Cyprus Mail

CyTA tracking device for vulnerable people

The Cyprus Telecommunication Authority (CyTA) has launched a personal device for keeping track of a vulnerable person particularly in an emergency.

Vidatrack, as the service is called, “has been specially designed to address the needs of vulnerable social groups, the elderly, those with chronic ailments, special needs, impaired mobility, mental health problems, reduced higher mental functions and also of their loved ones”.

Through the use of a handheld device that the user has permanently on them and of the Web application (, Vidatrack service enables location tracking, alert notifications via SMS, outgoing calls to three pre-defined numbers, and receiving of incoming calls.

The aim is to encourage people live more independently, “while, at the same time, reinforcing their sense of safety and security in their daily routine as well as reassuring their relatives and carers”. Users can alert their relatives or carers whenever they need help. The device also enables caretakers to locate the device user instantly, in case of emergency.

“Cyta will continue to pioneer and introduce new and innovative services that exploit the possibilities offered by technology,” said CYTA’s consumer market director Kikis Kyriacou.


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