The ultimate tool to help prevent accidental activation of your SOS beacon!Designed by SOSlock in Canada
Protect your inReach or Spot beacon from accidental activation! Created by a Search & Rescue responder in British Colubmia, the SOSlock is designed to give you peace of mind when storing your inRe...Read More…
Protect your inReach or Spot beacon from accidental activation!
Created by a Search & Rescue responder in British Colubmia, the SOSlock is designed to give you peace of mind when storing your inReach in a backpack or other location with the potential of an accidental activation. It's easy to remove when required!
This ingenious design provides an additional layer of protection around the SOS button. The extremely durable, high-brightness plastic will ensure it's always visible!
Available for the following models (click to view product video):
NOTE: inReach or Spot beacon NOT included
Here are a few examples of Search & Rescue incidents in British Columbia, due to accidental SOS activations:
16 Chilliwack SAR members responded to locate the subjects of a SPOT beacon activation, possibly due to an avalanche in the area of Mt Cheam. The SAR team located a group of snowmobilers who had accidentally triggered their SPOT beacon. SAR was stood down as it was an accidental activation.
13 Bulkley Valley SAR members responded for a spot beacon activation just South of Rainbow Alley Provincial Park. SAR made contact with the subject who advised it was an accidental activation.
16 Nelson SAR members responded following a spot beacon activation near Arrow Lake. It was found to be an accidental activation and SAR was stood down.
18 Vernon SAR members responded via helicopter following activation of an InReach beacon in the Lumby area. SAR was stood down when it was confirmed to be an accidental beacon activation.
12 Elkford, Sparwood and Fernie SAR members responded to locate the subjects of an InReach spot beacon activation in the Corbin area of Elk Valley. The SAR team made contact with the subjects, and it was ascertained that the beacon had gone off by accident inside on of their packs.
14 North Shore Rescue members responded following an InReach (spot beacon) activation on Mount Seymour. SAR was stood down after confirming that the beacon had been accidentally activated
22 Creston, Nelson, Cranbrook and South Columbia SAR members responded following a spot beacon activation near Creston. SAR was stood down after it was confirmed that the subject had activated the beacon by accident.
15 Coquitlam SAR members responded to locate the subjects of a spot activation in the Upper Pitt River. The subjects were located alive and well as it was an accidental activation.
9 Central Cariboo SAR members responded to RCMP request for a spot activation in Polly Lake. All 4 boaters were safe and sound, accidental activation.
5 Golden SAR members responded to search for an activated SOS beacon near Warren Creek. The SAR team flew to the site and determined a climber had activated the beacon accidentally.
7 Columbia Valley SAR members responded by helicopter following a spot beacon activation in the area of Radium Hot Springs. The individual had accidentally activated the device and SAR was stood down.
10 Oliver/Osoyoos and Penticton SAR members responded with a helicopter following a spot beacon activation in the area south of Harry Lake, near Keremeos. SAR were stood down while en route when RCMP advised that it had been an accidental activation.
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