A GPS tracking unit is a device that uses the GPS 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 analysing the track later, using customized software.

The same system can be used as a GPS Child Locator, which is a lightweight device that attaches to your child’s shoelaces and is designed to help parents or guardians keep track of their children. The device alleviates the stress and panic that ensue when children get lost, or are difficult to reach. It emits a series of loud beeps, allowing parents to find their children quickly and easily. This is also an ideal solution for disabled adults, the elderly and daycare centers.

There are many way you can use GPS technology to track you child. Such as:

  • GPS Real Time Tracking Systems ideal for monitoring the whereabouts of teen drivers enables you to log on to the Internet and see where your child is at any moment. There have been attempts to develop a Real Time GPS Unit the size of a wristwatch for children, but so far battery life and other issues have made this system unreliable. An example of this system is TrimTracXS.
  • GPS Logging Devices will tell you where your child has been after you download the data collected on the GPS Logger to your PC to view the maps and data. one of such systme is PocketTrack.