GPS trackers have become a vital security gadget. Lately, parents have taken notice of this technology and are increasingly using it to keep track of their children. GPS devices can be attached to a child or infant easily. These devices keep transmitting a signal that can be tracked by the parents. In case of an emergency, the parents can simply send a text message or call the device and the GPS receiver will respond by sending a message to the parent’s mobile phone. The same goes with the elderly people who often forget their way around or can get into trouble at home. They can also be tracked using similar technology.

A popular type of GPS is the GPS device with virtual perimeter. This works like any other GPS device. However, there is an added feature – you can create a virtual perimeter around the GPS device. This means that you can set coordinates pertaining to a certain area the GPS is allowed to roam. If the person steps outside this specified region, the GPS will start beeping. If the user goes any further beyond a pre-defined limit, the GPS will alert the parents. This can be done using a text message service.

People are excited to see this technology being launched at reasonable prices. There is a good reason behind it. This technology has enabled worrying parents keep track of their kids’ movements. With criminal elements increasing at an alarming rate, is it obvious that more and more parents are resorting to such tactics to secure their loved ones. Not only kids, you can attach these device on your pet’s collar and never lose it. No more visits to the dog pounds to identify your dog.

Shops are stocking GPS trackers having virtual parameter feature with much zeal. They make for a great sale. Also, these can easily be shopped online and delivered right on your doorstep. There is not much convincing part to perform here. But stockers have to get themselves updated with latest developments in the GPS industry to stay ahead of the competition. Introducing latest models from best GPS manufacturers should always be a top priority. Remember, to include all the features of a particular device clearly in your brochure.

If you are in the market for a GPS tracker, there’s a plethora of choices awaiting you. There are a diverse range of GPS products. Many are from ‘big names’ such as Garmin, but increasingly it’s possible to buy equal-spec but far cheaper versions from China for instance. While purchasing trackers, do keep in mind these guidelines:
1. What is the maximum tracker radius you can set? The device should offer you to set up complete periphery details to keep track of. Limited options will only limit your ability to secure your loved ones.
2. Communication features should include both text messaging and calling. Check whether the device uses a prepaid SIM card. This can lower the cost of operation.
3. Is the device compatible with a computer? Most devices allow PC integration where you can store all the recorded information including text messages sent and received.
4. Lastly, if possible, give due consideration to design and style of the GPS tracker.

Don’t stop at these features. With a constantly evolving GPS industry, you will always find new and useful features. Put the money on the table only when you find the product that suits your requirements.