THE 'SMART' ENGINE CUT-OFF SWITCH (ECOS) DEVICE THAT KNOWS WHEN YOU ARE WEARING IT AND ALARMS TO REMIND YOU TO CLIP ON IF YOU FORGET!
Lifecord is a newly designed and patented ECOS device, providing the certainty and reliability of a tethered connection between a boat’s engine cut-off switch and the pilot. However, unlike the typical passive ECOS link commonly seen, Lifecord is a 'smart' device incorporating detection technology designed to trigger an audible and visual warning alarm should Lifecord be connected to a boat's ECOS but not the pilot, similar to a seatbelt warning in a car.
Lifecord’s uniquely designed key and clasp connector is comfortable to wear around the leg and can be operated easily even while wearing gloves. It also offers a secondary method of pilot connection using an ergonomically designed Lifejacket key which can be permanently fitted to lifejackets. Pilot change and reconnecting Lifecord couldn't be easier or safer.
Lifecord ensures that should a pilot leave the helm when the boat's engine is in neutral, they are reminded to reconnect the ECOS when they return. This also ensures a pilot change results in the new pilot being reminded to connect. It alerts the skipper and other crew members alike, should the pilot not have connected the cord.
Lifecord detects whether or not it's being worn. With Lifecord, you will never forget to attach your ECOS again!
On April 1, 2021, all boaters aboard vessels less than 26 feet will be federally mandated to use their Engine Cut Off Switch (ECOS). Lifecord complies with all federal and state boating laws and is ABYC Certified for the A-33 standard which was used to develop the law.