our wall of fame and social media shout out. This is a savings of $22 off our retail value.

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    You'll get a ShockAlarm device, a cool tumbler, a set of cool stickers, plus your name on our wall of fame and social media shout out. This is a savings of $13 off our retail value.

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Funding period

- (45 days)