BOCA RATON, Fla., Oct. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PhoneGuard, Inc. proudly launches its robust application suite including "Personal Security" and "Text Responsibly" platforms. The features for each platform position PhoneGuard at the intersection of safety and connectivity by disabling texting, emailing and keyboard functions of a mobile phone while in a vehicle moving faster than 10 miles per hour, empowering people to take responsibility for personal security and safe driving.
In addition to hosting a booth at the CTIA Enterprise & Applications Trade Show in San Diego, Calif., PhoneGuard will host an official press conference on Oct. 12, from 12 to 3 p.m. to officially launch its latest products, giving media the opportunity to be the first to participate in product testing.
"The team is excited to bring the PhoneGuard application suite to market and provide personal security and responsible texting options to multiple audiences," said Keith St. Clair, PhoneGuard Chairman of the Board. "The features are robust and appealing to families, teens and businesses, all of whom are focused staying safe on the road and maintaining a sense of security."
"Personal Security" features, which are available for PhoneGuard, PhoneGuard Family and Family Pro, as well as PhoneGuard Enterprise, include Panic Button, a pre-selected and programmed emergency call function that is activated by simply hitting one key, providing the person receiving the emergency call with a GPS location of the user; Speed Control, which enables the phone's administrator to receive text message alerts showing the location and speed of the user's mobile phone; and GeoFencing, allowing the phone's administrator to select geographic boundaries and receive a text message if the phone strays outside of the boundaries. The development of the new Web Portal gives users unique access to each of these features, as well as GPS locating.
Also available for PhoneGuard, PhoneGuard Family, Family Pro and PhoneGuard Enterprise, the "Text Responsibly" components are solely focused on keeping family members and employees safe on the road. Features include Text Block, which prevents the driver from texting while driving or using the phone's keyboard; Permission Request that allows users to request permission from the administrator to have functionality of the mobile phone; Admin Override, which lets the administrator type in a set password to override PhoneGuard's System Settings; Admin Control, allowing an administrator to enter new administrative phone numbers and remove old ones; Remember Pass Code, which remembers the passcode so the phone will bypass the login for all administrative functions; Timeout function, which permits the administrator to set timeout periods; and a Custom Timeout and Auto-Reply, giving the administrator the opportunity to customize timeout messages on the phone.
PhoneGuard targets teens that are looking for the freedom to stay safe while always staying connected. Priced at $.99 a year, the PhoneGuard application for teens includes Text Block, Custom Auto-Reply, Admin Override and Panic Button. PhoneGuard Family and Family Pro applications enable parents to play an active role in their family's safety by protecting them on and off the road. At $4.99/year, PhoneGuard Family features include Text Block, Custom Auto-Reply, Admin Override, Panic Button, Speed Control, Admin Control, Request Permission and Remember Passcode. PhoneGuard Family Pro, priced at $19.99/year, includes the same features as PhoneGuard Family, plus Web Portal, Geo-Fencing, Custom Timeout and Real-Time Tracking/Locator function, which uses GPS to locate a missing phone in real time and retrieve data and also provides connectivity, allowing users to connect with each other based on their GPS locations.
Equipping businesses with the tools to ensure the safety of employees on the road, PhoneGuard Enterprise keeps businesses strong and secure with a customized application that is tailored to each business's needs. All features are available for PhoneGuard Enterprise and price is based on customization.
In addition to paid applications, PhoneGuard also offers PhoneGuard FREE, available for iPhone. PhoneGuard FREE for iPhone gently reminds users to not text while driving. The app displays vehicle speed and communicates to the admin phone to request overrides.
About PhoneGuard, Inc.
PhoneGuard, Inc., a subsidiary of Options Media Group Holdings, Inc., is a leading provider of mobile applications software. The Company's flagship product, personal security and anti-texting while driving software application suite, is a next-generation software suite with the most robust set of features and functions available today. The software product, which is easily downloadable to mobile phones, allows for GPS tracking of the mobile device in order to calculate the rate of speed of travel. Above certain predetermined speeds, the software will lock the keyboard and prevent the user from emailing, surfing the web or texting. While PhoneGuard's Software is designed to prevent texting while driving, it also offers parents and employers the ability to monitor the driving habits of mobile phone users in order to prevent speeding. www.PhoneGuard.com.
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