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12 WAYS TO PREVENT, AND RESPOND TO, ASD WANDERING

4) CONSIDER A TRACKING DEVICE

Check with local law enforcement for Project Lifesaver or LoJack SafetyNet services. These tracking devices are worn on the wrist or ankle and locate the individual through radio frequency. Various GPS tracking systems are also available from multiple retail outlets.
When researching a personal locating device, consider the following:
  • Does the system involve trained emergency response personnel?
  • Battery Life - does the unit have to be charged? If so, how often? Is your loved one unprotected during the charging process?
  • Water Resistance - can the unit be worn when bathing, showering, swimming?
  • Is the unit removable by the wearer?
  • Is geofencing/perimeter notification available?
  • What are the costs involved, are there monthly fees?
  • Will the unit work in the area of your home, school, etc?
Pricing, coverage, efficacy, battery life and other features vary greatly between locating devices. Please feel free to contact us with specific questions.
::  Project Lifesaver
www.projectlifesaver.org: to see if this program is available in your area, go to www.projectlifesaver.org/Lifesaver/about/where-we-are/ and type in your zip code. If it is available in your area, the law enforcement agency will show on the bottom. Call them and ask to have your child/adult enrolled.
::  LoJack SafetyNet:
www.safetynetbylojack.com: to check on availability or to enroll, call 1-877-4-FIND-THEM or 1-877-434-6384.
:: Visit www.awaare.org/trackingtechnology.htm to learn more about different types of tracking technology.
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