With dozens of customer orders packed and ready to go to Royal Mail at 4PM the last thing you want to hear from the ASDA delivery driver whose van is straddled across the entrance to your business is "Sorry mate, it's broke down. It's an automatic and there's no way to roll forward."
No prizes for guessing that's what we were told.
There wasn't a chance of making it to Royal Mail on foot either.
This time of year daily deliveries of emergency identity products to our customers are absolutely essential; people are going away on summer holidays and do tend to think about emergency ID as a last minute thing.
Fo years now meeting the demand has been sometimes challenging as people place an order and then email us saying I need this for tomorrow. Last night for example we had an order at 20:00 and an email saying we need this for tomorrow!
We could do with one of those pods from the film The Fly, but without the fly in it of course - we don't want a giant half fly half medical ID wristband do we!
Fortunately the breakdown truck came to the driver's rescue and we made it out on time. The look on the face of the postmaster as I walked in at 17:15 was a picture. He said... "Oh my...! Give 'em here Lee."
This sixty second video shows how super fast it is in an emergency for anyone to get all your vital ID, emergency contact information and medical information.
You ID Me is the UK's leading emergency medical ID and alert service because it is the only service that automatically alerts your emergency contacts to let them know that you have a problem.
If you have a medical condition this is a service well worth having. The service is also capable of sending the contact details of the first responder that is treating you to your emergency contacts (if they are provided), so that your loved ones/family or carer is able to make contact with them to get the latest information on your condition; where you are, if you are being taken to a hospital, if so which one, etc. etc.
Child safety use
Think of how helpful this service is for parents of young children travelling to unfamiliar tourist destinations. Young children wanting a little freedom in and around the pool or on the beach can quite easily have an accident.
Knowing that you would receive an automatic alert to your phone in the event of an accident or emergency can help you feel easier about extending them the freedom that they seek.
Additionally, travelling through or to busy places such as stations, airports, holiday destinations can be a worrying experience in terms of keeping your child close by and safe. little ones often wander off and a child goes missing every three minutes in the UK.
This is the 'full pot' of statistics. However whilst many of these are due to runaways and abductions and many are indeed returned... the peace of mind provided by the You ID Me system is affordable security for anyone travelling.
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Are you one of the tens of thousands of people in the UK taking a chance everyday by not carrying some form of emergency ID that would be helpful in case of an accident or an emergency?
Many many thousands of people that need to carry emergency ID don't.
They go about their day to day business taking the risk that if an emergency was to happen, they may not be treated as fast and effectively as they would be if they did have some form of emergency ID.
Well there's no longer any need to take a risk.
Register now for your free emergency ID number so that in case of an emergency a paramedic, first responder, first aider or even a member of the public can get all your life saving vital information fast from any phone, tablet or PC.
We'll provide you with a unique 12 digit emergency ID number to register your information against. Then all you need to do is write the number on a piece of paper and carry it around with you in your pocket or wallet wherever you go.
To register for your free ID simply go to https://www.you-id.me/freeid and register your interest.
Sunday morning.s are lovely for recording this kind of thing... Here I talk about how it all began; how You ID Me was created and how the needs of You ID Me customers have steered everything we do here; everything that has been created and achieved to date.
Monthly meetings with the developers have been instrumental in ensuring that You ID Me serves the changing need of emergency ID; how people communicate; what devices they use and how the service can be used equally effectively for parents of young children as well as those with medical conditions.
In this amazing live demonstration Lee shows just how effective You ID Me Platinum Plan is; any viewer watching can see just how quick and easy it is to access lifesaving vital ID and emergency from an emergency ID product (bracelet, necklace, walled identity card etc) from a simple phone.
When you receive your You ID Me product it takes minutes to set up and you can update it at any time by logging in to your profile at You ID Me.
The service helps paramedics, first responders and first aiders access your vital life-saving information in seconds from any smartphone, tablet or PC.
The service may be used to alert up to two emergency contacts if your profile is accessed, to let them know that you have a problem, straight to their phone.
In this demonstration the first-aider (Lee in this demonstration) can also use the system to send his own contact details for emergency contacts so they can make contact to find out the latest on the situation.
No app is needed to use You ID Me so the system is super-easy for anyone to use.
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Setting up SMS alerts
You ID Me was created do to need that existed in director Lee Cunningham's family; a couple of family members have medical conditions causing them to take lots of daily medications. In the event of an emergency a paramedic would certainly need to quickly know about these people's medical condition and some of the medications they take.
The service became popular with others in similar circumstances as well as parents finding great comfort in the system for their children and also sports people that exercise alone; such as cyclists and runners.
You ID Me has gone from strength to strength as a result of suggestions made by customers.
It was a simple customer suggestion that caused us to think about our bolting SMS alert service onto the You ID Me emergency ID offering.
"Listening to customers has always played a big part in innovation and evolving the You ID Me service to make it the UK's leading medical emergency and alert service." says director Lee Cunningham.
"Today it's a service used and relied upon by many thousands of people all over Europe and it's going from strength to strength."
In the short video above Lee encourages customers to make contact with any suggestions that they might have to make the You ID Me Emergency ID and Alert Service even better.
If you have a suggestion please get in touch and share it. We'll add it to our whiteboard and promise to consider it at our monthly meeting with our developers.
In this short video post Lee shares one of his early morning thoughts as he was brushing his teeth! Why, just like toothpastes made by the same brand, not all child ID wristbands are the same; the difference with You ID Me is on the inside...
So the question is (God forbid) would you pay that little bit extra if you knew there was going to be an accident or an emergency given the difference that You ID Me Child ID Bracelet provides in the the emergency? Namely: -
In other words... 'total' certainty.
We're a small team working extremely hard to ensure that carrying ID is secure, easy and affordable for our customers.