(PRWEB) October 26, 2004
San Diego, CA (PRWEB) October 26, 2004 Â When it comes to standard cell phones, many seniors donÂt want anything to do with them. The buttons are tiny, they canÂt program them, they donÂt want to remember to charge the battery every few days, they donÂt make that many calls and they canÂt always remember phone numbers of family & friends.
Yet active, independent 50+ seniors often may need assistance with even normal everyday activities and may not be able to reach someone if necessary. As a result, seniors worry about being alone and distant family members are fearful of their folkÂs safety and security.
To answer this growing demand for a small, easy to use portable cell phone, Clayton Communications, Inc. has introduced the worldÂs first SafeGuardianÂ One Button GPS Cell Phone For Seniors.
The idea is simple. You keep the SafeGuardianÂ One Button GPS Cell Phone For Seniors with you wherever you go Â in pocket, purse or glove box. If you need help, simply press the oversized red ÂcallÂ button on the front. Within seconds, a live ÂPersonal AssistantÂ answers your call 24 hours a day and is trained to provide whatever help you may need at that moment.
In an emergency, your Personal Assistant can immediately dispatch local police, fire, paramedics or roadside assistance and more. The cell phone is ÂGPSÂenabledÂ allowing the assistance center professionals to perform a ÂlocateÂ in the event emergency assistance is dispatched to help the caller, if the caller is lost or in need of directions. When a clear view of the sky is available, the built-in GPS locator is accurate to within just a few feet.
ÂIf you need help and call Â911Â from a regular cell phone, the 911 operator does not know who you are, where you are or have access to any information about you. Additionally, 911 service is reserved for true emergencies only.Â said Thomas C. Franks, President of Clayton Communications, Inc., ÂThe SafeGuardianÂ Personal Assistant who answers your call addresses you by name, has all your important information that you have provided at their fingertips (names, phone numbers, medical information, etc) and are waiting to provide whatever assistance you may need Â even if it not an emergency.Â
Designed for much more than just emergencies, the SafeGuardianÂ One Button GPS Cell Phone also provides a wide variety of safety and convenience features. Callers can request to be connected to anyone worldwide, store important information (names, telephone numbers, medical information, etc) for quick contact, receive turn-by-turn driving directions and even request location and directions to any local business or facility including hospitals, doctors, dentists, restaurants, gas stations, hotels, etc.
It doubles as a hands-free speakerphone that is legal in all states and even has a built-in 95 decibel siren to immediately attract attention or to scare off attackers.
It also makes a great medical alarm system for aging folks or those with serious medical conditions. Until now, most wireless medical alarm systems are designed for home use only with effective ranges of just 100-200 feet. If the wearer leaves the home, the call for help button will not work. The new SafeGuardianÂ One Button GPS Cell Phone provides a whole new level of protection never before possible in a one-button call-for-help medical alert system.
The device is small (5Â x 2Â x 1Â), lightweight (6 ounces), and uses commonly available lithium batteries (no charging required) that can last for months. It retails for $199 and the monthly service plan is just $34.95. The company offers free activation and free emergency calls. Non-emergency and optional concierge calls are $1.25/minute.
ÂIndependent, active seniors are finding the phone is a great companion when they are alone. They like the ease of use and the feeling of safety and security they feel knowing they can get assistance anytime and anywhere with the push of one buttonÂ continues Mr. Franks, ÂIt truly makes a great gift for any aging parent who would never buy or use a regular cell phone.Â
The SafeGuardianÂ One Button GPS Cell Phone works anywhere in the United States that has analog cellular service available. Clayton Communications offers a free 30 day money back guarantee to all subscribers. For more information or to order, visit http://www.safeguardian.com or call 800-378-2957.
About Clayton Communications, Inc.
Clayton Communications, Inc. is a privately-held distributor of patented wireless location products and services for customer & child safety, business fleet tracking, automotive tracking/security, medical alert and alarm monitoring, asset tracking, parental supervision, personal protection, Alzheimer and memory loss, and even animal location & identification. The company's products integrate with the U.S. government's global positioning system (GPS), wireless communication technologies and live operator call center to enable customers to obtain real-time location information on individuals and property directly through the Internet or any phone. Founded in January, 1998, Clayton Communications, Inc. is based in San Diego, Calif. For more information, visit the company's website at http://www.claytoncommunications.com. Downloadable high resolution images of The SafeGuardianÂ One Button GPS Cell Phone are available for immediate downloading at http://www.safeguardian.com/photos.htm