Companies collaborate to offer IoT-enabled tracking devices
Guardian Locate to unveil LTE GPS watch at Project Lifesaver conference
ACTON, Mass., and SANTA CLARA, Calif., August 29, 2017 – Guardian Locate, a leading provider of accurate and reliable global positioning satellite (GPS) tracking tools, and Aeris, a pioneer and leader in the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced they are working together to help parents, caregivers and pet owners in the U.S.A. track their loved ones who wander.
Guardian Locate is using IoT technologies enabled by Aeris to provide real-time tracking solutions for their devices: Guardian® Watch; Guardian® 3G Personal Mini-Tracker, a lightweight, portable 3G GPS tracker; and Guardian® Pet GPS Tracker collar. Aeris IoT Connectivity services offer many innovative features that allow Guardian Locate to enhance its service delivery and increase service radius.
Guardian Locate has teamed up with Project Lifesaver, who has been chosen as the exclusive distributor of the Guardian® 3G Personal Mini-Tracker. Project Lifesaver and Guardian Locate will unveil this product and partnership today at the Project Lifesaver 14th annual international conference in Orlando, Florida.
Guardian Locate was founded by Rob Gorski and Paul Paolini to provide high-quality, accurate and affordable GPS tracking tools for Autistic children, Alzheimer patients and individuals with other cognitive disorders. The company provides personal GPS tracking hardware and software that was designed by a Fortune 500 company executive.
Gorski is the father of three boys with Autism spectrum and an award-winning blogger at The Autism Dad. Gorski is aware of the struggles families face when it comes to family members wandering, which has become an enormous problem with an estimated 50 percent of children on the Autism spectrum wandering away from a place of safety.
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- Paul Paolini, CEO, Guardian Locate
“Guardian Locate’s patented tracking solution, enabled by Aeris, puts the power to immediately locate a wandering loved one into the hands of their parents, caregivers and owners. The ability to quickly respond to an alert that your loved one has begun to wander helps to ensure their immediate and safe recovery. While there is no way to prevent wandering entirely, we want to provide the tools necessary to locate our loved ones in the event wandering occurs. We look forward to working with Aeris and Project Lifesaver to help ensure that loved ones are safe and secure.”
- Gene Saunders, CEO and Founder, Project Lifesaver
“Project Lifesaver is excited to be partnering with Guardian Locate on the development and distribution of the Guardian® 3G Personal Mini-Tracker. We believe this new Internet of Things-enabled locating device, exclusively marketed by us as the PLI OWL, will be an important tool to provide a significant layer of protection, safety and peace of mind to the families and caregivers of individuals who are prone to the life threatening behavior of wandering.”
- Raj Kanaya, Chief Marketing Officer and Managing Director of Automotive, Aeris, and CEO, Aeris Japan
“Aeris is an Internet of Things industry leader and through our work with Guardian Locate we are helping enable their clients, who are parents, caregivers and pet owners, the opportunity to use IoT technologies and improve the quality of their lives. The combination of Aeris and Guardian Locate also gives them the peace of mind knowing they are able to track their loved one in real time.”
About Guardian Locate
Guardian Locate was founded by a small group of people who desire to provide an affordable solution for parents and caregivers to track their loved ones who wander. The company’s mission is to provide high quality, accurate and affordable GPS tracking tools for those who need them.
About Project Lifesaver
Project Lifesaver is a 501(C)(3) community based, public safety, non-profit organization that provides law enforcement, fire/rescue, other first responders and caregivers with equipment and training to quickly locate and rescue individuals with cognitive disorders who are prone to the life threatening behavior of wandering, including those with Alzheimer’s disease, Autism and Down syndrome. To date, Project Lifesaver agencies have conducted over 3,300 successful rescues. Most who wander are found within a few miles from home, and search times have been reduced from hours and days to minutes. Recovery times for Project Lifesaver clients average 30 minutes — 95 percent less time than standard operations. There are over 1,600 Project Lifesaver agencies throughout all 50 states, in six provinces in Canada and in Australia.
Aeris is a global technology partner with a proven history of helping companies unlock the value of IoT. For more than a decade, we’ve powered critical projects for some of the most demanding customers of IoT services. Aeris strives to fundamentally improve businesses by dramatically reducing costs, accelerating time-to-market, and enabling new revenue streams. Built from the ground up for IoT and road tested at scale, Aeris IoT Services are based on the broadest technology stack in the industry, spanning connectivity up to vertical solutions. As veterans of the industry, we know that implementing an IoT solution can be complex, and we pride ourselves on making it simpler.
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