Alarm and alarm management system for remote tracking devices

  • US 8,013,736 B2
  • Filed: 06/02/2010
  • Issued: 09/06/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/14/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A tracking device configured for use in implementing an alarm hierarchy, the tracking device comprising:

  • a location determining mechanism;

    a wireless communication mechanism;

    memory storing a set of programmed rules; and

    a processor operable to monitor the status of the tracking device and to compare the location of the tracking device to the set of programmed rules,wherein the tracking device implements a method that includes;

    invoking an automated response to an initial indication of an alarm condition based on a change to the status of the tracking device or a violation of the programmed rules, the automated response providing an indication of the alarm condition to the wearer;

    establishing communication with the monitoring center when the alarm condition persists, the monitoring center providing instructions to the wearer based on the alarm condition; and

    activating a warning mechanism in the tracking device when the wearer does not comply with the instructions from the monitoring center.

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