How to choose the right device for your child?
Families should thoroughly research the features of personal locating devices before deciding on which is best for their child. Suggested considerations:
• Battery Life - does the unit have to be charged? If so, how often? Is your loved one unprotected during the charging process?
• Water Resistance - can the unit be worn when bathing, showering, swimming?
• Efficacy in water – will the unit transmit a signal under water?
• Is the unit removable by the wearer?
• Is geofencing/perimeter notification available?
• Cellular service in your area - will the unit work in the area of your home, school, etc?
• Does the system involve trained emergency response personnel?
• Is the manufacturer accessible in case you have critical questions or challenges?
• What are the costs involved, are there monthly fees?
10 Wearable Safety and GPS Devices for Kids
Article on existing and coming soon to market GPS wearable products for kids.
Alert Me Bands
Communicates who to call in an emergency but also communicates and creates awareness for medical/special needs and allergy indications. The bands are adjustable and are the only solution available to date that are impossible for children to remove on their own!
AmberAlert GPS Smart Locator
A durable, child friendly product that works hand-in-hand with our easy-to-use parent app and portal, keeping busy families connected with tracking information and voice functionality.
Provides a GPS and voice monitoring solution to keep children with special needs safe and well cared-for. The solution includes a wearable GPS device - designed to address sensory issues and a friendly app based on smart analytics. Parents use this product to oversee their children daily routine in real time, listen in to make sure they are treated well, get alerts for location changes, locate lost child with live updates, and view pictures of visited locations. The AngelSense customer care team members are all parents to children with special needs who are active users of the product.
Autism ID Card
Helps people on the autism spectrum explain their medical condition to police, EMTs, and other first responders in the event of an emergency.
The device is paired with an iOS/Android application that allows you to track your child within a 20-45 meter radius while at the playground or mall. The application also allows you to invite others to “co-guard” your child. BeLuvv is also a generous service, as for every two Guardians you purchase, one is donated to a family who cannot afford their own.
The original law enforcement rescue program that electronically tracks people with Alzheimer's who wander and special needs kids. Sheriffs, Police, Fire Departments, SAR Teams, etc. use Care Trak to quickly locate at risk individuals.
The FiLIP is a wearable phone and locator for kids, designed with parents in mind — giving them the peace of mind they crave, while providing kids the freedom they need to be kids. FiLIP keeps families connected in the way they want to be without the need to buy a young child a smartphone.
The GizmoPal is an LG wrist-band cell phone available for purchase through Verizon Wireless. It uses GPS and the Verizon Cellular Network to locate and has a simple one-button calling feature, as well as an auto-answer feature that ensures parents can always get through to their children.
HereO GPS Watch
The hereO GPS watch is the world’s smallest real-time GPS location device created specifically for children age 3 and up. Equipped with WiFi, a built-in SIM card and built-in USB connector, hereO lets parents keep track of their young children whereabouts at any time directly on their smartphone via the hereO family app.
The only autism-specific in case of emergency (ICE) mobile app. It easily stores vital information about an person's unique and individual needs directly on their iPhone or iPad making the very information first responders and ER personnel need to interact with and treat the person properly, immediately accessible. Among other features, ICE4Autism also includes an "alert my emergency contacts" feature which sends an emergency alert text message to the user's emergency contacts.
ID bracelets using QR code technology that allows users to provide as much information as they see fit. Our IDs, when scanned, also send Alert Messages that tell the emergency contacts when the ID was scanned and provides a GPS location. The user can also upload an unlimited number of documents to be saved and retrieved for use at any time. For example, upload your child's IEP so there is no need to worry about wondering where you put those IEP papers.
Kids Safety Bands
A Kid Safety Band is the pioneering silicone wristband designed specifically for children and other dependents. Parents customize their child's safety band with the initials of their child along with their contact number(s).
Lost and Found Temporary Tattoos
Free "If I am lost, please help me be found" temporary tattoos with your phone number.
My Buddy Tag
A wearable children’s safety device that utilizes Bluetooth. An affordable option for budget-conscious parents who want a safety backup plan. It also has a unique feature that alerts parents when the wristband is submerged in water for 5 consecutive seconds.
Quickly locate, monitor, and track your kids with the push of a button. Using the PocketFinder online portal, or the FREE mobile app for select Android or Apple iOS devices, you will be able to see where your kids are at on Google Maps™ and receive alerts whenever they arrive and leave any of the unlimited number of custom geo-fence zones you create.
Caref GPS Phone Watch and kidsport GPS Tracking Band
Stylish and cool sports band that will allow you to locate your kids on your phone, iPad or computer. Kids love the style; parents love the safety!
A fun and colorful temporary safety child ID tattoo that's uniquely offered either customized with your mobile phone number. When applied to the arm of your child or loved one, SafetyTat provides an immediate, highly visible form of child identification.
Wearable ID products using the QR Code Technology. Store all lifesaving information and get GPS location when code is scanned! Information accessible from smartphone or computer and editable at any time. Profiles including medical information, photograph and more are 100% free with feature of 1-click Missing Child Alert to Authorities to save valuable time in case your child goes missing.
A small & smart GPS Tracker for kids.
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