This list provides examples of the most common types of safety products. It is not a complete list and the items here should not be seen as ACES recommendations. Parents may use this guide as a starting point for determining the products that suit their needs best. No safety device should be seen as providing 100% security or as a replacement for adult supervision. Product categories are: Labels, Locks, Alarms, and Locators.
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Wristbands - Removable and Reusable
Wristbands - Childproof and Temporary
QR Code Clothing Patches
These devices are intended to prevent exit from home, hotel, or car.
Doors (Video and Website)
Doors and Windows
Alarms - Fixed
These devices will sound an alarm when a physical barrier or threshold has been crossed.
Door and Window Alarms
Room Motion Detector with Alarm
Room Motion Detector with Pager
Alarms - Wearable
These are examples of devices attached to the individual that alert the parent's base unit when a short distance (30 - 150 ft.) has been exceeded. Both units sound. No GPS capability.
My Buddy Tag (Video and Website)
Child "Locator" (Video and Website)
These devices alert parents to a safe zone breech and provide GPS location ability.
Project Lifesaver: PAL or Freedom4Kids
Lockable wristwatch, smart-phone sized base unit for parent. Alert sounds when wristwatch is separated from base unit within 150 ft. or less. GPS tracking determines location. Panic button. Text and email alerts sent when out of range of base unit. Both PAL and F4K are identical, except F4K comes in colors other than black and panic button can be disabled. Product is said to report address in areas with no GPS. $299 for device/$29.99 monthly
Amber Alert GPS
Pager GPS device held in holder for wrist, belt or lanyard. Texts and emails are created when entering or leaving safe zones exceeding 1,100 ft. Two-way communication. Registered sex offender alerts, speed zone alerts, breadcrumb feature automatically advises location. GPS updates every 5 minutes. APP available for monitoring. $145 for device and activation. $18 monthly.