Saturday, February 28, 2009
Parents can cut down on these abductions by installing dead bolt locks on doors and secure locks on windows and making sure they are used even on warm summer nights. Parents should also continue to use baby monitors to listen in to their children’s room and even consider having a home alarm installed. In many cases these dead bolts and alarms will also help a family save money on their homeowners insurance making them even more affordable to get one to protect your children while they sleep.
Friday, February 27, 2009
For years the police and other authorities have called a recent photo the most useful tool in recovering your child in the event of child abduction. An accurate description is useful but nothing works as effectively as canvassing an area with a recent photo of the child to jog the memories who may have seen anything that will expedite the recovery of your child. Statistics show that the longer the child is missing the less likely it is they will come home. That is why the first few minutes of any child abduction case are critical to get the word out to the public that a child has gone missing and to keep their eyes open for the child that appears in the photo.
Of course technology has given law enforcement a even better tool to use in the aid of finding children quickly and that is the Amber Alert GPS child locator device. For a one-time equipment fee and than a low monthly subscription parents can know that whereabouts of their child at any given time with a simple use of their web enabled cell phone. Not only will they receive the location of their child with this personal tracking device they will receive the information in a easy to read map that even comes complete with directions to the location of their child as compared to the parents current location.
This real time ability to track your child coupled with a current photo can have you reunited with them in a very short amount of time. Whether they were truly abducted or there was a simple miscommunication a child locator is the best peace of mind that a parent today can have when it seems that the nightly news is filled with cases of kids going missing and not returning home to their loved ones.
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
Many parents who are considering the purchase of the Amber Alert GPS tracking system for their children inevitably ask how the units are powered. They also want to know how long the battery life is on the units that their children will be carrying with them. Some child locator devices use regular store bought batteries but not the Amber Alert. These GPS tracking devices come with a rechargeable battery to power the unit.
The battery life of these batteries is a very respectable 18 – 24 hours which is enough to more than cover the average day of your child from the moment they leave your home to the moment they are safely back. The variable in the battery life is whether or not you choose to use stand by mode or the “real time” feature, which is constantly storing a last point. This is essential if your child leaves an area that is covered by a GPS so that you have a last known whereabouts. This constant updating does use the battery faster but having a last known location can be extremely useful so parents will need to decide which is more important to them. Though for many the choice is simple the real time updates do no take up enough battery life to be hardly noticeable.
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Saturday, February 21, 2009
As parents all over the country watch this story unfold we are all realizing just how many sexual offenders are around us in our home towns and near our very own children. Despite laws in place trying to protect our children in the end it is up to us as parents to ultimately watch over our children and keep them safe.
One tool that parents of today have that those in the past did not was GPS technology and cell phones. These gadgets are in our lives daily but to really make them help you keep your children safe from the sexual predators and other dangers that are around them everyday we need to get the right tools for the job. An Amber Alert child locator device is the ultimate way to know the location of your child at any given time. Other child tracking devices need to be used in close range or only track their movements for you to review. The Amber Alert is one of the very few that can help you know exactly where your child is at any given time. These tracking devices are extremely effective and can aid parents and even the authorities in the event that a child disappears whether it is from home, school, or somewhere in between.
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Sunday, February 15, 2009
On February 10th Haleigh Cummings was apparently abducted from her home in Putnam County Florida. For many in the US this is too close to the Caylee Anthony case to be comfortable and I am sure only adds to the agony Haleigh’s parents and family must be feeling right now. But recently Elizabeth Smart was featured on the Oprah Winfrey show as an update for a case remarkably similar to that of Haleigh.
Just as Elizabeth beat the odds and ended up coming home after being abducted from her home this has to give hope that Haleigh too can beat the odds and will be reunited with her family.
As parents we all feel for these families but we also wonder what we can do to make sure this does not happen to our children while they sleep or are away from the home. An Amber Alert GPS can go a long way toward protecting your child provided it is used regularly. By attaching this child locator device onto your child when they head out of the home you can use satellite technology in combination with a web enabled cell phone to know the whereabouts of your child at all times. But for this to be effective it has to be attached to your child in some way whether in their backpack or in a pocket. So parents who want to use these GPS location devices it is important they train their child to make sure it is on them at all times so it will work if you ever need it.
Saturday, February 14, 2009
When a family heads off on a family vacation they usually are in a jovial mood and do not stop and think that something could happen to bring that trip to a screeching halt. Unfortunately the more laid back attitude combined with the unfamiliar terrain results in lost children frequently. This is the worst possible scenario for a family vacation and yet it happens whether it is from the child wandering off or from an opportunistic abductor.
A family heading out on a vacation would be wise to add an Amber Alert GPS to the clothing their children are wearing while on vacation in case they get separated from them in a place that is unfamiliar to them all. This little child locator device will allow you to track your child and find their exact location using your web enabled cell phone. Though currently the service is only available in the United States and you must have signal to your cell phone as well as to GPS satellites for it to work. Luckily enough of the country is wired that for the most part you will be covered with your cell phone carrier being the most unknown variable.
For most families the separation with their child is over in a matter of seconds and though extremely scary the lesson is learned to be more diligent to stay together while away from home. While once in awhile a case such as Madeleine McCann comes along and rocks not only the family but also the world, as the child is not found despite huge efforts to find them. With a personal tracking device both the parents and the police can have actual locations of the child sent from the device in order to help find them right away and place the child safely back in the loving arms of the family that misses them so much.
Thursday, February 12, 2009
If you read the statistics on child abductions the reality that how easily it could happen to anyone is a frightening reality for many parents. More often than not the abduction occurs close to home and almost half the time the child knows the abductor personally. What this tells us is that a child is not totally safe anywhere and we must teach them to be safe and give them the tools to best accomplish this.
Our children need to learn that not only strangers pose a potential threat to them but also acquaintances as well. We need them to learn those little traps such as telling them their parents needed the person to pick them up for us so they do not fall for these ploys and get in the car and drive away with someone that has ill intentions.
Of course you cannot protect your child from every potential abduction trick but you can add some additional insurance to get them back in case of emergency. An Amber Alert GPS is a device that you can place on your child and track them at all times. If a child abductor is successful in taking your child this child locator device can give you precise coordinates of them at all times which will aid the authorities in recovering your child within those crucial early hours. In many cases it is 2 hours before someone realizes that the child is missing and it is in those first hours that finding the child quickly can make the difference in a happy ending or not.
These GPS tracking devices also include a SOS feature, which allows your child to send an instant alert that something is wrong up to five people that you choose and program in. This will allow them to get the word out that something is wrong before it may be otherwise discovered that they are missing. The peace of mind provided by these Amber Alert GPS units is worth more than any other gadget you can buy for your family.
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Friday, February 6, 2009
Of course many parents do not like to think their child will speed or go to other places which they do not have permission to go, but it is a given that when you get several teens together in a car the rules will be temporarily forgotten. With an Amber Alert GPS you can keep track of your child and know that they are obeying all the rules not only of the road but personal family ones as well.
This personal tracking device uses satellites to track the whereabouts as well as the speed of your teen driver so that you can receive alerts when they are not behaving as they should or just randomly check in on them on your own. The speed alert can be set to any amount you desire and you will receive an alert on your cell phone when this number is exceeded. This device can also monitor your teen’s location and alert you if they leave a pre-set area on a map. This is an excellent way to ensure they are only heading to school, the library, or other nearby places to your home and not somewhere clear across town without permission.
Of course the alerts are great for keeping you aware of obvious violations on the rules, but you can also request the Amber Alert let you know their exact location at any time. Whether you just want to check up on them or they are late reporting in this child locator can give you piece of mind that your teen is safe when they are out with friends.
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Just about every parent worries constantly when their child is not with them and the news seems to be only filled with more stories about child predators and abductions to fuel that worry. When your child cannot be with you parents have to worry if they are safe and where they are supposed to be.
With an Amber Alert GPS you can know where your child is at all times by simply placing the device in your child’s pocket and accessing it with your web enabled cell phone. You can check in with your child whenever you want or even receive bread crumb alerts throughout the day with their location. These alerts can be set up at intervals of your choice with the exact location of your child.
The peace of mind of knowing where your child is at every single moment is invaluable to every parent. Whether you are a single parent trying to balance out everything on your own or just need a little help keeping track of your busy child these child locators are a lifesaver. Many families feel that cell phones could be used for older children, but they do not always answer them and they do not help you find their exact location making the Amber Alert GPS a much more effective method of knowing their location.
Monday, February 2, 2009
Mothers never think about the issue of what to do when either their son or daughter needs to use the rest room when they are out shopping or in public. Of course little girls just go with their mothers into the ladies room and little boys have always just gone in with them as well. In a ladies rest room there is little to see and a pretty harmless place.
For dads with little girls this can be a big problem though since a men’s room is no place for a little girl. Some dads try and cover her eyes and hurry her through the process but this is not foolproof and can be real tough when you have several kids he is trying to take care of.
With a child locator device dads can now let their daughters use the ladies room on their own and know that she can hit the SOS button on the device if there is a problem in which he needs to take care of. Dads can also use the monitor feature to listen to what is going on around her to ensure that she is safe while she is in a public restroom on her own.