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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 



 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. 

Key features of the new SafetyNet tracking bracelet:

  • The new SafetyNet bracelet features the most extensive battery life of any tracking and rescue product on the market today*
  • The battery life has been extended without increasing the size or cost of the bracelet
  • The bracelet’s tracking range of approximately one mile in on-the-ground searches and 5-7 miles in searches by helicopter has not been compromised despite the extended battery life
  • Product maintenance for caregivers is now greatly reduced 

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*. 

*Source: McMaster University’s  Locating Technology Report

“I have to say the SafetyNet service has given me a piece of mind knowing that my child will be found if he wanders,” said Jenn Bent, mother of a 9-year-old child with autism.  “With this new longer battery life, I feel even more comfortable knowing I only have to change the battery twice a year as opposed to monthly.  Thank you SafetyNet for making this an easier process.” 

 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. 

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 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.

Availability & More Information

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