SafetyNet Now Offers 6-Month Battery Life For Its Tracking Bracelet
Press Release 08/21/2012
Jeremy Warnick Jeanne Bock Laura Feng
Tier One Partners Tier One Partners
781-302-4251 781-861-5249 978-975-1414
SAFETYNET™ Tracking TRACKING AND RESCUE SERVICE NOW OFFERS
INDUSTRY-BEST SIX-MONTH BATTERY LIFE FOR ITS TRACKING BRACELET
Improved Battery Life Enhances Protection for People with Alzheimer’s, Dementia and Autism from the Dangers of Wandering
CANTON, MA –AUGUST 21, 2012 – SafetyNet® SafetyNet™, Inc., today announced that its SafetyNet tracking bracelet for people with cognitive conditions who may wander is now available with a six-month battery life.
Prior to this enhancement, the SafetyNet tracking bracelet featured a one-month battery life. With SafetyNet’s enhanced battery capabilities, a caregiver only needs to change the battery in their loved one’s bracelet twice a year. The semi-annual change only takes a few minutes and minimizes disruptions in the caregiver’s and care recipient’s routine. Tracking devices that utilize GPS and cellular technology typically need to be charged once every eight hours to approximately two weeks*.
As with the original tracking bracelet, the SafetyNet bracelet is waterproof, lightweight (weighs less than one ounce) and emits a Radio Frequency signal that enables public safety officers to more effectively track people with Alzheimer’s and autism even if they wander into a shallow body of water, a densely wooded area, a concrete structure such as a garage, or a building constructed with steel.
“It is our goal to deliver the most effective safety, security and protection solutions possible, which is why we have worked very hard to help caregivers protect the people they love from what can be the fatal behavior of wandering,” said Kathy Kelleher, Vice President of SafetyNet. “We understand how demanding caregivers ‘responsibilities are, so we’re very excited to make life easier for them in any way possible, while at the same time helping keep those in their care safe.”
How the SafetyNet Service Works
Once caregivers enroll their loved ones in the service, they receive a SafetyNet bracelet, which is worn by the person at risk typically on his/her wrist or ankle. The caregiver provides information about the client to assist in search and rescue, which is then entered into a secure database. SafetyNet provides 24 hours 7 days a week emergency caregiver support. For participating public safety agencies, SafetyNet provides tracking equipment, certified training and ongoing support at no cost to the agencies or taxpayers.
The SafetyNet bracelet constantly emits a Radio Frequency signal, which can be detected by public safety agencies in all areas where the SafetyNet Tracking service is available.
Resources for Caregivers
SafetyNet offers an online information and resource center designed to assist caregivers seeking tips on how to protect people with cognitive conditions who may wander. The resource center offers compelling content from across the web, access to the SafetyNetSource Twitter feed and YouTube channel, a Facebook page to help caregivers communicate with one another and engage in a community of support. It also provides a variety of valuable resources for caregivers such as a form to distribute to the local first responders and neighbors that may be helpful in the event their loved one wanders.
For more information about the SafetyNet service, please call (877) 4-FINDTHEM (877-434-6384) or visit safetynettracking.com.