Wapakoneta, OH (PRWEB) September 11, 2005
The Life Lynx Safety Key is much more than a ÂSafety KeyÂ; it is an entire process that has been put in place to help parents finding their missing children. On August 26th, a family in south western, Ohio reported their teenage daughter missing. The local sheriff responded on Monday August 28th to gather information including details and a recent picture of their child. According to the parents, that was the longest 72 hours they have ever had to endure.
After learning about this event, Life Lynx became involved by offering their website (http://www.lifelynx.net) to post their daughter's information making available their child's picture and information to those who need it instantly. Several of the ÂmissingÂ posters were printed from the web site and posted up in many locations. Life Lynx also referred the parents to some local and national resources including The Ohio Missing Children Clearinghouse, The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, and a local investigative firm that specializes in locating missing children. ÂLife Lynx involvement was instrumental in the recovery. Because of our prior research and background, we were able to provide a solid direction for the parents who clearly were lost in the whole process of who to turn to and where to turnÂ said Andy Haag, Vice President of Life Lynx. The teenager is now safe and sound. The parents are now resting easier knowing their child is not in harms way.
In this specific case, it was not an abduction but an attempted runaway. Regardless of the situation, a parent needs to know the resources that are available. A parent needs to have a plan in place. The Life Lynx Safety Key was developed for that purpose. It puts a plan in the pockets of the parents empowering them with the resources to find their missing child.
Background on the Life Lynx Safety Key
Developed by Springboro, Ohio resident Eric Wilms, the Life Lynx Safety Key is a digital device that enables parents to store vital information about their 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.
A panic at a zoo was the catalyst for the idea. The founder and developer, Eric Wilms, had lost his twin daughters for what seemed like an eternity. They had wandered from him and were later found safely. Yet, it was in that moment Eric realized he was not prepared for what could have become an all-out search. He didn't know how much they weighed or how tall they were. The most recent picture he had of them was when they were babies. Thus, Life Lynx was born.
For more information on the Life Lynx Safety Key or the resources available, please visit:
Life Lynx: http://www.lifelynx.net
Ohio Missing Children Clearinghouse: http://www.mcc.ag.state.oh.us
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children: http://www.missingkids.com
PI Safety Key, LLC: http://www.pisafetykey.com