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TechBits: preventing child car deaths (07.02.14)

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New devices on the market can help prevent child deaths in cars in summer heat.  Many employ receivers that sound an alarm when parents get too far away from the vehicle.  Some also keep the receiver from sounding when a child is not in their car seat.  This is done through use of a pressure pad placed under the seat.

The devices have some shortcomings.  Batteries can get low- and the alerts can be hard to hear in noisy environments.  They are not intended as any kind of substitute for good, attentive parenting- but they can be an effective backup, as even the most attentive parents can make mistakes.
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