Updated: Aug 7
A cell phone separation alert is a feature that allows you to keep your cell phone close, by receiving an alert if the phone gets too far away from you. Some smartphones have this feature built in but a phone reminder device (PRD) will alert quickly before the phone is left behind. PRDs are designed to help people avoid losing or misplacing their phone without having to use a phone app or location services that track you and use phone battery power.
The separation alert works by using Bluetooth technology. Your phone and the device that you want to receive alerts on (e.g., Prox PRD®) are paired together through Bluetooth. Once paired, the two devices communicate with each other and can determine if they are within range. If your phone gets too far away from the paired device and you are on the move with the PRD, you will receive an alert.
The separation alert can be a useful tool for people who are prone to forgetting or losing their phone. For example, if you frequently misplace your phone at home, the separation alert can remind you to before you leave home. If you’re at a busy airport, the separation alert can let you know if your phone is too far away from you so you can quickly retrace your steps and find it.
In addition to helping you not forget your phone, the separation alert can also help you keep your phone safe. If someone tries to steal your phone, the separation alert will trigger an alarm and you will be alerted before they have a chance to pick it up. This can give you a chance to retrieve your phone quickly.
Another benefit of the separation alert is that it can save you from accidentally leaving your phone behind. For example, if you’re used to having your phone with you at all times, you may forget to grab it when you leave the house; sometimes leaving it on the phone charger. The separation alert will help make sure your phone is with you.
Some cell phone separation alerts are more advanced than others. For example, some alerts allow you to set a specific distance range; like the Prox PRD. If your phone gets too far away from the paired device, the alert will trigger.
It’s important to note that the separation alert is not foolproof. If your phone is lost or stolen, it will not necessarily prevent you from losing your personal information. It is still important to protect your phone with a passcode and to use a mobile device management solution if you have sensitive information on your phone.
The cell phone separation alert is a helpful tool for people who are prone to forgetting or losing their phone. It can also help you keep your phone safe and remind you if you are leaving the house or office without your phone. While the separation alert is not foolproof, it is still a valuable tool to have in your phone’s arsenal of features. Try the Prox PRD – phone reminder device.
The Prox PRD® Phone Reminder Device – Separation Alert
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