Wholesale Pool Alarm
GENERAL DROWNING FACTS
No one is drown-proof and drowning doesn’t discriminate. Most people don’t know how quickly or silently drowning can occur in less than 20 seconds! Educate yourself on this preventable tragedy so next time someone tells you about another tragic story, tell them “no worries.”
We can’t fully understand the magnitude of drowning incidents across North America because there is no centralized database. The US Centers for Disease Control gathers data on a best-efforts basis, and non-profit organizations like International Lifesaving Federation (ILF) extrapolate their findings based on incomplete statistics. There is no single standard to attribute deaths by drowning; hospitals, first responders and county health authorities such as coroners use individual judgement in interpreting an accident according to the specific case at hand.
WORLDWIDE DROWNING STATISTICS
Drowning is the 3rd leading cause of unintentional injury death worldwide, accounting for 7 percent of all injury-related deaths.
It claims 320,000 lives each year – and more than twice as many men are drowning victims!
Boys between 1–4 years old have the highest rates globally; girls aged 5 to 9 follow next in line.
US DROWNING STATISTICS
Even more frightening? These statistics don’t even account for those who survive their ordeal but suffer from permanent brain damage or other long term consequences.
Drownings happen not just by accident; many can be prevented if precautions have been taken beforehand such as making sure there are responsible people present during family gatherings near pools or having a good pool alarm.
The number of people who are hospitalized for nonfatal injuries from drowning is roughly five times higher than the number of those killed by it.
Young children make up most fatalities, with 87% occurring in home pools or hot tubs and taking place mainly among friends or relatives’ property.
DROWNING RISKS VARY BY RACE AND HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Sixty-four percent of African American, 45% of Hispanic/Latino and 40% of Caucasian children have few to no swimming skills.
When parents have no/low swimming skills (or competence) ability, their children are unlikely to be proficient swimmers. This is true of:
78 percent of African-American kids
62% Hispanic /Latino young people
67 % Caucasian youngsters.
African-American children ages 5 to 19 drown in swimming pools at rates five times higher than Caucasian children of the same age range.
A recent study found that 79% of households with incomes less than $50,000 have few or no swimming abilities.
Parents with pools and young children need to take extra precaution. Adults can play an important role in keeping their children safe by practicing prevention strategies like never leaving them unattended and always being near enough so you are able to quickly jump into action if needed!
However, not everyone is able to keep an eye on their children all the time. In fact, many children drown during cold or rainy days when the pool is not being used.
If not supervised, a child can slip into the pool and lose consciousness in two minutes or less.
Children are not the only ones at risk. A visiting friend that can’t swim could slip and fall into the water, an elderly parent or grandparent could lose their balance and fall in too, even a good swimmer who falls may need some help getting out of danger quickly.
With the risk of uninvited visitors, swimming pools are a great temptation to neighborhood children. Although most homeowners have fences surrounding their pool and some may even employ guards or dogs for protection, it doesn’t stop determined kids from finding away in! A potential solution is a smart pool alarm that will alert owners when anyone goes in their pool.
A SOLUTION – THE SAFETY TECHNOLOGY POOL ALARM
The Safety Technology POOL ALARM SYSTEM is an electronic monitoring system that automatically sounds the alarm when children or pets fall into your pool. It’s portable, self-contained and light weight so you can take it with you on vacation!
This device has a remote receiver as well which can be put anywhere you want it (up to 300 feet). The Pool Alarm installation is very easy. All someone needs to do in order for their unit to work properly after being plugged in is set up its location where they want it – preferably somewhere near them but not within reach by people entering the pool.
The Pool Alarm will automatically arm itself once the user is done swimming, but it also operates with a control button for manual arming. The alarm also comes with flashing lights, both on the pool alarm itself and the remote alarms in your house. It takes six D batteries which last an average of one year without needing replacement! But don’t worry: there’s low battery indicator that notifies you both at poolside and on the remote receiver.