GPS tracking technology continues to alter the landscape of the world that we live in. It transforms location and movement data and gives real meaning to what’s happening with remote vehicles, assets, and individuals.
It never ceases to amaze that with the myriad of applications for GPS tracking technology, and its far-reaching implications, new examples of its adoption are coming to light on a daily basis. The world vehicle population is well over 1 billion units, with only a fraction of that number being actively tracked and monitored. It is inevitable that organizations and individuals will want to join the ranks of those that are realizing the benefits and the visibility that GPS tracking offers. Strategies and tactics are being overhauled and improved by those that embrace the endless array of benefits it can provide. Here are a few recent examples of the growing proliferation of GPS tracking across the world:
School Bus Fleet Tracking
In Mumbai, India, the School Bus Owners Association, schools, and parents have recently ended their dispute with an agreement to tighten security measures. A compromise was met that will allow the deployment of CCTV and GPS tracking technology throughout pupil transportation fleets. This was all necessitated by a recent spate of student molestations perpetrated by the very school bus attendants charged with the well-being of the children in their care. The prevention of such grotesque and senseless acts is a perfect example of the power that tracking technology puts at the fingertips of its users.
Problems Plague California’s Flawed GPS Monitoring Program
This is a prime example of the problems that can arise if proper due diligence is not conducted when choosing a GPS tracking product or service. In applications as critically important as monitoring criminal offenders, it becomes an ethical imperative that the selected device receive a rigorous battery of testing and undergoes deployment in a pilot program to simulate real-world tracking conditions. Anything less is simply irresponsible!
There have been countless recent articles highlighting the deficiencies with monitoring offenders in California, and it seems that the majority of the problems could have been avoided by taking some simple steps before the program was initiated. From what we’ve seen and read, the crux of the issue is with offenders simply severing the device “bracelet”, without immediate SMS violation alerts being sent to the proper predetermined corrections personnel. This is a big no no as it is completely avoidable. Either the proper training on the tracking system wasn’t facilitated, or the D.O.C failed to heed the training and properly configure the system. In any event, there is plenty of blame to go around.
We have more great articles in our archives on asset tracking technology. “GPS Tracking For Musical Instruments. Mini GPS Tracker For Guitars.”