ROCHESTER, N.Y., Sept. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SentrySafe, the Rochester-based world leader in residential and small office security-storage containers, today announced its partnership with ME911, a San Francisco-based premier provider of 24/7 family safety services, to kick off National Preparedness Month by rolling out a series of online promotions to raise preparedness awareness.
In light of Hurricane Irene that stormed through the East Coast during the last week of August, coupled with an earthquake that caused significant damage not just to people's homes but also emotionally, both companies are keen on highlighting the importance of being prepared in case of an emergency. According to a recent survey by the American Red Cross, Americans turned to the internet as the third most popular way for them to gather emergency information including online news sites and social media platforms and to also let their loved ones know that they were safe.
SentrySafe and ME911 have therefore chosen to host their family preparedness awareness campaigns online and on social media platforms including:
- Informational guest blog posts and safety tips
- Twitter chat to answer questions and share tips on how families can protect their loved ones and assets in case of an emergency
- SentrySafe product and ME911 membership giveaways on their Twitter and Facebook pages including special ME911 membership pricing for existing SentrySafe owners
What brought SentrySafe and ME911 together is their commitment to providing their customers peace-of-mind in case of an emergency. In fact SentrySafe recently launched a new steel Fire-Safe® product with 60% bigger bolts than traditional safes. The new fire-resistant safe not only provides families with additional security in a fire, flood or against theft but also provides them with the assurance that their most precious memories from wedding photos to household documents, digital media and other valuables will always be there to cherish time and again.
We are excited to partner with ME911 for such a meaningful service," said Josh Coon, SentrySafe senior brand manager. "ME911 is in the business of providing access to one's vital information should a disaster strike. We are able to take our knowledge of protecting and securing the important and irreplaceable and partner with ME911 to provide consumers with a completely brand-new concept," Coon added.
With families of their own to protect, the team at ME911 is on a mission to help parents protect their loved ones by quickly tackling all sorts of emergencies. Given that several moms view the smartphone today as their 'life remote', the company recently launched their ME911 Mobile App (for iPhone and Android) that puts family safety and security at a parent's fingertips. Whether it's losing a wallet and needing copies of IDs or cards or even having to provide first responders with access to their loved one's vital information – ME911's one-touch access to it all in an emergency helps save time so they can get back on their feet faster.
"We are very excited to Partner with SentrySafe as a renowned safety and security brand," said Clarence Wesley, Chief Executive Officer, ME911. "Enabling digital copies of vital documents with 24/7 access from our secure cloud compliments SentrySafe's high quality physical safes with the utmost integrity and utility."
As a family grows so does their vital records and paperwork such as certificates, insurance information, titles, deeds, membership cards etc. Such household documents can be tough to replace, which is why storing the originals in a safe, is a crucial step to being prepared. Then follows digital copies that can be easily acquired by snapping pictures via the ME911 app or by scanning them. Access to copies is especially helpful in case of an evacuation. SentrySafe and ME911 therefore teamed up to raise awareness on steps that families can take so in the event that they face the unexpected there are some things they know they will never lose and can always have 24/7 access to.
Visit ME911.com to learn more about our services, and receive $10 off your annual membership with promo code "Sentry" when you sign up. For other membership discounts and special promotions follow ME911 on Facebook or Twitter.
A Twitter Chat on disaster preparedness is scheduled to take place on the 21st of September 2011 at 7:00 pm EST with special giveaways for attendees. For more information on upcoming promotions people can visit their company pages on:
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Founded in 1930, SentrySafe is the world leader in offering fire-resistant and security storage solutions for important documents and valuables. A global presence, SentrySafe today produces more fire-resistant chests, files, safes, security storage containers and gun safes than any other company in the world. The company's manufacturing headquarters are in Rochester, N.Y., and sales operations exist in the U.S., Canada, Japan and UK. SentrySafe distributes products to more than 54 countries worldwide. SentrySafe employs more than 450, most of whom are located in the company's Rochester location. For more information visit www.SentrySafe.com.
ME911 is an innovative company offering 24/7 emergency response services to help keep families safe including safety mobile apps, child safety IDs, USB keychains, and pet ID tags. Members can safely store, retrieve and share their vital information 24/7 via ME911's secure Virtual Locker and Assistant and also send instant alerts to loved ones in an emergency. For more information please visit www.ME911.com.