More often than not, a single caregiver* is responsible for getting the kids ready in the morning and getting them safely to school.
If the caregiver has an accident (slips and falls down the stairs for example), the kids would be left unattended and probably distressed. An older child might be able to phone for help or ask a neighbour, but this may be beyond younger children.
With FamilyGuard, if the caregiver fails to "check-in", a sequence of actions will be triggered, ultimately sending out SMS, email and mobile notifications to a pre-defined list of "emergency contacts".
Although FamilyGuard doesn't prevent accidents from happening, it is an effective safety net to ensure the right people get notified if something does happen.
* The term "caregiver" refers to the designated adult charged with looking after children. This could be a parent/guardian, nanny, au pair, grandparent etc.