News | September 2, 2014

Elpas Debuts New Generation Of Infant Protection Bracelet

Elpas, part of the Security Products business unit of Tyco has introduced a new version of its Infant Protection Bracelet, part of its Infant Protection Solution.

The Infant Protection Solution consists of a small, baby-friendly Active RFID Tag, and the Elpas Charm that, when used as part of the Infant Protection Bracelet, enables wireless deterrence of infant abduction and mother-baby mismatch in maternity, obstetrics, neonatal and pediatric departments from the time of birth/admittance until discharge.

“Technology offerings for the maternity and neonatal environments must be efficient, easy to use and provide hospitals with the flexibility to fit the patient care and security protocols of their facility,” said David Fensterheim, Vice President, Product Management for Elpas. “Our new Infant Protection Bracelet expands the capabilities of our current Infant Protection Solution offerings to this market.”

The Elpas Charm, as part of the Infant Protection Solution, provides real-time indoor positioning data so that medical personnel can always know the location, movement and status of the protected infant. With its nylon plastic enclosure, the Elpas Charm is easy to clean and use. The average battery life of the Elpas Charm is approximately two years.

The Charm communicates directly with an Elpas Mother Bracelet, which allows the nurse or mother to verify the Mother/Baby match with the press of a button on the mother’s Bracelet. This provides nursing staff with a reliable and ubiquitous method for preventing unintended mismatches. The system can integrate with CCTV systems, providing visuals of all alerts, and can also be used for panic alarms, wander control, asset tracking and wireless nurse calls.

The infant RFID bracelet is small, lightweight and equipped with a tamper band that alerts when the bracelet is opened – even when submerged in water. For added security, the Infant Protection Bracelet also supports instantaneous near-exit location alerting to help guard against unauthorized departmental transfers and to assist in enforcing staff and family escort policies between hospital departments.

About Elpas
Elpas is part of the Security Products business unit of Tyco the world’s largest pure-play fire protection and security company. Elpas is a global provider of scalable Passive & Active RFID/RTLS Safety, Security and Visibility Solutions designed to meet the needs of Healthcare, Government, Commercial, Institutional and Industrial sectors. Elpas delivers a complete line of real-time location based security solutions that help enhance individual safety, reduce property shrinkage, streamline operational workflows, protect the vulnerable, lessen negligence litigation and facilitate industry guideline compliance. Elpas currently serves customers throughout the Americas, the U.K., EMEA and Asia-Pacific. For more information, visit

About Tyco Security Products
Tyco Security Products is a unified group of the most comprehensive world-leading premium access control, video, location-based tracking and intrusion solutions in the security industry. Tyco Security Products conducts business in over 177 countries around the world, in multiple languages and employs over 2,800 employees globally, including research and development, marketing, manufacturing, sales, service and logistics teams in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific. Our products, built by developers from all product disciplines, consistently allow customers to see more, do more, and save more across multiple industries and segments including healthcare, government, transportation, finance, retail, commercial and residential. Worldwide, Tyco Security Products helps protect 42% of Fortune 500 companies, transportation systems on five continents, 37% of the world’s top 100 retailers, over two million commercial enterprises, thousands of students in more than 900 educational facilities, and over five million private residences.