TUCSON, Ariz (KGUN9-TV) - As temperatures begin to heat up, it's important to protect your loved ones from heat dangers.
Seven children have died this year after being alone in a hot car, according to NoHeatStroke.org. On average, 37 kids die every year from car-related heat stroke. There have been more than 1,400 deaths since 1989.
These deaths have inspired a father in Phoenix to develop an app to prevent these numbers from growing.
'the BackSeat’ is an automatic alerting system app designed to remind parents and caretakers of small children not to forget a little one behind in a hot car to be injured or worse, according to the app description.
The following video is a walk through of how it works:
All you have to do is fill out a profile and the app runs in the background. Once the app senses the user is going a certain speed in the car, the app activates and asks whether a child is in the vehicle.
"The BackSeat" tracks when you stop your car and will alert you to remember your child.
If you ignore or don't respond to the alerts, safety measures are in place, even reaching out to your designated "Alert Team" with the location of your vehicle to help the child.