The Wandatrak System is used around the country by Land Search and Rescue (LandSAR) and NZ Police to locate people living with a cognitive impairment who are at risk of going missing.
The radio frequency device we supply (WandaTrak) has a battery which lasts for 6 months without charging and is showerproof. This means that clients can wear it at all times ensuring that, should they go missing they are able to be found.
How does it work?
When a person is missing CALL 111 (Police) and state the person is wearing a WandaTrak Device, ask Police Communications to put you through to the on-call Police Search and Rescue Officer. Provide them with the individual frequency number. The Police will then immediately activate a search.
Please note the person is not being constantly “tracked”. They are only searched for should they go missing.
*Some clients especially children and youth living with Autism cannot tolerate wearing a device. In many cases this can be overcome by the way we attach the device.
Please note we no longer provide GPS devices.
How much does it cost?
The cost of a device is $350. However, through fundraising we run a Device bank whereby devices are available on loan to any person that is at risk. Donations for this service are always gratefully received. Once devices are no longer needed they are returned to WanderSearch Canterbury to be reissued.
Battery refurbishments which are required every six months cost $60.00. This cost can be recovered through WINZ Disability Allowance.