SEATTLE & MADISON, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--React Mobile, a leader in personal safety technology, today announced a retail distribution agreement with Walgreens that puts its React Sidekick, a wearable panic button that turns any smartphone into a powerful lifeline, on store shelves at select locations in the Midwest United States. As an immediate result of the agreement, the React Sidekick is now available to thousands of customers shopping at select Walgreens locations in Wisconsin.
“Our rollout of the React Sidekick at Walgreens is just in time for the back-to-school season – when child and student safety is top-of-mind with families and school administrators,” said Robb Monkman, Founder and CEO of React Mobile. “Walgreens shoppers are among the first to have access to the React Sidekick in a retail store location, where it’s easy to see how simple and convenient this personal safety device can be to wear or carry – making personal safety accessible at the touch of a button.”
The React Sidekick, which can be worn on a clip or keychain, pairs with the free React Mobile safety app via LE Bluetooth. With a single click of the Sidekick, users can activate the app and issue an SOS alert for immediate emergency assistance, even when their phone screen is locked or their phone is out of reach. The React Mobile safety app’s “Follow-Me” feature shares the user’s location with friends, family, administrators or colleagues, enabling them to track the user’s whereabouts in real-time and follow him or her to safety. Users can also choose to automatically post their alerts to Facebook and Twitter.
As Seen On TV, the React Sidekick retails for $69.00 and is also available at other online retailers, including Target.com, Amazon.com, Walmart.com, Kmart.com, Sears.com and at ReactMobile.com. Pricing and availability is subject to change.
About React Mobile
React Mobile was established with the singular goal to help people in times of distress. The React Mobile safety system is the fastest way to reach a wide network of family and friends when it matters most. React Mobile’s products center around wide spread emergency alerting with GPS location sharing. From families to large universities, React Mobile’s products leverage technology to enhance the safety of students, employees, and loved ones.
React Mobile was the first to bring a panic button to market following a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2014. Since then, the company has secured key national partners such as such as Take Back the Night and is a Featured Safety Provider in the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) REALTOR® Safety Program. React Mobile also has exclusive commercial contracts with Seattle University, Occidental College, Windermere Real Estate, BNSF Railway, Nortek Security and Control, Digistar (Asia), Qualico and many others.
Click the following link to watch a short video out how React Mobile is keeping people safe: https://vimeo.com/177256242