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EmSeeQ Emergency Locator Helps Recover Wandering, Lost Loved Ones

For caregivers of patients with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia or children with autism, the fear of their loved one wandering away and becoming lost is ever present. Unable to find their way home or function well independently, impaired individuals are at grave risk of injury or death due to exposure to the elements or hazards they may encounter while wandering.

To provide caregivers and family members with peace of mind and prevent a tragedy, the EmSeeQ emergency locator system by EmFinders makes finding and recovering a lost loved one quick, safe, and reliable. The wristwatch-style device uses cell phone technology to securely locate the wearer in the event of a wandering emergency. The device is effective nationwide—anywhere cell service is available—and integrates directly with the E911 emergency response system.

When an EmSeeQ wearer wanders off, the caregiver calls 911 after a thorough search of all the usual places. The caregiver receives a case number from emergency officials and calls the EmFinder’s toll-free hotline to report the missing person. EmFinders remotely activates the missing individual’s EmSeeQ device, and the activated device calls 911. This automatically triggers the national E911 emergency location system, which uses advanced cellular signal triangulation technology to provide an accurate location directly to emergency officials. The 911 dispatcher can update the location at any time to account for movement while the emergency responder is en route.

The EmSeeQ device is activated only after a caregiver has reported the missing person to the police, and the Emfinders Emergency Operations Center can provide emergency responders with health-related information that may aid in the successful rescue of the EmSeeQ wearer. The device costs less than a typical cell phone, with a service plan that costs about $25 per month.

Two bracelet models are available: a watch-style band with a buckle and a clasp-style band that requires two hands for removal to ensure that it cannot be removed by the impaired individual.

For more information about the EmSeeQ device, visit www.emfinders.com.

 — Source: EmFinders