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GPS Magazine Names WorldTracker GPRS Best GPS System for Kids
TrackingtheWorld's WorldTracker GPRS "Unrivaled" in Recent Review.
By: Traci Latoz
GPS Magazine evaluated a total of 9 global positioning and radio frequency devices for ease of use, dependability and effectiveness in tracking children in public places. Testing was conducted in a variety of settings, including movie theatres, office buildings, basements and outdoors. According to the report, “World Tracker GPRS’ performance was unrivaled.”
Gilbert Walz, CEO of TrackingtheWorld, Inc., said GPS tracking is becoming increasingly common for child tracking as abductions and violent crimes continue to rise. “Parents are worried by the things they see on the news, and they’re looking for ways to keep their children safe from predators. The WorldTracker GPRS allows parents to see their child’s exact location at any time and reduce the likelihood of a tragedy,” said Walz.
According to the National Crime Information Center, reports of missing people have increased more than 500 percent in the last two decades, and more than 800,000 people are reported missing each year. The vast majority of missing persons reports involves juvenile girls.
The WorldTracker GPRS is a self-contained, water-resistant GPS tracker which is smaller than a small cell phone. The rechargeable device features a powerful Sirf-Star III 20-channel receiver and provides real-time location updates every 15 seconds. Working in conjunction with both Microsoft and Google 3-D satellite mapping technology, the WorldTracker operates reliably from any location in the world. The WorldTracker GPRS allows users to easily set pre-determined boundaries known as geo-fences. “With a geo-fence, you can be instantly alerted when your child leaves a specific area or wanders too far from home,” said Walz.
Easy to use, the WorldTracker GPRS features simple controls including a power switch, two LED indicators and a panic button, which activates a series of 20 location reports in 2 minutes. “By teaching your child to push and hold the WorldTracker’
GPS tracking devices are often credited with preventing and solving crimes because they allow authorities to quickly reach the location of lost or missing individuals or property. GPS tracking systems report exact locations by communicating with GPS tracking satellites originally launched into space for military use.