ALTERNATIVE USES FOR A GPS TRACKER
Alternative Uses For A GPS Tracker
It is fair to say that GPS trackers are for many people an essential piece of kit. The technology has advanced very far in a relatively short time and just keeps on improving. Most of us are aware of GPS as the prime element of satellite navigation systems, but here we'll look at its other uses.
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For some years now it has been possible to protect your car by installing a tracker system alongside the usual alarm/immobiliser. Should somebody steal your car the GPS tracker system will send an alert to the company who, in some cases can notify the police. The tracker provides real-time information concerning the whereabouts of your vehicle. Companies who have fleets of lorries or construction machinery, and farmers who run expensive agricultural machinery, find that GPS trackers are the best way to protect their valuable equipment and recover it if stolen.
Children are our most precious assets and we want to do all we can to protect them. A simple tracker, small enough to fit in a pocket or school bag, provides peace of mind for anxious parents. The tracker can be programmed with 'safe-zone' areas so that if the child leaves that area an alert will sound.
Health and fitness trackers are growing in popularity. A device worn on the wrist like a watch or as a belt around the waist can perform multiple functions such as measuring heart rate, counting how many steps you walk, how far you run and so on. They can send information to a smartphone or pc for evaluation.
Pets and Livestock
To some people, the family dog or cat is more than just a pet. With many breeds costing hundreds of pounds to buy, plus the costs involved in insuring and feeding the animal, it is an investment worth protecting. In addition to this, in recent years there has been an increase in sheep and cattle rustling resulting in enormous financial costs for farmers. Sometimes whole flocks or herds are taken but sometimes a farmer's prize breeding animals can be targeted. A GPS tracker can be used to trace a valuable animal and lead to its recovery.
Time is money, so the saying goes, and to this end, it is vital that courier and haulage drivers are closely monitored. HGVs were and still are traditionally fitted with tachographs but the trend now is for vehicles to be fitted with GPS trackers. Delivery vans, taxis and buses can be tracked in order to monitor driver behaviour, location and the hours worked. Insurance companies now offer discounted insurance to drivers who agree to have a GPS tracker fitted in their car to monitor their driving hours and behaviour.
There are few limits to the protection and peace of mind that a GPS tracker can give. For the best advice and to see the full range of the very latest in GPS tracking technology why not visit our website.