03/23/2011 On March 23, 2011, a 72-year-old resident of Philadelphia who has Alzheimer’s Disease wandered away from her home and did not return. Upon realizing that she was missing, her caregiver contacted 911 and informed a dispatcher that the missing person was enrolled in the SafetyNet® Tracking service, which enables public safety agencies to more effectively find and rescue individuals with cognitive conditions who are prone to wandering and becoming lost. Upon receiving the call, the Philadelphia Police Department dispatch notified its ground units. Soon after arriving at the woman’s last known location, detectives with the Philadelphia Police Department equipped with SafetyNet Search and Rescue Receivers picked up a signal from the missing woman’s SafetyNet bracelet. In just over two and a half hours, detectives located the woman, who was sitting inside of an unlocked vehicle approximately eight blocks away from her home. The woman was later returned to her home unharmed, despite the cold temperatures and the fact that she was only wearing nightwear.
SafetyNet® Tracking Systems in the Media
11/01/22 SafetyNet client was reported missing at approx. 12:30 PM. At approx. 1:00 PM PBSO Deputy picked up clients signal with the SafetyNetequipment about 1/4 mile from home. Deputy reported that the client went for a “walk” a couple of hours ago but wasn’t reported missing until 12:30.
SafetyNet client wandered from home on 11/6/22. Riviera PD was not notified until 11/7/22. Due to an extremelate callPBSO Air support was activated.7:15 PM PBSO Air Wing picked up clients signal in area of Jake Lane/Marsh Harbor. Riviera PD K9 was deployed.Client was located in area of W 12th St. 1700 block by Riviera PD at the direction of PBSO helicopter SafetyNet crew.