Tar Heel State Looks At GPS Tracking Devices
Law enforcement frequently call upon the most technologically advanced surveillance equipment to perform investigative work, and one of the most used devices is the GPS tracker. Designed to record and transmit real-time locational information, GPS trackers have played a critical role in the arrest of car thieves, drug dealers and various other criminals. GPS tracking has undoubtedly been instrumental in helping investigators gather concrete evidence that can place a suspect at a particular place at any given time. This is why it is no surprise to hear about legislators in the state of North Carolina seeking to expand the use if GPS tracking to monitor domestic violence offenders as a way of enhancing safety of the victims and accountability of the accused.
Voted on by the North Carolina Generally Assembly unanimously, the bill giving judicial powers the option to require domestic violence offenders to wear GPS tracking devices, bracelets or anklets is now en route to the state Senate. What this personal tracking system would offer is an alerting feature that would notify victims and local authorities if that domestic violence offender traveled to areas they were prohibited from visiting. These locations would include places such as home or work environment of the victim.
The bill was created and named after a woman named Allison Gaither who lost her life in 2009 when her estranged husband fatally stabbed her. Gaither believed her estranged husband was a threat to her personal safety and took out a domestic violence order to keep the man away from her. However, the legal document did nothing to stop the man from violating the court-ordered amount of space he was required to stay away from Gaither. The hope is that with the use of sophisticated real-time GPS tracking that a heart-breaking situation such as the one that happened to Gaither can be avoided in the future.
The GPS tracking bill as it is currently worded would start at the beginning of the 3rd quarter next year (2014). The reason why the program won't be immediately enacted is to give state legislators a way to determine an effective way to not only implement the GPS tracking program, but also find the financial resources to cover the cost of the personal safety initiative.
Tips To Recovering Your Missing iPhone 5
Smart phones have truly replaced dogs as man's best friend. This is because in a mobile technology era smart phones are the sidekicks to our daily work and personal lives. Smart phones allow us to send and receive emails, update our Facebook statuses (I'm at the mall!), send out tweets (The mall sucks today #mall), perform online banking work and literally about another thousand functions. Oh did we mention they are also used to place phone calls? Smart phones make our lives more simple while keeping us more connected to the world. This is why it is a pretty big deal when someone loses or has their smart phone stolen. Here are some tips for iPhone 5 owners to take once they discover their smart phone has gone missing.
The first sensation a person has once they realize their iPhone 5 is missing is likely panic. This is because almost a person's entire life can be stored on this technological marvel. Digital photographs, emails, contacts and so much more personal information is housed on the average cell phone. That means if the cellular gadget goes missing it can likely be quite the inconvenience. However, life has a way of throwing us curve balls and the best thing we can do is learn the best ways to hit those curve balls out of the park when they are tossed in our direction. All iPhone 5 users should have an app downloaded called "Find My iPhone" on their smart phone. This will pull up the location of the smart phone using GPS tracking. However, many fast-thinking thieves will disable this monitoring app so that when the user tries to activate the GPS tracking service they will receive a "Device not found" error message. This means additional security measures must be utilized.
Another locational based service app that uses GPS tracking that all iPhone 5 users should have downloaded is Google Latitude. This tracking app monitors and displays locational data of friends, family members and others invited to the GPS tracking party. Google Latitude is actually a wonderful tracking app for personal safety as it allows family members to observe where loved ones are at if an emergency situation ever occurs. This app can also be activated remotely if a person loses their iPhone 5 allowing that user to locate the missing property.