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Otiom - GPS locator tag



Pentland Medical will donate 10% of each purchase to Alzheimer's Society.

Otiom is a small, simple and sturdy locator tag, which people with dementia carry on their person. Otiom offers people with dementia the freedom to move about freely. The location of the individual is only shared with relatives and carers if there is a risk of danger.

With the Otiom-app on their smartphone, relatives and carers will be notified as soon as the person with the tag leaves home. Carers can also be notified when the individual leaves a zone that has been defined – without the individual being continuously monitored.

With the Otiom-app it is easy define safe zones, which are areas where the person with dementia can be without being monitored. A safe zone could be their house and garden, the road where they live or the places they go for walks. Otiom also works indoors.

The Otiom-tag is designed to be entirely neutral and pleasant to the touch. Therefore, the tag has no buttons, lights or charging plugs; keeping things simple.

Otiom won’t suddenly run out of power; a message is automatically sent to the smartphone when it is time to charge the device. The starter kit includes the Otiom tag, charger, and bluetooth homebase device. No monthly subscription is required.

Key features
  • Otiom comprises of a wearable tag, a charger and 2-4 homebases which can be placed in different places around the house, e.g. near doors or in rooms.
  • Otiom communicates using NB-IoT, via mobile phone masts. It also uses GNSS, which includes all global satellite systems (including GPS) as well as Bluetooth 5.X. (You may need more than one bluetooth homebase depending on the layout of your home.)
  • Small and lightweight. The Otiom-tag weighs just 30 grams and measures 5x1cm.
  • It has no distracting buttons, sounds, plugs or lights.
  • Long battery life. The Otiom tag will outperform other technologies of this nature, and it can be fully recharged in 2 hours. The tag saves power when inside the home. (Battery usage increases when the tag is taken outside.)
  • Each tag is 100% waterproof and pressure tested at a depth of 5 metres.
  • The Otiom-tag can be disinfected and machine-washed at up to 60 degrees Celsius. 
  • Smartphone app is available for iOS and Android
  • 30 day, money back, returns promise
  • Set-up time - 30-90 minutes
  • At least one responder is required to live nearby person with the Otiom device to react to alert
  • Does not include an SOS button but caregiver can activate location at any time using the Otiom app
  • Multiple caregivers can have access to the app so that care role can be shared

How it works

When a customer buys Otiom outright, all equipment is fully owned by the customer. There is no charge to use the Otiom app and the customer will have unlimited use of the Otiom system for as long as it is needed.

The Otiom comes with a 1 year warranty and you will have ongoing support from Pentland Medical's team of experts.

Otiom is available in several starter kits for small, medium or large properties. Pentland Medical can advise on the starter pack for your property size as well as checking that your postcode area does have IoT coverage.

The Otiom-tag includes the new Internet of Things (IoT) technology. This means that it has a very long battery life, and it works where traditional GPS devices do not – including indoors. It communicates using NB-IoT, via mobile phone masts. It also uses GNSS, which includes all global satellite systems (including GPS) as well as Bluetooth 5.X.

Peace of mind - should you wish to return the product to Pentland Medical, you can contact them for a full refund within 30 days of purchasing.

Pentland Medical will donate 10% of each purchase to Alzheimer's Society.

If you have any questions, please contact Pentland Medical by emailing:

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Your order will be processed promptly and we expect to deliver in three to five working days, however some products are despatched directly from the supplier and may take longer to arrive so please allow up to 14 days for standard delivery.

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