stickeronhalfphoneDo you lock your cell phone? Of course you do!  We all lock our cell phone to keep people from gaining access to our apps and our private information.  Though, one of the downsides to locking our cell phone is that we make it very difficult for for people to access our emergency contacts if we’re in trouble and we need help.

If you’re like many people, you entered ICE (In Case of Emergency) next to the name of contacts that you wanted contacted if you’re in an emergency.  Sure, this is still a good idea, but in talking with many EMTs, firefighters and police officers they have said that it’s nearly impossible for them to get into the phone to access emergency contacts.  Many of them admit that they are not very technologically advanced and the easier it is for them to get access to emergency contacts, the better.

If you’re an iPhone user, you might be thinking, but I have a feature on my iPhone that allows emergency responders to access my information. While that’s true, most of the first responders that we surveyed either didn’t know that feature existed or didn’t know how to use it.  The other issue is that now people have access to this information without having to identify who they are or provide anything to get it.

With Vivo Alert emergency contacts are easily accessible since a sticker is placed on the back of the phone.  This sticker contains a Vivo Alert ID and a phone number that the first responder can text the ID to.  This triggers a text message alert to the emergency contacts with the first responder’s cell phone number in the message and simultaneously sends the first responder information on how to best help the person in need.  Since Vivo Alert messages the emergency contacts, the emergency contacts’ information is kept secure and multiple emergency contacts are notified at the same time.

As you can see, we designed Vivo Alert to be the easiest and most secure way to notify emergency contacts when an emergency occurs.   To learn more, check out our home page at