GPS tracking device

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 tracking pill bottles

As the abuse of prescription drugs, especially prescription painkillers such as Oxycontin, is on the rise, pharmacy owners and law enforcement are using GPS tracking as a deterrent and a tool for tracking pharmacy thieves. Placed inside prescription medication bottles, the mini GPS trackers inside remain inactivated until motion is detected, allowing pharmacies to stock the “dummy bottles” alongside the real thing in case of a robbery.  Upon sensing motion, the GPS tracking device–pill bottle– activates and is trackable using GPS tracking software, allowing authorities to quickly and easily locate it and possibly the suspect.  Cleverly designed, some prescription drug bottle GPS trackers are weighted and even rattle when shaken, allowing them to blend in with actual prescriptions without being noticed.

 

covert GPS semi

LandLine Magazine recently reported that a covert GPS tracking device allowed police in Florida to track and recover a tractor trailer containing clothing items.  The trailer was stolen as it sat unattended in a truck stop parking lot.   The retail shipment, abandoned by the thieves suspected to be monitoring police traffic,  was tracked to a location only 30 miles from where it was stolen.  According to the article, Florida has the highest percentage of cargo theft, clothing theft adds up to more than $300,000 per year, and  approximately 85% of thefts occur due to rigs left running and unattended by their drivers.

Source:  http://www.landlinemag.com/Story.aspx?StoryID=26484#.UvVC2-mPLIU

 

 

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.

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.

 

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 for Dementia

Debate Continues on GPS Tracking for Dementia Patients

We have blogged on multiple occasions about the increasing use of GPS tracking for dementia patients, and it looks like this is a conversation that will continue for some time.  According to Medical News Today, a recent report in the British Medical Journal has generated attention on the degree of usefulness for GPS tracking devices and protecting the safety of dementia patients.  While some experts recognize that, due to GPS trackers,  authorities are able to much more quickly locate a wandering individual, which greatly reduces the risk of harm or death, others are concerned that tracking devices for dementia are merely a “quick fix” for stressed caregivers.  Send us your thoughts.

 

GPS for pizza

GPS Stolen for Serious Pizza Craving

When you want pizza, well, you really want pizza.  According to My Suburban Life, such was the case for a Carol Stream, Illinois man who allegedly stole a GPS tracking device in order to find the nearest pizza restaurant. Now the man is charged with three counts of trespassing and one count of possession of stolen property.    We can understand the craving for a delicious pie, but surely there was a better way to go about this one.  And, we can’t help but wonder, did he get his pizza?

 

 

TrackingTheWorld’s AVL-300 GPS tracking device brings a new level of flexibility and durability to the GPS tracking market.  With the options of both real time and passive tracking, multiple digital and analog inputs, the AVL-300 GPS device can be configured to meet the needs of nearly any GPS tracking application.

The AVL-300 offers 2 digital inputs and two analog inputs, including one that can be used as an extra digital input.  The digital inputs make it possible to customize and SOS feature for your AVL-300. The GPS tracking device is also compatible with Garmin’s Fleet Management Interface.  Additional cables are required to utilize this feature.

TrackingTheWorld’s AVL-300 also eliminates problems caused by GPS jammers as the device comes equipped with jam detection.  The AVL tracker also features motion detection, and a broad range of operating voltages, from 8-32V DC.

Find out more about TrackingTheWorld’s AVL-300 GPS vehicle tracker.

Most of us work hard to earn the extra “toys” we enjoy, such as four wheelers, boats, snow mobiles, and other sports vehicles.   Are you worried about protecting your hard investment in your sports vehicle?

Consider the TrackingTheWorld’s Enduro Pro GPS tracking system for your sports vehicles.  With its compact design, optional extended life battery pack, and all-weather durability, the Enduro Pro GPS tracker is a smart choice for sports vehicles, including  ATVs, RVs, and more.

Learn more about the Enduro Pro GPS Tracker Here.

http://www.trackingtheworld.com/products/

Read another blog post on the Enduro Pro GPS Tracker

 

 

 

GPS tracking Excavator

Here’s a great GPS news story from Australia:

A man monitoring his excavator via GPS tracking software recently watched in real-time as a thief towed away the costly piece of machinery which he had equipped with a GPS tracking device .  During a trek of more than 30-miles, the GPS tracking software indicated the speed and location of the excavator as it was hauled by the tow truck.  After monitoring the entire episode via real time GPS tracking on his computer, the owner of the excavator called local authorities and told them exactly where to intercept the suspect as he continued to tow the excavator.  The suspect was taken into custody and the excavator was recovered without damage.

The above story is a great example of GPS tracking solutions at work for business owners.  Without the GPS tracking system installed on the excavator, and the sophistication of GPS tracking software, its possible the excavator might not have been recovered, resulting in considerable loss.

Source:  http://moorabbin-leader.whereilive.com.au/news/story/gotcha-1/