Marc Klaas, director and founder of The Klaas Kids Foundation, held a news conference to announce his involvement with a wristwatch designed to allow children to instantly alert their parents and authorities when they are in danger.
"This is the closest thing to the 'Holy Grail' of child safety products as anything will ever get," said Klaas. "The problem with the current iteration of GPS Child Locator systems is that they are too easily separated from the child, and when that happens they are rendered useless. With a titanium band, LEO the Watch is tamper proof and will remain with the child at all times. This dramatically increases the child's chances of being successfully located, fast and effectively during an emergency."
"If my daughter Polly was wearing a LEO Watch when she was kidnapped she would be alive today," said Klaas. "It was not available to save her life, but it will definitely save the lives of other children."
Mr. Klaas joined inventor Jason Sullivan to announce his support.
"This technology is designed to give kids a fighting chance during a life-threatening situation" said Sullivan. "With a quick squeeze of a panic button, 911 will be notified and dispatched to the child's real-time location."
The LEO™ is the world's first tamper-proof, GPS emergency locator wristwatch enabled with a panic button system that is tied to 911. This revolutionary life-saving device, which is like having an entire OnStar™ system on the wrist, will assuredly bring about a major decrease in children predation.
For more information, please go to www.leowristwatch.com
(courtesy: KlaasKids Foundation)