72-Year-Old Woman with Alzheimer’s Located Approximately Eight Blocks Away From Home by Philadelphia Police Department Using SafetyNet by LoJack System

First Rescue by Philadelphia Police Using SafetyNet System

Philadelphia, PA - March 23, 2011 - This morning, a 72-year-old resident of Philadelphia who has Alzheimer’s disease wandered away from her home and did not return.  Upon realizing that she was missing, her caregiver contacted 911 and informed a dispatcher that the missing person was enrolled in the SafetyNet by LoJack service, which enables public safety agencies to more effectively find and rescue individuals with cognitive conditions who are prone to wandering and becoming lost. 
 
Upon receiving the call, the Philadelphia Police Department dispatch notified its ground units. Soon after arriving at the woman’s last known location, detectives with the Philadelphia Police Department equipped with SafetyNet Search and Rescue Receivers picked up a signal from the missing woman’s SafetyNet bracelet.  In just over two and a half hours, detectives located the woman, who was sitting inside of an unlocked vehicle approximately eight blocks away from her home.  The woman was later returned to her home unharmed, despite the cold temperatures and the fact that she was only wearing nightwear. 
 
This is the Philadelphia Police Department’s first rescue using the SafetyNet system. 
 
The SafetyNet service is comprised of a SafetyNet Bracelet worn by a client that emits Radio Frequency signals, which can be tracked by local public safety officials via their SafetyNet Search and Rescue Receivers.
 
The SafetyNet service is currently available to residents in Philadelphia County and Lower Merion Township.  For more information on SafetyNet by LoJack, please contact (877) 4-FINDTHEM (877-434-6384) or visit www.safetynetbylojack.com.
 

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LoJack Corporation, the company that invented the stolen vehicle recovery market more than 25 years ago, is the global leader in finding and recovering a wide range of mobile assets including cars, construction equipment and motorcycles-having recovered nearly $4 billion USD in stolen assets worldwide. In today's rapidly changing world, LoJack's core competencies are more valuable and more relevant than ever as they are now being applied into new areas, such as the prevention, detection and recovery of stolen cargo and finding and rescuing people with cognitive conditions such as autism and Alzheimer's.

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