Applications may include tracking lone workers for OH&S requirements, children with autism and elderly suffering dementia.
Personal GPS tracking devices suitable for families generally consist of a small device measuring 2cm x 3cm x 1cm which uses a prepaid sim card to send information.
Users must charge these devices overnight and then allow the person to wear them during the day.
The person may be tracked by sending an SMS to the device, upon which the device will respond with an SMS detailling its position in Lat Long.
In a commercial environment Personal GPS Tracking Systems and Lone Worker Protection Systems are specifically aimed at helping to protect those workers who operate in dangerous territories and who are particularly vulnerable to attack.
There are a number of manufacturers of Commercial Grade Personal GPS Tracking Devices capable of providing 24 hours continuous use of real time GPS/GPRS tracking, SOS Alerts,Man Down, Data Capturing Capabilities and also Voice Communications.
Designed for high risk professional applications such as:-
- Security Guards
- Law Enforcement Workers
- Social Workers
- Health Workers (District Nurses)
- Mail Delivery Workers
- Motor Bike Couriers
- Local Government Asset Surveyors
- Covert Sting Operations
Advanced features such as:-
- Man Down Alerts
- Yellow Alerts (excessive stationery time at a hazardous location)
- Movement Alerts (Device has moved from Stationery)
- Power Management Deep Sleep Modes if device is stationery
- Voice Wire Tapping in SOS Hijack Situations