January 31, 2017

AMI Group Launches Personal Protection System for Those at Risk

AMI Group has launched a new state-of-the-art tracking device which is designed for the personal protection of those at risk, such as the elderly and those with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

AMI’s new Guardian+ tracking system is smaller than a standard car key fob and can be easily placed on a lanyard, keyring or an individual. Incorporating highly advanced GPS tracking, the Guardian+ system enables relatives or carers to maintain contact at all times with those who are at risk and it also allows individuals to raise an SOS alarm in the event of an emergency.

Peter Stockton, Operations Director of AMI Group said: “The great advantage of this device is that it can be tailored to each individual’s needs and it can assist in times of trouble such as wandering emergencies. It can offer huge benefits for the elderly and people with dementia or Alzheimer’s, especially if it is introduced early on in their care. It can enable people to live independently for longer, reduce stress on both carers and the individuals themselves and potentially enhance their quality of life.

“It’s a very small, discreet device, but it’s highly cost-effective and is packed full of features. A ‘geofence’ area can be set up and up to five telephone numbers can be entered to receive alerts when individuals stray outside this area, fall or press the SOS button. Text alerts provide street locations and clickable Google map links; the device can even make and receive two way voice calls. It can help to keep loved ones safe and well,” he continued.

Guardian+ can give individuals the opportunity to continue with activities they might otherwise have to give up and the ability to remain in employment in some cases. It also gives relatives and carers more confidence about the safety and comfort of the individual cared for. With a strong, reliable GPS signal, Guardian+ is very easy to use, IP rated and tamper-proof. Just 35g in weight, it has a long battery life and is supplied with a USB charging dock and recharging only takes around an hour. It provides fast, accurate locations and can be tracked via the AMI Nexis award winning web-based portal which can be instantly accessed via any computer, smart phone or another mobile device. Guardian+ is available in a selection of colours – black, blue, pink and green.