How Does Ripple Safety Work?

Click the play button below to watch a short video describing how the Ripple Safety system works!  

Video

What Happens When 

You Press The Ripple Button?

One Click

Uncomfortable Situations

Click the Ripple device one time, or use the Ripple app, to trigger a NON-EMERGENCY alert. This signals the Ripple Monitoring team to immediately call your cell phone, assess the situation, connect you to your desired help (family or 9-1-1) or simply stay on the line until you feel safe once again. This is great for when you’re walking to your car alone, taking the dog for a walk at night, or answering a knock at your front door.

Three Clicks

Send Help in an Emergency

Click the Ripple device three or more times, or use the Ripple app, to notify our team of an EMERGENCY alert. We follow your specific in-app instructions and dispatch the selected emergency resource (Police or EMS) to your location, while also relaying your physical and medical information to the 9-1-1 dispatcher.  


Get to Know the Ripple Safety Device

Easy to Use

The Ripple device is the size of a dime, weighs 2 grams, and easily clips to jewelry, clothing, keys, and accessories.

Never Needs Charging

The Ripple device lasts approximately 6 months and never needs to be charged. Rather than replacing your battery, we instead mail you a brand new, free device prior to the original reaching expiration. The Ripple team monitors your device battery level and notifies you when it is time for us to replace it. You may also view the battery life of your device in the Ripple app anytime. 

Water Resistant

The Ripple device is water resistant, so it may be worn in the shower.

Goes Anywhere

The Ripple Monitoring team is available to our users, anywhere in the United States.  This allows you to take your device with you anytime you leave the house.  

What Happens WhenYou Press The Ripple Button?

One Click

Uncomfortable Situations

Click the Ripple device one time, or use the Ripple app, to trigger a NON-EMERGENCY alert. This signals the Ripple Monitoring team to immediately call your cell phone, assess the situation, connect you to your desired help (family or 9-1-1) or simply stay on the line until you feel safe once again. This is great for when you’re walking to your car alone, taking the dog for a walk at night, or answering a knock at your front door.

Three Clicks

Emergency Situations

Click the Ripple device three or more times, or use the Ripple app, to notify our team of an EMERGENCY alert. We follow your specific in-app instructions and dispatch the selected emergency resource (Police or EMS) to your location, while also relaying your physical and medical information to the 9-1-1 dispatcher.  

Get to Know the Ripple Button

Easy to Use

The Ripple button is lightweight and small, so you can clip it or wear it wherever you like.

Never Needs Charging

Ripple's battery life lasts up to 6 months, and monthly subscribers get a new device for free when the battery is low.

Water Resistant

The Ripple device is water resistant, so you don't have to worry when you get it wet.

Goes Anywhere

All alerts carry your phone's GPS location with them, so your Ripple Team will know exactly where to send help.

Our Monitoring Team Keeps You Safe

The Ripple Monitoring team is based in the United States, and is available to answer your alerts 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Our Monitoring Team Keeps You Safe


The Ripple Monitoring team is based in the United States, and is available to answer your alerts 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.



Common How-To Videos

Pairing To A Smartphone

Attaching The Button

Frequently Asked Questions

What mobile phones are supported?

iOS 10.0 or later & Android 7.0 and newer on Bluetooth® Smart Ready devices.

Will the Ripple service call 911 on my behalf?

Yes, but this will depend on your settings. When you activate an alert, your Ripple Team is always notified. When setting up your profile, you can instruct your Ripple Team to send Police, EMT, or Fire Rescue if you click 3 times for emergency situations. If you have configured your profile this way, they will execute this command.  

Where does Ripple work, geographically?

Ripple covers the entire continental United States, including Alaska and Hawaii. We will be expanding to other locations in the near future.  

How will I know help is on the way?

When you trigger an alert, you will immediately receive a text message notifying you that we received your alert and another text message when your alert is answered by our Monitoring team.  The Ripple Safety Monitoring team immediately calls you when they answer your alert.  If they are unable to reach you by phone call they will then try contacting you through text message.  If the Monitoring team dispatches emergency services on your behalf and you do not respond to their phone calls they will also notify you of their actions through text message.  

What happens if I accidentally press my Ripple wearable?

Not to worry, you can either cancel the alert through your app by pressing “Disarm Alert” or verbally notify your Ripple Team when they call you.  

What is the Bluetooth range of my wearable to my cellphone?

The Bluetooth range of the device varies with your surroundings. The Bluetooth range of your Ripple wearable can typically reach up to 120 feet.

Can multiple people use my subscription and/or device?

No, your wearable and profile are tied to your personal subscription. Alerts triggered from your wearable or in-app profile will only call your phone and display your profile to the Ripple Team.

Can the Ripple Team track me all the time?

No, our system does not track any user unless the user has activated an alert. Once the situation is over and the case is closed, your location becomes unknown to the Ripple Monitoring Team.