CARY, N.C., July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, approximately 800,000 children are reported missing in the US each year. More than 40% of the reports resulted from miscommunicated and misunderstood plans. Another 9% stemmed from actual abductions. Parents are understandably alarmed by these statistics, perhaps even more so during the summer months, when children are away from school and may be less closely supervised when staying at home while their parents are working, traveling on a family vacation or just exploring their neighborhoods.
"As a parent, I know that keeping our children safe is our top priority," said Christopher D. Newton, Securus, Inc. President and CEO. "In the summer, we want to give our children the best and take family trips, but safety risks can be higher in unfamiliar places. Many parents have heightened concerns while on vacation in new surroundings or when visiting a beach, theme park or other crowded place. That is why we created a product to give families peace of mind."
Securus, Inc., maker of a groundbreaking line of personal and enterprise mobile safety and security products, offers a solution to provide families with comfort and confidence: eZoom, a lightweight, multi-use GPS locator. With its compact and waterproof design, eZoom can be easily carried in a child's backpack or pocket or clipped to a belt loop. Children can press the alert button on eZoom to quickly send their location by text and email to their parents, giving kids the comfort of knowing that help from their parents is only the press of a button away.
Parents can locate their kids in real time 24/7 on the web, with free mobile apps or by sending a text message. Parents can also set up text and email notifications for when their child enters and leaves a designated area (such as their home or neighborhood). In addition, parents can view their kids' location history and turn-by-turn directions to their location via the web or on a smartphone app.
To learn more about Securus, the company's innovative eZoom device or other personal security and safety products, please visit www.securusgps.com.
About Securus, Inc.
Securus, Inc. is focused on deploying mobile safety and security products and services to the market. Securus has developed a complete M2M (machine-to-machine) technology platform, enabling the Company and its market partners to deliver tailored hardware and software GPS solutions. Securus' strategy is to partner with leading companies in each vertical market to ensure best-of-class GPS solutions. Securus' products are designed for college students, individuals with special needs, senior citizens, pets, children and law enforcement. Through its wholly owned subsidiary, Zoombak, Inc., general purpose and vehicle tracking GPS based locators are sold through national retail chains. Visit Securus at http://www.SecurusGPS.com and learn more about Zoombak at http://www.Zoombak.com.
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