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SafetyNet Offers Free Enrollment In Its Tracking And Rescue Service To Former EmFinders Customers

Press Release 07/20/2012

As EmFinders Goes Out of Business, SafetyNet Offers Ongoing Protection from the Dangers of Wandering to People with Autism and Alzheimer's

CANTON, Mass., July 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With EmFinders suspending all of its business operations, SafetyNet, Inc., announced today that it will waive the enrollment fee for its SafetyNet tracking and rescue service to former clients of EmFinders.  The offer, which will provide continued protection from the dangers of wandering to people who have Alzheimer's and autism, is valid in all areas where the SafetyNet Tracking service is available.  Former EmFinders clients who are interested in enrolling in the SafetyNet service, should call (877) 4-FINDTHEM (877-434-6384) or visit safetynettracking.com.

The SafetyNet Tracking service helps caregivers provide an added layer of protection for loved ones with cognitive conditions such as autism and Alzheimer's from the potentially life-threatening behavior of wandering.  The service also provides public safety agencies with the tools and training to more effectively find and rescue those individuals if they wander and go missing.

"Our mission at SafetyNet is to bring this valuable service to people who are at risk to the dangers of wandering and provide peace of mind for their loved ones," said Kathy Kelleher, Vice President, SafetyNet, Inc.  "This offer provides people who were enrolled in the EmFinders' service – and are now potentially without protection – an easy and affordable way to transition to SafetyNet, a highly effective alternative tracking and rescue service."

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.  Radio Frequency is the technology of choice because its signal doesn't rely on cellular networks or GPS systems and can often be tracked even if a client wanders into a shallow body of water, a densely wooded area, a concrete structure such as a garage, or a building constructed with steel.

The SafetyNet tracking equipment that is used by public safety agencies can detect the Radio Frequency signal emitted from a SafetyNet Bracelet typically within a range of approximately one mile in on-the-ground searches and 5-7 miles in searches by helicopter.

The SafetyNet certified training for public safety agencies focuses on the service's specialized electronic equipment, technology, procedures and on how to effectively communicate with and approach individuals who have cognitive conditions.  SafetyNet's secure database contains information on each individual client enrolled in the service so that the search and rescue team can have information on the individual's physical characteristics, personal habits and how he or she should be approached, spoken to and comforted.

Resources for Caregivers

SafetyNet offers an online information and resource center designed to assist caregivers seeking tips on how to protect their loved ones who 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.

Availability & More Information

For more information about the SafetyNet service, please call (877) 4-FINDTHEM (877-434-6384) or visit safetynettracking.com.