The GPS: Not Just for Directions Anymore

A few years ago, if you were to mention a GPS, people would most likely think you meant a device used, typically in one’s vehicle, to help you get from one location to the next. While these types of GPSs are still widely available, this technology is being used in many other ways, some of […]

The GPS: Not Just for Directions Anymore

A few years ago, if you were to mention a GPS, people would most likely think you meant a device used, typically in one’s vehicle, to help you get from one location to the next. While these types of GPSs are still widely available, this technology is being used in many other ways, some of which can even help to save lives. You’re certainly encouraged to use a GPS to make your driving safer and to avoid getting lost, but read on to learn about some unique, innovative uses of GPS devices. You might not even realize what you’ve been missing out on!

Making Campus Life Safer

College students tend to be a high risk group for violent attacks. When you factor in the large amount of college students that drink or use impairing substances, as well as the number of students who walk around alone on campus at night, it seems like a real recipe for danger. While a GPS is certainly no substitute for smart, responsible, behavior, a unique device known as the eClick is helping to keep college students safer. This pocket-sized GPS features an emergency button that contacts emergency professionals the second it is pushed. It also provides tracking information so that officials can quickly and easily reach the student to provide aid.

Keeping an Eye on Children

Every parent’s worst fear is having a child falling into harm’s way. Worried parents can now ease their minds and gain greater control over their childrens’ lives through a device known as the eSafe. Similar to the eClick, this is a compact GPS that allows the user to immediately “call” for help by pushing a button. Furthermore, parents can track their childrens’ locations and also designate certain areas, such as school or home, as “safe spots.” Parents can be notified when children arrive at or leave these locations.

Protecting Personal Property

Do you have an item that is very valuable to you? Whether it’s monetary value or sentimental value, you can protect your items by using the CatchAThiefGPS. This one-of-a-kind system allows you to track specific items and sends out notifications when the item leaves a designated area or travels above the normal speed. The device can be used by individuals, law enforcement, campus security personnel, and more. The more extensively these systems are used, the easier it will be to put an end to crime for good.

Keeping Pets Close to Home

Pet owners often worry about what would happen if their pet was lost. Now, some of that worry can be appeased through the use of SpotLite, a GPS device that attaches to a pet’s collar and provides tracking information that makes it easy to locate a lost pet. Similar to other devices discussed here, the SpotLite features a special button on the device. A person who finds a lost pet can press the button and alert the owner, quickly reuniting your furry friend with its family.

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