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Lake County Sheriff’s Department Uses SafetyNet Tracking Bracelets to Locate Missing Elderly Man with Alzheimer’s

Press Release 05/10/2013

Lake County Sheriff’s Department Uses SafetyNet Tracking Bracelets to Locate Missing Elderly Man with Alzheimer’s

Tavares, FL – April 17, 2013Missing Person Located 4.25 Miles Away from Home by Lake County Sheriff’s Department Using SafetyNet Tracking System

On April 17, 2013, the Lake County Sheriff’s Department was able to locate a missing elderly man who wandered from his home, using SafetyNet Tracking tracking equipment.  By activating tracking units both in the air and on the ground, officers with the Lake County Sheriff’s Department followed the signal emitting from the subject’s SafetyNet bracelet, locating him less than one hour after he was reported missing from his residence. The man, who was located in good condition, was walking in a residential area 4.25 miles from his home and was returned home by officers.

The SafetyNet Tracking service enables public safety agencies to more quickly find and rescue individuals with cognitive conditions who are prone to wandering and becoming lost.  The service is comprised of a SafetyNet Bracelet worn by a client that emits Radio Frequency signals, which can be tracked by local public safety officials via their SafetyNet Search and Rescue Receivers.

In the greater Miami area, SafetyNet Tracking is available to residents in Miami, Miami-Dade, Hialeah and Coral Gables.  For more information on the SafetyNet Tracking service, please contact (877) 4-FINDTHEM (877-434-6384) or visit safetynettracking.com.

How the SafetyNet Service Works

Once a caregiver enrolls their loved one in the service, they receive a SafetyNet Bracelet, which is worn by the person at risk typically on their wrist or ankle.  The caregiver provides information about the client to assist in search and rescue, which is then entered into a secure database.  Representatives from SafetyNet provide 24x7 emergency caregiver support.

The SafetyNet Bracelet constantly emits a Radio Frequency signal.  Radio Frequency is the technology of choice because, unlike cellular and GPS technology, its signal doesn’t rely on cellular networks or satellite signals and can often be tracked when 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 Search and Rescue Receivers used by law enforcement 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 law enforcement agencies focuses on its 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 personal habits and how he or she should be approached, spoken to and comforted.

More Information

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