08 Sep The Life Saving Impact of GPS Tracking
The interesting thing about GPS tracking and tracking services is that while lots of people are quick to bring up concerns pertaining to privacy, very few are willing to discuss the potential life-saving impact of GPS tracking.
Find Missing People
We’ve all heard new stories and seen social media posts reporting a missing person and begging people to help find them. The tales are always heartbreaking and grow worse as days crawl by without any answers.
GPS tracking can really help in this situation and even help relocate missing individuals with their loved ones before their lives are lost. There have been multiple instances where bracelets with GPS trackers built into them helped find missing and kidnapped children before they lost their lives. The same is true for adults with dementia who accidentally wandered away from their caretakers.
Protection from Domestic Abuse
When a person decides to file domestic abuse charges against a partner, they often get a restraining order. The idea is that fear of breaking the restraining order will prevent the abusive partner from getting close and potentially harming or even killing their victim. The problem is that in the past it was difficult to tell if the abuser was honoring the terms of the restraining order.
GPS tracking has made life significantly easier for domestic abuse victims to get protection from their abusive partners. In addition to serving a restraining order in some cases, the abuser is also fitted with a GPS tracking device that sends out an alert if they get too close to their victim, making it possible for the police to take action and provide much-needed protection.
Responding to Natural Disasters
One of the worst things about natural disasters is the number of people who die simply because they weren’t found in time. In many cases, had rescuers arrived just a few hours earlier, the life would have been saved. GPS tracking makes it easier to save those lives because it lets rescuers know exactly where they need to start looking.
In addition to helping locate people who have been caught in a natural disaster, GPS tracking technology has also been instrumental in tracking things like hurricanes and tsunamis. The advanced tracking makes it possible to tell exactly where the bulk of the damage will occur and lets officials act quickly and evacuate the area.