Drivers encouraged to ‘just pack it in’
Solon Security, a leading supplier of crime prevention and community safety products, has launched a new innovation designed to block mobile phone signals.
Unveiled today at the Young Driver Focus event in London (26 April), the ‘Defender Signal Blocker’ is a storage pouch lined with a special material which prevents a mobile phone from receiving any calls or notifications.
Once a driver reaches their destination and the phone is removed from the pouch, any missed calls, texts and other notifications will be retrieved in less than five seconds.
Solon Security says the device has been launched to ‘complement awareness campaigns’ and help authorities reduce the the risks associated with mobile phones and distracted driving.
The product has the added benefit of protecting a phone from scratches and damage that may occur from being stored in the glove box or door compartment.
Mark Fleming, Solon Security general manager, said: “We know through discussions with our police and road safety customers that a huge part of the problem comes with the distraction and ‘Fear Of Missing Out’ that a phone notification creates.
“By removing this distraction and the subsequent temptation to respond, we are confident the Defender Signal Blocker can complement awareness campaigns aimed at creating safer drivers and safer roads across the UK.
“Solon are proud to add the Defender Signal Blocker to our existing wide range of road safety products and we encourage those who use their phone while driving to ‘Just Pack It In’, in every sense.”
For more information call 01352 762266, or email the sales team at Solon Security.