LoJack SafetyNet service debuts in Boston
A subsidiary of LoJack Corp., the Westwood company specializing in stolen vehicle recovery systems, announced the Boston availability of its SafetyNet service, which is designed to help quickly find people with autism and Alzheimer's disease who sometimes wander off.
People with those illnesses are equipped with a SafetyNet Bracelet, typically worn about the wrist or ankle, LoJack SafetyNet Inc., the LoJack Corp., subsidiary, said in a press release. The bracelets emit a radio frequency signal that enables the police to track people if they go missing. The service also provides public safety agencies with the tools and training needed to use SafetyNet effectively, the company added.
“In Massachusetts, statistics show that there are approximately 10,000 school aged children with autism and an estimated 120,000 people with Alzheimer’s," Kathy Kelleher, vice president of LoJack SafetyNet, said in a statement. "We’re very proud to offer this service, which can provide caregivers with additional peace of mind about protecting their loved ones.”
The SafetyNet service is already available in some other parts of Massachusetts, the company said.