Few Residents Interested In Tracking Bracelet
By Dave Reynolds, Inclusion Daily Express
February 26, 2003
CARMEL, NEW YORK--In 1998, Putnam Sheriff Donald Smith purchased an $1,800 Care Trak Mobile Locater.
The system is designed to track people who wear a small transmitter and battery attached to a bracelet. It has helped authorities and rescuers track hundreds of people across the country.
In Putnam County, however, the system currently has just two users, both of whom have autism.
That's not enough, Smith told the New York Journal News.
"Putnam device that tracks lost people finds few takers" (The Journal News)