If you’re on the hunt for a high performing personal locator beacon for your off-the-beaten-path adventures, then KTI will have you covered with their Safety Alert PLB. This device can pinpoint your location down to 3 metres, has a 66 channel GPS and will update your position every 5 minutes on the worldwide satellite distress network.
With a 10 year battery, you can take this device with you on all your expeditions without having to worry about the juice running out when you need it the most. It’s also salt water and corrosion resistant to 3 metres – so it can withstand all kinds of conditions. Your PLB also comes with a whistle and a strobe light which are perfect additions to give you that extra help if you need it.
KTI have been manufacturing for over 25 years in Australia using the latest in technology, so it’s a solid product to invest in. With a KTI Safety Alert PLB, you’ll have global rescue coverage – so you can head on your trip with peace of mind.
I can only really review the shipping as I never had a need to activate this. The shipping was quick.
I do feel a lot more relaxed hiking with a PLB and this is so small and easy to use and relatively cheap that I thought it was worth it. I was looking at the Spot and was going to go with that until I saw the ongoing costs involved with it. This (hopefully) does what I need.
Don’t know if it works and, fingers crossed, I will not need to find out. However, perfect size and service from Snowys impeccable.
Seriously tiny size. Haven't had to use it, but it is a very simple design, I feel confident I could easily activate if needed. Came with a hard zip pouch with belt loop and lanyard. Accessories (ie. armband) available to help you wear it where you can quickly reach it. Really pleased with this bit of safety kit.
Walking by myself for 1 month - This PLB gave me peace of mind
We take this everywhere whether boating or camping. Really gives piece of mind.
Great service, not that easy to register the PLB, but the information that came with PLB is good, hope I never need to use it
Haven't had to use it, but matches description on the website. Service from Snowy's is great, taking a couple of days to get delivered.
Good size and weight.
What battery expiry date are on the current units in stock
The expiry date on current stock is January 2029 - which is as up to date as it can possibly be at this point in time.
The details refer to a BONUS Armband however it is not included in the photos. Is the Armband included in the price?
Yes, the KTI Safety Alert PLB will come with a bonus armband that is included in your purchase price.
When the battery needs to be replaced can you do it your self? If the alarm is set off do you then need to replace the battery? What price are replacement batteries?
The KTI Safety Alert PLB is fitted with special lithium batteries and it is not possible to replace batteries in the field or at home.
Battery replacement and servicing of the beacon is carried out by the manufacturer (Kinetic Technology International Pty. Ltd) or an agent delegated by them. However, unless the beacon has been activated, battery replacement should only occur at ten-yearly intervals.
Once activated, any PLB battery must be replaced.
We don't sell replacement batteries, as this needs to go through Kinetic Technology International Pty. Ltd so I'm not sure about the exact pricing. This is to ensure everything is done correctly so that the PLB performs when you need it to.
Will this work in New Zealand . If so does it need altering,
The KTI PLB uses the COSPAS-SARSAT satellite network which is an international search and rescue system and the unit is approved to be used in New Zealand. You will, however, need to register the device with New Zealand authorities which can be done here.
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