Kiddie Voice product expands across the US in a bid to minimise children left in vehicles
ATWEC Technologies, creators of the Kiddie Voice product which is designed to reduce the instances of children being left behind in vehicles, have expanded their reach in the United States by shipping the product to a Utah agency who will roll out the technology across its fleet of vehicles.
Each year in Australia over 5,000 children are rescued after being left unattended in cars. In some instances, children are left in vehicles whilst in the care of an early childhood education and care (ECEC) service.
CEO Alex Wiley said, “We are pleased to announce that ATWEC has shipped units to a Utah government agency for the evaluation and installation of the Kiddie Voice safety reminder system. This relationship will potentially lead to the sale and installation of hundreds of units throughout several agencies within the state.”
Mr Wiley said the technology is “rapidly gaining popularity” as child safety concerns dominate provider minds. With several cases of children being left in vehicles in Australia, the news and technology may also be of interest to Australian early childhood education and care (ECEC) providers.
Earlier this month, Kiddie Voice was installed by ATWEC for Caddo Head Start group in Shreveport LA, which supports 11 sites where children are cared for and over 1,564 children, ages three through five, Mr Wiley said.
“Caddo Head Start has given ATWEC the approval to proceed on another cutting-edge technology system that ATWEC is developing to bring to market in 2020. Through a pilot program with the Caddo Head Start, ATWEC is on schedule to have their advanced Cloud based product designed and tested by the end of this year” he noted.
Specifically designed for school buses and childcare vans, the products are developed to prevent children from being forgotten or left in vehicles.
More information can be found on the company’s website.