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5 things that you can keep track of using a GPS device.

GPS Tracking is a brilliant use of technology. As part of a satellite tracking system, a small device can be used for so many different things from tracking a person to tracking an airplane! As long as the device is somewhere on the planet, with reasonable coverage of the above skys, you can track it!

Author: Ian Sheldon
Date: Jun 21, 2011 - 10:27:08 AM


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GPS Tracking is a brilliant use of technology.  As part of a satellite tracking system, a small device can be used for so many different things from tracking a person to tracking an airplane!  As long as the device is somewhere on the planet, with reasonable coverage of the above skys, you can track it!

So how do they work?  GPS Tracking Devices relay a constant stream of coordinates, via a network of satellites that orbit the earth, back to a central computer that decodes the data and presents it to the end user.  The end user can often see this information on a map overlay, such as Google Earth for example.  As the Tracking device is always communicating with the satellites, telling them where it is, it is possible to map out the route that the device is taking.  This is called real-time tracking.

Real Time Tracking is a great way to keep track of people or assets of value.  As GPS technology has become more affordable over the last few years it is now available to consumers, aswell as businesses and the military.  You can literally tracking anything you want - even your cat!

Here are 5 things that you can keep tabs on using a GPS Tracking Device :

1. Vehicles


For people who have a car, its probably one of their most important assets.  Not only in terms of its value but in terms of how much we rely on them to carry out our day to day tasks.  So if you car is unfortunately stolen (or even if you have just forgotten where you parked it!) GPS Tracking devices can help.

2. People

It might sound daft but GPS Tracking devices are perfect for tracking people, especially during sporting events such as orienteering.  

3. Pets

Ever wondered where your cat has strayed to?  Or maybe you have a dog who keeps escaping.  GPS Tracking devices are now small and discrete enough to sit on the collar of mans best friend.

4. Assets.  

Did you know that your mobile phone might already have GPS technology installed?  If you have access to a mapping application and it can tell you where you are, you can probably also get applications that tell you where you phone is if you were to lose it.

5. Marketing(!)

Some companies offer GPS Tracking devices to willing participants who are happy to be tracked over an agreed period of time.  There is usually some reward for this and the company carrying out the market research can end up with some valuable data.

There are plenty of different applications were GPS Tracking devices can be used.  There are the standard day to day scenarios but then also some more 'out-of-the-box' thinking ways of applying the technology.

Track 24 provide GPS Tracking Solutions for any application, such as Employee Tracking, Personal Tracking and Vehicle Tracking.



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