sponsors safety week

Friday, September 1, 2006

MCLEAN, Va.--Thanks to sponsorship from wireless, web-enabled security provider, the Home Safety Council held its first annual Home Security Week in July.
HSC is a national nonprofit group, located in Washington, D.C., that seeks to reduce injuries within the home.'s product is particularly well suited to HSC's mission, said Mary Knebel, vice president of business development for, because it is designed to "provide home security beyond intrusion detection." The product notifies homeowners, via email, cell phone or PDA, of events in a home, whether it's someone breaking into the home, or an event happening inside the home, such as a medicine cabinet or pool gate being opened. It can be used to safeguard children and older adults when the homeowner is at work, for example.
"We were very excited when contacted us to talk about this technology," said Angela Mickalide, director of education and outreach for the Home Safety Council. "It provides an extra layer of protection to make sure your family is safe." is providing home-security tips for HSC to distribute, as well. They will be available through HSC's web site, which, Mickalide noted, gets heavy traffic, including 11,000 unique visitors every month.
This information will also be provided to HSC's Expert Network, which comprises 3,750 fire and life-safety experts throughout the United States, who will dispense information in their local communities. intends to sponsor Home Safety Week annually. Next year, Knebel said, will likely invite strategic business partners to participate in the events.