The following statement was released from KTi as to their closure of the business and therefore the non production of their EPIRB and PLB product range...

Dear valued Customer,

Following a series of events the decision has been made to wind down the operations of Kinetic Technology International Pty. Ltd.

On behalf of the Directors and staff we would like to warmly thank our customers for their support over many years.

KTI will continue to provide support for warranty related issues for all KTI products sold and delivered prior to February 2021, The easiest way to reach us will be via e-mail:

Skippersmate Comment:

This news is devastating to both the Australia and New Zealand outdoor adventure marine and land sector - retailers and buyers.

KTi produced a very good economical safety search rescue device - A quote from a buyer back in 2015: "that the average working man could afford" and so it became widely popular in both countries.

We are still proud to be the first to retail them into New Zealand since November 2014 and have other retailers to follow.

The good news is.... the Safety Alert has not gone away forever!

The product design and future ownership rights have been taken over the world's first EPIRB manufacturer - Norwegian company - Jotron AS.

Jotron have over 50 years of Maritime GMDSS business experience and have some great plans for product enhancements that will bring the Safety Alert PLB into the latest search and rescue technology .

Watch This Space!


On Friday 11th September, 2020, Kinetic Technology International Pty Ltd (KTi) advised Australian and New Zealand retailers the follow statement:

Dear valued customer,

KTI has experienced many challenges over recent months including extended lead time for some critical components, whilst experiencing unprecedented demand for our products during recent weeks.

As a result, we are now facing unavoidable interruption to our product supply moving into spring.

We apologise for the inconvenience this will cause whilst we work towards resumption of supply.

In an effort to maintain supply for as long as we could, we purchased a large quantity of stock, warehoused in Auckland, with an expectation it would take us through till February 2021.

Unplanned by us was the fact that other NZ retailers had run out of their limited amount of stock, which placed a greater demand on ours. As such, we are no longer in a position to supply the product option you have chosen until KTi advises the retail sector further notice.

KTi Contact Details:

+61 3 9583 9566

We Have An Alternative - Click on the ACR ResQLink 400 image:

ACR ResQLink 400 PLB