Back to School With Scout

If your children are going back to school, then you’re probably having mixed emotions about it. You’re excited that the summer boredom is over, but you may also be a little nervous about them getting to and from school. What if there was a way to know exactly when your children got to school, exactly when they left, and where their exact location was at all times? There is.

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5 Awesome Biker Bars in America

One of the best parts about owning a bike is the culture, right? There’s just something about being surrounded by people who share the same love for the open road as you do. Biker Bars are especially great because they always have hot food, cold drinks, and a unique atmosphere. Here are some of the best biker bars in the United States.

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How to Find Your Friends at A Music Festival Using Scout

Photo by SACMusicFest

Photo by SACMusicFest

A music festival is a great summer trip to take with your best friends. However, if you don’t have cellphone service at the festival because there are too many people using their phones, good luck finding your friends if you decide to split up for a couple of hours, or even a couple of minutes.

Most big festivals like Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, or Coachella have over 20,000 attendees each year. If you and your friends don’t have a backup plan in case your phones don’t work or the batteries die, you’re going to be in a pickle.

Fortunately, we have a solution!

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A look inside SCOUT!

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Now that we’ve talked a little bit about what Scout can do, let’s talk about how it can do it. Glenn Zelniker, Ph.D. and the CTO of BluAzu, the company that created Scout, has said that, “Scout’s antenna technology is so powerful it works in most indoor environments, as well as outdoors, and under clothing. It’s designed to keep working after a day at the beach or the occasional puddle party.” The built in GPS and GPS-A utilizes cell towers and server-generated data to estimate the Scout’s position and ensure fast start-up when GPS signal is weak. This means that as long as there is cell phone coverage, Scout’s working. The usage of the GPS antenna will determine the amount of life your Scout will have, but on average we expect a Scout unit to last 3 days off of one full charge.

Scout is rugged and impact resistant, allowing the user to utilize it in their everyday without having to worry about the device being on their person. Everyone has an off day where they drop what’s in their hands or spills their drink onto their devices. The inventors of Scout understood that accidents happen, and the device should be able to withstand the brunt of everyday use.

The water resistance in the device comes from three things:
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1. Ultrasonic welding used to seal the upper and lower housings

2. Rubber perimeter overmold that seals the welding seam

3. Rubber plug that covers USB charging port.
This gives Scout a waterproof level of IP65, or in common words, dust tight and water jet levels protected. You should be able to have water projected by a 6.3mm nozzle against Scout from any direction and have no harmful effects on the interior hardware.

Scout is perfectly safe for children, adults, and pets to wear. With growing concern over the effects of exposure to electromagnetic energy on the human body, we consulted with leading experts on SAR (specific absorption rate) and determined that Scout is far below the ranges at which SAR product safety is even investigated.

Next time I will be going into more detail about our antennas and discussing how Scout utilizes cell phone towers to give you the fastest and up to date GPS location.

We know that you will love our Scout!

Introduction to Scout

Have you ever lost sight of your child and felt your stomach drop to your feet? Have you frantically searched for them while furiously thinking of where you saw them last? With Scout, you’ll never again experience that. Scout has multiple features that help you keep your child safe. It will alert you, even from miles away, if your child leaves a safe zone or enters a prohibited space. And it can even alert you if your child wanders a little too far away from you. The features include:

Safe Zones– This feature allows you to create a safe zone and will alert you – even from miles away – when your loved one has exited the area you have set with your mobile app.

Alert Zones– This feature is the opposite of Safe Zones, and allows you to create a zone where you’ll be alerted if your loved one enters into an area you’ve deemed unfit or unsafe.

With Scout your worries can be immediately eliminated when you misplace an important object or lose sight of your loved one. Scout even has an alert buzzer that can help in multiple scenarios including, but not limited to:

Alerting the Scout user-The mobile app can send a trigger to the Scout, causing it to buzz and chime to alert the user.

Tracking in small areas– The buzzer can sound to allow the user to find their Scout even when the area is cluttered or hard to see through.

Discerning elevation– The mobile app cannot determine the elevation of the Scout, and with the alert feature the user can easily discover how far above or below them the Scout is.

Scout also has some options for the user even if there isn’t a GPS signal. Utilizing your Bluetooth, Scout can create a Safety Tether. This feature allows you to create an invisible tether with your child or pet, a distance of up to 200 feet, and alerts the device as well as your phone if the loved one exceeds the distance that you’ve set.

In the coming weeks I will be detailing Scout’s features in more detail, talking about it from the inside out and answering frequently asked questions! So make sure to visit our website FindmyScout.com/blogs for current updates, follow us on Twitter, and like our Facebook page! For any questions please contact me at India@BluAzu.com

We know that you will love our Scout!