Westwood, MA - August 15, 2011 - One year ago this September, an eight-year-old boy with autism wandered into the ocean in Quincy, Massachusetts and was fortunately rescued from the sea in only 14 minutes—thanks to the valiant efforts of local police and his SafetyNet by LoJack tracking bracelet. In an effort to provide this type of valuable protection to others at risk of wandering and as part of the celebration of its 25th anniversary, LoJack® Corporation (NASDAQ: LOJN) and its wholly-owned subsidiary LoJack SafetyNet™, Inc. are offering 1,500 free SafetyNet devices for a limited time in the greater Boston, Miami and Philadelphia markets. The initiative, called “SafetyNet Race to Keep Safe,” is valid only from August 15 – September 30, 2011 or while supplies last—hence the “race” to keep safe those in danger of wandering.
The device is just one element of the SafetyNet Service, which helps caregivers provide an added layer of protection for loved ones with autism or Alzheimer’s who are prone to the dangerous habit of wandering. The “SafetyNet Race to Keep Safe” initiative includes a SafetyNet Bracelet, batteries and straps along with instructions and information on the SafetyNet Service, all shipped at no cost. The enrollment and monthly fees are waived, allowing families to experience the service without any financial commitment for a full six months. There is no obligation to continue the service once the six-month period has ended.
“As part of our 25th anniversary celebration, LoJack Corporation and LoJack SafetyNet are giving back in a variety of ways to each of their audiences. We felt that the best way to show our appreciation and commitment to the autism and Alzheimer’s communities was to provide some comfort for families who live with the ever-present fear that their loved one might wander and not return,” said Kathy Kelleher, Vice President, LoJack SafetyNet. “Our hope is that this offer will encourage people to try this valuable service, which in turn could offer protection to those at risk of wandering and much-needed peace of mind to caregivers.”
To receive a free SafetyNet device, caregivers should go to www.safetynetbylojack.com and fill out a simple online form that includes information about the client, which will be entered into a secure database that will be used to assist in search and rescue. Within 7-10 business days, caregivers will receive the bracelet that is worn by the person at risk typically on their wrist or ankle. “SafetyNet Race to Keep Safe” also includes access to LoJack SafetyNet’s 24x7 emergency caregiver support.
How the SafetyNet Service Works
The SafetyNet Bracelet constantly emits a Radio Frequency signal. Radio Frequency is the technology of choice because, unlike cellular and GPS technology, its signal doesn’t rely on cellular networks or satellite signals and can often be tracked when a client wanders into a shallow body of water, a densely wooded area, a concrete structure such as a garage, or a building constructed with steel.
SafetyNet Search and Rescue Receivers are used by public safety agencies and can detect the Radio Frequency signal emitted from the SafetyNet Bracelet typically within a range of approximately one mile in on-the-ground searches and 5-7 miles in searches by helicopter.
SafetyNet personnel provides certified training for public safety agencies that focuses on the use of its specialized electronic equipment, its technology and procedures, and on how to effectively communicate with and approach individuals who have cognitive conditions. The information that has been provided by the caregiver and stored in SafetyNet’s secure database gives the search and rescue team insight into the individual’s personal habits and how he or she should be approached, spoken to and comforted.
To see if the SafetyNet Service is available in your area and/or to receive a free SafetyNet device, please go to www.safetynetbylojack.com. For more information about the SafetyNet Service, please call (877) 4-FIND-THEM (877-434-6384) or visit www.safetynetbylojack.com.
About LoJack Corporation
LoJack Corporation, the company that invented the stolen vehicle recovery market more than two decades 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. For more information, visit http://www.lojack.com, http://twitter.com/SafetyNetSource or www.Facebook.com/LoJackSafetyNet.
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LoJack is a registered trademark of LoJack Corporation and SafetyNet is a trademark of LoJack SafetyNet, Inc.
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