Dayton, Ohio (PRWEB) August 13, 2005
The Life Lynx Safety Key, developed by Springboro resident Eric Wilms, is a digital device that enables parents to store vital information about there children, including a front and profile photograph. The device, which is designed as a key chain, can plug into any Windows computer with a USB port, allowing for instantaneous transmission of this information if their child is lost or missing. Any Internet-capable device can then retrieve the information and pictures, putting it quickly in the hands of authorities who can locate a missing child. It also enables the timely creation of missing posters complete with the stored descriptions and photographs as well as printing ID cards from your own computer.
According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, more than 2,000 children are reported missing in the United States each day.
Designed and developed with input from law enforcement and missing children experts, the Life Lynx Safety Key goes beyond the traditional child identification products. The key chain was developed so important information travels with parents at all times and can be quickly disseminated within those vital first few minutes of realizing a child is missing. Further, the information and photos are easily updated so current data is always available. The key is also password protected. Therefore, only the owner can release the information.
Wilms developed the identification device after what he describes as the longest two minutes of his life. Those two minutes occurred while visiting the Columbus Zoo last year. When he and his wife turned their backs for a split second, they couldnÂt find their twin daughters. After the relief of finding them playing near a drinking fountain, Wilms realized he and his wife did not have a plan for such an event. Thus, Life Lynx was born.
For the month of August, with the purchase of a Parent Pack Life Lynx Safety Key, you will receive a free copy of ÂThe Safe SideÂ video brought to the public through Julie Clark and John Walsh.
The Safe Side is a project Julie Clark is extremely passionate about. ÂLike most parents, I've cried watching news stories of children who have been abducted and murdered and I've hugged my own kids more tightly. I've thought for a long time about how to teach my children to stay safe. I want them to walk through the world with awareness, not fear. To be empowered to make the right decisions at the right times. To know that it's okay to get out of a situation the feels wrong, to trust their instincts, to say "no." Starting with our first video in The Safe Side series, I feel that children will begin to understand all of these things and will have fun in that understanding,Â says Julie Clark.
According to John Walsh, ÂAs a crime fighter and host of a popular TV program that has saved countless lives, I'm proud to be teaming up with a woman who knows how to teach children Â the right way. Kids want to know what to do, and parents need to be prepared. Like me, Julie Clark is a parent who cares. She has the proven track record of teaching kids on both a local and national scale, and her passion and experience make this series of safety videos for children something that parents will want to have and kids will want to watch.
The sadness that my family and others have experienced doesn't have to happen. Now, thanks to my new partnership with Julie, parents and kids will do what I've been doing for more than 23 years Â they'll fight back.Â