GPS Trackers – Why Are They Relevant Now?

You are being tracked 24×7! As odd and provocative the statement sounds, we are at a juncture of time where it’s imminent.

Of course, the clamor for the word GPS tracking has always been loud. But look at the scenario that’s persisting. Threats like terrorism and crime are at a rapid rise nowadays. Statistics are there to cement it.


Security has always been a forte of GPS trackers, however, the latest innovations in the technology have given much more applications to it.

GPS trackers and its role inside an organization

A recent news article that came up in Telegraph has pointed out that the record spike in crime rate is forcing companies to install GPS tracking system to assure employee safety.

Another article that came up in The Atlantic clearly says that in the USA, employees are being tracked by their companies to keep an eye on their assets like phones, vehicles etc. Tracking also helps companies to ensure that their employees are clocking in and out.

Vehicle owners are saying “Set it, forget it”

Demand for GPS tracking not just because organizations are buying them in large quantity. Nowadays vehicle owners and those who are into fleet related business are also installing GPS trackers onto their vehicles widely.

One of the most attracting features of this kind of devices is their low maintenance and easy installation.

Installation procedures are carried out by the providers themselves which will take not more than few hours.

A plethora of software’s is now available in the market which can process the data that has been collected by the GPS system. They can actively track as well as geofence the route of a vehicle thus leaving vehicle owner’s tension free.

Catch em!!

Chasing suspects have always been dangerous since public safety is at stake. High-speed chases can be made a bit risk-free by using GPS trackers. A new kind of GPS trackers has now been invented which allows policemen to fire it at suspect vehicle.

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An adhesive is attached to the rear end of the tracker which will stick onto any object that it comes in contact with. Once it’s been attached to the suspect’s vehicle. Police can do a computer-aided search to track the location of the vehicle.

After the implementation of this new technology in the USA, a news was published in KRQE.COM regarding its effectiveness. As quoted by them a sheriff said that.

“In this case, we feel that the citizens are going to be safer, our deputies are going to be safer,”

Never miss your train

Lately, a new website was developed by Metrolink which allows users to track the location of their train in real time. This feature helps the user to locate their train and plan their time accordingly.

Tracking Animal Movements

Scientists recently developed an animal movement tracking device (based on GPS) which will equip them to simultaneously collect data regarding animal navigation along with the wind information.

The invention of the device was primarily for studying bird navigation. However, scientists are now saying that there is much more tech application than that.

As quoted in Professor Yusuke Goto commented about the new technology that, “The new method we proposed in this study enables to estimate wind speed and wind direction from bird track data,” 

Apart from that, researchers believe that this new device will throw light on conservation efforts of animals and climatic change and its impact on animals.

Never get lost inside a building

GPS trackers and its functionalities are vast in outdoors. However, in indoors they are of not much use. But that’s all in the past, a company named LogicJunction has developed a technology through which your mobile device can help you navigate inside a huge complex building.

The software company uses magnetic footprints of buildings along with the sensors inside the phone to help its users.

The possibilities of GPS are endless. Their potential to an extent has been concentrated to a GPS tracker thus making it portable and powerful. Since the demand is high new innovations are bound to happen to GPS trackers which will undoubtedly make people’s lives easier than it is now.