GPS Tracking systems are now a regular feature in today's day-to-day lives. Common devices such as Mobile Phones are now coming with GPS Technology built in - something we would never have considered just 5 years ago! Naturally this means that the advances in technology now means that GPS tracking solutions can be built into tiny devices, making it easier to conceal them when used by people and on vehicles.
Thanks to these wonderful advances in tracking technology can now be used in many environments and applications. Below are 5 of these:
1. Military Tracking Systems. One of the strongest cases for using GPS tracking systems is in the military. As we deploy troops on the ground it is vitally important that we are able to offer them reliable advice on the terrain they are in. Very often these troops are in unfamiliar foreign lands with potential crisis just around the corner. GPS Tracking and Communication systems help keep them in touch with a command base at all times and can quite literally save lives.
2. Maritime Tracking. Consider ships way out at sea, no land in sight. By using tracking solutions port authorities are able to monitor the location of the ship and advise on weather conditions. In the event of piracy the exact location of the ship can be monitored and backup sent (usually via air) within a small matter of time.
3. Aid Workers. We often take aid work for granted, but what we need to remember is that people are offering themselves to go and work in areas of conflict and high risk. It is important that the aid workers feel a degree of safety and GPS tracking systems can offer that by monitoring the locations of the remote workers and enabling a reliable communications link back to a central base and support team.
4. Convoy Tracking. Convoys can often be transporting valuable goods, or even people and in the event of a hi-jack situation it's important that the convoy can be traced to its exact location. Very often GPS tracking systems come with a panic alert device, which can be triggered when the Convoy comes into difficulty. Again, it's all about communication and the location of the convoy in times of need.
5. Remote workers. Whilst maybe similar to aid workers, employee location management is an important demonstration that the employer is taking responsibility towards their workers. Even an office worker who has to travel the globe can utilise a GPS tracking device knowing that there whereabouts is being monitored and that with the quick push of a button an alert can be send back to their office base.
So these are just 5 examples of how GPS Tracking devices can be deployed in the field, but it certainly isn't limited to this list. GPS Tracking can be used in any situation where there is the potential of risk or crisis in a remote environment, on land, in the air or at sea.