Trigard Interactive unveils new funeral home app with iBeacon technology

September 7, 2014
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Danville, IL – The register book waiting line is about to change forever. Trigard Interactive will unveil its new app during the 2014 NFDA International Convention and Expo in Nashville, Tennessee. Expo attendees are invited to visit Trigard booth #2030 for a live demonstration.

The app goes far beyond a mobile version of a funeral home website. The flagship feature uses iBeacon technology to tackle the problem of people waiting in a long line to sign the register book at visitations. In the comfort of their own home, people can download your funeral home’s customized app. They fill out a one-time only form in the “My Details” section, then either select a preset condolence message or take their time composing a personal message for the family. They save all of this information to the app. When they arrive at the visitation and begin to near the registration book, their smartphone will automatically ask to transmit their previously saved information to the registry via Bluetooth. With a simple push to the yes button, their message is transmitted instantly.

Another key feature of the app is the ability to send out push notifications to users, alerting them to upcoming community events, specials or other news. The app keeps people in your community connected to your funeral home, which can help generate pre-need leads. There are three packages available to help funeral homes find the right amount of technology that best meets the needs of the families they serve. All packages are competitively priced and significantly more cost-effective than an individual funeral home hiring an independent app developer.

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A new partnership

Trigard Interactive is a new partnership between Trigard and Appitized, that specializes in high-tech tools to help increase funeral home revenue by targeting the next generation of consumers.

The partnership between the two companies is ideal. Appitized is a leading app development agency, specializing in mobile applications for iPhone, Android and Windows platforms. Trigard, best known for burial vaults and highly detailed bronze memorials, brings four generations of funeral experience to the partnership. But this doesn’t mean that the new app is available only to Trigard customers.

“At Trigard, we offer so much more than products,” Rich Darby, Trigard Chief Operating Officer and licensed funeral director, explained. “My family works in the funeral business every day. We understand the challenges that funeral homes are facing today. This partnership with Appitized allows us to bring world-class technology tools that are a perfect fit for our unique industry.”

Can’t wait for the NFDA Expo? You can sign up for email updates about Trigard Interactive at www.trigard.com/tuesdays.

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ABOUT TRIGARD – Trigard is a family owned and operated business based in Danville, Illinois, that has catered to the varying needs of the death care industry since the 1960s. Trigard regularly hosts Trigard University, a program dedicated to assisting burial vault dealers and funeral directors by providing the necessary tools to make their firms succeed in today’s funeral industry. Trigard believes working closely with other death care providers enhances our knowledge of the industry and allows everyone to stay a step ahead in today’s changing marketplace.

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