MetAlert (OTC: MLRT), a leading solution provider for consumers/patients afflicted with movement, cognitive and spatial awareness disorders, recently announced that it offered $4.5 million in a cash and stock deal to acquire TrakTec LLC. Offering affordable, scalable location-awareness technology solutions, TrakTec made the news in a new Fairmont Post article that discusses its SafetyNet(R) service and others like it that are providing peace of mind for caregivers and loved ones and helping to quickly locate individuals who may be in danger. “Many police departments in the country have already begun to take advantage of these technologies to locate and rescue missing citizens who have autism, dementia and Alzheimer’s. Just a few days ago, the Chelmsford Police Department reported that they located a missing woman using a tracking system called the ‘SafetyNet(R) System,’” the article reads. “The SafetyNet is intended to assist in the faster identification of missing people with cognitive impairments that have a tendency to get lost or disoriented. Police departments provide qualified participants a SafetyNet bracelet to wear around their wrist or ankle at all times. The bracelet has a radio frequency transmitter that transmits a continuous signal that may be used to pinpoint the user’s specific position if they go missing. In some cases, SafetyNet’s radio frequency technology has been proven to be more successful than GPS or cellular, particularly in tough environments such as thickly forested regions, buildings, basements, and shallow water.”
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About MetAlert Inc.
MetAlert and its subsidiaries are engaged in designing, developing, manufacturing, distributing, selling and licensing products, services and intellectual property in the GPS/BLE wearable technology, personal location, wandering assistive technology, and health data collection and monitoring sectors. With over 20 years of experience and an extensive patent portfolio, MetAlert is a leading solution provider for consumers/patients afflicted with movement, cognitive and spatial awareness disorders. This market represents approximately 2.9% of the world’s population. The company offers global end-to-end hardware, software and connectivity solutions, in addition to developing two-way tracking technologies, which seamlessly integrate with consumer products, enterprise and government agency applications. Utilizing the latest in miniaturized, low power consumption GPS, cellular, RF, NFC, and BLE technologies, caregivers are enabled to track and monitor patients in real time. The company is known for its game-changing and award-winning patented GPS SmartSole(R) — think Dr. Scholl’s meets LoJack, the world’s first invisible wearable technology tracking device created for those at risk of wandering due to Alzheimer’s, dementia, autism, and traumatic brain injury. MetAlert’s subscription-based business model is built around technology innovation with intellectual property protection. The company has international distributors servicing customers around the globe with subscribers in over 40 countries. MetAlert is a U.S. military government contractor and has other customers that include public health authorities, municipalities, emergency and law enforcement, private schools, assisted living facilities, NGOs, small business enterprises, senior care homes and consumers. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.MetAlert.com.
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