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Mass. State Police to demonstrate SafetyNet system

July 23, 2012
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BOSTON—Massachusetts State Police officers will be demonstrating the abilities of a newly acquired search and rescue system used to locate missing individuals through radio signals transmitted from a bracelet.

Officers from the State Police Search and Rescue Team will debut the system, called SafetyNet, on Monday by simulating a missing person call in Chicopee State Park. Troopers will use the system, which is worn like a bracelet and transmits signals to a handheld device, to track and locate the "missing person" during the simulation.

The system will allow Individuals who subscribe to the SafetyNet service to be tracked if they are missing. Police say they anticipate it will help track individuals living with conditions such as Alzheimer's disease or autism and who wander off.

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