Just about every smart phone on the market comes standard with a GPS device, and the same goes for many new vehicles. Many of these devices have helped vehicle and cell phone owners recover their stolen property. Anti-theft devices may not have been the first purpose in mind, while developing GPS technology, but it has certainly become a very effective way of locating lost or stolen property. Unfortunately, stolen property is not limited to cars and cell phones, so many developers are looking at ways to integrate the technology that could help track other property. AT&T has recently announced the release of a very small, inconspicuous GPS tracking device, which can be attached to just about anything of value, including pets and children.

The device was designed with discretion and versatility in mind. It is only 3 inches long, 1.3 inches wide, and 0.8 inches high. This small GPS tracking device is water proof and weighs only 1.7 ounces. The size and weight are ideal for pets and children to carry with them. It can be used for tracking anything of value, as well as things that are often lost, such as car keys.

The user is able to establish up to ten geofences, or virtual boundaries, and more can be added for a $5/month service charge. A notification will be sent to the owner via email or text in the event the GPS tracking device has left or entered a geofence, and when the device is turned on or off. It has the potential to prevent child abduction, by giving parents visibility of their child’s movement when they aren’t physically visible. The total cost of the device is $200, which includes a year of free service and device activation.

Would you use a GPS tracking device to monitor your children? We’d love to hear your opinions in the comments!

Categories: GPS Tracking News
Tags: AT&T , Phone , Smart Phones