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Police Guardian TND women's safety device

How does Guardian TND
Increase Police Urgency?

Guardian Enhances Police Urgency with Logic

When making a missing persons report, Police have two search levels to choose from:

  1. A standard search, which has minimal urgency.

  2. An expedited search, which happens faster and with more vigor.

Expedited searches are done for very young children, people who are mentally or physically impaired, and those who were likely the victim of a crime or other foul play. These types of individuals get particular attention from Police no matter how short or long they have been missing.

Consider these two examples that demonstrate why Guardian TND creates a case for Police Urgency with Logic.

Example without Guardian:

A 25 year old, healthy woman normally arrives home from the gym at 7:00 PM.


A friend or family member texts her 7:01 PM.

Calls to her phone go straight to voicemail at 7:02 PM.

They report her missing at 7:03 PM.

If you were a Police Officer, how urgent would you consider this missing person?

Police Officers would more than likely presume that she lost track of time or ran into a friend, and that her phone goes straight to voicemail because her battery died. They consider all the best case scenarios because they are human and have limited resources to involve themselves in issues that are potentially not serious, such as a person that’s been missing for only 3 minutes.

When looking at the severity level of a possibly-missing 25-year-old-woman who has been inaccessible for 3 minutes compared to, let’s say, a person speeding in a school zone, the speeder takes priority for the Police because there’s no logic to indicate that the woman is in jeopardy.

Example with Guardian:

A 25 year old, healthy woman normally arrives home from the gym at 7:00 PM.


A friend or family member receives a Guardian Alert at 7:01 PM.

Texts and calls get no response at 7:02 PM.

They report her missing at 7:03 PM.

They inform the Police that the 25-year-old woman has been using Guardian TND for months and out of the blue they received a Guardian Alert. (Remember, Guardians are only notified when the user doesn’t stop the safety timer at Point B (or enter their chosen PIN code) prior to it reaching 0:00, not every time the user activates it).

By using Guardian TND, a user demonstrates that they activated the technology purposefully and from a safe place when they were going from a Point A to a Point B and wanted extra security knowing that their chosen contacts would be notified in case something were to go wrong.


The safety timer will not initiate if the phone battery is less than 10% and cannot be set for a time greater than 180 minutes. This is purposefully designed to optimize the likelihood that the phone battery will not be fully drained while going from Point A to Point B. This limit of 180 minutes also means that if something goes wrong, the Police could be notified faster, since whatever is wrong, has happened recently and makes it more likely that the victim and perpetrators are still within the area. Guardian TND has been designed so that if a Guardian Alarm goes off, it’s because something is truly wrong.


For times when life happens and plans change, there are two ways that the user can stop the safety timer. User touches their phone to their hidden “Point B security chip” or by entering a secret PIN code only they know. Furthermore, before time runs out and Guardians are notified, there is a 30-second notification to warn the user visually, audibly and haptically (vibration) that their timer is about to end, which provides them with enough notice to either touch their Point B security chip or enter their secret PIN code to stop the safety timer.


The communication method used by Guardian TND optimizes signal connectivity. It’s built to work with as little as 1 bar on a 3G network. At such low bandwidth most text messages cannot even go through, yet Guardian does.

When a person makes the conscious effort to activate the Guardian TND safety timer and they do not touch their Point B security chip or stop the timer using their secret PIN number, the likelihood that something has happened to that person and being able to do something corrective about it (such as contacting the authorities) grows exponentially compared to not using Guardian TND.

The logic of urgency is that the person purposefully and proactively used Guardian TND. This encourages Police to become actively involved and engaged. 

As a result, Police put that missing person as an expedited search and not just a standard search.

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