Tracking device can tell you where your kids are

Sunday, February 27, 2011

LONDON - Would you like to have the security of being able to find your children whenever you want? Then read this.

A wristwatch with a built-in tracking device can tell you exactly where your kids are - and allow you to speak to them at the flick of a button.

Edinburgh-based former acting Lance Corporal Dean Corrigan, 32, has designed a device that contains a GPS system so parents can monitor children’s whereabouts within two to three metres through a computer or a mobile phone app.

It also contains a sim card so it can receive calls from a number of pre-programmed phone numbers.

The Loc8er device was developed when Corrigan was serving in the Army as a physical training instructor.

“As a soldier I always think about situations on the ground and practical solutions. The radio system wasn’t that good for soldiers on the ground when I was in the Army and it got me thinking about GPS, which means you always know where everyone is,” the Scotsman quoted him as saying.

“Then I realised it could work for kids, because even if kids have mobile phones there’s no way of knowing where they’ve gone or where they were last.”

However, child safety groups have expressed concern that using GPS to track a child could be an extreme measure and say parents should communicate with their children rather than rely on technology. (ANI)

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