Vehicle Tracking

Photo by Jamie Street on Unsplash

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.

 

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

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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/

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gpstrackingemployees

Yesterday, the New York Daily News reported that New York’s top court has decided in favor of limited GPS tracking government employees.   But the decision to allow some use of tracking devices, related to a 2008 misconduct case against a Labor Department official, didn’t come without clarification of what the court considers to be overstepping employee privacy.  Drawing a fine line between acceptable and excessive, the court ruled that while the government can utilize vehicle tracking during hours they claim to be working, after hours and vacation time are off limits. With the court citing that employees have a “reasonable expectation” of privacy, and that government employers should exhaust other options before resorting to GPS tracking, the decision is considered significant in it’s challenge to the government’s previous stance that around-the-clock GPS tracking was acceptable.  Tell us what you think about this decision!

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Most of us work hard to earn the extra “toys” we enjoy, such as four wheelers, boats, snow mobiles, and other sports vehicles.   Are you worried about protecting your hard investment in your sports vehicle?

Consider the TrackingTheWorld’s Enduro Pro GPS tracking system for your sports vehicles.  With its compact design, optional extended life battery pack, and all-weather durability, the Enduro Pro GPS tracker is a smart choice for sports vehicles, including  ATVs, RVs, and more.

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GPS tracking systems can be  unexplored territory for those who are just getting started in the GPS tracking business, or those who have just purchased a GPS tracker.  We’ve posted the three following links as objective sources of GPS tracking information for those who may need it.

Vehicle Tracking: Here’s a wiki article on vehicle tracking.  It explains the difference between active GPS trackers, passive GPS trackers, and explains AVL technology.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vehicle_tracking_system

GPS Tracking Overview: Here’s an eHow article on the basics of GPS tracking and GPS tracking systems.  Simply written, and easy to understand, this GPS tracking informational piece is a good starting point for information on GPS tracking systems.

http://www.ehow.com/about_4588354_gps-tracking.html

Global Positioning Systems–GPS: Here’s another wiki article which provides a quick overview of GPS tracking, its history and connection to the Defense Department, along with the many uses for GPS trackers and GPS tracking technology.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_Positioning_System

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GPS tracking for city buses

The use of GPS tracking for city bus systems is certainly on the rise.  City bus users in St. Albert in Alberta, Canada  now have the ability to monitor their city buses in real time via any electronic device with access to the Internet. The vehicle tracking technology allows users to view the location of their bus on a map through GPS tracking devices installed on every bus in the fleet.

The new GPS tracking system is designed to prevent long wait times, making the public transit system more friendly, and ultimately increase the number of patrons choosing to use public transportation.  Considering the popularity of smart phones, it estimated that nearly half of bus patrons will take advantage of the new real-time GPS tracking system.

The cost of adding customer-accessed real-time GPS tracking capabilities to the buses’ existing GPS tracking devices was approximately $100,000.  St. Albert is the sixth municipality in Canada to offer customers real time GPS tracking for a public transportation system.

For more information about vehicle tracking via GPS tracking systems, visit http://www.trackingtheworld.com.

Source:  http://www.stalbertgazette.com/article/20110518/SAG0801/305189959/city-hops-aboard-real-time-bus-tracker-tool

GPS tracking teenage drivers

Want to know exactly when, where, and how fast your teenage son or daughter is driving the family car? With the safety of your child in the balance as well as the financial liability of having a teenager behind the wheel, this information could prove to be priceless for the safety and security of your family.

 Many parents now use GPS tracking devices to monitor the driving speeds and location of their teenagers. These GPS tracking devices are small, relatively inexpensive, and easy to install and operate. With a GPS tracker and your smart phone or laptop computer, you’ll have the ability to access real-time, detailed analysis of speed, location, and historical data, and receive instant alerts on deviation from specified routes, and crossing a specified perimeter.

 The value of tracking your teenage driver via GPS is immeasurable. With all the parental concerns that come with new drivers, knowing where they are and how they are driving is a sensible and smart parenting decision.

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