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Anti-Loss Device in Singapore?

Postby Miss Swan » Fri, 12 Jun 2009 11:07 am

Just helping a friend check out the market potential here. I think this is a pretty seasoned product that we're all familiar with but somehow don't buy it because it's either not easily available here or just not aware of (not sure which).

The Anti-Loss Device comes in 2 parts - transmitter and receiver. It works like this: attach transmitter to any item which is valuable or easily lost. The receiver can go into your pocket or bag, whichever is convenient. If you walk a certain distance away from the transmitter, the receiver will beep/vibrate, warning you that you left something behind.

According to my friend, users can be anyone, from students (handphones, laptops) to mothers (kids) to businessmen/travellers (briefcases, luggages) to pet owners (dogs which tend to run away when you're not looking).

Warming mode can be set to either beeping or vibration (so it's either obvious or discreet). Distance can be set from 0-25m, so that it will not beep unnecessarily when you're just going off to get a drink.

I'm going to do a quick check, would this gadget appeal to consumers here?

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Postby ksl » Fri, 12 Jun 2009 9:56 pm

Miss Swan wrote:Just helping a friend check out the market potential here. I think this is a pretty seasoned product that we're all familiar with but somehow don't buy it because it's either not easily available here or just not aware of (not sure which).

The Anti-Loss Device comes in 2 parts - transmitter and receiver. It works like this: attach transmitter to any item which is valuable or easily lost. The receiver can go into your pocket or bag, whichever is convenient. If you walk a certain distance away from the transmitter, the receiver will beep/vibrate, warning you that you left something behind.

According to my friend, users can be anyone, from students (handphones, laptops) to mothers (kids) to businessmen/travellers (briefcases, luggages) to pet owners (dogs which tend to run away when you're not looking).

Warming mode can be set to either beeping or vibration (so it's either obvious or discreet). Distance can be set from 0-25m, so that it will not beep unnecessarily when you're just going off to get a drink.

I'm going to do a quick check, would this gadget appeal to consumers

here?
Am i right to say this product has been on the market for over 30 years? I recall when i used to actually have something like this back in the 70's although when the battery runs out we may forget all about them.
If it's the same i do not see much future, in a world of high tech, that can offer much more in the sense of anti theft, loss and recovery although it all depends on many factors and needs, if it's in the home, or outside, if it's high security or not, so what you need to look at is solving problems in this sector, rather than a novel idea, again it depends on your goals too.

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Postby QRM » Fri, 12 Jun 2009 10:21 pm

There are version for boats, if a person falls overboard and goes out of range the alarm triggers, likewise in the UK where they are all paranoid about pedos taking kids, then you have a niche market where people are willing to pay top dollar.

Here to pay 100 bucks to find your lost keys ? the locals will work out its cheaper to pay the maid to spend the whole week looking for it.

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Postby ksl » Fri, 12 Jun 2009 10:58 pm

QRM wrote:There are version for boats, if a person falls overboard and goes out of range the alarm triggers, likewise in the UK where they are all paranoid about pedos taking kids, then you have a niche market where people are willing to pay top dollar.

Here to pay 100 bucks to find your lost keys ? the locals will work out its cheaper to pay the maid to spend the whole week looking for it.


That's true, but I think the the new RFID is much more advanced than what she is talking about, I recall using a battery powered system of tagging but the range is like limited to what she quoted 0.25 meter. I believe, in fact i know, there is a demand for more sophisticated equipment using satellite technology, and i have been in contact with the RFID chip producer...There is a wide niche depending on your skills of developing the market, including the tagging of children, which is in my mind a very wise move if they want it, otherwise the invasion of privacy and much more become involved.

But to be honest i believe if it was offered it would automatically stimulate demand, I belive the investment is so small from a consumers point of view, if the system can deliver what it promises and it can providing the technologies work together, personally i am all for it for security and mapping, only the devices need to be well developed to send signals in emergancies too. and it is very easy to do... If it could save a sexual attack or loss of life, then you cannot put a price on it.

This kind of defence mechanism is a priority for me, that's why it intersts me, but anti theft, is of course lower priority...With the right investment and innovative minds, it's a very big business. but the low limited power anti theft system as to be very reasonably priced....

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Postby QRM » Fri, 12 Jun 2009 11:33 pm

ksl wrote:If it could save a sexual attack or loss of life, then you cannot put a price on it.

This kind of defence mechanism is a priority for me, that's why it intersts me, but anti theft, is of course lower priority...With the right investment and innovative minds, it's a very big business. but the low limited power anti theft system as to be very reasonably priced....


Tagging these days are available with mobile phone tracking, and a while back there was a bra that sent out an emergency distress signal if the woman was attacked, and it wasn't 1st April, its called techno-bra. Has the world we live in really got that bad, where we now need emergency underwear?

Sorry OP bit off tangent.
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Postby ksl » Sat, 13 Jun 2009 12:37 am

QRM wrote:
ksl wrote:If it could save a sexual attack or loss of life, then you cannot put a price on it.

This kind of defence mechanism is a priority for me, that's why it intersts me, but anti theft, is of course lower priority...With the right investment and innovative minds, it's a very big business. but the low limited power anti theft system as to be very reasonably priced....


Tagging these days are available with mobile phone tracking, and a while back there was a bra that sent out an emergency distress signal if the woman was attacked, and it wasn't 1st April, its called techno-bra. Has the world we live in really got that bad, where we now need the need for emergency underwear?

Sorry OP bit off tangent.


Do you know that the highest proportion of paedophiles released from prison are located in the Morecambe area, due to a political agreement of where to dump them, and i mean all prisoners not just sex offenders. That's why they have spent millions of open prisons in the area too and I did threaten at the local police station that if the people in my property wasn't removed that day, then i would remove them. I was also encouraged to remove them and also warned not to hurt them.

Pedophiles will be targeted in my area without a doubt. in fact anyone that is different is targeted in a place of none existent policing

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Postby madura » Sun, 31 Jan 2010 12:17 pm

hi, this is slightly off-topic, but does anyone know where can I get one of these anti-loss devices in Singapore?


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