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Technology Brings Safety
How A GPS Tracker Could Keep Your Child Safe
Most people are fairly well schooled on how GPS trackers are used at the business and consumer levels. From the business perspective, companies involved in manufacturing, distribution, construction or essentially any field can use both real-time tracking devices or data loggers for fleet management, mileage summation or checking up on a potential slacking worker. From the consumer prospective, spouses with the hunch their partner may be involved in an affair, family members with an aging and forgetful parent or parents of young drivers can use live tracking systems or passive GPS trackers to help improve safety or validate concerns.
What many people are unaware of is that their is growing market in the area of child tracking devices, meaning GPS trackers designed specifically for the protection of children.
So what exactly is a child tracking system, and what can the monitoring devices really do for parents?
GPS tracking systems have vastly improved over the past 5 years, resulting in lower costs and better grade equipment. Now engineered to be smaller than a cellular phone, many personal GPS solutions can easily be worn or carried by a toddler or pre-teen without any discomfort, offering enhanced child safety. The real-time GPS trackers are simple yet complex pieces of technology that will send the location of the device, allowing anyone with access to the GPS tracking data to see where that person is at. This data can be viewed from a home computer, tablet system such as the iPad or mobile phone, making it easy to locate where a child is and has been, something that can greatly enhance child safety.
Real-time GPS tracker systems such as the SilverCloud are ideal for child tracking because they follow all the guidelines and needs of a parent yet have additional features more specific to the target application child monitoring. GPS tracking systems designed for children come in the form of bracelets or portable devices that can be clipped on to a belt strap, placed in a pocket or tossed in a child’s backpack. The small GPS tracking device then constantly transmits position, giving parents easy access to their child’s location when they are not around. Special features of child tracking systems can include:
1. A panic alert feature that can be pressed by the child to send out a warning that they are in trouble like an electronic call for help.
2. GEO fence alerts that can be set that will notify a parent if a child leaves school, a babysitter’s home or park before.
Likely, it is only a matter of time before it is commonplace that almost all children are wearing GPS trackers for protection. With so much danger in the world parents need to utilize every possible tool to safeguard their children, and that is exactly what GPS tracking devices are, a tool to increase child safety.
Your Thoughts On Technology For Child Safety
Would you invest in a personal monitoring device for your child?
Should parents who have kids with wandering tendencies or special needs be able to receive GPS hardware at a discounted rate from school districts?