Partnership supports RiskBand, the world’s first wearable, phone-free personal safety device

CHARLESTON, S.C., Aug. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Whereable Technologies LLC has signed an exclusive deal with GEOS Safety Solutions, a global leader in security and personal safety, to support the company’s inaugural product, RiskBand, the first wearable, live-monitored personal safety device that doesn’t require connection to a cell phone.

The renewable five-year deal provides RiskBand with a world-class Emergency Monitoring and Response Team that springs into action whenever a RiskBand wearer activates the device. As RiskBand begins recording and transmitting real-time GPS location information, photos and two-way audio, GEOS’ certified and highly experienced Emergency Response Coordination Team will hear and see what is happening to assess the situation and quickly contact the proper local authorities to launch the appropriate response – typically in about a minute.

“GEOS has partnered with Whereable Technologies because we firmly believe that RiskBand is the missing link in personal security,” said GEOS CEO Mark Garver, a globally recognized security expert. “This product is a game-changer, and as a leading safety and security solution provider, we want to be front and center in this personal security revolution.”

Garver is board-certified in homeland security, intelligence analysis and dignitary/executive protection. The agreement between RiskBand and GEOS will extend to other RiskBand and GEOS products.

“RiskBand is a groundbreaking product, but it is only as good as its Emergency Response Team. With GEOS, that means it’s the best,” said Whereable Technologies President and CEO Jim Van Law. “Anyone who wears the device can feel secure in the knowledge that the world’s top emergency response professionals have their back if anything happens.”

A RiskBand wearer can use the device to get help in any type of emergency, including crime, fire, injury or accident – whether at home or traveling, just about anywhere in the world and in more than 200 languages and dialects.

RiskBand is available beginning fall 2016 with a two-year contract ($29.95 monthly) that includes GEOS monitoring. For more details, go to www.RiskBand.com.

About Whereable Technologies LLC
Founded in 2014 in Charleston, South Carolina, by entrepreneurs Jim Van Law and Mark Karsch, Whereable Technologies is a global safety device company and creator of the first wearable, live-monitored personal safety device that doesn’t require connection to a cell phone or transmitting station. The company partners with global security expert GEOS to provide emergency response to RiskBand customers anywhere in the world with a network connection and in more than 200 languages and dialects. More information on RiskBand is available at www.riskband.com.

About GEOS
GEOS Safety Solutions and GEOS Response, both based just outside of Houston, are integral parts of a global group of companies that provide best-in-class asset safety and security solutions for people, places and things. The GEOS Response Center, or International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC), was founded in 2008 and today is the world’s premier emergency monitoring and response center, having coordinated response to incidents in over 150 countries. More information about GEOS can be found at www.geossafetysolutions.com and www.geosresponse.com.

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