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WHAT THE HELL?

CIRCL is a social distancing box. Due to its simple use and its efficiency, it prevents close contact between two individuals at less than 6 feet (2m) by signalling the presence of the other by an audible signal. CIRCL helps to change habits today for a certain future, more than 6 feet (2m) away from the other.

WHO'S CIRCLING FOR?

CIRCL offers a solution for effective social distancing. It is therefore suitable for all spaces with many people, such as schools, offices, warehouses, retirement homes or even for your children and teenagers.

WHY USE IT?

Setting up an effective social distancing allows our companies to perpetuate work quickly while reducing health risks. Thus, using CIRCL is a commitment to the protection of individuals in the workplace or elsewhere.

DOES CIRCL WORK ANYWHERE ?

Yes, Circl works everywhere, both indoor and outdoor. Even in a noisy surrounding, the alarm will warn you if someone is too close to you.

DO I NEED TO DOWNLOAD A MOBILE APPLICATION?

No, Circl works fully when you unpack it. If you want to extend the detection features, then you can download the mobile App CIRCL ME.

HOW'S PRODUCTION GOING?

Initially, our project was not what it is today, but in view of the current pandemic, we thought it useful to transform it in favour of social distancing. Thus, our production line has already been launched and our first boxes are ready for use. We can therefore ensure delivery as early as July.

WHY THIS CAMPAIGN?

Launching this crowdfunding campaign allows us to have enough pre-sales so that we can launch the final production. In the meantime, we are finishing the packaging and the mobile application.

WHAT IS THE MOBILE APPLICATION?

Our team is currently developing a mobile application available on the Play Store as well as on the App Store in parallel with CIRCL. It will allow to set the minimum distance between each box which is 6 feet (2m) by default. In addition, the application will be able to update CIRCL in a few seconds when new features are available. 

HOW TO CONFIGURE IT?

We wanted to make CIRCL an easy to use tool to make it accessible to anyone. Just press the power button and it will be immediately recognized by all the other CIRCLs around it. To turn it off, nothing could be simpler, just press the power button again for 3 seconds. 

WHAT IS THE TECHNOLOGY USED?

In order to extend the battery life, we decided to use Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE). This safe and reliable radio technology allows each CIRCL box to detect all the other boxes around it, without the need to synchronize them beforehand.

WHAT ABOUT THE BATTERY?

For efficient use, the included battery lasts for three months. CIRCL uses CR2477 batteries, easily found on the market for about $1.5. CIRCL comes with one CR2477 battery. 

IS THE DATA PROTECTED?

CIRCL emits weak BLE radio signals to operate. No location data is stored in CIRCL. It does not communicate with the mobile application, unless you want. Your data is therefore secure.

EXTRA CHARGES?

No additional fees apply after the purchase of CIRCL. All you need are spare batteries, which cost about $1.5.

AFTER THE COVID?

After the covid-19, CIRCL lends itself to many uses, such as setting up a panic button that will alert your loved ones in the event of an attack. This functionality can be added to CIRCL thanks to our mobile application.