SafeCell’s mission is to remain a neutral technology solution to these complex type of problems. Independent of service providers, SafeCell is positioned to deliver innovative technological approaches as pursued by the Department of Commerce and the FCC. This same technology applies to additional public service use cases. The National Safety Council reports that cell phone use while driving leads to 1.6 million crashes each year. Nearly 330,000 injuries occur each year from accidents caused by texting while driving. 1 out of every 4 car accidents in the United States is caused by texting and driving. SafeCell will help reduce this problem.
SafeCell’s CellBlock technology was initially designed to restrict usage of unauthorized cellular devices in correctional institutions, but it has a myriad of other potential application to include, but not limited to the following.
Motor Vehicle Operation:
Problem – As mentioned above, drivers using handheld cell phones for texting, surfing and phone calls while operating motor vehicles.
Solution – CellBlock installed in the driver’s area to great field of influence around the driver of the vehicle. All other phones in the vehicle will operate normally. The driver will still be able to make 911 calls in an emergency and when the vehicle is parked their phone will become fully operational.
Customs and Border Control:
Problem – While entering passport control cell phone use is prohibited until passing through customs. Security continually patrols area telling people to turn off phones. Border areas are exempt from 4th amendment laws due to the national security issues. The same logic should apply to the FCC laws.
Solution – CellBlock can set up a very tightly defined area where travelers phones are rendered inoperable when entering passport control and customs. Once they pass through the doors into the terminal their phones will work.
Problem – Courtrooms do not permit the use of cellphones during proceedings. Bailiff must monitor and enforce the rules, which distracts them from observing other potential threats.
Solution: By creating a cell free zone within the courtroom only approved devices can be operated. This prevents unwanted distractions from the proceedings and unauthorized photography or recording of the proceedings.
Problem – IED (Improvised Explosive Device) detection in areas of combat are still difficult to detect and locate. Most of these devices are detonated using cell phones. Current methods of detection are crude and ineffective.
Solution – Install a “roving” field of detection around the convoy that can identify and prevent the IED from receiving a signal. The field of influence is only limited by the amount of power provided to the proprietary antenna. This field will provide location of the device via GPS or triangulation and allow the user to disable the “trigger” or detonate the IED from a safe distance.
Government and other sensitive meeting areas:
Problem: Having a completely secure environment to conduct sensitive meetings while in foreign territories.
Solution: Hotel rooms, offices, vehicles, and any area defined by the antenna can be made completely secure against any unwanted cell phone use while allowing white-listed phones to work completely unencumbered, thereby maintaining communications with trusted individuals outside the “zone”.
Problem – Large million dollars plus mobile equipment is operated on these sites. Most companies have policies prohibiting equipment operators from using cellular devices while operating mobile equipment. However, management struggles to enforce or monitor cell phone usage.
Solution – Within a defined area, CellBlock detects cellular devices and prevents them from operating unless the vehicle is stopped. Whitelisted numbers, like 911, foreman’s phone or home emergency number will be allowed, per managements discretion. The system could be installed in individual pieces of mobile equipment or a portable system that can cover a worksite or mine site.
Problem – Conductors and drivers using cell phones for texting, surfing and phone calls while operating buses, trains, subways, etc.
Solution – CellBlock installed in the conductor’s cabin or create a field of influence around the driver of the bus with a small unit. All other phones on the bus and or train will operate normally. The conductor will still be able to make 911 calls in an emergency and when the vehicle is parked their phone will become fully operational.
Security/privacy: CellBlock secures cellular devices in a defined space – militarized zones, law enforcement control zones (i.e., SWAT situations), meeting rooms, concert hall, movie theater, library, schools, churches etc.
Any place where cellular devices may be abused, used to invade privacy or to create or enhance hazardous situations is possible with SafeCell’s CellBlock technology. The CellBlock product is not intended to operate on an invasive basis without court order and or governmental approval as may be required.
SafeCell’s adaptability and reliability have opened doors to a wide range of applications, making it an indispensable technology in today’s interconnected world. Its ability to reduce electromagnetic interference not only enhances safety but also contributes to efficiency, accuracy, and convenience in various industries and everyday life. As technology continues to advance, SafeCell’s versatility and impact are likely to grow, making it an indispensable tool for a safer and more connected future.
NOTE: Not all functionality identified above has been tested or fully developed.