Unleashing Keiki With Ionkids

Alison Young
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November 08, 2006
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Since we just moved into a new house, this was our first Halloween there, and I had no idea how much candy to buy. My husband and I thought 10 bags would be sufficient since there seem to be lots of kids living in our area. Well, we were wrong. We ran out of candy in less than 30 minutes!

I could swear there were at least 200 kids I handed out candy to just in that short period of time. There were literally hundreds walking around outside. It was insane.

I have a feeling that many of those children don’t even live there - they’re migrant trick-ortreaters from other communities, eating the candy that rightfully belongs to the true neighborhood kids.

But, anyway, that’s beside the point. This mass of children I witnessed last week began a train of thought in my mind about how parents will go about keeping track of their children while trick-or-treating, or in any other situation. On any normal day I often see parents walking around with their children on a leash. Is it just me, or is that weird? When I see that, my mind envisions a person walking a dog (or a bunch of dogs if there are multiple kids on leashes). I don’t have any children of my own (yet), but I can definitely understand why people do this. If you’re a parent who actually tethers your children, you can spare yourself the agony. There’s a more settled way to keep track of your kids.

The ionkids system allows you to monitor your keiki electronically from up to 350 feet away. Place the Wristag device onto your child’s wrist, and leave it to your handheld base unit to do the tracking. This is probably the best thing you can do short of implanting a chip in their skin. If you’re living with a sickly senior (i.e. Alzheimer’s disease) or would like to keep your pets in close range, this also gives you a good option. You can monitor everybody all together since the base unit can track up to four Wristags at once.

The Wristags transmit a signal to the base unit up to 350 feet away when you’re outdoors and up to 200 feet away when you’re indoors.

It uses a point-to-point wireless communication, and does not rely on cell towers or satellites, so you don’t have to worry about cloud cover or a large building, blocking your signal. Each Wristag is created with its own unique identification number. Upon each new Wristag-to-base unit activation, this number is transferred directly to the base unit for your monitoring purposes. Every few seconds ionkids’ ionTechnology concurrently changes the transmission frequency, Wristag ID and corresponding information in the Base Unit, which significantly reduces the chances of a third party scanning and monitoring your keiki’s Wristag. Additionally, some of the features include a “Return to Base” paging of all monitored Wristags, “FIND” when subject exceeds the monitored area, ability to disable one particular Wristag, tamper/removal alarm and a low battery indicator.

A huge concern would be a perpetrator, or your child, removing the device from the wrist. Not to worry, since the underneath of the Wristag is equipped with sensors that detect the presence of skin. If the sensors perceive an excessive gap between the Wristag and the child’s skin, it immediately activates the Wristag alarm and sends a simultaneous “tamper” alarm to your base unit to warn you that the Wristag has been improperly removed.

Nothing will fully prevent your child from an abduction, but the ionkids will at least help reduce the risk.

Get rid of that child leash today and keep your keiki e-close at http://www.ion-kids.com. The kits range in price, starting at $239.95 for the Splashproof Starter Kit to $514.90 for the Waterproof Family Pack.

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