Support Payton's Charm on Kickstarter


Photo of a Payton's Charm device and a mother placing her child in a car seat.

Keep kids safe in cars with Payton's Charm

You've heard stories about children, disabled elders, or even pets getting trapped or left inside a hot car. While your first reaction may be, "How could that happen?", the truth is that it could happen to any of us.

And sadly it happens more often than you think.

While we can't make someone remember who or what is in his or her backseat, we can help detect what's in the car when the driver is away. Payton's Charm is a life-detecting system that monitors the vehicle's cabin air and alerts you when there is a problem. It takes the guess work out of "could this happen to me?" and provides a solution for "if this happens to me."

We need your help

To literally "kickstart" this new product, we launched a Kickstarter campaign. This gives us a way to presell Payton's Charm and also gather supporters who want to see a product like this on the market. That's where you come in. Any level of contribution is appreciated and will help make this product a reality.

Support Payton's Charm on Kickstarter

More about Kickstarter

What is Kickstarter?

Kickstarter is an online funding platform that connects ordinary people with creative projects that need help getting off the ground. Each project has a goal and a deadline. In our case, our goal is to get $100,000 in pledges by January 17, 2019. If the project doesn't reach its goal by the deadline, then all pledges are canceled and no money changes hands. This is especially useful for tech projects like Payton’s Charm, because backers and creators can make sure that there is enough interest and financial support to make the project a success before moving forward. Since 2009, more than 15 million people have pledged more than $4 million to Kickstarter projects, and successfully funded over 150,000 products or services. Help us add Payton’s Charm to that list!

How do I Support Payton’s Charm?

We need your help to make Payton’s Charm a reality. When you back our project on Kickstarter, you get to choose a reward. It’s our way of saying thank you for your support at this early stage. Check the description of each reward for information about when we expect to be able to fulfill it. Please note that Kickstarter is not a store, and that you are not purchasing an existing item. All rewards, including the first Payton’s Charm devices, are contingent on reaching the $100,000 Kickstarter goal.

When do I get charged?

You are not charged when you make your pledge. You will only be charged after our project deadline of January 17, and only if the project reaches its goal of $100,000.  If we’re even a few dollars short, you won’t be charged. That also means that if we’re even a few dollars short in pledges, the project won’t move forward at this time. We'll have to evaluate our market position and come up with a new plan.

What happens if you don’t reach your goal?

If we don’t reach our $100,000 fundraising goal by January 17, 2019, all Kickstarter pledges will be canceled and no one will be charged.

Where can I find more information about Kickstarter?

You can learn more about Kickstarter on its Kickstarter basics page.