Helps families protect members who may wander or bolt and who are most typically individuals living with Alzheimer’s, Autism, Down’s Syndrome, Acquired Brain Injury or other types of cognitive impairments. These individuals can be equipped with a 1-ounce wrist transmitter that sends a radio signal which can be tracked up to a 2-kilometer radius. The system operates all day, every day of the year. When notified by caregivers that an individual has gone missing, specially trained police officers use mobile tracking equipment to find them.
There is not a 100% guarantee that missing individuals will be located through the use of this system however, this is true regardless of the technology or method utilized. Project Lifesaver, however, does have the most successful record in the world. As of January 2013, there have been over 2,641 searches with no serious injuries or fatalities reported. This has been accomplished through a combination of training, methods, procedures and the latest technology which is tested often in real-world situations. The best protection is to have trained personnel with the latest equipment available, respond and conduct these searches. The success record of the approach speaks for itself.
Victim Services in cooperation with Stratford Police Service and Perth County OPP have made Project Lifesaver available within Perth County. To learn more about this program call our 24-hour line 1-866-376-9852.
This video, although a US example, explains Project LIfesaver: