I’m here to pick up my grandmother’s prescription. You need her date of birth? Um…let me call her really quickly. This has happened to me quite a few times. Thankfully, I’ve memorized it now, but on the off chance that I forget again, I have it saved in my LifeSite Vault. I’ll never have to worry about losing it again.
In this day and age, almost everyone utilizes the cloud in some way, shape, or form. If you’ve got an Android phone, your contacts are tied to your gmail account, not to your phone. You can save your iPhone pictures to iPhoto. You music can be stored and streamed from Google Play Music or Spotify. There’s almost no reason you should lose any of this information ever. If you break your phone, you can get a new one, and most of your things will be redownloaded to the new device. The same applies to LifeSite. By allowing you to both fill in information and upload files to the cloud, your vital medical, tax, and personal information is located in a single, extremely secure place, where you won’t misplace it.
LifeSite Vault has a fairly easy to use website (and mobile app). You can enter almost any info you can think of. Whether its a bank account number, your Planet Fitness member ID, last year’s tax info, or the name of your dog, there’s a section for you to enter all of that information. There’s percentages that let you know how much of a section is completed. Since the company doesn’t actually know you, you check off a section when you’re done to increase these percentages yourself. So far, I’ve gotten most of the sections filled out, with 91% of my total Vault filled.
The concept of the LifeSite Vault is extremely practical. Many of us have aging parents, grandparents, or may be aging ourselves. This is a great place to store your wills and testaments, medical history, and anything else that might be appropriate for the future. If you’re going to apply for Medicaid in the future, you’ll need a few documents to send in. Why not gather them before you need them so there’s no panicking when the time comes? It’ll be much easier to pull up your LifeSite Vault than it would be to be frantically searching throughout your house or apartment for all of the necessary information.
With LifeSite wanting you to store all of your extremely sensitive and vital information in the cloud, it’s reasonable to be concerned about security. When you have documents with your SSN, DOB, and almost everything needed to steal your identity in the cloud, is it truly a smart and safe option? According to the company, yes. They claim to use military-grade security protocols to keep your information safe. That’s because they were focused on security long before the product was unveiled. Security and peace of mind is the top priority here. The following quote from the press release back in November should help relieve your worries:
LifeSite has combined secure information access and controlled, permission-based sharing with high-level document encryption and security, to provide a safe and smart digital storage solution. LifeSite Vault encrypts all data during both transmission and storage, and each user’s encryption key is as unique as they are — no two users share the same key. Each user manages their own access. Even LifeSite employees do not have access.
Based on what I saw at CES Unveled and what I’ve been using since then, I can assure you that this is a practical product that you should consider. Currently, there’s only a free option, but a paid option will be coming in the near future. What that will include, we’re not sure yet. But this is CES week, so we might get some more info by the end of the week! Check back here in the future for updates on the LifeSite Vault.