by Nathan Thorne October 21, 2018 3 min read

Having a child is a huge responsibility. Ask any parent that question and you will receive a vigorous nod of the head. Children are prone to wander. They are curious beings and often throw caution to the winds, wandering off in unknown directions.

Imagine losing a child at a crowded fair, all because they were attracted by the movement of a floating balloon and you were looking in the opposite direction. Or imagine being unable to locate your toddler in your own home! Toddlers are an extremely restless lot and are prone to moving around.

They my get themselves locked in a cabinet upstairs, or crawl into an unfamiliar area all without your knowledge.

These may sound like implausible scenarios, but sadly they are more common than you think.

This is where Personal Alarm GPS trackers come in. They are easy, accurate and reliable ways to keep track of your child or even the elderly. These are great tools for caregivers as well, since the elderly, are prone to getting lost or being unable to find their way back home.

There are two kinds of personal trackers available in the market. Ones that uses cellular signals, they operate using a mobile phone carrier and another which uses radio signals. A major disadvantage of the former is that that they work only in areas where there is 3G mobile phone coverage and in addition, have an ongoing service charge for the tracker. Radio wave trackers do not have a service charge but have a longer range and the signal transmission is limited to a handheld receiver. Though they have their pros and cons, these devices are almost indispensable in today’s fast paced world.

Personal Alarms Systems and security GPS trackers have become quite the rage lately, due to their numerous advantages.


  • Personal Alarm GPS trackers are small, lightweight and easy to carry around. They also come in attractive colors with a toy-like look to keep your child’s attention fixed. Since they are easy to carry, there is no danger of causing discomfort to your child or the elderly.
  • Child and elderly Personal Alarm trackers immediately send out alerts and messages via text message, email and mobile device notifications.
  • One click tracking enables you to quickly locate your child or elderly relatives on a map.
  • Heavy Duty Personal Alarm offer Geofences and allows you to customize designated perimeters for your child or elderly parents. This way you can set “safety zones” and always receive an immediate alert when the radius is breached.
  • Personal trackers let you set speed limits and send out alerts if this speed limit is reached.
  • Made of extremely tough and durable materials, the MT90G Heavy Duty Trackers are strong and hardy devices which are, child, water, impact, dirt and heat proof.
  • These devices are extremely easy to use, with no external buttons and come with a very easy to install software.
  • Personal tracking systems also have a log of activity, view on the map of their most visited places. This way you can childproof your home more efficiently. In the case of your elderly tracker, you can probably increase neighborhood awareness based on the history of their movements.

The Challenges:

  • Sometimes personal tracker devices are almost coin sized and can be shaped too small and this can pose a potential hazard to children as they can result in choking.
  • Personal alarm trackers especially need to be carried on person all the time and this might be a cause for concern especially when it comes to children or the elderly since they might just misplace them or throw them away.
  • Handheld trackers need to be carried in person always and this might be cumbersome.

The Solution:

  • Although there have been advancements made with respect to design, size and aesthetics (some trackers are equipped with a lanyard for easier handling), standard sized child trackers need to be made compulsory across the markets.
  • Devices attached to wristwatches, wristbands, key chains, etc. are more likely to be carried in person than not.
  • Mobile carrier-based trackers have eliminated the need for handheld transmitters, enabling careers and family members to track their loved one through mobile applications installed on their smartphones or through the internet.

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