GPS Tracking and Kids

GPS tracking software school bus

A New Mexico school district is investigating a claim made by a parent that a district school bus was speeding when it passed her on a local highway.  School district officials said all buses in the district have GPS tracking devices installed, and with the use of GPS tracking software it is possible to pinpoint the speed and location of any bus at any time.   While the district did not disclose what details were revealed via GPS tracking, they cited that the speeding bus incident will be handled internally as a personnel matter.  GPS tracking software also has been used in the past to protect drivers from false accusations.

 

Source:

http://krqe.com/2015/04/16/gps-used-to-investigate-speeding-school-bus-claim/

 

GPS tracking software school bus

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/

 

GPS tracker for personal safety

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In addition to providing helpful information for business operations, GPS tracking systems are also used for personal safety.  Here, we’ve outlined some of the best safety features today’s GPS trackers have to offer.

The Panic Button

Perhaps the most important feature of a GPS tracker for personal safety is the panic button.  With the press of a single button, a GPS user in an emergency situation can immediately alert others if his or her tracker is equipped with a panic button.  On most GPS tracking systems, this feature activates a rapid-fire sequence of location alerts followed by automated cell phone alerts via GPS tracking software.

Voice Capabilities

The ability to communicate with another human being in the event of an emergency can mean the difference between life and death.  If you’re selecting a GPS tracking system for personal safety, TrackingTheWorld recommends a tracking device with two-way voice capabilities.

Extreme Weather Durability

For personal safety, a GPS tracker with all-weather durability is important, particularly if you are an outdoor enthusiast.  In situations such as mountain biking or snow skiing, your safety may depend on the ability of your GPS tracker to reliably function in less than desirable temperatures. Be sure to ask your GPS dealer for specifics on bad weather and water resistance capabilities before purchasing a tracker.

Long Battery Life

Another of the most important safety features for GPS trackers is the ability of the tracker to operate for as long a period as possible without a charge.  Depending on locate update intervals (how often you want the tracker to report your location), today’s GPS trackers can go as long as a month or more between charges.  With this capability, or something similar, you can rest assured your GPS tracking system will function even if you forget to charge it once in a while.

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For more information on GPS tracking devices designed for personal safety, vehicle tracking, employee monitoring, and more, please visit http://www.trackingtheworld.com.

 

GPS tracking software school bus

Portage Township Schools on the southeast side of Lake Michigan  recently installed GPS trackers on all 110 buses in the school’s fleet.  Added as a measure of convenience for both parents and administration, the program was given a “test drive” during summer school to prepare for the beginning of the 2014 school year.

Using GPS tracking software on computers or smart phones, parents and faculty are able to see the exact location of any bus at any time–even on field trip days–  While the new GPS tracking system will most assuredly offer parents peace of mind that their child made it to school safely, officials also hope it will be an added convenience for parents of children whose buses are running late.  With tracking software, parents will have detailed information on when the bus can be expected, hopefully eliminating the need to call the school officials.

School administration also hopes to use the system to conserve fuel and maintain efficiency by rerouting buses when traffic incidents occur.

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Article Source:  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/porter/duneland/chesterton/parents-can-follow-children-to-school-via-gps/article_d4260fdd-5eeb-5986-94f1-cc132108dd52.html

 

 

GPS tracking kids

Entrusted with both the safety and education of our children, public school administrators seeking to more effectively manage student transportation are increasingly turning to GPS tracking devices and tracking software to help them efficiently manage bus routes, monitor drivers, and ensure child safety. 

Bus Route Planning

In both rural and urban areas, planning for pick-up and drop-off of hundreds, or even thousands of school children requires organization and efficiency.  Bus routes must be planned to maximize fuel efficiency, minimize mileage, and be timed perfectly to get students to school on time. 

GPS tracking software is beneficial in planning student transportation because of its ability to quickly assist administrators in determining the most efficient route of travel for every bus in a school’s fleet.

Safety First with GPS Devices

The most important responsibility of any public school system is to ensure the safety of its students, and GPS tracking systems have become an additional layer of security for students and drivers on bus routes.    With tracking devices installed on each school bus, and the use of GPS tracking software, school administrators are easily alerted if a bus leaves its intended route of travel, if a bus is stopped for any length of time, and direction of travel.

Staff Monitoring

While no one wants to think of the possibility of irresponsible school staff members responsible for the safety of school children, it is an unfortunate reality.  For these situations, GPS tracking systems provide a cost effective way to monitor school bus drivers for speed, location, and possible misuse of a school fleet vehicles.    

GPS tracking software can protect your drivers in the event they are falsely accused of disregarding speed limits or other committing other violations.  With GPS tracking devices, routes of travel are precisely recorded and are may be played back in real time.

Getting Started

For more information on incorporating the use of GPS tracking systems within your public school system, contact TrackingTheWorld, Inc., a leading developer of GPS tracking devices and GPS tracking software for business, government, and private use. For more information, visit www.trackingtheworld.com.

GPS tracking software for asthma

Among what has to be one of the most interesting uses we’ve seen for using GPS tracking software is this:  Doctors are now using GPS tracking technology to teach patients how to get control of their asthma, and consequently, dramatically reducing their medical costs. Using inhalers outfitted with GPS tracking technology, the tracking devices monitor the location of the patient each time the inhaler is used.  By tracking when and where the patient requires the inhaler, doctors can help their patients find patterns related to their exposure to different environments with the goal of reducing overall asthma attacks and inhaler use.

Source:

http://www.newrepublic.com/article/117085/innovative-state-aneesh-chopra-excerpt-asthma-and-gps

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GPS tracking autism

The US federal government has recently released funding to aid in purchasing GPS trackers for autistic children at high risk for wandering away and becoming lost.  The average cost of GPS tracker for a child ranges from $80-$100 before the addition of data costs/subscriptions for monthly GPS tracking software service.

The release of federal GPS tracking funding comes on the heels of incidents where children have become lost by leaving their homes or their schools.  While some children are eventually found unharmed, other incidents have resulted in the deaths of children.  Autistic children can be easily sidetracked with curiosity or panic quickly in a new situation.  GPS tracking systems do not replace parental supervision but are a valuable extra layer of security when needed.

For more information about GPS trackers or GPS tracking software, please visit http://www.trackingtheworld.com.

Source: http://www.wjactv.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/program-help-gps-track-autistic-children-1644.shtml

 

GPS tracking school busSouth Bend, Indiana schools have taken a major step forward in making their school bus system more user-friendly.  With the addition of GPS tracking devices and a mobile phone app called “My Stop”, parents can now track their child’s bus from the time it leaves the lot in the morning, when it is nearing their child’s stop, and even when it has safely delivered their children to school.

School officials report that the new GPS tracking program has reduced the number of phone calls regarding bus arrival times.  Parents appreciate the program as it allows them to send their child to the bus stop just before the bus arrives, reducing the amount of time the child has to spend in the cold and reducing the amount of time the child is vulnerable to other risks.

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Source:  http://www.cbsnews.com/news/gps-tracking-app-helps-kids-catch-the-school-bus/

 

 

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As we have mentioned before, the GPS tracking industry continues to grow rapidly.  We just found a new CBS report that profiles some of the ways individuals and businesses are using tracking devices and GPS tracking software to their advantage.   Here are just a few mentioned in the article, plus some of our own:

Read the entire CBS report on GPS tracking.

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Correctional  News is reporting an increase in the number of paroled SC offenders tracked via GPS.  Numbers are up from 400 tracked offenders in 2011 to 600 tracked offenders in 2013, all of whom must pay a weekly $40 fee for tracking.  The report states that most of South Carolina’s tracked parolees are sex offenders, citing the state’s passing of Jessica’s Law in 2006 which mandates GPS tracking of specified sex offenders based on their crimes against minors.  The state employs 160 individuals to monitor the tracking devices via GPS tracking software, respond to violations, and make home visits if necessary.

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