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, a standard search, which has minimal urgency, and 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 little or long they have been missing.

 

Consider these two examples that demonstrate why Guardian TND creates a case for 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 has texted her 7:01 PM.

 

Calls to her 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 someone and maybe 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 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 not notified every time the user activates it; it’s only when the user doesn’t check in at Point B (or enter their chosen pin code) that the Guardian is notified).

By using Guardian TND, a user demonstrates that they activated the technology because they were going from a Point A to a Point B and wanted extra security knowing that their chosen someone would be notified just in case something went wrong.

DEAD BATTERIES

The technology will not initiate Point A if the phone battery is less than 10% and cannot be set for a time greater than 60 minutes. This is purposefully designed to optimize the likelihood that their battery will not fully drained while going from Point A to Point B. This limit of 60 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.

PLANS CHANGE

For times when life happens, and plans change. there are two ways that the user can deactivate the timer. User touches their phone to their hidden “Point B NFC chip” or by using a secret pin number they only know. Furthermore, before time runs out and the Guardian is 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 NFC chip or enter their secret pin number.

 

ULTRA RELIABLE

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 Guardian Point A, and they do not touch their Point B NFC chip or deactivate 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 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 for a missing person.