LoJack, the company known for devices that help police find stolen cars, is extending its technology to finding wandering humans. With the release of SafetyNet, caretakers of people with Alzheimer’s, Down syndrome, and other diseases, can be sure that no one will walk off into the sunset never to be seen again. LoJack says that it provides government agencies with specialized receivers and antennas that can be activated to locate a missing person wearing the company’s ankle or wrist bracelet.
From LoJack’s press release:
LoJack SafetyNet, designed to protect these people at risk, is a multi-faceted solution based on LoJack’s April 2008 acquisition of the assets of Locator Systems. Locator Systems provided technology to Project Lifesaver International (PLI), a non-profit organization that since 1999 has developed a network of more than 900 law enforcement/public safety agencies nationwide, which have been trained and certified in the use of electronic search and rescue technology.
Since the acquisition, LoJack has enhanced the technology for greater durability, eliminated equipment costs for law enforcement and public safety agencies, and established a working relationship with Project Lifesaver International. Now, LoJack will leverage its considerable resources to take this solution to the next level: outfitting new law enforcement/public service agencies, ramping up manufacturing of the device and broadening the public’s awareness of this valuable service.
Press release: LOJACK CORPORATION LAUNCHES SOLUTION FOR TRACKING AND RESCUING PEOPLE AT RISK OF WANDERING
Product page: LoJack® SafetyNet
LOJACK is also helping to sponsor Project Lifesaver International, a charity program that uses the company’s technology to find lost elderly folks.