Having your belongings stolen is one of life’s major inconveniences. It’s not so much losing your money and stuff as much as it is taking time to replace all of it, canceling your credit cards, and obtaining new ID cards. Nobody wants to spend the countless hours trying to make sure their identity has not been stolen as well as their wallet. One nice feature modern technology is cell phones with GPS trackers in them, like Apple’s iPhone, which recently thwarted a theft in Texas.
The details of the theft involved a man taking his groceries inside his house while the would-be thief helped himself to a few things from the car, and also took the man’s $1,200 mountain bike as a getaway vehicle. During the getaway, the thief fell off the bike and continued away on foot. Local law enforcement used the iPhone that belonged to the victim’s wife to track the whereabouts of the victim’s phone. With the help of a physical description to the police, the GPS tracking feature of the iPhone led the police to the thief’s location, which ended up being under a bush.
Features like this that use GPS tracking technology can offer peace of mind to people when they have a purse stolen or lost. This can help people find not just a phone, but also everything that is with the phone. That means no new IDs and no canceled credit cards. The man in the above situation got his possessions back and the thief was arrested. In this situation, it was well worth the cost of the phone. It was the best possible outcome for what could happen to anyone.
Besides this kind of assistance, GPS tracking on things like an iPhone can help people have peace of mind when their wife goes out for a jog, or when their kids are driving home from college. Irrational fears about big brother aside, wouldn’t it be nice to know for a change that your kids are actually going to the place they say they are going? Wouldn’t you find it easier to rest at night knowing your son stopped at a hotel for the night instead of driving non-stop all the way to Florida? I think the obvious answer is yes!