- First Aid Kits - click here to see details or to buy
- Stoveguard - click here to see details or to buy
- Reversing Cameras for cars, vans and SUVs (coming soon)
- Pool Alarms (coming soon)
First Aid Kits
We researched extensively to find the list of items most strongly recommended for a practical Home First Aid kit. We then tried unsuccessfully to find one that included all these items, and eventually commissioned one to be created specifically for us.
So our Comprehensive Home Kit has everything we believe a great kit should have. And it deliberately omits certain items, some of which may surprise you.
It has, for example, no antiseptic cream or ointment. Current best practice is to avoid such things for the most part, unless prescribed by a medical practitioner. Washing with clean water and household soap is all that is recommended for most situations. Excessive use of antiseptic and antibiotic creams is helping to create super-germs, as well as adding unnecessary cost.
It also contains no burn cream or gel. If anyone has a burn painful enough to require such treatment, then the burn should be seen urgently by a medical practitioner. The best immediate treatment for any burn is cool running water for 20 minutes, and then medical assistance if severe enough. We’re not saying you should never use a suitable cream or gel. Indeed your Doctor may suggest them. It’s just that burns are potentially very serious and getting professional advice is important.
It does have something few other kits have, even those that are much more expensive. It has our exclusive 20 page booklet that summarises the subjects taught in our training courses. This booklet is, like our courses, constantly polished and revised to reflect best practice and evolving knowledge.
Then we also have a First Response Kit, which is designed to fit easily into the glovebox of your car. Inexpensive and compact, it contains items that would assist at, for example, a road accident - mask, gloves, a pressure bandage to stem bleeding, and a survival blanket.
If you attend one of our courses you get the kits at a very special price, but here on the website they still represent excellent value compared to anything comparable on the market. If you want to order a kit online, and you have done a course with us at any time, email us with the date of the course (even approximate will do, we can look up our records) and we will give you the kits at the same special price.
Designed and manufactured in NZ, Stoveguard is incredibly simple to instal and remove, and lifts up for ease of cleaning the stovetop. It comes in two sizes to fit the common standalone electric stoves. We have yet to find a really good equivalent for benchtop hobs, but if we do locate one we’ll have it here.
We tested an alarm designed to alert you if a child or small animal falls into your swimming pool or pond. We just were not happy with its performance and reliability. It worked fine under certain circumstances but it was unreliable. Sometimes a strong wind would set it off and that could drive your neighbours insane if you were away at the time for example. And we couldn’t be sure enough that ti would always alert you when a real event happened. So we’re still looking .
The latest luxury cars have these fitted as optional extras, and within a few years it’s likely that most cars will have them as standard. Meantime, we’re testing units that can be fitted to any car. Too many children are run over in driveways every year in NZ. These devices could help cut that down significantly. As at Christmas 2010 we haven’t yet found one that we’re completely satisfied with