How Project Lifesaver Works

Project Lifesaver relies on proven radio technology and a specially trained search and rescue team. Clients that are enrolled in the Project Lifesaver program receive a radio transmitter device that emits a tracking signal which is attached to their wrist or ankle by way of a plastic or nylon wristband. When caregivers notify the local Project Lifesaver agency that the person is missing, a search and rescue team responds to the wanderer's area and starts searching with the mobile locater tracking system. Search times have been reduced from hours and days to minutes. In over 2000 searches nationwide, there have been no reported serious injuries or deaths. Recovery times average less than 30 minutes.

Radio Transmitter Bracelet

The Project Lifesaver bracelet is much more than a passive ID bracelet. It is a one-ounce battery operated radio transmitter emitting an automatic tracking signal every second, 24 hours a day. The signal is tracked on the ground or in the air over several miles. As each bracelet has a unique radio frequency, the Project Lifesaver search team positively locates and identifies the person who has wandered away from home or a care facility.

Most Reliable Program

Project Lifesaver is the only program of its kind in the world and is considered to be the most reliable search and rescue program ever established. As of July 2011, over 2,400 persons in North America have been located successfully and uninjured in an average time of less than 30 minutes, normally using only two to three public safety responders. The program has proven to be the world's most successful system at locating persons missing due to dementia, Alzheimer's disease, autism, and other related illnesses, saving time, manpower, money and most important, saving lives!


State of the art technology now used by Project Lifesaver is manufactured by Locator Systems Corporation in Victoria, BC Canada , a subsidiary of LoJack, Inc.