Using GPS Tracking for Family Security


It can be difficult, if not impossible, to know where everyone in the family is at all times, given the busyness of our lives. If it becomes impossible to reach one of your family members, anxiety and worry sets in.  After all, your family means everything to you and the world is a dangerous place.

Luckily, there is a way to avoid all of this uncertainty. GPS trackers are becoming one of the most foolproof methods for monitoring the whereabouts of family members and ensuring everyone’s safety.


GPS Trackers: The Basics

Let’s start with the basics.

GPS trackers are devices that you can use to track the location of a particular person or thing. The trackers do this by using the technology of cellular transmitters. Ultimately, the location of the tracker is sent to your smartphone, tablet, or computer, where you are able to see the tracker’s location in real-time or near-real-time, depending on your settings.

GPS trackers are not intended to invade an individual’s privacy. (In fact, before you get started, we highly recommend that you familiarize yourself with GPS tracking laws.) Instead, GPS trackers are meant to be a tool to help you keep loved ones safe.

GPS trackers can be placed on a person or object (for example, in a car). Many GPS trackers allow for text or email alerts on the tracker’s speed and location. This way you do not need to continuously monitor the GPS tracker. If something is unusual, you will receive an alert and can act accordingly.


The Benefits of GPS Trackers: For Children

GPS trackers can help keep your children safe. There are a variety of situations where you will want to know your child’s location. For example, if your child is traveling to and from school, a GPS tracker in his or her backpack will show you your child’s route, indicate whether they have stopped unexpectedly, determine whether they are walking or riding in a car, etc. This is especially valuable information if your child does not make it home on time. Some school buses contain GPS trackers which allow parents to determine their child’s location through that means, but this still doesn’t account for whether the child actually made it on the bus or has taken alternate transportation.

GPS trackers are also useful if your child is traveling on a field trip, when they’re playing in a park, or if they’re hanging out with their friends. Wherever your child is going, a GPS tracker can give you peace of mind as you are going about your day.


The Benefits of GPS Trackers: For Elder and Infirm Care

GPS trackers can also help you ensure that older individuals—particularly those with medical conditions—are safe. If you have a parent or grandparent who is older or even prone to a medical emergency, you can monitor his or her location and confirm that there is nothing wrong. A GPS tracker can provide that older relative with a sense of independence while also ensuring that a relative will be alerted in an unusual situation.


The Benefits of GPS Trackers: On the Go

If you or your family are on vacation, GPS trackers can quickly keep you up to speed on everyone’s location. This is especially important if you and your family are in a place where you can easily become separated. Some examples include a camping trip, a trip to an amusement park, or a skiing trip, but there are countless others.

GPS trackers can even be used to monitor your pet. Placing a GPS tracker in your dog’s collar, for example, can be a lifesaver if your dog temporarily disappears from sight.


Get Your Family Started with GPS Tracking Today

GPS trackers offer several layers of benefits. Yes, they can help you easily and quickly identify where your loved ones are at. But beyond that, GPS trackers give you peace of mind that your family is safe.

If you are interested in learning more about GPS trackers, BrickHouse Security can help! BrickHouse Security provides acollection of GPS trackers that will likely suit your needs. If you would like to learn more about the products or discuss how GPS trackers can help protect your family, feel free to contact the BrickHouse Security team for more information.