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What is a Deadman Switch?
In simplest terms, a deadman switch is a mechanism that is designed to stop operation of a machine, process or vehicle if the operator faints, falls asleep, dies, or is somehow incapacitated. The switch requires a constant pressure from the operator (either by foot or by hand) in order to keep the machine running.
It's most frequently used in trains or other dangerous machinery as a safety measure to prevent accidents if something happens to the operator. In transit trains for instance, if the operator faints, dies, etc., the train comes to a stop instead of continuing out of control.
Another form of a deadman switch is one in which…
How a Digital Deadman Switch Can Help You
If you’re like most people, you probably have a lot of stuff like passwords, documents, ideas, thoughts, and wishes that you don’t want to leave undisclosed if something should happen to you. You may want to make sure that your loved ones have the information they need to deal with insurance policies, property, unpublished stories, or other assets when the time comes. The digital deadman switch that Last Landingoffers can help.
Without a way for you to communicate with loved ones from beyond the grave, they might find themselves in a situation in which they don’t have the necessary information…