GPS Tracking Devices

GPS Tracking Devices

GPS tracking systems have been helping people for years. They have kept families safe and have kept track of assets, fleets, and even animals. But there is a lot that most people don’t know about them and what they can actually do. In this article, you will learn what you need to know about GPS tracking systems.

Photo by Linda Söndergaard on Unsplash

Photo by Linda Söndergaard on Unsplash

View Live Tracking Data Anywhere

You can view live tracking data on any device no matter how far away you are. This means that you can always know when your kids are leaving the house or are safe at home. It also means you can track when your assets are being moved and where they are being moved to. No matter what you are tracking, you can view the data on any smartphone or tablet while you are away.

Use Geo-Fences for Live GPS Tracking Systems

Live GPS tracking systems have an interesting feature available. They have something called Geo-Fences, where you can set up a “fence” on a map. Then, when the trackers enter or leave that area, you will receive an alert via text message or email. This is useful in myriad ways. For example, when your teen leaves school you can get a text message letting you know when he or she has arrived home safely.

Keep Your Customers Happy

If you are utilizing GPS tracking systems for your company’s vehicle fleet, you can use the systems to keep your customers happy. Most companies that require an employee to visit a customer’s home give the customer a time window, requiring the customer to wait around for hours. But with GPS tracking systems, you can track your fleet and give the customer an actual time when your employee will arrive to help solve their problem. This will improve the customer’s experience and overall view of your company and its brand.

Save Your Vehicle from Being Stolen

When you have GPS tracking systems installed in your vehicle, you can keep it safer than you ever thought was possible. If the unfortunate event of your car being stolen happens, you can keep track of it. You can even show the live updates via your smartphone to the police to make sure your vehicle gets back to you safe and unharmed.

Remember that you can view live tracking data anywhere and set geo-fences to alert you. Also, remember that you can keep your customer happier and save your vehicle from being stolen or damaged. GPS tracking systems have many uses. They can keep you and your family safe, as well as your assets, and make your business better. No matter what you need to protect, when you have GPS tracking systems, you know everything will be protected and easy to monitor. In the end, GPS tracking systems make your life easier.

 

GPS tracking devices have helped many families stay safe for years. Some people feel weird about GPS tracking. However, when it comes to your family, there is no reason to feel weird. This could be the matter of life and death. From knowing your kids are safe at home after school to keeping tabs on family members. In this article, you will learn about how to keep your family safe with GPS tracking.

Keep your Children Safe

Statistics on missing children are shocking. Every 40 seconds a child will become missing or abducted in the US. That’s approximately 800,000 kids per year. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children found in a recent study that most abductions occur during the hours of 2:00 -7:00 p.m. This is usually the time frame children are coming home from school and are home alone. Even more shocking – More than 200,000 children were abducted by family members in that recent study. These statistics mean that any child is susceptible to go missing. Keep your child safe with a GPS tracking device designed to make you aware of your child’s location at all times. Give them a GPS tracking device, it can fit inconspicuously inside their backpack. There are GSM/GPS tracking safety phones you can give your kids so they can always be contacted and tracked. They also have a low battery consumption and can hold phone numbers so that the person doesn’t have to dial the number themselves.

Alzheimer’s Patients

Do you have a family member who is struggling with Alzheimer’s disease? Unfortunately, this is something many families deal with. The disease, the most common form of dementia, is gradual, unbeatable so far and ultimately fatal. It afflicts 1 in 9 people older than 65, and according to the Alzheimer’s Association, more than 6 of every 10 people with dementia will wander and some will never be found. With those statistics, I wouldn’t want to take a chance on potentially losing a family member forever, and neither should you. You can purchase a GPS tracking ankle bracelet for Alzheimer’s patients that are waterproof and even keep a log when there is no GSM signal. That way, if your family member wanders off you can still keep track of them.

 

Making sure your family is safe is no joking matter. Now you know about GPS tracking and how to keep your family safe. Remember that more than 6 of every 10 people who have dementia will wander off. Also, remember that every 40 seconds a child will become missing or abducted in the US and More than 200,000 children were abducted by family members. If that was your family what would you do? Act before something happens and put a plan in place. Give your family members a GPS tracking device to keep in their pocket, backpack, or wear as an ankle bracelet. You may think they won’t ever need it, and hopefully, they won’t. But if they ever do need help, they will have the GPS tracking device and be safe.

GPS tracker for personal safety

Enduro Pro GPS Tracker

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.

Questions?

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

 

 OBD GPS Tracker 2OBD GPS Tracker 1

Begin GPS Tracking in Minutes

To install, simply plug the WorldTracker OBD into any vehicle’s OBD port. The tracking device offers built-in motion detection for efficient power management, G-force monitoring, and a hot start time of less than 1-second.  Additional features include:

Fast and Convenient Installation

GPRS Communication by UDP or TCP

Geo-Fencing Capabilities

Harsh Driving Detection

Start/Stop Time Reports

Driving Reports

 

GPS trackign recycling bins

You’ve probably seen them in your own community…large metal bins for dropping off clothing donations.  As it turns out, not even  donations given in good will are exempt from those who rummage through  clothing bins in hopes of reselling or keeping the goods.  One Baltimore company, that originally thought donations were down,  has successfully retrieved stolen goods, and led authorities to recycled clothing thieves with the help of GPS tracking software— and in the process found out that donations weren’t down after all.   By placing GPS tracking devices in various clothing items–in pockets, liners, etc., and using GPS tracking software, the company has successfully  retrieved several batches of stolen clothing.  Company officials use geofencing, a feature of the tracking software to receive cell phone alerts whenever one of their GPS tracking devices leaves the immediate area of the clothing collection bins.   The clothing collected by the company is bailed and then shipped to third world countries.

Source:  http://www.wbaltv.com/news/donation-bin-company-uses-gps-to-stop-thefts/26419958#!Yy8jc

 

Old SLR

Similar to just about every other electronic device, GPS tracking devices are becoming smaller and smaller with each advancement in technology.  With the decreased sizes of GPS trackers, consumers are able to track smaller devices such as electronics like cameras and laptops.

Recently, an Arizona man realized the value of tracking smaller items of value after his home was burglarized.  During the burglary, approximately $10-thousand dollars in jewelry along with a camera and other electronics were stolen.  Due to the micro GPS tracking devices installed on the stolen camera, and satellite imagery provided by GPS tracking software, the victim was able to view the location of the suspect’s car and even identify in which area of the suspect’s home his belongings were being stored.

Although authorities were able to recover most of the victim’s belonging based on the GPS tracking information, some of his wife’s jewelry was not recovered.  Authorities suspect it could have been pawned shortly after the crime.  A suspect is in custody.

Source:  http://www.kctv5.com/story/24512811/gps-tracking-device-on-stolen-items-leads-to-arrest

 

World Tracker Enduro Pro GPS Tracker

Enduro Pro GPS Tracker Packages!

TrackingTheWorld recently announced the availability of all-inclusive GPS tracking packages for the New Year featuring the firm’s best-selling EnduroPro GPS tracking device.

Available through January 31, 2014, the packages include the EnduroPro, an extended life battery pack, choice of mini-magnetic case or ankle bracelet accessory, and three, six, or twelve months of GPS tracking service depending on the selected package (ranging in cost from $345-$545) .

“This offer is a convenient and very affordable way to get started in GPS tracking systems, or add to your current tracking devices,” said Gilbert Walz, CEO of TrackingTheWorld.  For the New Year’s offer, TrackingTheWorld is also waiving its standard $69 activation fee.

The EnduroPro GPS tracking device included in the package offers is designed to provide reliable real time tracking data in extreme weather conditions, and is water resistant to IPX-5 standards.  The professional-grade tracker is used for a broad range of applications, including asset tracking, covert tracking, personal protection, and law enforcement.

 Time to first fix for the Enduro Pro is 29-seconds from a cold start, and less than one second from a hot start. The tracker includes a built-in motion sensor to extend battery life, which powers down the tracker when it is not in motion, resulting in one of the longest battery lives available for trackers of similar size. 

 The EnduroPro device is equipped to operate for up to 16-days on a single charge based on five minute reporting intervals and one hour of reporting per day, and can operate for up to 60-days using the dual-layered Lithium ion battery pack included in the limited time package offers. The magnetic battery pack is housed in a waterproof, crushproof Pelican™ case.

 Each package offer also includes choice of either the Mini Mag Pro compact magnetic mounting case or the Enduro Ankle Case which allows the user to simply insert the EnduroPro into an adjustable bracelet designed to be worn around the ankle. 

 For more information about the above package offers, or to order, please call 650-692-8100. Phone orders only please.

OBD GPS tracker

Our latest release, the World Tracker OBD GPS device for vehicle tracking is designed to plug in to the OBD diagnostic port of any vehicle, offering a quick and reliable option in GPS tracking systems.Easily installed in minutes, the tracking device requires a data SIM card for operation, and is equipped with a motion detection sensor to conserve power when the vehicle is not moving.

The GPS tracking device features G-force monitoring for harsh driving detection, real time GPS tracking, GPRS communication modes by UDP or TCP, longitude and latitude location, GSM mobile control, and compatibility with any GSM carrier.  The device offers a hot start time of less than one second.

The WT-OBD is compatible with any GPS tracking software, including TrackingTheWorld software which allows users to monitor the tracker’s location, set virtual boundaries known as geo-fences, and create customized reports.  TrackingTheWorld GPS tracking software also supports JPG and shapefiles.

Read more about the WorldTracker OBD.

To order, call 650-692-8100 or email sales@trackingtheworld.com.

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gps tracking overpass

Have you ever tried driving a 12-foot box truck under an 11-foot bridge?  If you have, then you know that it doesn’t work and that it can also create huge, expensive messes, not to mention injuries.  According the Boston Herald, officials are sending heads up notifications to GPS tracking companies such as Garmin and TomTom to update GPS tracking software to include warnings for low bridges and overpasses.

The effort is to prevent accidents among new Boston drivers, especially college students and their parents, who will likely be heavily relying on their GPS tracking systems to make it to campus neighborhoods.  As one might imagine, the problems created  include damage to bridges, traffic delays, and possible injuries.

 

gpstrackingsouthcarolina

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.

See the EnduroPro GPS tracking device with optional ankle case.