There are six critical factors you need to know about to determine which LifePROTEKT wandering prevention/GPS personal location device best fits your needs:
#1 Cell Carrier Coverage. If the individual lives in an area where cell coverage is unavailable, then the devices we represent will only pick up on the GPS signal signal and will not get an accurate location since cellular connection is required for triangulation purposes.
#2 Battery Life. This technology requires a lifestyle modification since many of the devices have limited battery life (24 hour to 7 days) which is very similar to cellphone technology. Although new LifePROTEKT products are coming into market that greatly enhance the battery life (30 days) using technologies like Zigbee, for instance.
#3 Application to Individual. How the device applies or affixes to the individual is very important. As we know, the elderly population may have skin that may be very sensitive and some of these heavier wrist based devices will not work. Therefore alternative solutions to how they are worn are also available.
#4 Does device need to lock onto individual? Let’s not forget whether the device needs to be locked on to the individual. Especially in the autism community we know that a significant amount of children will wander without wearing anything.
#5 Price Point Devices Range from $99 -$550. Depending on the coverage and features. The monthly carrier service costs will be additional. In some cases health insurance coverage will pick up the tab for these devices.
#6 Do you need features such as fall detection, 24 x 7 call center, predator alerts, SOS, heat sensor, two way calling, etc.
Check out all the products represented on LifePROTEKT’s Products that Protect tab and please contact us at 800 939 3952 if you need further information