buckle me up™ is a revolutionary, patented seatbelt monitoring and alert system for the rear seats of your car. Quite simply, if one of your passengers unbuckles as you’re driving along, both audio and visual alarms will immediately let you know.
Then you can ensure everyone is safely buckled up before you continue on your journey.
buckle me up™ is designed for children who are in either a booster seat or old enough to sit in the back seat in a standard adult lap-sash belt. According to the Government’s Child Restraint Guidelines recently legislated, as a rule this includes:
Booster seat: Children 4 to 7 years old
Adult lap-sash belt: Children 7 to 12 years old (or 145cm and taller)
So please be aware, buckle me up™ is not for infants and toddlers in rear-facing capsules and forward-facing harness restraint car seats. For more information, go to the NSW Government Transport for NSW site:
“Ninety-nine percent of people buckle up so I think the message of ‘got to get the seat belt on’ has got through to the community. One of the problems is that once you are buckled up, how do you know your children are still buckled up as you’re driving along?
buckle me up™ is a piece of technology that is solving a problem.
buckle me up™ is really simple to use and it will be very useful to families to know that not only are we putting our seat belts on but keeping them buckled up for the whole journey”.
Associate Professor Leanne Raven, CEO Sids and Kids
According to a NSW Government Centre for Road Safety Report, the number of fatalities of unrestrained vehicle occupants rose by 45% from 2013 to 2014.
Wearing a seatbelt reduces the risk of a fatal injury in a traffic incident by up to 75% for rear seat occupants, according to the World Health Organisation.
Children are 12 times more distracting to a driver than talking on a mobile phone while at the wheel, according to a 2013 study by Monash University Accident Research Centre.
You will be alerted by an audible signal when a seatbelt is unbuckled. The aural signal will also remind you to ensure belts are fastened at the beginning of a journey and signifies the number of belts buckled up.
As well as an audio signal, buckle me up™ has visual alerts. The dash-mounted unit will flash a red signal when belts are unbuckled and similarly, will flash green to indicate the number of seat belts buckled up.
The dash-mounted unit is easily charged by placing it in the cigarette lighter power plug using the USB adaptor supplied. The blue power light on the dash-mounted unit will remain solid when charging and will flash when it’s charged. When the battery becomes critically low this blue light will flash and emit a beep every 15 seconds, reminding you to place it in the power source to recharge.
The dash-mounted unit is easily attached to either the dashboard or the windscreen – just like an e-tag – using the magnetic steel dock holder. Simply place this somewhere in your line of sight where it’s easy to see without being a distraction. Then one easy-to-use control button does everything for you. The other components are the seatbelt cartridges fitted with double-sided tape so that they can be affixed to the seatbelt buckles simply and securely.
buckle me up™ has been tested by EMC Technologies, which is a NATA-accredited test centre. EMC has confirmed that buckle me up™ has complied with the applicable requirements of Australian Standards AS/NZS61000.6.3 and AS/NZS4268:2012.
buckle me up™ was designed and manufactured in Australia ensuring high standards of product development and quality control were adhered to. The product underwent rigorous performance and functionality testing with Australian Performance Vehicles – a NATA-accredited test centre – to ensure it meets Australian safety standards and the technology has also received a regulatory compliance mark. As a benchmark of our quality assurance each unit must pass a Factory Acceptance Test before dispatch to the customer.
buckle me up™ is wholly Australian-owned and is proudly designed, developed, tested and manufactured in Australia.