gps tracking

GPS tracking devices have helped many families stay safe for years. Some people feel weird about GPS tracking. However, when it comes to your family, there is no reason to feel weird. This could be the matter of life and death. From knowing your kids are safe at home after school to keeping tabs on family members. In this article, you will learn about how to keep your family safe with GPS tracking.

Keep your Children Safe

Statistics on missing children are shocking. Every 40 seconds a child will become missing or abducted in the US. That’s approximately 800,000 kids per year. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children found in a recent study that most abductions occur during the hours of 2:00 -7:00 p.m. This is usually the time frame children are coming home from school and are home alone. Even more shocking – More than 200,000 children were abducted by family members in that recent study. These statistics mean that any child is susceptible to go missing. Keep your child safe with a GPS tracking device designed to make you aware of your child’s location at all times. Give them a GPS tracking device, it can fit inconspicuously inside their backpack. 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 and can hold phone numbers so that the person doesn’t have to dial the number themselves.

Alzheimer’s Patients

Do you have a family member who is struggling with Alzheimer’s disease? Unfortunately, this is something many families deal with. The disease, the most common form of dementia, is gradual, unbeatable so far and ultimately fatal. It afflicts 1 in 9 people older than 65, and according to the Alzheimer’s Association, more than 6 of every 10 people with dementia will wander and some will never be found. With those statistics, I wouldn’t want to take a chance on potentially losing a family member forever, and neither should you. You can purchase a GPS tracking ankle bracelet for Alzheimer’s patients that are waterproof and even keep a log when there is no GSM signal. That way, if your family member wanders off you can still keep track of them.

 

Making sure your family is safe is no joking matter. Now you know about GPS tracking and how to keep your family safe. Remember that more than 6 of every 10 people who have dementia will wander off. Also, remember that every 40 seconds a child will become missing or abducted in the US and More than 200,000 children were abducted by family members. If that was your family what would you do? Act before something happens and put a plan in place. Give your family members a GPS tracking device to keep in their pocket, backpack, or wear as an ankle bracelet. You may think they won’t ever need it, and hopefully, they won’t. But if they ever do need help, they will have the GPS tracking device and be safe.

motorcycletrackers

  • In this modern age, traditional locks and security measures are simply not enough to protect
    your motorcycle. And that is why it is good to have a GPS tracker. Because when all else fails,
    you still want to be able to get your motorcycle back. To understand why traditional security is
    not enough, we need to understand why it fails, how criminals attack your motorcycle’s security,
    and what to look for in a GPS tracker. Once we understand those elements, you will know why
    every motorcycle owner should use a GPS tracker.
    Lift Off
    In times of desperation, or when you find yourself unprepared, your motorcycle has to go
    without a lock. This may be a result of the lock not being in the gear bag, an unforeseen issue
    with the lock, nothing sturdy to chain the bike too, etc. Needless to say, there will be times
    where your motorcycle is receiving less than perfect protection. Without a solid anchor point,
    motorcycle criminals won’t have touch any part of your security. Even with disk brake locks,
    criminals can still get away with your ride.
    This is because, the motorcycle can be lifted into the bed of a truck, or the back of a van. This
    attack is usually done with a team, where the bike is lifted so that it rolls on the wheel without a
    lock on the disk brake onto a ramp. However, in some cases, the team will lift the motorcycle
    unto a dolly of some kind, or even just lift it straight into their vehicle. Only a GPS tracker is
    effective in these cases. The tracker will always be there. Once it is installed, it is protecting your
    motorcycle no matter the situation. With no way to forget this means of protection, your bike
    always has a way of being found.
    Locks Aren’t Enough
    A lock is not enough to protect your bike. As we learned above, a lock on your disk brake is not
    going to do much in the way of protecting your motorcycle, but every lock has weaknesses. Of
    course, all motorcycles should use high-quality locks and even chains, but this alone is not
    enough. Even the best locks and the strongest chains can be cut with an angle grinder. Most
    can be cut in under a minute. Though this type of attack may be noisy and attract attention, an
    experienced thief knows how fast they can get away.
    Once the locks, chains, etc. come off, your motorcycle has no security. That is unless you use a
    GPS tracker. No matter how much someone wants your motorcycle, once they steal it, you will
    have a way of getting it back. Where most security focuses on keeping you from losing what you
    have, a GPS does the work of getting it back. The security offers peace of mind, and the
    resources to ensure that a criminal never truly steals your ride.
    Simple Ignition Cylinders
  • On most vintage motorcycles, and even many of the contemporary models, there is an issue
    with the simplicity of the vehicle’s ignition cylinder. Without a transponder chip in the key, and a
    transceiver in the cylinder, a motorcycle is very easy to start. There are products like tryout keys
    which will turn in many ignitions as if they were the actual key. These “skeleton keys” are very
    easy to purchase, and allow a criminal to ride away on your motorcycle.
    Even if you were to get an auto locksmith to replace your ignition cylinder, there are still ways to
    circumvent the cylinder and hot wire the bike. The steering lock is simple enough to break on
    most motorcycles, and then the thief is free to take off. It would be a better to install a GPS
    tracker on the bike, so that no matter where the criminal ends up, the police can find the
    motorcycle.
    What You Need in a Motorcycle GPS Tracker
    Firstly, you need a product that is built with motorcycle GPS tracking in mind. This means the
    product should be waterproof so that weathering during use and unforeseen storage issues do
    not leave you with a malfunctioning or broken tracker. You are also looking for a GPS tracker
    with superior receiver sensitivity, as fast Time To First Fix (TTFF) is crucial for security.
    The TTFF is the measurement of how long it takes before the GPS receiver can locate a signal
    and navigation data from a satellite. The faster the TTFF, the quicker you will know the
    calculated “position solution” (aka Fix). Once your motorcycle GPS tracker finds the “Fix” it will
    need a way of being monitored. Monitoring is left up to the individual’s needs, based on their
    perceived security risks, but it is good to have the option between real-time and periodic
    monitoring.
    Conclusion
    Using GPS technology to protect your motorcycle is really the only way to get proper peace of
    mind. With third party devices, a criminal will not think to check for this security. That means all
    of their preparation still won’t allow them to get away. As it is so hard to properly safeguard a
    motorcycle reliably and in every situation, take the necessary precautions to assure that you can
    always know where your vehicle is

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Holiday season officially starts tomorrow (Thursday 11/24) with Thanksgiving.

TTW family sends you blessings for a joyful holiday with family and friends.

God Bless you and your families through out this holiday season.

Thank you for everything we could not have done it without you!

Happy Thanksgiving!

gps-ocx

DoD Certifies GPS OCX Program to Congress

The Air Force next generation operational control system, known as OCX, recently breach the limit for cost over-run. Thanks to early engagement with Raytheon (OCX contractor) to resolve the program issues, the program recently received certification to continue its activities. The program capability supports military forces, civil, commercial and scientific uses. However, the future of OCX program still depends on Ratheon’s ability to deliver needed capabilities to Air Force at acceptable cost and within acceptable time.

Source: http://gpsworld.com/dod-certifies-gps-ocx-program-to-congress/

Additional info on OCX: http://www.raytheon.com/capabilities/products/gps_ocx/

 

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Memphis Police Using GPS Tracking to Fight Domestic Violence

Memphis is in investing $900-thousand dollars in the fight against domestic violence. The funds will be used to purchase around 800 tracking devices to help the police track offenders and protect would-be or former victims. With around 18-percent of the city’s murders attributed to domestic violence, the hope is that the use of GPS tracking devices will reduce the overall number of homicides in the city.

Source: http://www.localmemphis.com/news/local-news/mpd-using-gps-tracking-for-domestic-violence-offenders

 

GPS Tracking Reveals Seagull Habits

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We’re always looking for unusual and creative use of GPS tracking devices, and happened across this.  A British study utilized GPS trackers and GPS tracking software to monitor the movement of seagulls in St. Ives resort.  What’s interesting is that the results showed that all 4 seagulls tracked had very different habits– with some flying out to sea, and others foraging for food on nearby farmland.  The tracking devices tracked the seagulls for a combined total of more than 20,000 miles.

Source:  https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/jul/14/gps-tags-reveal-the-secret-life-of-urban-seagulls

 

Air Force Fixes Control System for GPS III

 

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Next year, and the launch of the first of more than 30 GPS III satellites marks the beginning of GPS III.  The new satellites boast increased security and better tracking. Perhaps one of the most impressive features is “spot beaming”, a way of creating a localized area of increased power for military use.

http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/air-force-fixes-faltering-control-system-leap-ahead-gps-iii-16940

 

Fleet Tracking Software

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Every business has to maximize its profits and minimize its expenses if it wants to survive.  There are a number of ways to accomplish this, but one of the most effective ways is to incorporate fleet tracking software.  There are numerous benefits to its use.  For starters, it helps business owners save money.  It also has the potential to make operations more efficient.  Last but not least, it allows business professionals to spot problems early, before they can grow into bigger issues.

When it comes to saving money, fleet tracking software is one of the most effective tools that managers can use.  It helps them better understand the routes that drivers are taking and it also helps them develop more efficient business practices that can help them save a great deal of money over time.  Essentially, the software can make the entire operation flow more smoothly, minimizing the miles that are driven.  This in turn helps the company save money on fuel costs and vehicle maintenance.  It also helps supervisors spot problems by giving them a heads-up when drivers are taking routes that are inefficient or when they are not doing the jobs they are being paid to do.  Things can be dealt with before these issues cost the company too much money.

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With the use of fleet tracking software, business owners can take a company’s finances to the next level. The software is perhaps the ultimate tool to help companies make more money by reducing their everyday operating costs.  When all of these benefits are considered more in-depth, there is every reason to start using the software right away.  The benefits that are offered are measured in the profits that business owners can reap.

 

gps tracking software michigan map

A  bill proposing a pilot GPS tracking program for state vehicles is moving through the Michigan state legislature.   If approved, the bill would approve a pilot program for approximately a hundred of the state’s vehicles.  If the pilot program were proven to be successful, GPS tracking could then be installed on all state vehicles at an approximate annual cost ranging from $500K to over $1M.  The bill was drafted in part due to suspected misuse of state time, vehicles, and resources, including one case where state time and vehicle privileges were abuse on 84 occasions.   If enacted, officials expect the vehicle tracking devices and GPS tracking software to save fuel, eliminate mileage reporting, and assist in monitoring employees.

http://www.thestate.com/news/business/technology/article18754659.html

Interested in vehicle tracking?  Purchase GPS trackers directly from TrackingTheWorld distributors.

 

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/

 

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GPS Tracking Software Dashboard

If you’re a business owner with even a small fleet of vehicles, you’re certainly aware of how much time and energy is invested into tracking the mileage on your company vehicles.  Manual mileage logging and then data entry of the information required to create a useable report is inefficient, frustrating and time consuming, and you still have no way of knowing whether your company vehicles are being misused by employees.

As a solution for tedious mileage reporting, TrackingTheWorld GPS tracking software offers automated reporting options, eliminating the need for manual logging, plus other features to assure the proper use of your company vehicles.  For example, our tracking software offers geo-fencing which automatically sends alerts via cell phone or email to let you know when a company vehicle leaves a predetermined area.  With the use of real time GPS tracking devices for company vehicles you’ll also be alerted to harsh driving patterns.  GPS trackers are also ideal for providing an additional level of security for employees, with some models offering a panic alert button, which automatically launches a rapid series of location alerts to preset phone numbers and email addresses.

If you’re considering purchasing GPS tracking devices for your company vehicles, check out TrackingTheWorld’s broad range of GPS tracking devices for vehicle tracking and optional accessories on our products page at http://www.trackingtheworld.com/products/ or  buy GPS devices now through our distributors listed here:  www.trackingtheworld.com/distributors/.

 

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/