This is a fairly nifty take on the ICE – In Case of Emergency – sticker from CERQL. Many of us now have our smart phones locked meaning that emergency contact details are no longer available in case of an accident, which makes the use of stickers attached to a bike frame or helmet a sensible option.
Taking this one step further the CERQL ICE Stickers include a unique QR (Quick Response) barcode that can be scanned to direct the emergency services, or anyone attending with a smartphone, to a bespoke page with a host of user information stored on it. Prices vary, but stickers start from 60p each with £1 postage and allow you to securely upload up to 5000 characters of text and 10 photos. As standard the information stays ‘live’ for 12 months after which a 99p per year subscription kicks in with a further 99p payable if you want to update any of the information held.
The downside, and this really does seem like an oversight, is that no emergency details appear on the stickers themselves not even a name and first choice emergency contact number. That means that without internet access or phone signal no phone, however ‘smart’, is going to be of any help.
This is still a step in the right direction and ICE stickers – from CERQL or elsewhere – are undeniably a good idea.
More information and online ordering for CERQL ICE Stickers at cerql.co.uk