Our Community Will Always Make Us Stronger

From day one, the community – both locally and throughout the electrical industry – has been a major contributor to Safeguard Equipment’s success. As we move forward with the Compass Personal Voltage and Current detector and as we release future product, you will be able to find our newest articles and news specials here.

North Idaho Company Creates Voltage Detectors to Save Lives

By KREM2 News

“It’s an idea born in a dorm room. That idea has grown into a North Idaho company in the business of saving lives. They make one-of-a-kind safety equipment for electrical workers. As KREM 2’s Taylor Viydo explains, for the people behind the company, it’s personal.”

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Made in the Northwest: Safeguard Equipment


By: Derek Deis

POST FALLS, Idaho – Consider it a sixth sense for utility linemen or anyone who works around electrical threats. “Plain and simple, it saves lives,” said Tim Ledford, Safeguard Equipment‘s Chief Executive Officer. Compass is a wearable voltage detector that you attach to the brim of your hard hat….

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Wearable Electrical Awareness

Compass: Worlds Best Personal Voltage Detector 

By Brady Hansen

“Nearly a third of workplace injuries are equipment-related. This includes mechanical errors, PPE failure, struck-bys, or pinches. That means if you reduce equipment-related injuries by 80 percent, you will cut your overall injury rates by about 24 percent.”

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Safeguarding Utility Workers

By Becky Kramer

“Thirty thousand dollars seemed like a fortune to the three University of Idaho graduates. Tim Ledford, Brandon Bledsoe and John Thompson developed a safety device that utility workers clip onto their hard hats. It beeps and flashes when workers approach a high-voltage electrical source, reducing the risk of electrocution…”

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UI Grads Develop Safety Device to Reduce Electrocution Risk for Utility Workers

By Becky Kramer

“Three recent University of Idaho graduates have developed a device to help linemen and construction workers avoid electrocution. The device, scheduled to hit the market in late December, clips onto a hard hat. It alerts workers when they’re close to energized lines and other sources of electricity. “Our company vision is to save lives, give back and encourage others to innovate in their communities,” said Safeguard Equipment’s chief executive, Tim Ledford…”

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Startup SafeGuard Equipment Energizes Investors


By The Spokane Journal of Business

 “Three recent University of Idaho graduates, each hailing from families of electrical workers, have generated substantial attention from Spokane-area startup investors as a company they’ve founded, Safeguard Equipment Inc., develops a wristband that would notify users about an imminent threat of electrocution….”

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