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Personal "SafetyNet" Helps Track People


We have all seen the commercials and know how LoJack devices help track down stolen cars, construction equipment, and motorcycles. Now the technology is being used to track people.

Merging this technology with the need to keep track of people at risk of wandering is a wonderful use. Many aging adults with Alzheimer's or other dementia are at risk of getting lost. Children at busy amusement parks or fairs can easily get separated from families. Time is key in locating them.

In April LoJack bought the assets of Locator Systems for $1 million dollars. Earlier this week, they unveiled a person-tracking system called "SafetyNet."

The LoJack SafetyNet consists of a Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) worn by the person as a wristband. This PLB transmits a radio signal that can be detected by Search and Rescue (SAR) Receivers used by law enforcement and public safety agencies. The signal is strong enough to be tracked even in a dense forest, concrete structures or steel buildings.

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The radio frequency signals can be used to pinpoint the location of a missing person using a handheld receiver within one mile of the wristband on the ground and at least five miles from a helicopter.

LoJack is going to donate tracking equipment to about 200 law enforcement agencies within the next 12 months.

The initial enrollment fee to become a SafetyNet client is $99 with a recurring $30 monthly service fee.

To enroll in the LoJack SafetyNet program, please visit www.lojacksafetynet.com/enroll or call 1-877-4-FIND-THEM (1-877-434-6384).

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