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.
Here are the latest bits of GPS tracking news we’ve found around the Web this week.
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/.
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
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
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.
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Florida 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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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.
As we have mentioned before, the GPS tracking industry continues to grow rapidly. We just found a new CBS report that profiles some of the ways individuals and businesses are using tracking devices and GPS tracking software to their advantage. Here are just a few mentioned in the article, plus some of our own:
- GPS tracking for teachers in school emergencies
- Devices which allow police officers to deploy a GPS tracking device that affixes to a fleeing vehicle to avoid dangerous pursuits.
- GPS trackers “built-in” to school uniforms
- GPS shoes
- Tracking devices for school buses
- GPS tracking for playing golf
- GPS trackers in the NFL
- Tracking technology for environmental causes
Read the entire CBS report on GPS tracking.
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TrackingTheWorld recently announced the continued availability of private label websites for the company’s GPS tracking software. With a private label website, provided upon the purchase of a software license, resellers have the ability to offer their own customers subscription-based GPS tracking services under their own company name.
“Our GPS tracking software is a great option for those interested in starting their own GPS tracking business, and generating monthly recurring income,” said Gilbert Walz, CEO of TrackingTheWorld.
The private label websites offer a platform from which the site owner manages his or her own customer accounts. TrackingTheWorld’s software purchase agreement allows resellers to set monthly subscription rates for their customers.
GPS tracking devices are increasingly common among businesses, often for the purpose of vehicle tracking and fleet management, and among law enforcement agencies for covert tracking operations. According to some estimates, the GPS tracking market is projected to grow up to 40-percent, reaching the $1-billion mark by 2017. Some software resellers choose to market to a specific niche, while others choose to sell to the general public, or both.
GPS tracking software is recognized as effective business tool for increasing productivity and efficiency through applications such as employee monitoring and safety, conserving fuel, and mileage tracking, making it a cost effective choice for business owners.
TrackingTheWorld’s GPS tracking software is exclusively designed to work with the company’s own GPS tracking devices. Licensed software resellers receive best pricing on TrackingTheWorld GPS tracking equipment.
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A Connecticut program designed to provide early warning to domestic violence victims when their assailants get too close may be expanding. Currently available in the cities of Hartford, Danielson, and Bridgeport, victims receive automated alerts via GPS tracking software and a GPS tracking ankle bracelet when an assailant comes within 5,000 to 2,500 feet. The program costs $22 per day per offender, which adds up to $2 million per year. Approximately one-third of Connecticut court cases are tied to domestic violence. Read more on this story.
It’s no secret that business owners are continuously looking for ways to save money without sacrificing the quality of the product or service offered. For those interested in cutting payroll costs, monitoring employees, and saving fuel, GPS tracking software provides a cost effective and practical way to slim many business budgets. Here are our top three tips for saving money with GPS technology:
Cut Fuel Costs
If prices at the pump are draining you dry, you should consider GPS tracking devices and software for your business fleet–especially if you offer delivery services or use company vehicles for service calls. With GPS trackers in company vehicles and the help of GPS tracking software, dispatchers know exactly where each vehicle is at all times and can easily dispatch the appropriate vehicle to each call. Saved miles equals saved fuel– and less wear and tear on your fleet.
Reduce Payroll Costs
At one time or another, every business owner has wondered is their payroll costs are a true reflection of the amount of work they are receiving from employees. GPS tracking software can help you assure that employees aren’t misusing company time. For example, the software can tell you if your employees are where they say they are at any given time, monitor the idle time of every vehicle during the work day, and assure that overtime hours are honest.
Save Time with Automated Reporting
Does your staff spend too much time logging and compiling mileage data for reports? Our GPS tracking software with multiple reporting options allows you to accurately track mileage and automatically and easily generate the necessary reports based on archived data. It’s a great way to end old-fashioned pen and paper mileage logs.
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While we often have a lot to say about GPS trackers for your business, covert tracking operations, and personal protection, we haven’t discussed much about GPS tracking in sports. Here’s the latest: We just read that multiple NFL teams, including the Dallas Cowboys and the Baltimore Ravens are using GPS tracking devices to track players during some games and practices. Although it may sound like it, the tracking devices aren’t to make sure the players make it to practice–or are where they say they are. Turns out, NFL teams are using the tracking devices to glean important data about how much players exert themselves during select games and practices.
Using a small tracking device placed inside pads on the player’s back and special GPS tracking software, coaches and medical staff then have answers to questions such as how far a player is running in practice, how fast they are running, exactly where they are on the field during plays, and more. By scoring the amount of effort a player is exerting, it is easier to determine which players are at risk for injury. For example, if a specific player is found to have higher exertion on too many consecutive days, coaches reasonably assume that the player is at greater risk for injuries, and actually reduce the risk of injury by assigning the player to lighter practices.
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