Wandersearch and Safer Walking
Providing tracking solutions for people who go missing
WanderSearch provides a tracking system utilised by New Zealand Police Search & Rescue, and Land Search & Rescue volunteers to search for people who have the potential to go out for a walk and not be able to return without assistance. It is a faster method of locating the person and returning them to a safe environment.
The current system comprises of pendants, wrist devices or key-rings which are worn by the person at risk of going missing. Each device has a unique frequency which emits a pulse. The pulse is detected using a Radio Tracking Receiver, and a Directional Finding Aerial. As the tracking receiver approaches the device the stronger the pulse will be heard.
The benefits of WanderSearch are that it provides a service giving peace of mind to the person, their families and carers so they can maintain a healthy walking lifestyle. It also reduces the resources required by New Zealand Police and LandSAR volunteers when searching for the missing person.
"... Seeing where Mum is now, I am especially grateful for the extra time it gave her with a bit of independence." - Lee