Disclosure: I received a Jiobit and financial compensation to facilitate this post. All opinions are my own.
One of the worst feelings for a parent of an autistic child is when you hear that another child with autism has escaped from their house and has gone missing. The sad part is that without real tracking tools in place most of these incidents can have tragic results. The child is usually found in a brook or even a swimming pool and often the aid of a tracking device like Jiobit could have made a big difference in the outcome.
Kids With Autism Love to Run
As a parent of a teenage son with autism, this has always been one of my concerns. He has proven routinely that he loves to run. I constantly worry that one day he will escape and we will not be able to track him down. Most parent’s of autistic children realize that many of these children are a high flight risk. There is also the added factors like the fact that my son is non-verbal in addition to being autistic. It all adds up to make the work of keeping track of his whereabouts extremely important.
Tracking With Jiobit
Jiobit has created a small wearable tracker that is designed to be hooked to your child’s clothes so that it can not easily be removed. The device uses a combination of GPS, Wifi, Bluetooth and cellular signals to constantly monitor your child’s location. Various features on the device let you know who your child is with, where they are and also when they enter or leave various designated safe zones.
This allows you to know when your child gets to school, if he leaves unexpectedly or if he is in the house. You can easily set new trusted spaces from your main account in just a few minutes. You can also designate a number of care team members. These individuals will also be able to access his location on their devices. However, they will not be able to adjust trusted spaces or make changes to the account.
Jiobit Is Discreet and Effective
Jiobit is the smallest (and most advanced) real-time tracking device. It’s designed so that it can be threaded right through your child’s sneakers. You can also hook Jiobit on to his pants, worn on a lanyard or even through buttonholes on their shirt. It can work in crowded shopping areas and even being able to determine which floor the child is on as well as what area of the shopping mall they might be located in.
Also for the advantage of when out in crowded or unfamiliar locations is a mobile fence. This sends an alert if your child happens to go outside of a predesignated range. The feature allows a parent the chance to quickly realize the child is moving away from them and find them faster.
We all know what kids are like, and that does not mean just autistic kids. One important feature is the fact that it can is designed to stand up to active (and messy) kids. It is even submersible in water for up to 30 mins. In fact, I have seen some parent’s talking about accidentally washing it and it still keeps working. All that and it still only needs to be charged once per week. If your child is a flight risk, or you are just generally concerned for their safety, this is a great option.
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