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Tracking devices can be hugely beneficial in everyday life. Their uses far exceed our understanding of GPS trackers as devices only used in expensive cars and for material belongings. Did you know GPS trackers can also keep our loved ones safe and out of harm's way? GPS trackers can help those most vulnerable in society, young people and the elderly. As GPS technology has developed and trackers have become more multifunctional, they have the potential to save someone's life.


If a loved one, like a son or daughter, decides to go abroad, a GPS real-time tracking device is a travel essential. When your loved one is away, you can see their movements, ensuring they are safe and where they are planned to be. This remote viewing can be done via an app or computer software that is connected to the GPS tracker. A GPS tracker is much more reliable than a mobile phone, which can easily get lost, stolen, or lost signal. If they are travelling to a remote area or somewhere out of Europe, the last thing you need is your child having no means of contacting home, letting you know they are alright. This is where a tracking device comes in. Modern trackers can send text messages to a predefined phone number, so you can even communicate through the tracker whilst your child is away.


Every parent wishes they could stay home with their child instead of having to work, but unfortunately, that is not our reality. Hiring a childminder or being away from your offspring during the day can cause anxiety in not knowing where your child is or if they are safe. A GPS tracker could be your answer if you need extra peace of mind during the day that your child is safe and sound. Giving your child a GPS tracker allows you to see their movements whilst you are separated, ensuring they are exactly where they should be. If your child is being looked after at home, you can set up a geofence (an area drawn on a digital map) around your home. If your child leaves this area, you or a predefined contact will immediately be contacted. The geofencing feature can be useful for knowing when your child leaves school if they are too young to carry a mobile phone.

The Elderly

The elderly can also benefit from using GPS trackers in everyday life. Looking after elderly parents can be made easier using GPS technology, particularly GPS trackers. As our loved ones age, they may become more likely to get lost or wander. When heading out for groceries, elderly people may forget why they left the house or struggle to find their way back home. To help them maintain their independence whilst ensuring they are safe, using a GPS tracker could allow you to spot strange movements and see whether or not they need guidance. More so, using the geofencing feature noted above, a GPS tracker can be set up to alert you when your parents leave the house, so you can quickly check where they are going.