Tracking With GPS to Protect

By Greg Bartlett GPS tracking technology has become a mainstay in monitoring vehicles, assets, and people.  It makes use of one or more of the thirty-some satellites that are floating in space.  Satellites transmit information, and that information is received by the owners of tracking devices.  Tracking devices, such as teen tracking devices, transmit information that can be accessed by anyone with access to a web-enabled device such as a computer or a mobile phone.  Tracking devices are used to locate cars, assets-like cargo, and people-such as children, elderly parents, and teenagers.  In fact, teen tracking devices are quickly becomingRead More

Smart Phones and Apps Trump GPS Tracking Devices – Or NOT

by James Neely, freelance writer Smart and sexy new apps have taken over in importance for Smart Phone owners.  The trendy, fad-oriented features are what sell cell phones now, not safety and other more practical features. The problem with this is that one of the most important things that a smart phone can provide for its owner is the GPS enabled feature that allows the unit to be tracked in case of an emergency.  It’s not as good as a GPS Tracking device, but it is better than nothing. Don’t misunderstand; some of these new applications offer a very compellingRead More

Track to Protect

GPS technology has become a mainstay in tracking vehicles, assets, and people.  It makes use of one or more of the thirty-some satellites that are floating in space.  Satellites transmit information, and that information is received by the owners of tracking devices.  Tracking devices, such as teen tracking devices, transmit information that can be accessed by anyone with access to a web-enabled device such as a computer or a mobile phone.  Tracking devices are used to locate cars, assets-like cargo, and people-such as children, elderly parents, and teenagers.  In fact, teen tracking devices are quickly becoming a very popular wayRead More

Helping the Elderly with GPS Tracking

Monitoring Seniors with Memory-Retention Problems It has long been known that senior citizens are high-risk drivers. Many of the elderly that are sometimes involved in car accidents suffer from mental incapacities such as Alzheimer’s and dementia, causing delays in motor skills that may lead to danger on the roadways. Sometimes it can be quite apparent that a senior has one of these conditions, and sometimes it is not. Wouldn’t it be of great value to know if a senior citizen in your family was capable of still operating their own motor vehicle safely and independently? Wouldn’t you want the assuranceRead More

Is GPS the New Face of Surgery?

By Harriette Halepis Source acquired via ABC News, April 16, 2010 – Neurosurgeons in Townsville, Australia, have a new piece of technology that allows for less-invasive brain and spinal surgery. The GPS-like tracking device guides surgeons to the exact location of a brain tumour or spinal injury with the help of an infra-red light. Not only does this new technology make it easier for a surgeon to find a brain tumour, but it also makes mistakes far less likely. Since the GPS-like device that Townsville neurosurgeons are using provides a detailed map to a tumour or spinal injury, surgeons areRead More

Checking Up On Your Spouse with GPS Tracking

By Greg Bartlett In some marriages, concern over spousal fidelity can be a serious issue.  A husband could wonder whether his wife really is spending all day shopping, or a wife could be suspicious that her husband’s business trips aren’t all for business.  Husbands and wives may suspect infidelity without ever being able to prove or disprove it unless they hire a private investigator, which can often be more expensive than they can afford.  So the husbands and wives are just left to sit, wonder, and lose trust in their spouses even if no cheating is actually taking place. InRead More

GPS and Autism

By Harriette Halepis Whether or not tracking a child using a GPS tracker is a violation of human rights is debatable. But, what happens when the child being tracked is autistic and has a history of wandering away? Two cases of this type recently made headline news across the globe. One autistic eleven year old girl in Florida spent a number of nights in an alligator-infested swamp after wandering away from home. Another fifteen year old boy walked away from his home in Alberta, Canada, in the middle of the winter wearing nothing but a t-shirt and shorts. In bothRead More

Car Insurance Companies Offering Discounts for Tracking Privileges

By DONNA SANTI / guest columnist Would you consent to a vehicle tracking system that is monitored by your insurance company, if it would lower your rates? Hundreds of thousands of clients currently signed up for AAA and Progressive auto insurance might soon have the choice. The two companies are among the first to launch unique on-board driving data collection programs. Little boxes, about the size of a box of stick matches, plug into the vehicle’s electrical and diagnostic centers and they record vehicle speed, time of day, brakes applications and the number of miles logged. Representatives think the programRead More

Grandma Puts Boy Alone on Plane to Russia

Would a GPS Tracking Unit Have Made This Action Acceptable? By DONNA SANTI / guest columnist —————————————————————————————————————————————– -          Donna Santi is a creative writer for LandAirSea Systems, a Woodstock, IL-based manufacturer and distributor of expertly-engineered GPS tracking systems, software and accessories. For information about LandAirSea, visit www.landairsea.com. To contact the writer, email donna.santi@landairsea.com At what age and maturity level is a child ready to travel alone on a commercial airplane? That debate has been rustling around water coolers and coffee klatches worldwide since the Associated Press story emerged that a Tennessee woman placed her grandson on a plane, alone, toRead More

How to Track Your Cell Phone

By Harriette Halepis There are a few different iPhone apps that effectively track a user’s iPhone to a specific location. For those who have an iPhone, these apps are both handy and innovative. The only problem is that many people do not have iPhones. Still, this doesn’t mean that you can’t track your cell phone using GPS tracking technology. How can you tracking your cell phone using GPS tracking technology? Purchase a small GPS tracking chip. Purchase corresponding software (this may come with the chip you purchase). Attach the chip to the back of any cell phone. Load GPS trackingRead More