GPS Tracking Devices

GPS trackers have changed the way people stay safe and keep track of loved ones. There are many ways to use them, so their popularity has increased in recent years. However, some people are skeptical about their uses and if they really keep people safer. Keep reading this article to find out the answer.

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Photo by magnezis magnestic on Unsplash

Do GPS Trackers Keep People Safe?

If you are asking if GPS trackers keep people safe, the answer is yes — and no. This is because, no matter how hard you try or how much you track someone, accidents do happen. You never know what could happen, but GPS trackers can help you do your best to keep your loved ones safe and secure. You will know where they are and can help them if they are in trouble or in an accident. But you still need to take precautions when using them with your kids, the elderly, and yourself to avoid anything from happening. For example, giving your kids GPS trackers for when they ride the bus home and are alone in the house is a great way to keep them safe. But you still need to warn them to pay attention to their surroundings, to not talk to strangers, and to not let anyone in the house besides certain people you can trust.

How GPS Trackers Keep People Safe

While it is true that accidents happen, GPS trackers can help you avoid getting into some dangerous scenarios. Some of the best ways these devices can help to keep people safe are below:

  • Know where to send help: If your child, spouse, or another family member gets into an accident or into trouble, you can know where they are. This means that you can advise the police and direct an ambulance of where they need to go.
  • Track kids if you lose them in a crowd: If you are at an amusement park or some big event, it is easy to lose sight of your kids. You can make sure they are safe by calling them or checking the location of the GPS trackers.

While GPS trackers can help you stay safe, you still need to take precautions when using them. They can be very helpful in crisis situations and in times of distress. No matter how chaotic your life is, GPS trackers can help you to stay safe.

 

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Photo by Jamie Street on Unsplash

GPS trackers are extremely useful in a multitude of ways. They can keep track of items and cars as well as keep people safe. However, many people feel that GPS trackers are not necessary. Because of their versatility, they help just about everyone in different ways. In this article, you will find out the top five reasons for using GPS trackers.

Keep Track of Safe Driving

Did you know that GPS trackers help keep track of safe driving records? A real-time car tracking device gives you up-to-the-minute speed and location updates, including text or email alerts based on parameters you set in advance. Whether you use this to keep track of a speeding teen or use it to show your insurance company, you always have the information at hand. Detailed reports pinpoint the exact location of your vehicle. It can see where your car has been, where it’s headed and how fast it’s traveling. This capability applies to any type of vehicle including motorcycles.

GPS Trackers act as Theft-Recovery Devices

GPS trackers are used for more than just tracking safe driving. They also inform you, in the event that your car is stolen. Even if you are a parent worried about a teen driver who leaves the car unlocked with the keys in the car, a GPS tracker eliminates this concern. If this worst-case scenario comes true, you will know exactly where the car is.

Track your Assets

GPS trackers can also help you keep track of your assets. Do you need to keep track of family possessions during a move? Or, are you a business owner who needs help tracking a fleet of company cars or merchandise? When you use a GPS tracking device for assets, they stay in a deep sleep. It only wakes up to track and send information to you, then goes right back to deep sleep. This feature makes sure that you gain a clear picture of where your assets are, at all times.

Keep your Children Safe

The scary reality is that at any point, your child could go missing. Every 40 seconds a child will become missing or abducted in the US. Usually, children go missing on there way home from school or between the hours that they are home alone. GPS trackers can help ensure the complete safety of your child. 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. In this way, it can hold phone numbers so that the person doesn’t have to dial the number themselves.

Keep Your Kids from Going Places They Shouldn’t

When you have kids, being concerned about their whereabouts becomes a staple in life. Using GPS trackers for your family means less worrying. They make sure your kids stay in their allowed area. GPS trackers also ensure they don’t venture too far away or go where they shouldn’t.

As you can see, GPS trackers are useful in many different ways. Your reasons for using a GPS tracker may vary, but these top five reasons focus on keeping you, your loved ones, and even your possessions safe. They also keep track of safe driving, theft recovery, and track your assets. They also can keep your children safe and make sure you know where they are. Keep everything and everyone safe with GPS trackers.

 

OBD GPS Tracking Device

 

 

Information on the WorldTracker OBD

Ideal for both beginners and GPS tracking pros, the WorldTracker OBD offers our most convenient GPS tracking device for added family vacation safety, and monitoring teen drivers on summer vacation and even year-round. With a limited time price of just $119*, the WorldTracker OBD is both an affordable and smart option–with professional-grade results.

Plug and Go!

The WorldTracker OBD tracking device plugs directly into the OBD port of any vehicle, making installation a snap.  Then, with TrackingTheWorld’s GPS tracking software service the user can see the location of the vehicle at any time.

Geo Fences

Set Geo-Fences:  TrackingTheWorld’s GPS tracking software allows users to set virtual boundaries known as geo-fences.  With the boundaries in place, the software automatically alerts programmed cell phone numbers when the vehicle (tracker) leaves the predetermined area.

Harsh Driving Alerts

With G-Force detection, the World Tracker OBD works with TrackingTheWorld software to notify users when harsh driving patterns are detected, such as sudden stops and accelerations. For teen driver monitoring, this feature adds a additional peace of mind for parents.

Access Location Information 24/7

With the WorldTracker OBD, parents can access the location, speed, and route of travel of a family vehicle at any time, utilizing TrackingTheWorld’s GPS tracking software.  For family members leaving on a trip, or teen drivers out on the town, this gives others the option to monitor their progress and report safety concerns to authorities in the event of an emergency.

For More Information

For more information on the WorldTracker OBD, and TrackingTheWorld’s full line of professional-grade GPS tracking devices, please visit: http://www.trackingtheworld.com/products.

To contact TrackingTheWorld, please call 650-692-8100 or email sales@trackingtheworld.com.

TrackingTheWorld has exclusively specialized in GPS tracking devices and GPS tracking software for more than 13-years. To learn more about TrackingTheWorld, and our unparalleled GPS tracking expertise, visit our about page at: http://www.trackingtheworld.com/about/

 

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GPS tracking software school bus

A New Mexico school district is investigating a claim made by a parent that a district school bus was speeding when it passed her on a local highway.  School district officials said all buses in the district have GPS tracking devices installed, and with the use of GPS tracking software it is possible to pinpoint the speed and location of any bus at any time.   While the district did not disclose what details were revealed via GPS tracking, they cited that the speeding bus incident will be handled internally as a personnel matter.  GPS tracking software also has been used in the past to protect drivers from false accusations.

 

Source:

http://krqe.com/2015/04/16/gps-used-to-investigate-speeding-school-bus-claim/

 

 GPS Tracking Software Dashboard

As car accidents remain the leading cause of death for U.S. teens, TrackingTheWorld is reminding parents of the benefits of GPS tracking devices to monitor teenage driving habits for both safety and peace of mind during prom and graduation season.

“Real time vehicle trackers allow parents to know where their teen’s vehicle is at all times, how fast it is moving, and even alert them to harsh driving such as sudden braking,” said Gilbert Walz, CEO of TrackingTheWorld, a firm exclusively specializing in tracking devices and GPS tracking software for more than 11-years.

For monitoring teenage drivers, TrackingTheWorld recommends its EnduroPro tracker, a compact real time tracking device which is easy to install and operate. The device can simply be placed in the vehicle’s glove compartment or under a seat, and can be magnetically mounted using TrackingTheWorld’s affordable MiniMag case.

With GPS tracking software services and an Internet connection, the EnduroPro also allows parents to create geo-fences, a set of pre-determined boundaries, for their teen.  If the vehicle moves outside of the boundary, the tracker will immediately transmit an alert notifying the parents via programmed cell phone numbers.  As added safety feature, the EnduroPro also comes equipped with a panic button which, when pressed, will automatically alert parents or other family members through a rapid series of location alerts, indicating that the teen needs emergency assistance.

Founded in 2003, TrackingTheWorld is based in Burlingame, California, and offers a broad selection of GPS tracking devices and accessories and tracking services.  For more information about GPS tracking systems for teenage drivers, or to purchase GPS trackers directly from TrackingTheWorld distributors, visit www.trackingtheworld.com.

 

GPS drought2

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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giants GPS

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.

NFL Using Tracking Devices:

http://trackingtheworld.com/blog/gps-tracking-news-nfl-using-tracking-devices-on-players-during-games-and-practices/

Article Source: http://online.wsj.com/articles/the-giants-are-mastering-the-art-of-gps-in-practice-1406503092

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GPS tracking law enforcement

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.

Source:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/andygreenberg/2014/01/09/cell-phones-let-cops-track-people-for-a-thousandth-of-the-price-study-finds/

Visit www.trackingtheworld.com for more information on professional grade GPS tracking systems.

 

 

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

 

GPS tracking school busSouth Bend, Indiana schools have taken a major step forward in making their school bus system more user-friendly.  With the addition of GPS tracking devices and a mobile phone app called “My Stop”, parents can now track their child’s bus from the time it leaves the lot in the morning, when it is nearing their child’s stop, and even when it has safely delivered their children to school.

School officials report that the new GPS tracking program has reduced the number of phone calls regarding bus arrival times.  Parents appreciate the program as it allows them to send their child to the bus stop just before the bus arrives, reducing the amount of time the child has to spend in the cold and reducing the amount of time the child is vulnerable to other risks.

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Source:  http://www.cbsnews.com/news/gps-tracking-app-helps-kids-catch-the-school-bus/