What is a GPS tracker.
This is a short explanation of what a GPS tracker is and does.
A GPS tracker is a device, normally carried by a moving vehicle or person, that uses the Global Positioning System to track its precise location, and that of its carrier. The recorded location data can be stored within the tracking unit , or may be transmitted to an internet-connected computer or a smart phone using cellular data (GPRS or SMS), in the unit. This allows the location to be displayed against a map background either in real time or when analysing the track later, using GPS tracking software.
Our GPS trackers all use the GPS chip and software to determine their position then relay that to the designated mobile phone/phones via the installed SIM and mobile network.
Personal GPS trackers are used by parents to track their children, used in the care industry for the elderly and vulnerable. GPS trackers are Increasingly being used with dementia sufferers to locate them if they wonder. Devises allow users to call for assistence and allow carers locate the users position with an accuracy typically within 5-10 meters. Their use helps promote independent living for the elderly and disabled. Devises often incorporate 1-way or 2-way voice communication. Some devices also allow the user to call several pre-installed phone numbers using SOS buttons.
GPS trackers are also being used in sports such as skiing, mountaineering, hiking etc to locate people who find themselves in trouble, injoured or lost.
GPS trackers are also being given to lone workers i.e. forestry workers, game keepers, farmers etc
Pet GPS trackers help to find your lost, stolen pets quickly
What is a Geo-Fence
This is a broad explanation of geo-fencing.
A geo-fence (geographical fence) is a pre-determined virtual area in a real word situation. Sounds complicated but it's not. For example if you want to be alerted when your dog wanders out of the garden, take your pet's GPS tracker to the centre of your garden and set a geo-fence of 50 meters for example then as soon as the tracker moves 50 meters from the set point you will be alerted.
Some GPS trackers will allow you to set multiple geo-fences, our personal GPS tracker for example. This is especially useful if the trackers user visits several locations where they need to be supervised i.e. schools, youth clubs, care homes, hospitals, day centres etc.