Monday, March 09, 2015

A "Deaddog's switch"- a profitable idea?

You know I'm somewhat enthusiastic about preps. I try not to push the issue, since I don't think that helps- when it matters to you, you'll do it. I wish it mattered to everyone.

Over at Dirttime, Dude McLean has posted a good reminder I hope you'll take the time to read.

And, it gave me an idea.

He was talking about having dogs as an early warning for home invasions. But as you know, the most dangerous home invaders- members of the Blue Line Gang- often shoot the dogs first to prevent them from warning the gang's victims.

That is a problem with a solution- for someone who has the knowledge and drive to solve it- for a profit!

Electronic collars are available for all sorts of things now. What I'd like to see is one that triggers an alarm if the dog's heart stops beating. As soon as the badgethug pops the dog, floodlights come on all over the property and sirens sound, alerting everyone around to the danger.

Sure, there would need to be tweaks. You don't want the alarm going off if FluffyButt loses his collar. Maybe if the collar comes loose while the dog's heart is still beating, or if the battery is dying, you get a quieter alert so you can check it out.

Just an idea I hope some entrepreneur picks up and runs with. And gets wildly rich. I do think there'd be a market for it.