What are the Uses of GPS Tracking Devices?

What is GPS Tracking? - GPS tracking according to Wikipedia is "a device that uses the Global Positioning System to determine the precise location of a vehicle, person, or other asset to which it is attached and to record the position of the asset at regular intervals. The recorded location data can be stored within the tracking unit, or it may be transmitted to a central location data base, or internet-connected computer, using a cellular (GPRS), radio, or satellite modem embedded in the unit. This allows the asset's location to be displayed against a map backdrop either in real-time or when analyzing the track later, using customized software."

So, by that definition you already understand the use of GPS tracking device. For sure it is really useful for some tracking anyone, but particularly not very good for somebody. Like for example, if somebody is tracking you wherever you go for whatever reason that person has to track you. You would really feel bad about it, if your wife or husband is tracking you that will be an issue of trust and I think you would feel bad about that because your partner is suspecting you that you are doing something bad for your relationship.

But it is very useful for some others like it would be a great tool for Law enforcers to use GPS tracking device in drug and criminal sting operations, and to monitor the cops if they are really in their posts and not just eating donuts inside their patrol cars. It would be also useful for tracking your kids and pets for their safety.

There are 3 types of GPS tracker.
1. Data Loggers, this device simply logs the position of the device at regular intervals in its internal memory.

2. Data pushers, this is the kind of devices used by the security industry, which pushes (i.e. "sends") the position of the device, at regular intervals, to a determined server, that can instantly analyze the data.

3. Data pullers, contrary to a data pusher, that sends the position of the device at regular intervals (push technology), these devices are always-on and can be queried as often as required (pull technology). This technology is not in widespread use, but an example of this kind of device is a computer connected to the Internet and running gpsd.

According to Wikipedia, there is a Potential abuse of GPS trackers. In the US, the use of GPS trackers by police requires a search warrant in some circumstances, but use by a private citizen does not, as the Fourth Amendment does not limit the actions of private citizens. These devices can also raise concerns about personal privacy. Over time, the information collected could reveal a typical pattern of movements.
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Tuesday, July 08, 2008 11:50:00 PM ×

Fantastic blog! I agree there are so many uses for tracking devices ! The main reason many teens get into accidents is because they do not have the experience or the maturity to be behind the wheel. They don’t have the best judgment and sometimes have very risky behavior that not only puts them in danger, but also puts other drivers on the road in danger as well. They take risks such as passing inappropriately, tailgating other vehicles, and speeding. Teens tend to overestimate their own ability and underestimate the dangers that are out on the road.

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