WanderID is now affiliated with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC), as a National Poster Partner through its subscription-based face matching biometric product & corresponding database.
Online PR News – 15-September-2012 – Austin, TX – WANDER ID PARTNERS WITH NATIONAL CENTER FOR MISSING & EXPLOITED CHILDREN
Company now using its breakthrough biometric product to assist in identifying missing youth across U.S.
WanderID is now affiliated with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC), as a National Poster Partner through its subscription-based face matching biometric product & corresponding database. Used to biometrically identify individuals who are unable to reliably communicate in case of emergency, WanderID assists NCMEC with facilitating the distribution of pictures of missing children throughout the country. WanderID is an identification service for people who cannot reliably identify themselves in case of an emergency; the company’s database now includes NCMEC’s current roster of missing children.
An estimated 800,000 children are reported missing each year – more than 2,000 children every day. The National Poster Partner program gives the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and law-enforcement officials indispensable leads resulting in the return of hundreds of missing children each year.
“We’re thrilled to be a National Photo Partner with NCMEC, “said Mary Haskett, co-founder of WanderID, “and look forward assisting and expediting the return of America’s missing children via our breakthrough biometric system.”
Parents and caregivers enroll a family member on the WanderID system by uploading passport style photographs of the subject and contact information at www.wanderid.com. Police officers use WanderID via a simple smartphone application by taking the subject’s photo with their phone and uploading to the website. If there is a match of the uploaded person’s photo, officers receive a confirmation on their phone, and the caregiver is notified for return of the lost person.
For information, visit WanderID on Facebook, or enroll online at www.wanderid.com.
About WanderID – Developed by Austin-based Tactical Information Systems, WanderID is an easy to use, biometric face matching product for seniors, young / special needs children, and others who may have difficulty identifying themselves should they be lost or disoriented. Police and hospitals use WanderID as a community safety tool to help cost effectively identify persons in the field through a simple smartphone application. WanderID is expanding in communities throughout Central Texas. For more information, visit www.wanderid.com or call 855-4WAY-HOME (855-492-9466).
About the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established in 1984. Designated by Congress to serve as the nation’s clearinghouse, the organization has operated the toll-free 24-hour national missing children’s hotline which has handled more than 3,568,780 calls. It has assisted law enforcement in the recovery of more than 175,230 children. The organization’s CyberTipline has handled more than 1,459,829 reports of child sexual exploitation and its Child Victim Identification Program has reviewed and analyzed more than 70,627,004 child pornography images and videos. The organization works in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Justice’s office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. To learn more about NCMEC, call its toll-free, 24-hour hotline at 1-800-THE-LOST or visit its web site at www.missingkids.com.