VehSmart's new personal remote panic feature is a powerful safety tool that could save lives and even prevent crimes.
Online PR News – 27-January-2009 – – VehSmart announced the launch of its newest feature, personal remote panic. The remote panic feature provides direct contact to VehSmart's emergency call center in case an emergency situation arises in the area around the customer's vehicle.
VehSmart's remote panic feature can provide emergency notification even when the driver is not in their car. Pressing the remote panic button attached to the driver's key chain will notify the VehSmart Call Center. If they cannot reach the customer immediately, they will notify emergency help of their location and that they need assistance. This new benefit offers safety protection not only in, but in the area around a vehicle as well – a safety option that has never before been on the market.
According to a national crime victimization survey report titled, "Violence Against Women," conducted and reported by Ronet Bachman, Ph.D., with the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., 43 percent of the attacks on women were by strangers and occurred outside the home. The personal remote panic feature is a powerful safety tool that could save lives and even prevent crimes.
National transportation data estimates that non-residential parking facilities are used 175 million times every day. Because an individual must walk through a parking facility twice, this number results in 350 million pedestrian trips through parking facilities each day. Parking facilities represent the third most frequent place in which violent crime (e.g., rape, robbery, assault) occurs, averaging about 1,400 violent crimes every single day.
The VehSmart system works with telematics, Global Positioning System (GPS), satellite and cellular technology to link the vehicle and driver to the VehSmart Call Center. The VehSmart Call Center offers personal assistance 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
VehSmart is the upcoming leader of in-vehicle safety, security and notification services. VehSmart is available on all vehicles, including motorcycles, RV's, boats,and fleet, and includes one year of service. VehSmart provides services to all of the U.S., Canada and Mexico. More information about VehSmart can be found at www.VehSmart.com.