GPS, or the Global Positioning System, works by having a device send signals to satellites, which in turn use these signals to pinpoint the device’s geographic location. The GPS first came into practice in the 1960’s and was used by the military to track submarines. Today the use of GPS tracking is widespread. It is used for all types of things, from tracking large sharks in the ocean to tracing shopping carts to gauge customers’ shopping habits.
Security and surveillance has also benefited from GPS. Police and private investigators have started utilizing the potential of GPS to solve cases and prevent crimes. The truth is, everyone can benefit from GPS tracking. Here are five examples of how your life can improve with the capabilities of GPS.
1. Track Company Vehicles and Employees
Own a transportation service? Suspect an employee is taking unnecessary breaks on company time? Businesses with company vehicles can track their locations to improve productivity and keep a close eye on what is happening outside of the office.
2. Track an Important Shipment
If you need to ship something and would like for you and/or the recipient to know where the shipment is at all times, you should look into using a GPS to keep track of the delivery. Likewise, if you are traveling on a plane and have had previous bad experiences with airlines misplacing your luggage, it might be a good idea to track these items as well.
3. Track an Elderly Person
It’s difficult to go through life constantly worrying about the well-being of those who can no longer fully take care of themselves. For peace of mind, you could track the movement and whereabouts of elderly persons to ensure they are safe without having to stretch yourself too thin.
4. Track Teen Drivers
For nervous parents who are responsible for inexperienced drivers, a GPS will lessen the anxiety of not always being able to sit in the passenger seat. You will not only be able to track their location, but also their speed and mileage.
5. Track Church Property
Businesses aren’t the only organizations that can benefit from GPS tracking. Believe it or not, it is common for thieves to steal components from church nativity scenes around the holidays. By tracking these pieces, it is more likely that these items will be safely returned to the property.
One of Due Process Private Investigator’s services includes equipping GPS tracking devices. If any of the above benefits interest you or someone you know, feel free to contact us on our website. Stay up to date with tips regarding private investigation by visiting our blog, and don’t forget to check out our twitter page.