We have all heard horrific stories about children and animals dying in overheated cars. Not only is it irresponsible behavior, but it’s a sad display of logic. When it comes to making sure this never happens, it’s best not to ever leave a kid or animal in your car by itself. Due to recent events, there is plenty of innovation going on to solve this problem. This dog collar is just one example of a gadget that could prevent these tragedies.
Even though it’s against all common sense to leave your kid or your animal in a car, there has been some innovation going on when it comes to making sure the unfortunate never happens. The help comes in a solution called Dog Collar (simple and straightforward). It is a dog collar that will automatically text you if the temperature in the car gets too hot.
The pre-programmed chip in the collar has an inbuilt SIM card that in combination with a temperature sensor will alert you once the temperature is above 80 degrees F or 26.7 degrees C. It’s a nifty little gadget that will sell for around $20 when it’s finally out of development. However, it won’t solve the problem with people who are dumb enough to leave their poor pets and even kids in the car during a hot summer day. Even though you know you’re just going to be away for a short while, it’s never okay to leave a kid or an animal in a car when it’s hot outside.
This project was dreamed up by Rethink (mostly known for their beer commercials) and has garnered quite a lot of attention. A promotional video was produced by Toronto Humane Society in order to raise awareness about the number of dogs that die in parked cars. It’s a gripping video, and one that I think a lot of people need to see in order to understand that leaving your dog in a parked car is a stupid idea. This dog collar could change the fate of a lot of dogs when it’s finally available.
Dog Collar – Cars Kill Dogs – Toronto Humane Society