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Smart Parents Love WatchOvers Assure Watch

Parents come in all sorts of demeanors, when it comes to the safety of their children. Some will sit back and let their littleones run around without any problem. Then there are those who have to closely monitor their children, always running around in a fright, worrying about their children. Some parents will even dress the children in bright clothes so they can always spot them if they were to get lost in a crowd.

Thankfully, there is a tech solution to this kind of situation. There are watches that are equipped with GPS technology and can be used to monitor children even when they are away from home. There are very many bands on the market and one of the leading solutions is provided by WatchOvers.

The Assure watch from WatchOvers comes with a lot of advanced features that enable parents to conveniently monitor their children. Right from the start, the watch is ready for use when you pop it out of the box. In just 6 simple steps, you download the App to your Smartphone, set up the account and add the contact numbers to be used in an emergency.

WatchOvers is unique in that the App allows you to monitor multiple devices in one account. You do not need a separate account for each device. The App also allows you to share your account with other people in the family or caregivers who look after the children so they too can monitor your loved ones.

With WatchOvers, you get a Spanish “Always Roaming” SIM card that can get mobile  signal even in weak mobile signal locations because it automatically picks up the strongest network signal. The device acts as a mobile phone allowing you to call the children at any time.

Lately there has been some concern that the watches could be hacked by malicious people, and they too would get to know the location of your children. This is not the case with WatchOvers Assure Watch. It comes with 128 BIT Encryption for all stored and transmitted data. Once you set up your account, you simply add a password, and all information is protected from prying eyes.

With Safe zones should  the boundary that you have set be breached, the watch will send an alert to your phone and all other approved phones. This will enable all of you to know where the child is and you can coordinate on how to get him or her.The device can also send and receive voice messages, which is great when you want to remind the child to do something important or just a fun way to keep in touch

With smart Geo-fencing solutions, you can always tell when the child has left the zone. You can set several zones, such as Home and School.

So whether you are one of the parents who does not fret over the whereabouts of the children, or one who is in a constant state of anxiety over the kids, WatchOvers has the perfect solution for you. Get some peace and stop worrying over the kids with our Assure  watch.

Why Track Someone with Dementia

 

Why is it necessary to track someone with dementia? Before answering that, you should read the story of one 85-year old who lost a friend. The colleague had developed dementia and wandered off. He was found after three days in some woods not far from his home. Apparently he had forgotten his way home and wandered through the woods for three day. When he was found, he was barely alive and passed on when being taken to hospital.

Looking at the above situation, you can understand why people want to have a personal alarm for the elderly on anyone they love. Imagining that the person mentioned above was very near his home, but just could not find his way home is quite sad.

What elderly dementia tracker products are available and why they are necessary?

The elderly tracker products that are available include:

  • Pendulum that can be hang from the neck
  • Watch with a security clap so it cannot be removed
  • Normal watches
  • Beepers that can be hang on the belt.
  • The list goes on and on.

The reason behind this is the fact that the elderly suffering from dementia will at one time or the other get lost and be unable to find their way home. This is not always the case, but the probability is high. These are people who are used to their independence and sometimes, when they have to be followed around, they get very upset and this affects them adversely. A tracker for the elderly is the best way of keeping tabs on granddad without making him feel like a child.

Features of tracking watches

Unlike other devices such as pendulum, tracking watches have made it possible to bring interactivity into the tracking business. Here are some of the features which make them stand out in the industry:

  • They allow two-way communication – one can call or receive a call from the wearer, which helpsin reassuring both that all will be well.
  • They allow for SOS calls – one can now send a message to SOS services and also send a message to approved number through the push of a button.
  • Silent monitoring – if an elderly person falls and is unconscious, simply make a call and the watch will answer silently allowing you to tell what environment he or she is in.
  • GPS transmission – they are so accurate GPS data, that you can locate the wearer to within 3 metres outdoors.

To wrap it up

Getting a personal alarm for the elderly is prudent. You do not need to be stressed whenever granddad decides to go play in the park with some of his friends. You simply get him to wear the watch and he can go happily away for a fun time, and leave you at peace knowing you have him in your “sight”. The technology is practical, trendy and easy to set up.

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New Amazing Technology for Tracking for the Elderly

 

Caregivers employ a lot of care especially when they have gone somewhere with a person who is suffering from Dementia. Dementia is a condition that people do go through, in most cases, as they age. Wandering off is one of the most common issues that affect people with dementia. A person may feel that he or she is able to drive, or buy a cup of coffee at the mall, and when they leave, they forget where they were going or where they came from.

This is a nightmare that many people can relate to. A dementia tracker in the form of a watch is a great way of countering this. This watch, or other device that can be kept on the elderly person and transmit GPS coordinates in real time. Watches have become very popular because they are difficult to lose or forget.

The dangers of dementia and memory loss

Memory loss and dementia is not just about getting lost; it can actually be a danger to the life of the individual. It has often been reported about someone who got lost driving on a country road, tried to walk out to get some help from some cottage they had seen some while ago, and then ended up in real danger from hypothermia and other dangers of the night.

The importance of a personal alarm for the elderly cannot be understated. This device will not only transmit GPS data, but will also act as a phone, which will allow for two way communication to calm down the person being looked for. If an elderly person is stuck outside waiting for help, just talking will help keep him or her calm.

Features of the personal alarm for the elderly

  • 2-way calling – this allows you to call the person being looked for and tell them to remain where they are as you go and pick them up.
  • SOS – With just a push of a button, and elderly person can ask for help and also get a message sent to the preset number.
  • Safe zones – Let the individual take a walk, but within a certain radius or safe zone.
  • Alerts – the watches send alerts to your phone if the elderly person leaves a safe zone or if the battery of the watch is low.
  • Listening safety monitoring – you can call the watch and it will answer automatically, letting you know the environment here your loved one is.

How it all works out

You simply get one of the watches that we have online and then activate the service. It only takes 6 small steps to set up one of our watches. Download the monitoring app to your Smartphone, set the preset numbers and account settings and you are ready to go. Getting a dementia tracker is a great way of keeping the elderly safe at all times.

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WatchOvers Liberty GPS Location Watch Phone Product Review

It is great to get a product review of our WatchOvers Liberty watch phone from a technology manager dealing with assistive care.  Here is what Chris had to say:

WatchOvers Liberty GPS Location Watch Phone Product Review

Firstly. Thank you for providing the opportunity to trial your gps watch. Below is a brief report based on my observations, experience and subsequent thoughts.

Set up out of the box

Set up instructions were simple to follow for a lay person. No real issue here. The paper instructions and smart phone app were easy to negotiate.

Charging

No problem here. A good solid usb connection. Charge duration and subsequent battery life was consistent with other similar devices.

Wearing

Strap is comfortable. Options to change a strap for a conventional replacement or locking strap would be good. (despite sacrificing colour coordination – this one was lime green)!

Style

(Putting aside the colour) the watch was worn prominently without mention from any one as to what it was. This is a major plus as a barrier to adoption of any device is when it brings attention to a problem; becoming a badge of disability! Authenticity as ‘just a watch’ would be strengthened with a permanent time display on the screen. This would also be highly practical from a wearer’s perspective for day to day watch use.

Raising an alert

The button on the right side is quite small, though prominent enough to press.  Difficult to say how easy a person with memory issues (dementia) or dexterity issues would have pressing it for the desired time. Not a design gripe, just an obvious observation.

Two way speech

The communication was very clear.

App

As stated this was easy to install and easy enough to use. Alerts from the watch came through quickly and the map reference was highly accurate.

However on a couple of occasions when sending a location request from the smart phone the map loaded to show a world map before zoning into a correct location after some time. This was a little disconcerting! It would be better that no map was shown until a location was found.

Low battery notifications were very helpful.

Bespoke messages

I really liked the ability to send message prompts from app to watch for given times. This was a hidden gem; in itself a really useful feature with potential.

Summary

Pros

  • Easy to set up
  • Comfortable to wear
  • Inconspicuous
  • Good notifications
  • Highly accurate gps pinpointing
  • Message facility

Cons

  • Inability to change strap (minor point)
  • No permanent time display

Conclusion

I would have no problem recommending this product to an appropriate end user. The various colour options do lend it to the target market (children), but I can see this colour choice being desirable to adults too. So long as the person will wear it (bearing in mind our usual target market is persons with dementia) the carer has an easy to use and accurate means to locate and communicate with a person.

Having a watch is a step forward from pendant type devices on the market. However well designed these pendants still carry some stigma of ‘disability’, and may be less likely to be on the person.

Chris M.  Assistive Technology Manager UK

6 Ways To Prevent A Dementia Patient From Wandering

6 Ways To Prevent A Dementia Patient From Wandering – Taking care of a dementia patient is not easy, especially since they tend to wander sometimes. This can become extremely overwhelming for a caregiver. Every noise at night is a worry to them, in case the patient has gone wandering off somewhere. Taking the patient out is also terrifying. If the caregiver does not keep an eye on the patient all the time, there is always a chance that he/she could get lost, or wander off somewhere and get hurt. Knowing how to prevent a dementia patient from wandering can prevent a lot of anxiety for the caregiver, and will do a lot to keep the patient safe at all times.

It’s impossible for a caregiver to keep an eye on a dementia patient every second of the day, however, since they are only human, and there will be times when they simply can’t stop the person from wandering.

The following are 6 ways to prevent a dementia patient from wandering, not only to keep him/her safe, but to boost the confidence of the caregiver, and reduce their stress levels as well.

  • Make sure the home is secure to prevent wandering. Doors and windows should have locks that the patient is unable to open easily. Depending on the situation, bars can be installed on windows too. Strategically-placed motion detectors or bells hung on doorknobs, will alert the caregiver if an outer door is opened.
  • Although it won’t prevent wandering, the patient should always carry some form of identification, such as a medical ID, an identifying label sewn into their clothing, or a temporary tattoo showing the patient’s medical condition and the caregiver’s phone number.
  • Dressing the patient in bright clothing will help a lot to see him/her from a distance, should they go wandering in a crowd. The patient’s home should be surrounded by a high fence with security gates, so that he/she can get some fresh air outside in the garden.
  • Tracking devices, in the form of transmitters fitted into jewellery items, are one of the 6 ways to prevent a dementia patient from wandering that are most effective. Some are short-range, and designed in such a way that the caregiver can monitor the patient’s whereabouts, and some have an alarm that goes off on both the item of jewellery as well as a base unit, should the patient wander too far.
  • Inform the patient’s neighbours as to his/her condition, tell them about the patient’s tendency to wander, and give them the caregiver’s number, with clear instructions to contact the caregiver, should they see the patient wandering outside by him/herself.
  • One of the easiest ways to prevent a dementia patient from wandering at night, is to find out if they are hungry or thirsty when they go to bed. If so, then simply leaving a few crackers and a glass of water or juice next to their bed should keep them settled through the night and stop them from wandering.