Personal-Gps-TrackerPersonal GPS tracking units have a variety of uses for families. Individual units are relatively inexpensive, and GPS devices are available that are small, lightweight, and durable enough that every member of the family can have one of his or her own. In addition, most new cell phones have GPS options available. Phones come with a personal GPS tracker pre-installed that can be accessed by installing one of many inexpensive and reliable apps. This means that in many situations it is not even necessary to buy a designated GPS unit for all family members.

Here are a few situations in which personal GPS trackers can help your family.

Young Children

Toddlers and young children love to explore the world. Unfortunately for parents, this tends to mean that they are prone to wandering off without notice. Getting separated from each other is a nerve-wracking experience for parent and child alike, and both want nothing more than to find each other again as quickly as possible. That’s where GPS trackers can help. Personal trackers are small enough to fit into a child’s pocket or clip on to his or her belt. Parents keep hold of a matching fob device that sets off a GPS alert at the push of a button. The siren allows parents to quickly find their child in a crowd or  busy area.

New Drivers

When teens are first learning to drive, they are almost guaranteed to push the boundaries of their new-found freedom.  This is often a major source of anxiety for parents who understandably want to know where their teen is and what he or she is up to. A GPS vehicle tracking device can help. These magnetic units attach unobtrusively to the car and constantly broadcast the vehicle’s location to a cell phone or home computer. Parents can use the device to keep track of where their teen is, and even receive text or email alerts when the car enters a restricted area.

Family Vacations

Family vacations mean spending time together, but they may also involve getting separated. When family members go their own ways while on vacation, individual GPS tracking devices ensure that everyone can always find one another when they have to. A phone or computer app plots the locations of every family member, whether you are all on a cruise ship, at a theme park, or visiting a different city. It’s a great way to make sure that no one gets lost, and to round everyone up when it’s time for a group activity.

Personal Safety

Most people go their whole lives without having a family member become the victim of a kidnapping, carjacking, or other violent crime. However, if it does happen to you the situation can be devastating. Personal GPS trackers allow law enforcement to locate victims in a matter of minutes after the situation has been brought to their attention. It’s an efficient way to keep every member of your family safe.

GPS tracking devices are a great way to keep tabs on all family members. You probably won’t need to use them often, but when you do you will be glad you have them.

This is a guest post article by Eric Worden of brickhousesecurity.com a site that offers current information about personal GPS tracker technology.