Tampa dads create device to reduce hot car deaths

Device hopes to solve nationwide problem
Posted at 5:36 AM, Dec 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-14 05:36:43-05

Two Tampa dads are hoping to tackle a big problem in Florida and across the country — hot car deaths.

Jim Friedman and Fadi Shamma came up with the product Sense-A-Life a few years ago, gaining national attention.

Now, their product is finally on the market.

Sense-A-Life works wirelessly with a small seat pad on the car seat and a device on the driver's seat. The seat pad activates when the child is in the car seat. When you exit the vehicle and a child is in the seat it sends the message, "occupant detected in car seat. Please remove child from the seat." It will also send an alert to your cell phone.

"We baby proof our homes, our offices, everywhere in our lives. So, why not baby proof our vehicles where we do spend a lot of time," says creator Fadi Shamma.

The creators say they are also in talks with car and child seat manufacturers to have this technology automatically built into cars.

The product will cost you about $200 but is currently on sale for $129.99. If you'd like to purchase or learn more, click here.