When you’re out there in the world, you never quite know what’s going to happen to you. There are lots of different ways to prepare yourself for unpleasant contingencies, and one of them is in the midst of a fundraising campaign: The Silent Beacon.
The Silent Beacon is a small accessory that links up to your smartphone. When you find yourself in a threatening situation, you activate it, and a message is sent out to your loved ones along with your precise coordinates (determined via GPS). That way even your least dependable friend will still be able to call someone for help.
It’s a cool idea, and apparently a lot of people thought so, since the Silent Beacon has already surpassed its lofty fundraising goal with more than a month left to go. But you can still check it out on IndieGoGo here, where you can pre-order a Silent Beacon for $60.
You can also see a video about how the Silent Beacon works below: