Small Wearable Devices from MyFamily Mobile Use Multi Network SIMs to Help Protect Your Child

Wearable Smart Devices to Keep the Entire Family Safe and Always Within Reach

MyFamily Mobile offers a range of voice & data messaging, smart locator and mobile personal emergency response services to families across the globe. The services are designed to permit each family member to monitor or alert each other whenever danger is lurking around.

The safety of the younger more vulnerable members of the family is of the greatest concern to MyFamily Mobile which is why all the devices are durable and simple to

Tracking and mobile personal emergency response

MyFamily Mobile offers a range of voice & data messaging, smart locator and mobile personal emergency response services for families via durable and simple to operate wearable devices, controlled from any mobile, tablet or PC.

These small, wearable, connected devices provide an affordable way to give kids the freedom to be kids whilst ensuring the care-giver can stay close with precise voice & data messaging and tracking.

MyFamily Mobile devices use a blend of GPS, GSM, RFID and WiFi to provide the most accurate location information, indoors and out. As well as being able to identify the exact location of your family member, it is also possible to identify how fast the device is moving (e.g. in a speeding vehicle), trigger an alarm if it is moved outside pre-defined safe zone geo-fences and sending alerts in the event of an emergency. In the event of a kidnap or other emergency, devices are equipped with a panic button that triggers an automatic location beacon and, if necessary, an armed rapid response squad to help recover loved ones that are in danger.

Demonstrating functionality and safety

One of the key challenges is to demonstrate the capabilities of MyFamily Mobile to potential new customers whilst their children remain in a safe environment. My Family Mobile runs extensive in-store demos to highlight the capabilities of the devices. A tablet device is allocated to a parent and a tracking device is allocated to their child. This allows the parent to relax and experience the functionality of MyFamily Mobile, whilst their child plays in one of the company’s themed play areas with a variety of activities available from e-readers and arts and crafts to fencing and tag rugby.

This gives the parent the opportunity to see the various functions of MyFamily Mobile in action, such as smart messaging, geo-fencing and breadcrumb alerts.

For MyFamily Mobile, the highest priority is the safety and protection of their customers’ young family members in a dangerous world. With “mission critical” smart messaging and tracking, when a child’s safety is at stake, reliable connectivity is crucial. This is why MyFamily Mobile selected PodystemM2M’s multi network SIM cards. These SIMs can connect to several networks in each country and will automatically swap networks if the signal is lost. This is essential for the type of situations in which MyFamily Mobile tracking devices are deployed, as the wearable device is much less likely to lose coverage as it roams, even in rural areas.

MyFamily Mobile plans to extend its services to the SADC region by Q4 2015 with entrance into South Africa, Botswana and Malawi.

Seyi Opanubi Co-Founder and Director of Operations and R&D said, “Podsystem’s Best Signal Multi Network SIM cards are in all the MyFamily Mobile devices our subscribers use. The SIM cards are embedded in the devices so not seen by our subscribers but form the backbone upon which MyFamily Mobile has built a reliable service for our mission critical applications, from smart messaging, safe zone, breadcrumb and speed alerts to SOS response and global roaming.”

Reliable multinetwork connectivity and expert technical support for “mission critical” performance

The reliability of PodsystemM2M multi network SIMS, combined with the technical support and expert advice offered to Podsystem customers has enabled MyFamily Mobile to pursue new markets with confidence that their mission critical application will perform well.

MyFamily Mobile are developing their devices on a new server platform for use in the US and Europe. With Podsystem’s flat rate US and EU data and support from a team of IoT and M2M experts, Opanubi says, “PodsystemM2M’s technical support is key to MyFamily Mobile and Podsystem has never let us down in this area . Our subscribers have never experienced a down time even when travelling abroad. We are very happy with the quick and proactive response to queries and issues and with our mission critical operations we find the 24 hour emergency support invaluable.”

There is a huge potential marketplace of parents throughout Europe, the US and the rest of the world seeking the reassurance of knowing exactly where their children are and that they are safe, even when out of sight. Reliable multi network mobile connectivity helps to ensure MyFamily Mobile can continue to provide their invaluable child protection service to families around the world.