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How A Child GPS Tracker Works

Posted by Videos Gone Viral Thursday, December 3, 2009

Author: John Stevens

The statistics of missing children in the United States is quite horrific, especially if you are a parent yourself. Even though there are many innocent reasons why kids go missing or are late home from school, it's the worst possible scenario that jumps into any parents mind first.

Thankfully there is now some clever technology know as a child GPS tracker that can put parents minds at rest in the majority of cases by locating their child within seconds. So how do these child GPS tracking systems work?

The devices are usually very small and can be attached to your child's clothing or placed in their backpacks. They work in a similar way to the common GPS systems found in cars and boats.

They listen to the GPS satellite signals and calculate the position of the child. If ever the parent becomes worried or wants to know exactly where their kid is, they can dial a special number on their phone and call the child's device through the cell phone network.

The child's device will immediately answer with the GPS coordinates which can then be displayed on a map on the parent's phone.

There are some other extra safety features that prevent other people tracking your child and also a system that will automatically call the parent if the child wanders away from a selected area.

The units also have a panic button that the child can press it ever they feel they are in danger or frightened. An SOS message with the child's location is then sent to the parent and often the parent can also listen in to what is going on.

Kids do go missing for all sorts of reasons, not all of them are malicious but it is impossible to tell until you find your child again. Having a Child GPS Tracker is a great advantage for parents and a great safety feature for children.

Sources: I. Laws and Order, II. The Car Junky, III. Videos Gone Viral



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