Vehicle Tracking Devices Record More Than Movement
Are You Being Monitored By A GPS Tracking System?
GPS tracking is no longer a phrase used only by the technologically elite or spy-tech crowds, but instead are now as main-stream as radar detectors, navigation systems or cellular phones. Even most cellular phones have some variation of GPS monitoring capabilities now; although they are usually less than accurate compared to the high-quality vehicle tracking solutions used by law enforcement or fleet management operations. These personal tracking systems are now so small, affordable, and easy to work with that almost anyone knowing how to browse the Internet can successfully use and monitor them.
With the increase of GPS tracking technology has came the increase of tracking applications. Initially only heavily used by law enforcement and large trucking/fleet companies, vehicle tracking applications have spread to small businesses, outdoor enthusiasts, people in struggling marriages and parents of teen drivers. Although some of the people being monitored by a personal tracking system may not enjoy the idea of having their location, speed, time of travel, etc being monitored by outside individuals, it has now became an accepted form of securing and protecting assets, whether those assets be vehicles or people.
Despite the fact that there is a portion of people who would not want to be monitored by a tracking system, regardless of the situation, there is a large group of people who find the highly detailed records vehicle tracking gadgets provide essential and helpful. Here is a short list of demographics who are very different from one another, but each utilize GPS tracking technology in a positive and effective way on a daily basis.
1. Small Business Employees
Employers and small business owners have numerous reasons to find GPS tracking a cost-saving, valuable tool. From being able to monitor what personnel is at what job site or how long it will be before an employee(s) arrive at or leaves a facility, tracking systems provide advantageous and crucial information. However, the vehicle tracking data is also as valuable to the employee as it is to the employer. Being able to quickly pull detailed driving activity reports and calculate personal or work mileage driven data provides employees an easy way to show proof of their travels for expense reports. Not to mention, the numerous reporting features many GPS tracking systems have allow employees to pull up travel history to validate how long they were at job site for overtime pay.
2. Alcoholics, Gamblers & Others Engaged In Destructive Behavior
Most GPS monitoring applications rarely reach a social-behavioral level, however, now that GPS tracking systems are so small and compact they can even help shape positive behavior and modify negative behavior. Vehicle tracking devices are no longer bulky devices that need to be hardwired to a vehicle for power. GPS trackers are now as small as a cellular phone or large pack of chewing gum and can be worn like a wrist watch or attached to a belt like a pager. Therefore, if a person has a track record of alcohol abuse a probation officer, family member, or friend can make the individual wear the personal locating device and assist them if they have a moment of weakness. GEO fencing features allow virtual boundaries to be set so if the alcoholic comes into a GEO fenced location such as a bar or nightclub, a text message or email will be sent to the person monitoring the device. The unique features can help save the person from making a life-changing mistake.
3. Outdoor Enthusiasts & Adventurers
Whether they are hikers, bikers, climbers or runners, outdoor enthusiasts and adventurers are always looking for ways to capture beautiful or enterprising moments. Digital cameras can grab a static image of the surroundings, but GPS tracking systems can document every location the adventurer has been with precise accuracy. Imagine taking a canoe trip down a river or hiking up a mountain and being able to record every position and step made to reach the final destination. GPS tracking technology gives these thrill seekers a way to capture all of the adventure in a clean format so they can show family members and friends the road less traveled.