gps tracking systems

GPS tracking systems have been helping people for years. They have kept families safe and have kept track of assets, fleets, and even animals. But there is a lot that most people don’t know about them and what they can actually do. In this article, you will learn what you need to know about GPS tracking systems.

Photo by Linda Söndergaard on Unsplash

Photo by Linda Söndergaard on Unsplash

View Live Tracking Data Anywhere

You can view live tracking data on any device no matter how far away you are. This means that you can always know when your kids are leaving the house or are safe at home. It also means you can track when your assets are being moved and where they are being moved to. No matter what you are tracking, you can view the data on any smartphone or tablet while you are away.

Use Geo-Fences for Live GPS Tracking Systems

Live GPS tracking systems have an interesting feature available. They have something called Geo-Fences, where you can set up a “fence” on a map. Then, when the trackers enter or leave that area, you will receive an alert via text message or email. This is useful in myriad ways. For example, when your teen leaves school you can get a text message letting you know when he or she has arrived home safely.

Keep Your Customers Happy

If you are utilizing GPS tracking systems for your company’s vehicle fleet, you can use the systems to keep your customers happy. Most companies that require an employee to visit a customer’s home give the customer a time window, requiring the customer to wait around for hours. But with GPS tracking systems, you can track your fleet and give the customer an actual time when your employee will arrive to help solve their problem. This will improve the customer’s experience and overall view of your company and its brand.

Save Your Vehicle from Being Stolen

When you have GPS tracking systems installed in your vehicle, you can keep it safer than you ever thought was possible. If the unfortunate event of your car being stolen happens, you can keep track of it. You can even show the live updates via your smartphone to the police to make sure your vehicle gets back to you safe and unharmed.

Remember that you can view live tracking data anywhere and set geo-fences to alert you. Also, remember that you can keep your customer happier and save your vehicle from being stolen or damaged. GPS tracking systems have many uses. They can keep you and your family safe, as well as your assets, and make your business better. No matter what you need to protect, when you have GPS tracking systems, you know everything will be protected and easy to monitor. In the end, GPS tracking systems make your life easier.

 

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Sapcorda Plans Centimeter-Scale GPS for Europe (August 15, 2017)

Germany’s Bosch and Geo++, U-blox of Switzerland, and Japan’s Mitsubishi Electric announced the establishment of Sapcorda Services last Tuesday, a joint venture to provide global navigation satellite system (GNSS) positioning services of centimeter-level accuracy via satellite transmission, mobile cellular technology, and the Internet.

Source: http://spectrum.ieee.org/cars-that-think/aerospace/satellites/fourway-japaneurope-joint-venture-aims-to-establish-industry-open-standard-for-precision-global-navigation-satellite-system-services

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This expedition is trying to find out if the tallest mountain in the world shrank (January 26, 2017)

This week, India’s surveyor general announced that the government is going to re-measure Mount Everest, in a bid to determine whether the world’s tallest peak shrank (or grew) following a devastating earthquake in 2015.

A team of 30 scientists will use two methods to measure the mountain. The first involves placing a GPS transistor at its summit to measure the distance from sea level; the second involves more traditional on-the-ground triangulation, whereby researchers would determine the distance to the summit based on its angle relative to two baseline points.

Source: http://www.theverge.com/2017/1/26/14400226/mount-everest-height-survey-nepal-earthquake-shrink-remeasure

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Implications of BeiDou explored in US congressional report (January 25, 2017)

The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission has issued a staff report titled “China’s Alternative to GPS and Its Implications for the United States.”

The report examines the objectives behind Beijing’s decision to develop the system as an alternative to GPS, its efforts to build an industry around the system, and the effects this might have in security, economic and diplomatic terms for the U.S.

Source: http://gpsworld.com/implications-of-beidou-explored-in-us-congressional-report/

Additional info on BeiDou: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BeiDou_Navigation_Satellite_System

Additional info on the different GPS systems: https://www.liveviewgps.com/blog/gps-main-competitors-galileo-beidou-glonass/

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 Tracking for a Greener Business

Recycling.  Upcycling.  Paper-free offices.   In today’s world it seems as if we’re bombarded multiple options and continuous pressure to maintain both green businesses and homes.  Here are a few ways that adding GPS tracking to your business can help you improve the overall environmental friendliness of your business. 

Reduce Fuel Consumption:  One of the most pressing environmental and fiscal issues with many business owners is monitoring and attempting to reduce the amount of fuel used, and its cost.    GPS tracking software for business vehicles allows dispatchers to easily select the most efficient route of travel—saving fuel, time, and money. 

In addition, installing GPS tracking on your business fleet can increase the miles per gallon you get with your vehicles, as GPS tracking software acts as a deterrent for employees tempted to exceed speed limits or drive recklessly.

Working Toward a Paper-Free Office:  GPS tracking systems and GPS tracking software can help you reduce the amount of paper waste your business generates through automated reporting options, including work hours and mileage reporting.

GPS tracking kids

Entrusted with both the safety and education of our children, public school administrators seeking to more effectively manage student transportation are increasingly turning to GPS tracking devices and tracking software to help them efficiently manage bus routes, monitor drivers, and ensure child safety. 

Bus Route Planning

In both rural and urban areas, planning for pick-up and drop-off of hundreds, or even thousands of school children requires organization and efficiency.  Bus routes must be planned to maximize fuel efficiency, minimize mileage, and be timed perfectly to get students to school on time. 

GPS tracking software is beneficial in planning student transportation because of its ability to quickly assist administrators in determining the most efficient route of travel for every bus in a school’s fleet.

Safety First with GPS Devices

The most important responsibility of any public school system is to ensure the safety of its students, and GPS tracking systems have become an additional layer of security for students and drivers on bus routes.    With tracking devices installed on each school bus, and the use of GPS tracking software, school administrators are easily alerted if a bus leaves its intended route of travel, if a bus is stopped for any length of time, and direction of travel.

Staff Monitoring

While no one wants to think of the possibility of irresponsible school staff members responsible for the safety of school children, it is an unfortunate reality.  For these situations, GPS tracking systems provide a cost effective way to monitor school bus drivers for speed, location, and possible misuse of a school fleet vehicles.    

GPS tracking software can protect your drivers in the event they are falsely accused of disregarding speed limits or other committing other violations.  With GPS tracking devices, routes of travel are precisely recorded and are may be played back in real time.

Getting Started

For more information on incorporating the use of GPS tracking systems within your public school system, contact TrackingTheWorld, Inc., a leading developer of GPS tracking devices and GPS tracking software for business, government, and private use. For more information, visit www.trackingtheworld.com.

GPS tracking firemen

In the aftermath of the tragic deaths of 19 Arizona firefighters, the Florida Forest Service is outfitting its firefighters on the frontlines with GPS tracking systems.  Using GPS tracking software, supervisors will know the location of each firefighter at any time, and be able to reach them more quickly in the event of an emergency.

The new GPS tracking program is being implemented in hopes of increasing the safety of those closest to potentially deadly blazes, including those using bulldozers to push back fire lines.   According to the forest service, the program is possibly the first of its kind for firefighters.  The GPS tracking program does not require cell phone or Internet service, but rather relies on “packets” of electronic information sent to supervisors’ laptops provided they are within a two mile range of the GPS tracking device.

Source: http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2014-01-01/news/os-wildfire-tracker-system-20140101_1_florida-forest-service-yarnell-hill-fire-north-florida

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

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 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.

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GPStrackingairplane

A New Jersey man who installed a GPS jammer on his vehicle in hopes of outsmarting his bosses has instead been fined $32,000.  Turns out his GPS jamming device also interfered with the testing of GPS tracking systems on planes at an airport near his location.  GPS jammers (illegal in the United States) are devices which block GPS signals from being sent to or from a vehicle.

Here’s a link to a previous post on GPS tracking for employees.

Source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/10228874/GPS-jammer-costs-driver-32000-after-interfering-with-plane-signals.html