At Tracking the World, we provide GPS tracking devices that contain geofencing technology. Read on to learn more about geofencing and how it can help you.

Geofencing technology is a fascinating and high-tech way to set virtual boundaries in any location. Boundaries can be set to keep track of people or vehicles. It provides users with an easy way to see if who or what they are tracking is within the designated virtual boundaries. A GPS tracking device can contain this geofencing technology. At Tracking the World, we design GPS tracking devices with geofencing technology. Here are some different ways users can utilize geofencing technology.

Car Dealerships & Rental Cars

If you’ve ever been shopping for a new car, you know the most important part of the process is the test drive. This is where you can test out the functions of the car and see if the ride is smooth and to your liking. Often the dealership will allow customers and their families to take the car out for a spin on their own. But how can they protect their assets when they allow customers to drive off property with their vehicles?

By using a GPS tracking device with geofencing technology, car dealerships can easily keep track of their cars. The idea is that the dealership will set virtual boundaries within a certain radius around its location. If the car drives out of that range, the dealership will be alerted. Using the GPS tracking device, they can easily track the location of the car, contact the driver, and involve law enforcement if necessary.

In addition, the same technology can be used for rental car companies. Some companies do not allow drivers to take their rental cars out of state. These companies can invest in GPS vehicle tracking devices for cars. Geofence boundaries can be set around the state lines so that companies can be alerted any time a driver goes out of state. This is a great way to ensure that your rental cars are staying where they should be.

Elderly Family Members Who Live Alone

Do you worry about an elderly family member who lives alone? Invest in a personal GPS tracker for them to carry around. Not only do the personal trackers have “person down alerts” to warn you if your family member fell, but they also have geofencing capabilities. Also, the tracker can let you know their exact location at any time.

If your loved one likes to go on walks, maybe set the geofence boundaries around the perimeter of their neighborhood. If they drive to go shopping once a week, set the boundaries around their route and around the shopping center. This allows loved ones to rest assured that their elderly family member has not wandered off or become lost. This is especially helpful for family members experiencing early signs of memory loss who are not yet ready to move into a nursing home.

An Ankle GPS Tracking Device with Geofencing Technology for Parolees

Personal GPS ankle trackers can be used for parolees who are on house arrest. During house arrest, often the person is not truly confined to their home all day. They are typically allowed to go to work and run errands like going to the grocery store at pre-approved times. Setting up their GPS tracking device with geofence boundaries will help police officers monitor if the parolees are staying within the areas they should be (ex: home, work, grocery store, doctor’s office, etc.). If the parolee leaves these areas, law enforcement will be alerted via the GPS tracker so that they can track down the parolee.

Teen Drivers

Let’s face it: having a new teen driver on the road is stressful. Parents often feel on edge when their teen is driving. A good first step to monitoring your teen’s driving is to keep their driving radius fairly small. This radius could include places like school, friends’ houses, and certain errands. Equip them with a vehicle GPS tracking device and set it up with geofencing technology.

Sit down with your teen and set boundaries together about where they can and can’t drive. You will receive an alert if your teen drives outside the boundaries. Also, as your teen becomes more experienced with driving, you can gradually increase the radius of where they can drive. In addition to geofencing capabilities, the vehicle GPS trackers also monitor driver behavior so you can tell if your teen is practicing aggressive driving habits.

Hikers & Trail Runners

Last but not least, hikers and trail runners can greatly benefit from a personal GPS tracker with geofencing technology. Often hikers and runners are out all day on trails they have never been on before. It can be easy to wander off the trail and become lost, struggling to find their way back to the car. With geofencing technology, hikers and runners can set up boundaries prior to their adventure. Loved ones will receive an alert if the hiker/runner is out of the boundaries.

Geofencing technology is amazing. Geofences are virtual boundaries in GPS tracking devices. They help make sure people or vehicles are staying with a certain predefined perimeter. This technology is very useful for car dealerships, rental car companies, elderly family members, parolees, teen drivers, and hikers/trail runners. At Tracking the World, we make personal, vehicle, and asset GPS trackers. Users can program geofence boundaries into their GPS tracking devices as a way to keep their loved ones safe. In addition to geofencing technology, our trackers contain other high-tech features like person down alerts, the capability for SMS inbound texting, driver behavior monitoring, and an emergency call button. For more information about our available devices and their capabilities, contact Tracking the World today.

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