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.

 

gps tracking snow leopard

After more than a month of following a snow leopard in Nepal, an adult “big cat” has successfully been fitted with a GPS tracking collar which will hopefully provide much insight into the roaming range behaviors, preferences and habitats of the elusive cats.  In approximately the first two weeks of collecting data on the GPS collared leopard, it has been determined that the cat has roamed an area of more than 80 square kilometers.

Source:  http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/5369/20131219/nepal-successfully-attaches-gps-collar-wild-snow-leopard.htm

gps tracking real estate signs

A Colorado real estate agent puzzled by missing signs now has an answer.  Every week, the realtor placed signs in a specific location and would return for them a few days later.  Each time, one or more of the real estate signs was missing.  First, opting for a video camera, the agent discovered that his signs were being plucked from the ground by a passerby driving through.

Then, taking things a step further, the agent placed more signs in the same location and equipped one with a GPS tracking system.  Using GPS tracking software, the tracking device was set to alert the agent when it sensed movement.   Within days, the tracker alerted the agent and he was able to trace the location of the GPS-equipped sign to a competitor’s garage.  The competitor claims he was only moving the sign from a location where it didn’t belong and did nothing wrong.  Charges are pending.

http://www.9news.com/news/article/367126/339/Realtor-uses-GPS-to-track-disappearing-signs

 

Read our latest press release on the LightTrack accessory that works with your GPS tracking device to detect when packages are opened.  It’s available only from TrackingTheWorld.  Limited number of prototypes available on a first-come-first-served basis!

http://www.onlineprnews.com/news/443592-1386199825-trackingtheworld-launches-light-detector-accessory-for-gps-tracking-systems.html

Here are the latest bits of GPS tracking news we’ve found around the Web this week.

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A vehicle linked to country music star, Wynonna  Judd, was discovered to have been outfitted with a GPS tracking device.  The device was discovered by a muffler shop and removed by police.   Here’s the original story: http://tasteofcountry.com/gps-tracking-device-wynonna-judd/.

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Robertson County, TN school may soon be getting GPS tracking software for school buses to monitor bus location and driving behavior of bus drivers.  After approved by the school board, the he project is now under consideration by county officials.  Source:  http://www.tennessean.com/viewart/20131113/ROBERTSON01/311130067/Buses-may-get-GPS-tracking

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Wildlife biologists in Montana have successfully used GPS tracking devices (collars) to track the location of elk in the off season and were surprised to find that the three cow elk tracked moved more than 60 air miles from where they’re usually seen during the hunting season.  Source: http://www.dailyinterlake.com/news/local_montana/article_e58bb456-4cd9-11e3-a2a7-001a4bcf887a.html

 

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 policeFlorida and Iowa police departments are testing  GPS tracking devices which enable them to fire  sticky GPS “darts” at fleeing vehicles in hopes of cutting off dangerous, high-speed pursuits to increase both public and officer safety.  Using a firing mechanism installed in the front of the police cruiser, officers can deploy the GPS tracking devices from the inside of their cars.  The deployed GPS darts are designed to stick to fleeing vehicles allowing police to track them from a safe distance using GPS tracking software.  Here’s another post on GPS tracking for law enforcement.

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Article Source:  http://news.cnet.com/8301-17852_3-57609416-71/police-firing-gps-tracking-bullets-at-cars-during-chases/

 

 

Here are two of the latest GPS tracking news updates we’ve found around the Web today:

 

GPS smart watch

The FiLIP

Just when Samsung is making James Bond-ish watches popular again, AT&T has announced it will release a GPS tracking equipped smartwatch for kids which will use geo-fencing to alert parents when a child leaves his or her predetermined safe zone, and will enable parents to see their child’s location at any time provided the child is wearing the tracker. Known as the FiLIP, the GPS tracking device for kids is also capable of voice communication with up to 5 numbers which are preprogrammed by parents.  There’s also a panic button that, when pressed for 3 seconds, will cause the device to begin dialing contact numbers.

 

gps tracking china

 

China to Use GPS Tracking on Government Cars

In an effort to curb abuse by public officials, China will begin installing GPS tracking devices on thousands of government vehicles.  The move comes partly in response to criticism for supposed widespread corruption and flamboyant lifestyles among government officials.   Guangzhou, a city in southern China, took on a similar project for fleet tracking of government vehicles in 2011.  The city now reports that it saves more than $6 million dollars per year due to the GPS tracking systems.

Source: http://www.voanews.com/content/reu-china-to-install-gps-in-government-cars-to-track-misuse/1767568.html

 

gps tracking gondolas

In the aftermath of a recent fatal accident and numerous close calls, Italy’s famed gondolas will begin using GPS tracking systems to help manage water traffic and prevent injuries.  The addition of GPS tracking devices will affect approximately 5,000 vessels, including water taxis.  Other changes will include a requirement for vessels to be equipped with identifying plates on their exteriors, a reduction in overall traffic, and restricted travel times in the early morning when larger crafts such as barges are at work. CCTV cameras have also been added to some canals.   Venice receives more than 60,000 tourists per day during the summer months.

GPS Tracker Enduro

Here are excerpts from our latest press release announcing the continued availability of profit sharing opportunities for TrackingTheWorld’s U.S. based distributors.

“Our revenue sharing option gives our distributors the ability to generate monthly recurring income based on the number of GPS tracking software subscriptions they sell to their customers,” said Gilbert Walz, CEO of TrackingTheWorld.

TrackingTheWorld’s GPS distributor program allows dealers to purchase GPS tracking devices at discounted prices.  “Our distributors receive the lowest prices available, and choose their own resale prices,” said Walz.  No cash investment is required for the distributor program, and drop shipping options are available.   TrackingTheWorld is accepting new distributor applications online at http://www.trackingtheworld.com/distributorApplicationForm/index.php.

TrackingTheWorld also offers white label GPS tracking software for entrepreneurs interested in starting their own GPS tracking businesses.   The software licensing option gives buyers access to a private software server which enables them to register their own customers and set monthly subscription rates under their own business name.

“The GPS tracking industry continues to grow rapidly, and businesses are using it more every day.  Our software reseller option offers an excellent opportunity for entering that market,” said Walz.

For more information, visit www.trackingtheworld.com or call 650-692-8100.