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.
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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We’ve told you about stolen shipments of retail goods from tractor trailers, but what about when the someone steals the truck itself? A Florida business owner, after having the victim of other truck thefts, installed GPS tracking devices on his fleet in hopes of a successful recovery in the event of another vehicle theft. When the owner arrived at his place of business last week to discover that yet another truck had been stolen, he used GPS tracking software to locate the exact location of his vehicle, view it’s rate and direction of travel, and promptly report it to the police. The truck was recovered and two men were arrested. It is suspected that the men may have stolen the truck for the resale value of its individual parts.
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As parts of the western USA, particularly California, are reaching historic drought conditions, GPS tracking devices typically used to provide earthquake prediction data are providing some important measurements of the earth’s crust. As drought conditions worsen, the earth’s crust rises because of the lack of water in the soil which would normally weigh it down. By tracking the rises in the earth’s crust, scientists are able to measure and track the drought’s severity. In the west, the average rise of the earth’s crust over the last year is 4cm. However, the mountainous regions of California have seen rises as high as 15 cm this year.
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As summer comes to a close, students everywhere are preparing to goback to school, and parents’ worries are on the rise. As a matter of increased safety for college students and greater peace of mind for parents, TrackingTheWorld recommends the EnduroPro GPS tracking device as an ideal back to school GPS tracker.
The EnduroPro offers an added layer of security as a reliable GPS tracker for multiple GPS applications, including use as both a vehicle tracker and as a personal GPS tracking system. “The EnduroPro is our most versatile tracker, allowing students to use it in a number of ways,” said Gilbert Walz, CEO of TrackingTheWorld. About the size of a credit card, the EnduroPro GPS tracker can be easily tossed into the glove box of any vehicle, into a backpack or worn on the person.
Although simple to operate, the EnduroPro is a professional grade device with a built-in motion sensor which allows the GPS tracker to conserve battery power by causing the device to hibernate when it is not in use, and extending the battery life to up to 30-days on a single charge. “The Enduro Pro offers the more features and a battery life that exceeds other trackers in comparable price ranges,” said Walz.
Designed with rugged durability in mind, the Enduro Pro, water resistant to IPX-5 standards, operates reliably in both extreme cold and heat with an operating temperature range of -40° to +85° Celsius or -40° to185° Fahrenheit.. “The Enduro Pro is an excellent choice for on-the-go college students who may also enjoy outdoor activities,”
Optional accessories for the EnduroPro are also available, including an ankle bracelet carrier, and a magnetic extended life battery pack for extended vehicle tracking.
The Enduro Pro features a uBlox 6 all-in-one GPS receiver, Quad-Band 850/900/1800/
The end of summer and back to school season mean only one thing to football fans everywhere–the much-anticipated start of the 2014 NFL season. The New York Giants are perhaps a step ahead of other teams for their use of GPS tracking software and tracking devices to monitor players during practice. The program, now in its second year, delivers personalized data for each participating player,which could include precise movement data and fatigue levels.
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According to a 2014 study released by the Yale Law Journal, using GPS tracking for covert tracking operations for law enforcement departments is incredibly less expensive than utilizing officers for covert tracking operations. In fact, the study estimated the cost of GPS tracking to be 1000 times more affordable than tracking vehicles the old fashioned way, with officers trailing behind their target in unmarked vehicles.
In the study, the cost comparisons are dramatic– covert tracking using the standard 5 car surveillance box strategy is estimated to cost $275 dollars per hour, yet the cost of GPS tracking for law enforcement covert tracking can range from just 36-cents to around $5 per hour.
GPS tracking for law enforcement has been described as a “game changer” in the law enforcement community for both its cost effectiveness and the number of vehicles that can be tracked simultaneously.
The study included both cell phone GPS tracking units, and GPS tracking systems mounted to target vehicles.
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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:
GPRS Communication by UDP or TCP
Harsh Driving Detection
Start/Stop Time Reports
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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With a market projected to surpass the $26M dollar mark by 2016, tracking devices and GPS tracking software are more in demand than ever. If you’re considering GPS equipment for your business, or if you’re interested in becoming a reseller, here are just a few of the types of businesses and organizations that are using GPS tracking software every day:
Heavy Construction: As scrap metal prices rise, construction companies are protecting expensive building materials, salvage materials, appliances, and heavy equipment with GPS tracking software. In many cases, covert tracking devices have led to the swift recovery of stolen construction materials and equipment.
Your Neighborhood School: Public and private schools are now relying on tracking software for everything from tracking school buses to tracking the locations of teachers within school buildings for improved safety in the event of an emergency. Tracking devices on school vehicles also help in conserving fuel and assuring that school vehicles are not abused by staff.
Delivery/ Service Providers: From your local pizza joint to home repair crews, service providers are tracking the location of their fleet vehicles using GPS tracking software. Not only do tracking devices provide for added driver security, they allow businesses to respond more efficiently to incoming calls for service.
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As one of the fastest growing markets today, offering GPS tracking software services to your own customers can provide you with great potential for future success. If you’re ready to get started with your own GPS tracking business, here are a few tips from TrackingTheWorld:
Choose your Target Market:
While business owners offering GPS tracking software services may choose to offer their services toa very broad audience, others prefer to target a niche market with a need for specific types of GPS tracking services. For example, some target law enforcement, where the need is largely for covert tracking operations, yet others have selected to target their tracking services to businesses requiring fleet tracking for multiple vehicles or specifically to individuals for personal protection.
GPS Hardware Choices:
As you begin your GPS tracking software business, you may want to decide which GPS tracking devices you want to suggest for your customers. This choice will largely depend on your target market, and the specific needs of that group. For example, if you’re offering GPS tracking for law enforcement and other covert tracking applications, you’ll likely want to offer GPS trackers with features that include motion detection, weather resistance, and extended life battery options. TrackingTheWorld can help you select which devices would be most suitable for different uses.
Set a Pricing Plan:
As a TrackingTheWorld GPS tracking software provider, you are authorized to set prices based on your own preferences, including offering services that renew by the month, quarter, or year. While customers with fewer resources may prefer a monthly service plan, larger customers will likely want to take advantage of a discount plan that rewards them for paying a year in advance. Working out your pricing details in advance will help you with a smooth business launch.
For more information about starting your own GPS tracking software business, contact TrackingTheWorld at 650-692-8100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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