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Use your GPS tracking device to help you locate your vehicle, track your loved ones, or plan your destination.

Whether you’re locating a lost pet or trying to find your way around an unfamiliar city, a GPS tracking device can help navigate you toward your desired destination. Originally developed by the military, a GPS, or a global positioning system, has been adapted by people to help them pinpoint specific locations or loved ones. You can use a portable GPS device by placing it in your car or using a handheld one. Here are four different ways you can use this device during the fall season. 

Traveling on Road Trips 

Fall break is coming up. Pack up the kids and take a road trip to see the family for the Thanksgiving holiday, or just discover a new area over the weekend. Wherever you’re going, use a GPS system to help get you there. It’ll provide step-by-step instructions on where to turn and which exits to take. Using a GPS navigation and tracking system ensures no one gets lost on your way to and from your destination. Many of these systems are reliable and easy to view. You can easily place these systems in your vehicle and display your route right on the screen. This helps keep you on the right path without taking your eyes away from the road.

Hiking and Biking on Different Trails

On cool fall nights when you’re in the mood to camp alone or with the family, head out on biking or hiking trails. You can mark the spot of your campsite on your GPS device and it’ll remember your starting location. When you’re ready to head back, just hit a button on your system. You can then walk or bike right back to where you started. You can also record the exact trail you walked using your tracking system and play it back next time you want to venture down that same path again. 

Locating Your Children

Fall weather often brings football games and bonfires, which is where your kids may spend most of their evenings with friends. GPS tracking devices help you worry a little less about their whereabouts. Install these systems in their cars or have them carry around a handheld device. Most systems make it easy to alert others of their exact location if they’re lost or their car breaks down.

Finding Your Parked Vehicle at Busy Events

Whether you’re attending a state fair, sporting event, pumpkin patch, or any other crowded fall festivity, you may lose sight of your car in a sea of vehicles. By placing your tracking system in your car, you can easily spot where your car is from your handheld device. Some even let you connect to the device using your mobile phone. This helps you leave the event quickly and without wandering around searching for your vehicle.

A GPS Tracking Device Helps You Navigate to and from Destinations

Many GPS tracking devices use global positioning satellites to help others find their specific location. These satellites pick up the signal of the location and the GPS system helps navigate you to that area. Contact us today to learn more about how a GPS tracking device can help successfully get you from point A to point B in no time.

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/.

 

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Portage Township Schools on the southeast side of Lake Michigan  recently installed GPS trackers on all 110 buses in the school’s fleet.  Added as a measure of convenience for both parents and administration, the program was given a “test drive” during summer school to prepare for the beginning of the 2014 school year.

Using GPS tracking software on computers or smart phones, parents and faculty are able to see the exact location of any bus at any time–even on field trip days–  While the new GPS tracking system will most assuredly offer parents peace of mind that their child made it to school safely, officials also hope it will be an added convenience for parents of children whose buses are running late.  With tracking software, parents will have detailed information on when the bus can be expected, hopefully eliminating the need to call the school officials.

School administration also hopes to use the system to conserve fuel and maintain efficiency by rerouting buses when traffic incidents occur.

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Article Source:  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/porter/duneland/chesterton/parents-can-follow-children-to-school-via-gps/article_d4260fdd-5eeb-5986-94f1-cc132108dd52.html

 

 

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 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.

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Suspected Thief Forgets He’s Wearing a GPS Tracking Ankle Bracelet

A suspected thief in Washington state either seriously underestimated the precise information provided by his GPS ankle bracelet via GPS tracking software or, more likely, forgot to remove it before allegedly embarking on a spree of theft from an Eagles fraternity lodge.  GPS tracking data confirms that the man made multiple trips between the lodge and a nearby motel.  Approximately $2,000 was stolen, and the man is now suspected in past thefts based on evidence found at the scene.  The police, confirming that truth is sometimes stranger than fiction, stated that “You can’t make this stuff up.” Video surveillance from the night of the alleged crimes has been turned over to authorities, and a second suspect has been identified based on evidence.

Source:  http://www.yakimaherald.com/news/yhr/friday/1988790-8/burglary-suspect-leaves-trail-of-gps-evidence

 

 

gps tracking real estate signs

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.

http://www.9news.com/news/article/367126/339/Realtor-uses-GPS-to-track-disappearing-signs

 

Here are the latest bits of GPS tracking news we’ve found around the Web this week.

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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/.

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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

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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

 

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.

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GPS tracking policeFlorida 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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Article Source:  http://news.cnet.com/8301-17852_3-57609416-71/police-firing-gps-tracking-bullets-at-cars-during-chases/