In just a few weeks it will be Black Friday and the official start of the holiday shopping season. The malls will be super crowded, patrons will get pushy, and shopping carts will be stacked high with Christmas and Hanukkah gifts. In the midst of all this craziness, your child is very likely to be lured by a shiny object somewhere and wander off. Worse, a stranger can take advantage of this situation. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, over 780,000 children are reported missing each year in the United States.
Fortunately abductions can be prevented pretty easily. The first piece of advice for parents is to stay focused on their child’s whereabouts, even amidst all the hustle and bustle. Families should make a concerted effort to stick together at all times, and young children should not be allowed to ever wander off by themselves, even if it’s just to peruse the next isle.
The BrickHouse Child Locator is another way to ensure your child’s safety this holiday season, or anytime and anywhere for that matter. If a child (or multiple children) should wander off, the BrickHouse Child Locator sends the parent an instant wander alert in the form of beeps and vibrations. The device then uses on screen guidance to direct parents to their mission children. The device is designed to be simple to use, and effective. So that if the situation ever arises, you don’t have to be left in a panic. The system also operates both indoors and outdoors, and it can work with up to 24 tags independently.
ABC News 4 profiles the BrickHouse Child Locator as a high tech answer for parents.