REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., Jan. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Kensington, a worldwide leader in delivering smart. safe. simple.™ mobile device accessories, today introduced Proximo™, an App-enabled proximity monitoring system that empowers iPhone 5/4S owners to know where their smartphone, keys and valuables are at all times. Proximo delivers a unique way to track multiple valuables with a last-seen map pin-drop feature, an active proximity dashboard and extended battery life on both its Fob and Tag. The new Proximo Starter Kit includes the Proximo™ App to track your iPhone and valuables, a Fob to attach to your keys, and one Tag to always find a valuable item of your choice. For those who want to track additional items they simply don't want to lose — like a briefcase, a handbag, or a car — Kensington offers a separate, single Proximo Tag you can add to your kit.
Proximo™ works by setting up a wireless connection between the iPhone and key Fob or Tag using Bluetooth® Smart Technology. Compatible with iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S, Proximo's App dashboard is "always on" and can track up to five items concurrently. The proximity distance (sensitivity) of each key Fob and Tag can be personalized. Proximo's App dashboard shows the proximity of each Fob and Tag. Pushing a button on the Fob or tapping "Find Fob" icon from the Proximo App dashboard triggers an alarm that helps the user locate their phone, keys or other valuable items.
Every 3.5 Seconds, a mobile phone is lost or stolen. For today's always connected mobile users, a smartphone is more than just expensive to replace—it is often the "keeper" of a tremendous amount of personal, confidential and work related information too. According to a 2011 report by AVG, 42% of US and European smartphone users surveyed had lost their device while in transit. Never worry again about leaving anything important behind with Proximo. It's designed to help you Keep, Track and Get Back what is most essential to you:
Keep—Keep your iPhone in close range with the handy Bluetooth 4.0 Fob. It alerts you with a customizable proximity alarm the minute you move a set distance away from your phone, so you never leave it behind again.
Track—The Proximo App dashboard keeps track of up to five items, including a customizable active proximity meter, so you always know how far away you are from them. If you get out of range, a GPS function allows you to track your items on a map.
Get Back—Working hand-in-hand with the Proximo App, Bluetooth 4.0 Tags help you locate your most important things at any given time. Tag up to five items, such as the Fob, your purse, bag or car, and gain instant peace of mind.
"Proximo eliminates the everyday anxiety that so many consumers experience when worrying about losing, or having to search for, their most valuable possessions," said Juan Rodriguez, Senior Global Product Manager at Kensington. "We know mobile phones in particular are an essential part of life to our customers, and that more than 70 million smartphones are reported lost or stolen each year. When you consider the threat to your sensitive data, your downtime and the cost of recovering your lost phone, you can understand why we developed Proximo."
Introducing the New Kensington Proximo Starter Kit and Proximo Tag
Kensington Proximo™ Starter Kit (SRP $59.99; K39565AM) -- Proximo is an App-enabled proximity monitoring system that lets you know where your iPhone, keys and valuables are at all times. Never worry again about leaving anything important behind, because Proximo helps you Keep, Track and Get Back your most valued possessions. The Proximo Starter Kit includes everything you need to track your iPhone, keys, and one additional item. Proximo's App Dashboard tracks up to five valuable items via Fob and/or Tags (additional Tags sold separately). The Proximity Alarm with customizable range and audio alert tells you when you've left your valuable behind and the One-Touch Find Alert on Fob helps you find your iPhone. Last Seen provides you with pin-drop on map to help you recover your items and you can personalize your Fob and Tag with customizable alarm tones, images and names.
Kensington Proximo™ Tag (SRP $24.99; K39567AM) -- The Proximo Tag allows you to use your iPhone to keep track of one valuable item. Use it to track your camera, briefcase, handbag—anything you never want to worry about losing. Proximo allows you to add up to four Tags (sold separately) so you can keep track of your most valued items.
These Kensington Proximo products are currently available for pre-order at Kensington.com, Amazon.com and other major resellers. For additional information on the new and existing line of Kensington products, please visit http://www.kensington.com.
Watch the Proximo use case video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8Z2pHMcVjM
Watch the Proximo tutorial video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lcq7rRTACFM
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About Kensington (www.kensington.com)
Kensington, a leader in smart. safe. simple.™ mobile device accessories, is the recognized industry standard trusted by enterprises around the world. Kensington's mobile security product offerings include laptop and mobile security locks providing a new generation of front-line protection for mobile devices. In addition, Kensington offers a broad range of accessories that include smartphone chargers, carrying cases, docks, cradles and App-Enabled accessories. Kensington Computer Products Group, headquartered in Redwood Shores, California, is the technology division of ACCO Brands (NYSE: ACCO), a world leader in branded office products, with products marketed in more than 100 countries across the globe. For more information, visit www.kensington.com or call Kensington toll-free at 1-800-235-6708.
Kensington is a registered trademarks of ACCO Brands. Proximo is a trademark of ACCO Brands. iPhone is a trademark of Apple, Inc. All other registered and unregistered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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 Source: "Beware: take more care of mobile devices during the holiday season," by AVG, 2011, http://blogs.avg.com/news-threats/beware-care-mobile-devices-holiday-season/