Joe Little, President
The Five Horizons Foundation
Most people worry about losing their keys, their phone, or their bag. Many in the special needs community are more concerned about losing a wandering child. There are several options on the market for “tracking” devices. The biggest difference is typically whether the device is truly GPS enabled or just works off of WiFi or Bluetooth. The variance drives a difference in cost and accuracy.
GPS trackers will typically carry a monthly fee but are also accurate without the dependency on a WiFi or Bluetooth network. This gives the device the ability to be tracked anywhere out in public.
One application I’m testing out now is called TrackR. It has an iOS and Android application and works off of WiFi and Bluetooth. If the tracker gets in range of WiFi or someone else with the active app on their phone, it registers the last known location. I’ll look forward to sharing more about its functionality in a few months.