Best Practices: Emergency Info Tags

Dynotag offers a variety of ready-to-use Emergency Contact Information smart tags your loved ones, ranging from wallet card kits to pendants,  bracelets keychain minitags…. You can see our full selection here…

In all cases, we recommend that you fill in your “my account” form with all your basic contact information. You can then simply set your tags to share these snippets of information, without having to type them in.

Example: Here is user Clark Kent – configuring an Item Tag to share contact information, by simply clicking the relevant checkboxes…

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Another benefit of this approach is – if you update your address in “my account” for instance, every tag that uses that account contact information automatically gets updated – you do not have to change the information in each tag.

The key to using dynotags is sharing the right amount of information at the right time.

Unlike an old fashioned tag, you do not have to show all the information at once. You can start with just offering:

  • Birth Date
  • Blood type
  • Allergies
  • Chronic ilnesses
  • Important meds used (blood thinners, etc.)
  • Basic insurance information (if any)
  • Hospital/Doctor information (that may have your med history)
  • Emergency contact person: Name, Phone, Email

Essentially, we need to provide a First Responder with all the vital information they would need to start helping you – even if you are not conscious.

By default, dynotag Emergency Info Tags come with tag password enabled. We found many users put sensitive information in the basic text areas – so protecting privacy was a goal.

Ideally, the base tag can have open information such as birth date, blood type, allergies and such – without tag password enabled – then sensitive and/or voluminous information can be uploaded as a file to your tag’s “File Cabinet”.  Each file can optionally be password protected – and with different passwords as necessary.

Check out this sample ECI dynotag belonging to (fictional) James T. Kirk:     dynotag.com/a/_Young.Kirk
(_Young.Kirk is a memorable alias name assigned to dynotag.com/1004-5409)

 Other notes of interest:

Cloning (having multiple tags share the same information)
Many users want to keep multiple Emergency Information Tags to make sure information is available in case it is needed. With every dynotag product having its unique ID, it is still easy to have all these tags share the information of a “primary” tag.

In other words, You can get more than one set of tags and make all your tags share information of an existing tag in your collection. We call that the “clone tag” capability. For instance, many users get a Card Kit and a Military Style Pendant, and set the pendant to use the same info in the Card Kit.   This way, there is only one set of information to maintain, no need for redundant/repetitive maintenance of multiple tags with the same updates. As a matter of fact, you can set up an unlimited number of tags as a “clone” of an existing tag in your collection.  Learn more about “Clone Tags” here

Password Protection
Because they may be loaded with sensitive information, all dynotag SuperMedID tags come with password enabled.   Ideally we suggest lifting the tag level password – and placing basic, useful public information in the “Description” area – such as emergency contact information, birthdate, basic insurance information, blood type, etc.   More sensitive information can be uploaded as files into the “File Cabinet” – and those can be password protected if necessary.  For an initial password, we suggest the random activation code on the tag, with the hint “Enter the Activation Code on tag”

Log Book
We suggest enabling the “LogBook” in the advanced setup of the tag, so others can enter notes in the tag. We again suggest the activation code on the physical tag as the default password for adding entries.

Get a Memorable Alias
Because all the information in the tag is stored in the Dynotag Cloud Service, the tag can be accessed simply by visiting its web address.  This means even if the physical tag is lost or not available, the tag is still fully usable – as long as the tag address and passwords are remembered.  For this reason, we suggest using the “Alias” function in the tag management screen to assign the tag a memorable name – so it can be accessed by that alias:  dynotag.com/a/name    such as dynotag.com/a/John-Smith
Whether it is the name, birthday or a number – the alias should be easy to remember.

Verify the Contents
Once your tag is set up, when you get the chance, have a first responder (such as a Medic, Police Officer, Nurse …) view your tag – as they would in a real emergency. This would verify your tag is set up properly, providing all needed information, and is readable by third parties who need acess.