GPS Tracking Ankle Bracelets

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As part of a school assignment to develop a new business , a group of Costa Mesa students have developed a GPS tracker to aid those with Alzheimer’s and other disabilities.  Inspired by another student with a disability, the students will be presenting their company, Gotect, and their device in a contest judged by Wall Street bankers with hopes of finding investors.  As they prepare for their trip to New York City, the students are still raising the $20,000 required to attend.

GPS tracking devices, particularly ankle bracelet GPS trackers are often considered as additional security options in caring for individuals at risk for wandering or exploitation.

Source: http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2015/03/25/students-create-gps-tracking-device-for-special-needs-individuals-as-part-of-assignment/

 

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Suspected Thief Forgets He’s Wearing a GPS Tracking Ankle Bracelet

A suspected thief in Washington state either seriously underestimated the precise information provided by his GPS ankle bracelet via GPS tracking software or, more likely, forgot to remove it before allegedly embarking on a spree of theft from an Eagles fraternity lodge.  GPS tracking data confirms that the man made multiple trips between the lodge and a nearby motel.  Approximately $2,000 was stolen, and the man is now suspected in past thefts based on evidence found at the scene.  The police, confirming that truth is sometimes stranger than fiction, stated that “You can’t make this stuff up.” Video surveillance from the night of the alleged crimes has been turned over to authorities, and a second suspect has been identified based on evidence.

Source:  http://www.yakimaherald.com/news/yhr/friday/1988790-8/burglary-suspect-leaves-trail-of-gps-evidence

 

 

If  you’ve read many posts on this blog, we often post about the benefits of GPS ankle bracelets for people at risk for wandering away or becoming the victim of exploitation or violence.  Here’s a great story about how a GPS tracking wrist bracelet aided authorities in locating a mentally disabled man who had wondered away from home.

As a part of Project Lifesaver, a program launched by the Sarasota Police Department several years ago, the disabled man is one of 75 people considered at risk for wandering provided with GPS tracking bracelets.  Participants include adults with dementia and other disabilities as well as children with autism and Down’s Syndrome.

The rescued man was safely recovered near Caspersen Beach, approximately two miles from his home.  Authorities partially credit the use of the GPS tracking device for saving the man’s life, as it allowed them to locate him before the tide came in, which the man likely would not have survived.

 

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A Connecticut program designed to provide early warning to domestic violence victims when their assailants get too close may be expanding.  Currently available in the cities of Hartford, Danielson, and Bridgeport, victims receive automated alerts via GPS tracking software  and a GPS tracking ankle bracelet when an assailant comes within 5,000 to 2,500 feet.  The program costs $22 per day per offender, which adds up to $2 million per year. Approximately one-third of Connecticut court cases are tied to domestic violence.  Read more on this story.

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