AngelSense GPS & Voice-Monitoring for Children with Special Needs Now Available in Canada

PINE BROOK, N.J., Jan. 31, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AngelSense, an award-winning GPS & Voice-Monitoring solution designed to protect children with special needs, announced today that following the huge demand in Canada its GPS solution can now be purchased by families and agencies across the country. Since its release in the US in 2016, AngelSense has saved lives, and on countless other occasions, has helped stop wandering, bullying, and mistreatment.

The unique solution includes a sensory-friendly, tamper-proof GPS device for the child and a mobile and web app for the parents or caregivers.

AngelSense’s sophisticated, patent-pending technology allows parents to know their child’s whereabouts at all times by automatically creating a personalized timeline of the child’s daily visited locations, routes, and transit speed. Parents are alerted if the child deviates from the planned schedule or if the child is at an unexpected location, and at any time can zoom-in to see the child’s route on a map in real-time. Additional features unique to AngelSense include the ability to listen in to the child’s environment and surroundings to ensure he or she is safe, and a two-way voice option allowing parents to talk to their child at any time without the child needing to “pick up” or click anything.

AngelSense’s ‘First Responder Alert’ is without a doubt the product’s flagship feature, allowing parents to alert a predefined group of trusted people, including family members, friends, caregivers, school officials and local law enforcement in the case of a lost or wandering child. At a click of a button, parents initiate a highly effective search, and their entire search team receives continuous real-time updates of the child’s location on a map view. As a result, the search and rescue efforts become highly effective, time to find a lost child is drastically reduced, and most importantly, tragedies are prevented.

Unlike other emergency tracking systems in place by many local law enforcement, which require a person to first notice the child is missing before the tracking is activated, AngelSense proactively alerts the parent as soon as there is a deviation from the child’s routine. When every minute is critical to bringing a child home safely, this is crucial.

Autism afflicts approximately 1 in 68 children in the United States according to the CDC with nearly half wandering and potentially going missing at least once before their 17th birthday, according to a study by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Another recent study by researchers at Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York shows that more than 250,000 school-age children with autism or other developmental disorders wander away from adult supervision each year, risking their safety.

“Wandering is ranked as one of the most stressful behaviors parents have to deal with. We have therefore made it our mission to prevent, or at the very least limit the potentially disastrous effects of this behavior,” said Doron Somer, co-founder of AngelSense and an autism dad. “During an emergency, every minute is crucial, and the first hour is often critical in determining whether the child will be found. To reduce the time and facilitate the coordination of people and locations, the ‘First Responder Alert’ immediately push-notifies a predetermined rescue team that includes local law enforcement, with the click of a button, to ensure that the best efforts can be made to locate the child as quickly as possible.”

“Almost every day we hear from a parent that AngelSense has given them immense peace of mind with the knowledge that if their child was ever in danger, they would be able to help them right away, ” said AngelSense co-founder Nery Ben-Azar. “We are honored to be able to now help many more parents safeguard their children,” commented Ben-Azar about the product’s launch in Canada. “This new year, it is our key focus to make the product available in more countries and for many more families.”

About AngelSense
Headquartered in Pine Brook, New Jersey, AngelSense puts its award-winning patented GPS & Voice-Monitoring solution to use to create a safer world for children with special needs while bringing peace of mind to their families. AngelSense was built from within the special needs community to answer the needs of the community. Every product feature was carefully designed to help prevent cases of wandering, mistreatment and bullying, which special needs children are highly prone to.

With AngelSense, parents have a full view of their child's day in both a schedule and map format, and can easily monitor their safety and wellbeing. Some key features include: immediate app notifications sent to the parent for every unexpected location, transit monitoring for bus route including unexpected stops, route changes and transit speed; tamper-proof GPS wearables and accessories designed to adapt to sensory sensitivities of children with special needs; ability to listen in to the child’s environment and surroundings; a time-saving ETA feature for buses or carpools; a unique diary that captures the child's route and locations throughout the day; and a proven "Wandering Child" solution in case of a lost child or elopement.

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