Nevada lawmakers are considering bill SB37 that would allow GPS Tracking of parolees and those granted probation in the state. If approved, the program will come at no cost to the state. A state parole official reports that GPS monitoring, if approved, will only be used in “crime areas.”
Often, GPS tracking ankle bracelets are used for tracking parolees and those on probation, particularly violent offenders after they are released from prison.
Stolen Laptop with GPS Tracking Recovered Among Other Stolen Items
According to the Salt Lake Tribune, police recovered a stolen laptop with GPS tracking technology after a woman had gone door-to-door trying to sell it. The laptop was recovered among other stolen items at a local hotel. All of the items were taken during the same burglary. Three suspects are in custody.
Georgia Sheriff’s Department Gets GPS Tracking to Slow Down Pursuits
Rockdale County officers have received GPS tracking devices designed to improve safety during pursuits by slowing them down. When a pursuit is under way a dart-like GPS tracking device can be deployed from the officer’s car using a safe air compression system. After the dart is affixed to the fleeing vehicle, officers then begin receiving regular updates on it’s location via GPS tracking software, and as a result, protecting officer and public safety.
Parolee In More Trouble Thanks to GPS Tracking Ankle Bracelet
A Raleigh parolee landed more than 20 new arrest warrants after leaving his home to allegedly commit multiple thefts. It so happens that the suspect was wearing a GPS tracking ankle bracelet when he allegedly committed the crimes, and police used the data from the same parol-issued bracelet to track him down again.
Heavy equipment tracking has long been a one of the most useful GPS tracking applications, but one probably doesn’t immediately think of the theft of snow plows to be a problem. According to Channel 3000 police in Madison Wisconsin recently recovered a stolen snow plow thanks to GPS tracking software and a cell phone. Although no suspects have been identified, the snow plow was was recovered without damage, and with all contents, including a checkbook belonging to a driver.
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TrackingTheWorld recently announced the availability of private label websites for those interested in launching their own GPS tracking businesses in 2015. The private label websites are specifically designed for resellers who want to provide their own customers with subscription-based GPS tracking services.
“Our private label websites offer both recurring income potential and profits from GPS tracking hardware sales, and we are able to get them started quickly,” said Gilbert Walz, CEO of TrackingTheWorld.
The private label websites allow the owner to use TrackingTheWorld’s GPS tracking software under his or her own business name. Site owners then are able to offer subscriptions for GPS tracking services. “Our reseller sites allow owners the ability to set their own profit margins,” said Walz.
According to Walz, the need for GPS tracking services continues to grow. “Nearly every business and many individuals have an ongoing need for GPS tracking services, ranging from tracking company vehicles to personal protection,” he said.
Other uses for GPS tracking software include employee monitoring and security, fuel conservation, private investigations, vehicle tracking, teenage driver monitoring, and child safety. “As a private label reseller of our GPS tracking software, there are many options for specializing in a single market or a larger general market,” said Walz.
TrackingTheWorld’s GPS tracking software private label sites are highly customizable, offering owners the option to upload company logos, choose from multiple color schemes, and operate under their own business name .
TrackingTheWorld has exclusively specialized in GPS tracking hardware and tracking software since 2003, and has been nationally featured in publications such as Newsweek, Popular Science, and on CNN. For more information on the firm’s private label GPS tracking websites, or product distribution opportunities, please visit http://www.trackingtheworld.com.
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.
Here’s another post on utilizing GPS tracking for improving athletic performance.
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The world of GPS tracking continues to receive much needed replacements for antiquated GPS II-A satellites launched during the 1990′s. On August 1, a United Launch Atlas 5 rocket successfully launched the third of 4 new satellites set to be launched in 2014–all part of a series of twelve new GPS satellites.
The new GPS-IIF satellites, manufactured by Boeing, come with multiple advantages over their 1990′s predecessors, including:
- Improved atomic time signals for more accurate reporting data
- An added signal for civilian use–to be used as a GPS signal for aircraft travel. (This signal is known as L5, which began broadcasting in April)
- Medium-Earth orbit
The newly launched satellite is undergoing a few weeks of testing by the Air Force to assure that it is fully functional before being placed into service.
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