Researching Souls Inc
“Stay Safe” Personal Security System
Researching Souls Inc is raising $500,000 with a minimum reservation of $5,000.
- Funding Goal$500,000
- Current Reservations2
- Pre-money Valuation$10,000,000
- Open Date05/11/2015
- Closing Date07/11/2015
- Turn Key System to reduce dramatically sexual assault Globally
- Invitations to Police and Campus Security Conferences to endorse
- Core Technology can transform many industries including advertising
17 Million USA university students. Nearly two-thirds of Americans are now smartphone owners, and all need Stay Safe. Highly valued app. Robust patents and high margin products with Global use.
“Ultimate Self Protection”
“Never again will you or your loved ones be defenseless against assault!”
Stay Safe™ is a revolutionary and proprietary breakthrough technology that turns an ordinary smartphone into a 24/7 personal bodyguard. It has a comprehensive array of exceptional features that can be purchased separately or in combination. The simplicity of the Stay Safe™ concept is that everything is controlled by one-button-push (OBP).
Stay Safe™ embodies a movement that empowers ordinary people to protect themselves against assault. If fearful of an attack, a Stay Safe™ user simply pushes her/his smartphone’s power button and/or soft button 3 times to…
- Instantly call, text and/or e-mail their designated contacts, alerting them of the emergency and providing the exact GPS coordinates. The ringtone heard by the call-recipient is a siren.
- Instantaneously stream live video/audio from the smart phone camera to the contacts – the audio is two-way communication.
- Instruct the Stay Safe™ monitoring service to immediately dispatch emergency responders to the GPS location.
- Disable the assailant until help arrives. Upon the 4th push of the power button, the optional Stay Safe™ smartphone case disperses pepper spray onto the assailant via a small cartridge contained in what appears to be an extended battery compartment which is only 1/2 inch longer than a standard case.
- An extremely valuable feature of the “Stay Safe™” system is the live video/audio streaming from the smartphone camera to the contact. The audio communication is two-way. There’s one more benefit – the video will help law enforcement agencies to capture and prosecute the perpetrators.
With these unique features Stay Safe™ has created three levels of protection service.
FREE Mobile App (Level 1 Service)
Downloadable by everyone, the free Stay Safe Mobile App™ operates continuously and allows the smartphone owner to pre-program contact information for up to 3 individuals. After three quick clicks of the power button, the App immediately sends text and e-mail messages to the designated contacts alerting them of the emergency and providing still picture, video, two way audio and the GPS location.
Monitoring Service and Video/Audio Streaming (Level 2 Service)
The next level of service including all of the Free App benefits is Stay Safe’s Monitoring Program™ with enhanced software features. Importantly, the subscription service includes 24/7 monitoring to immediately dispatch emergency responders to the smartphone location. Affordably priced at only $4.95/month, the Monitoring Program subscribers have extensive features beyond the free app, including an unlimited number of designated contacts who will be notified by phone as well text and/or email in an emergency. To get their attention, the contact persons’ ring tone is a siren. Having an armed response from city or campus police can make the difference between life and death.
Pepper Spray Phone Case (Level 3 Service)
The ultimate level of self protection is the Stay Safe Pepper Spray Phone Case™. This attractive phone case contains a small pressurized cartridge that instantly discharges a disabling jet-stream of pepper spray directly upon the assailant – all by pushing the power button a 4th time. The cartridge compartment gives the appearance of an auxiliary battery and is only 1/2 inch longer than standard phone cases.
The Pepper Spray Phone Case™ is an add-on product to the Monitoring Program™ at a one-time purchase price under $100.
WHO NEEDS STAY SAFE™?
A better question is – who doesn’t? Assault is escalating globally at alarming rates. Shockingly, 1 of every 5 American women will become an assault target. According to the U.S, the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network, college-aged women are four times more likely than any other age group to face sexual assault. But these figures are grossly understated because less than 5 percent of rape attempts of college students are reported to campus authorities or law enforcement.
Imagine the ability to turn a personal smartphone into a 24/7 bodyguard that never sleeps? Affordably priced, Stay Safe™ provides peace of mind by reducing fears of being alone, dark places, public transportation and/or countless other high-anxiety situations.
FUELING THE FIRE WITH “FREE”
The free Stay Safe Mobile App™ is the razor. The Monitoring Program™ and Pepper Spray Phone Case™ are the blades. The intense media attention (conventional and social) soon to be aroused by Stay Safe™ will ignite a wildfire that expands virally to multiple market segments. Stay Safe’s ability to protect loved ones will become top-of-mind, especially because it is free and is available to everyone regardless of their economic situation.
With thousands of free Mobile Apps™ being downloaded daily, Stay Safe™ will have an exponentially-growing stream of new customers to whom it can up-sell its Monitoring Program™ and Pepper Spray Phone Case™. As a bi-product of the technology, Stay Safe™ can sell data analytics to large corporations evaluating consumer movement captured by its 24/7 GPS tracking system. In these efforts Researching Souls is also collaborating with Carnegie Mellon University (CMU).
DEFENDABILITY AND SCALABILITY
Stay Safe’s patent pending processes, software technology and integration of a pepper spray device are defendable and should provide the Company ample head-start to capture and maintain market leadership. The Company’s proprietary One Button Press (OBP) technology used in conjunction with its MESD (Mobility Enabled Service Delivery) platform to immediately broadcast an emergency alert and summons emergency assistance are unique.
Stay Safe™ is highly scalable because the apps can be easily downloaded. The Monitoring Program will be outsourced to an existing security company. Pepper Spray Phone Cases will be contract manufactured by two large corporations. Third-party call centers will handle in-bound customer orders and product servicing.
Stay Safe™ is an exceptional product of Researching Souls Inc. a privately held Utah Corporation. The Company’s low-overhead operation is headquartered in South Jordan, Utah, with technology development centers in the USA and India.
The Company’s Chairman/CEO, Mr. Stephen M. Studdert, has business expertise and an enormously extensive contact base within government and industry that will be extremely valuable in accelerating growth. Steve has the unique distinction of being Senior White House Advisor to three U.S. Presidents – George Bush Sr., Ronald Reagan and Gerald Ford. Mr. Studdert is former Chairman of Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle ($44 billion).
Mr. Sanjai Chhaunker is Co-Founder and President of Researching Souls, Inc. Educated in the U.S., Sanjai has over 20 years of experience in managing American, Indian and multinational companies.
Mr. Darren Wesemann is the Chief Technical Advisor. In 2012 Darren was named Top CTO in America by ExecBank and has been CTO of several large corporations such as SunGard where he managed 6,900 R&R employees. Darren has also successfully brought over 80 new products to market.
The alpha phase of the Mobile App is complete for the Android S5 smartphone. The controlled beta phase and concurrent stress testing are now underway. It is anticipated that the Mobile App will be generally available this fall for the 10 million S5’s currently in use.
Presently the Company is developing an IOS version for the I-Phone 6 for which completion of the alpha phase is expected in October. The beta phase and stress testing are targeted for completion before year-end at which time the Mobile App will be generally available to the 80 million I-Phone 6 users.
The Company is currently evaluating third-party monitoring services as well as contract manufacturers for the smartphone case and pepper spray cartridges.
THE END GAME
Undoubtedly Stay Safe’s high-profile technology will generate exceptional market attention because it solves such an enormous global problem. It is likely to become an acquisition target of several large corporations for which this technology fits ideally into their strategic plans for growth.
Researching Souls, Inc.
10808 S. River Front Parkway, #3057 South Jordan, UT 84095
Patent Portfolio and Trademarks filings completed
Ninety Universities identified as primary customers due to title 9 investigations by the US Government. http://www.ed.gov/news/press-relea
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