Learn about Alerts, e.g. SOS, Wandering

Learn about Alerts, e.g. SOS, Wandering

GPS Tracker Safety Alerts

You can set up your Stray Star GPS Tracker to send text alerts when certain things happen - allowing you to respond asap. You can also have one carer receive SOS alerts, and a different carer receive other alerts (e.g. wandering, fall, low battery).  

Alerts can be enabled or disabled via a simple text message. 

Wandering Too Far

One of the key benefits of GPS Trackers for dementia and Alzheimer's is knowing when the person wanders. Also called geofencing, you can set a radius (upwards of 50 meters) from where the tracker is - if the person then wanders beyond this distance, you (and two other carers if necessary) can receive a text alert. 

You can create up to three different zones (of varying sizes and places) that send an alert if the person walks out of them (e.g. away from home), or into them (e.g. a particular destination, or to know that they're home again). 

If you use online tracking, you can have a ping on your phone instead when the tracker enters or leaves a zone, and can create circular or polygonal zones anywhere on the map.


Fall Alerts

Our Stray Star GPS Tracker also works as a fall detector. They have built in motion sensors - so if the wearer (who may be a vulnerable adult or with risk of stroke) should fall, the device will sense an impact and trigger a Fall Alert. To prevent false alarms, it will beep ten times first, during which time the wearer can cancel the alert by pressing the main button on the front.

As well as a text alert to up to three people, it can also call each person in turn until someone answers, to allow a two-way conversation. This allows a carer to offer some reassurance that someone is on their way.


SOS or Panic

The SOS button on the front can be assigned to up to three relatives/carers numbers. When pressed for any reason (being lost, confused, in need of help) the device will send a text alert saying "HELP ME!" with the the location link.

It will then also call the numbers in turn until someone answers, so a reassuring two-way conversation can take place.

If the wearer has dementia or Alzheimer's and won't remember to use the buttons, they can be disabled while still receiving other alerts (e.g. wandering, falls or low battery).

“Hi, we purchased a Stray tracker for our Dad who has dementia, in early November. We have been really pleased with the reassurance it gives us as he still lives at home independently but visits my mum daily in the local care home she is a resident in so we are able to check he has arrived safely and has been dropped home at night by his taxi.”Noreen, 2018


  • Low Battery

    When battery level is down to 15% – receive a text alert to know that it needs a charge (usually every few days).

  • Speed

    If the wearer drives or the device is in a vehicle, be notified if they go above a certain speed.

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