GPS Locater's for Seniors and Children

Author: Garry Trip
Published: 2009/02/11 - Updated: 2011/12/05
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Synopsis: Personal GPS units for seniors with medical conditions and young children that allow you to track and locate them if they go missing. Personal GPS units for seniors with medical conditions and young children that allow you to track and locate them if they go missing.


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Personal GPS units for seniors with medical conditions and young children that allow you to track and locate them if they go missing.

It seems that the world is becoming even more dangerous each day. The news reports bring tales of missing children, men, women and senior citizens. Many have medical conditions that require medicines every few hours. Family and volunteers spend enormous amounts of energy and expense searching for these people.

Usually when we think of a GPS locater for someone, it is generally a young child. Sometimes though, we need to take in the possibility that an older child or perhaps even an adult may need to have the extra protection. These individuals are usually impaired with a disability or handicap of some sort.

This would also include certain medical conditions such as autism for teenagers and also Alzheimer's for the older generation. Trying to keep track of someone with these types of disabilities can be the same as trying to keep track of a 2 year old. Think of the peace of mind that you will have knowing that you can log into your laptop and ascertain the location information of your loved ones day or night.

One of the better examples of personal GPS devices are those devices that also have locater capabilities which in turn will prove to be very useful whenever a person gets lost or is injured. With the help of current phone satellite technology that help in broadcasting a user's precise location a personal GPS device can help others know your exact position to within ten meters of where you actually are.

New GPS device technology has developed individual tracking devices to be made small enough to hang on a belt or around your neck like a pendant or on your wrist just as a watch would. These new non intrusive tracking devices use a combination of GPS and cell phone technology to report its location at timed intervals. Areas that have limited cell phone coverage generally do not offer individual tracking services. New battery technology allows these devices to continue to function for as long as 24 hours before needing to be recharged. Information that is uploaded through the cell phone system is sent to a data base maintained by a cell phone tracking provider where it can be downloaded to your computer, PDA or cell phone.

The wristband locater is the perfect solution for these types of situations. This wristband is just the right size to be able to fit on a forearm or wrist. The fabric is made for comfort and is soft on the skin. One of the other benefits is that it is water proof.

You can place the locater tags inside the wristband so they will not get lost. Because of the way that this product is designed, even with the locater tag inside if the wristband, the signal strength is still excellent so there is no fear of missing an alert if your young adult has gone astray.

Although this wristband is large, it can be worn by children as well. You will be able to enjoy your next outing event, whether it is at the beach, the mall or even a movie. Teenagers and young adults that are impaired and do not have the ability to know whether or not they can wonder off makes this a great product for any parent or caregiver.

A two way voice communication system called the S-911 is one of the latest models designed and it is getting a lot of positive reviews. Parents like these for younger children. However, any GPS personal tracking device can add piece of mind to parents that have children. They are great for the kids that have to walk to and from school and are perfect for the child that likes to wonder off in the wrong direction from time to time.

Specialized units even have an alert feature that can be initiated to bring help or medical assistance. Your GPS tracking service provider will automatically notify authorities even if you are not available to respond in a timely manner. The individual that is being track is carrying a cell phone they can be called to ascertain the type of assistance needed. All of which will keep your loved ones safe and reduce your stress and anxiety levels.

The smaller GPS individual tracking devices are relatively expensive. The smaller the device is the higher the cost. In addition the smaller devices require more frequent battery charges to keep them working properly. The cost of tracking varies greatly depending on where you live and what services you require. However considering the value most of us place on our loved ones it may seem a bargain over time.

Of course, this is a product that should be researched before purchasing. It is very important to be comfortable with a product such as this when it come to the safety and well being of your family. This is also a great product if you are a caregiver for someone who is disabled or even mentally challenged. If you were to decide to get a product such as this for your patient or client, the person you are working for may be quite thankful that you are looking out for there loved one.

So remember, do your research to be sure that you are comfortable with this product. Something such as this can be a life saver when it comes to keeping your loved ones safe and free from harm. Take the extra step for protection and safety.


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