Hi Katie, Your sticker has been dispatched. Please find below security details to be used when uploading
Serial # Password PIN Sticker Quantity
00000 aaaaa 0000 1
Total WebDocs = 1
Future changes can be made using “update”, changing part or all of a WebDoc costs 99p per WebDocTo upload details free to your WebDocs go to www.cerql.co.uk select “uploads” then “activate”.
Access to your WebDocs lasts until 1st June 2015, this can be extended on our website using “renew subscription” 12 months cost 99p per WebDoc.
Before applying labels check your helmet specification for suitability and clean the surface thoroughly of any dirt or oil. Remove the backing without touching the adhesive surface attach in the correct position and press firmly. NOTE the sticker cannot be repositioned.
So emergency services worldwide can view your details on the internet, a URL is contained in the QR code. Please consider carefully what you include as you are entirely responsible for the content.
We welcome any criticism. If you have any comments about our order and upload process, please drop me an email and if our product does not perform to your expectations I would like to hear from you.
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3. When you login to activate your account have all your information ready, you only get one chance for free, after that there is a small fee as stated above. After name and email, you just have a box to freely type anything. I wish in addition to the box, there would have been some optional suggestions such as allergies, next of kin etc so you don’t miss any important information.
4. After completing activation I received an email:
Many thanks for entering the required information that will be stored within the QR code. The details below are confirmation of the information that you entered. If there are any errors, please email firstname.lastname@example.org within 2 hours of receipt of this email.
5. Within a week I received my sticker in the mail. I was surprised it arrived so quickly from out of the country.
It is less than 3″ long and about a 1/2″ tall. It is not reflective and has matte feel. The CERQL website states “stickers CERQL print onto Polyolefin that is ideally suited to applications where label durability is required, surviving long term outdoor exposure and resisting water, various chemicals & most household detergents to ensure QR code identification is maintained.” The adhesive used is marine grade and tested for durability.
6. I placed the sticker on my helmet, simple. Just get it where you want the first time, will not reapply. I rode with a group today and no one noticed it. I’m not sure if that’s good or bad.
Thoughts and Conclusion
I was also wanted to speak to the people who may actually be scanning this information and find out if it is even feasible.
Would def scan. We all for majority have smart phones.. important info would be name, identifier (ss, dob) , pertinent medical info (like u would see in a medic alert bracelet), who to call. Where is sticker located and how does it stand up to road damage? Dual stickers.. ine above the visor and one in back where dot sticker usually is. Also education to local Fd stations and ambulance companies along with hospitals on how to access info. Would truly be awsome to have… hopefully more riders would wear helmets
Jesse, Fire fighter/Paramedic
I think its a good idea in theory. I’m just not sure how practical it is for emergency, pre-hospital medicine. I’ve worked as a firefighter/paramedic for 12 years and my department is pretty progressive but we don’t have anything to scan a barcode with on scene. Most of us carry smart phones but I’m not pulling mine out on a scene critical enough to the point the patient cannot give me the info. There are biohazard and time (digging phone out, unlocking it, bringing up the app) restrictions. On a critical motorcyclist scene I have the patient treated and in the helicopter in 12-15 minutes. I’ll get minimum patient info from the drivers license. Where this would have better application is at the receiving facility. They would have more time and resources to scan something like this. Info I’d expect to be on it is Name, DOB, address, SS#, medical history, medication allergies, and medications.
Diana, Fire Fighter / Paramedic
Interesting concept – we are more alert to medical necklaces or wrist band with basic info. If you had something on a necklace with the same concept I would feel that might get more attention. I can tell you that the 10 min we spend on scene with a patient we are not going to scan that info but the hospital would and by the time they arrive the helmet may or may not be with the patient.
Darrell Ryals Batillion Chief
He said he would not nor would anyone in his department scan it. It is not commonly known here in FL just yet, but the more educated first responders get on the ICE sticker, they would. Yes, they have smart phones BUT they are their own. IF they scanned, they would want to know if they have allergies to meds, any current medication they are on and any medical information available. They’d also want who to contact in case of emergency. The rest of the information they can get. He also says that the concern would be that if anyone that has a smart phone could come up to a helmet and scan for their personal information. For example, when you lay your helmet down at a restaurant, can anyone scan for your information?
The comments from the professionals leave me even more unsure of the effectiveness of this tool here in the states. I definitely don’t think it would be used at the scene of the accident, but feel it falls in the “can’t hurt” department (without too much personal information) if you are transported to somewhere that might take the time to scan it. What do you think, would you invest a few bucks to have this information stored in one more location, just in case?
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After publishing this review we received an email from the President of CERQL. They have now changed their activation page and procedure for increased security. They also explained how they have involved their Fire Department in the UK along with other local entities that are working together to improve rider safety. If you are in a position to help this initiative in the U.S., please let us know.
Thank you for the review, it was very balanced.
In the UK we have the CFOA (Chief Fire Officers Association) website that all Fire and Rescue departments in the country regularly refer to. Having consulted our local department they issued a press release to inform all Chief Fire officers to brief staff that they may come across the Ice stickers at an accident scene and to ensure that all concerned know that if they see an iCE sticker the information must be extracted.
An unexpected development from this activity was a number of Safer Roads Partnerships, tasked with promoting road safety, and biker down training centres, adopting the scheme and promoting the stickers at road show events and courses.
We have also informed all paramedic units and police departments in the UK, so the awareness over here is gaining traction and we would like to brief the relevant key personnel in the US with the same aim of having a country wide awareness campaign on their internal communications.
With regards to the security of information we have consulted the Police on this matter and have agreed there is a balance to be drawn between the benefit of the details contained within the QR code being available to the emergency services, and the downside if the code is scanned by someone with the wrong intentions.
The information included should therefore be vital to those that need it, including NOK telephone numbers & relationship, allergies, medication, relevant medical history, and a photo of the user to crosscheck the patient with the data; information not included would be name, DOB, next of kin name, and any information that may put the rider at risk of any form of crime.
We have changed the upload procedure so the user is fully aware of the security implications and to include the details as above and not to put themselves at risk, and we will not activate a webdoc and ask the customer to resubmit the information, free of charge, to comply with our advice.
With regards to issuing a brief to all Fire, Paramedic and Police departments in the US, I would appreciate if you have any relevant contacts you could let me know.