The LoJack SafetyNet service is now available for caregivers who watch over loved ones with cognitive conditions, such as autism and Alzheimer's, from wandering.
Various police departments around the country have been trained and certified on the SafetyNet service, as well as equipped with search and rescue equipment.
"Our SafetyNet service has already been used to rescue people in other parts of the country, including the dramatic rescue of an 8-year-old boy in Quincy, Mass., who had wandered into the ocean and was rescued by local police in just 14 minutes using SafetyNet's tracking equipment," said Kathy Kelleher, vice president of LoJack SafetyNet Inc.
Caregivers enroll their loved ones in the service, who wear a SafetyNet Bracelet on the wrist or ankle. Information about the client to assist in search and rescue is entered into a secure database. The bracelet constantly emits an RF signal that is detectable within a range of approximately 1 mile on the ground and 5 to 7 miles via helicopter.