Safety Turtle®, manufactured by Terrapin Communications, Inc., is a family of Wireless Alert products designed to enhance security around water, especially swimming pools. To increase awareness about water safety for children, Safety Turtle has launched a social media campaign. You can now visit them on facebook to stay up to date on news from the company and information about water safety.
Originally introduced in 1998 as a “last layer of protection” for young children near swimming pools and other bodies of water, the Safety Turtle personal immersion alarm has been adapted for pets, patients doing water physiotherapy, workers near water hazards, and to automatically alert lifeguard rescues. The Safety Turtle wireless gate/door alarm models introduced in 2006 allow homeowners to remotely monitor pool and property fences and door accesses.
Here’s how a Safety Turtle Wireless Alert system works: It consists of one or more Base Station receivers and an unlimited number of radio sensors. The sensors may be of different types--immersion, gate, panic button--but must be the same color to work with the same Base Station. Any sensor type can initiate alarming at the Base Station.
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