The late August heat is blazing and with that comes the risk of heatstroke in children, especially in hot cars! More than 800 children have died from heatstroke in hot cars since 1990, according to Kids and Cars, a nonprofit focused on children’s safety. Although you may think it will never happen to you, accidents can happen. Continue reading to learn 4 tools that will save your child if he/she is accidentally left in the car.
Sensorsafe is a technology found in some car seats from the brand Evenflo. There is a receiver that goes into your car’s diagnostics port, a socket located inside a vehicle that accesses various vehicle subsystems where small receivers can be installed to tap into a car’s computer system. That receiver communicates with the car seat’s smart chest clip – letting the driver know through a series of chimes whether a child is still in the seat after the car is turned off.
General Motor’s Rear Seat Reminder System
This feature in some GM cars uses back door sensors that become activated when either the rear door is opened or closed within 10 minutes of the vehicle being started, or while the vehicle is running. Under these circumstances, when you reach your destination a reminder appears on the dashboard as well as an audible chime notification that says “Rear Seat Reminder, Look In Rear Seat”.
Driver’s Little Helper Sensor System
This is a sensor system sold at several major retailers that can be put in a car seat. The sensor goes under the car seat padding where the child sits. The sensor is then attached to a battery pack and synced with an app. You can set when you want the app to send you notifications after you stop the car. You can set the interval for when you receive the notification — the fastest being a minute.
A popular traffic app, has a setting that will remind a driver to check his or her back seat when a destination entered into the app is reached. But it won’t alert a driver during an impromptu stop. Experts say an important thing to remember when using app-based alerts is to make sure your cellphone is charged.
Here at Dallas Lease Returns, we hope this never happens to you or your family! Take precautions, try out the above tools! You never know when it could happen to you and one of the above items may just save your child’s life!