How Much Does a Wander Management System Cost?

Posted by on December 5, 2018 1:56 pm

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At Accutech, we understand the importance of providing top-notch care for those who wander or elope. We frequently field inquiries about the cost of our wander management system, and we're here to provide some insight. While the price can vary depending on various factors, such as the configuration and size of your facility, we can guarantee that our system's benefits far outweigh the cost.

Imagine a more efficient and safer environment for your patients or residents, with an easy-to-use system that provides real-time monitoring and alerts. We believe that investing in a wander management system is an investment in the well-being of those in your care, and we're here to help answer any questions you may have.

When evaluating the cost of a wander management system, there are several important considerations to keep in mind. First and foremost, you'll want to identify your facility's specific needs and look for a system that can meet those needs most effectively. Other factors to consider might include the complexity of the system, the level of support provided by the vendor, and any ongoing maintenance or upgrade costs.

Of course, it's always important to factor in ongoing costs such as maintenance fees and support expenses, which can vary widely from vendor to vendor. Ultimately, weighing the costs and benefits of different wander management systems can help you choose the solution that best meets your facility's needs and budget.

Cost of A Wander Management System

The hardware and equipment for the wander management system is the main cost for a healthcare facility. However, this cost can vary greatly depending on a community’s size and needs, such as the number of doors protected, alert sophistication, resident ID capabilities, and more.

Accutech offers two ResidentGuard wander management systems, the LC 1200 and the LS 2400.

Communities with a smaller wandering population that just need basic door security are a perfect fit for the LC 1200 system. It’s an entry-level wander management solution with basic door alarm, alert, and resident tag capabilities. MSRP for the hardware and equipment is around $950 for each single door.

Larger communities with more residents benefit from the additional capabilities of the LS 2400 system, with a plethora of integration and configuration options to fit any facility’s needs. Additional features include ID and photo capabilities for door alerts (to see who the resident is), reporting options, custom floor plans, nurse call integration, and much more. MSRP for LS 2400 hardware and equipment is around $1,750 for a single or double-door application.

Check out a more detailed comparison of the two solutions here.

Installation Costs

It’s important to consider installation costs when implementing a wander management system, as they can also differ greatly. Of course, a number of factors will impact wander management system installation costs, including location, labor rates, configuration, and building structure.

The biggest factor a facility can control is who is installing the system. Some companies charge facilities to fly their installers out, adding expensive travel and fees to labor costs. Accutech aims to provide the most cost-effective installation by using local service providers (also a huge benefit for ongoing customer service).

Wander management solutions and vendors are not created equal. This guide offers other important considerations when evaluating wander management solutions for your community.



A wander management system does require some ongoing maintenance costs. Some solutions include a monthly recurring cost for customer service and maintenance. Accutech does not have any monthly recurring costs, and we are able to offer complimentary, high-quality servicing with our local dealers.

The other main ongoing cost to consider is the band/tag combination. Depending on a facility’s wander management configuration, this cost will also vary, but Accutech’s wander wearable band starts at $80 for six months or $120 for a year. It’s important to note that our tags tend to last well past those warranty periods of six months or a year, and there are no expiration dates on the tags like many other systems have.

Though pricing will reflect your community’s exact needs and configurations, hopefully, this blog offers some valuable insight into the pricing considerations of a wander management system, including where pricing starts for Accutech’s ResidentGuard solutions. Contact us to request a custom quote today.