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Autism - GPS/Mobile Trackers

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Autism - GPS/Mobile Trackers

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by MatthewMcIlroy Starter Poster
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I have an autistic son who is 10.  He is now getting very adventurous and is starting to run off when he get the chance.

 

Does anyone know of a good GPS/Mobile tracker for children.  This would need to:

  • be waterproof, have a good range - so would need GPS and mobile
  • have an app to locate where they are 
  • not be easily taken - necklaces or tags won't work
  • have a good battery life - ultimately a low powered IoT device with a 2 year battery life would be idea

Any help would be fantastic.  I know that Autism NZ have also asked their members if anyone know of a good system.

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by Onions Starter Poster
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you ever get a reply to GPS tracker for kids

there are a number of trackers & geo-fences on google play store;

Geo-fences allow you set perimeter & notify you via devices if fence breached

there are also GPS tags & wrist bands that are reasonably priced

other tags you may need to attach to clothing

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by MatthewMcIlroy Starter Poster
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Thanks for posting.  These seem to be the apps for tacking.  It is the underlying device that I am looking for.

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by Onions Starter Poster
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quick google search;

https://nut-tag.myshopify.com/pages/bluetooth-trackers

http://pocketfinder.com/

 
CHIPOLO PLUS - BLUETOOTH - TRACKER
 
Listing #: 1485971352

 

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by MatthewMcIlroy Starter Poster
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Thanks for posting.  The issue with these is how to make sure they are on them at all times.  If they can be taken off there is a high risk of them doing so.

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Not specifically for kids but perhaps http://pocketfinder.com/gpspettracker/
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Thanks Mike.  On some Vodafone posters I have seen in one of your shops you had a kids watch with an alert.  Do you know what that one was?

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@MatthewMcIlroy

Launched in Europe, waiting to hear about NZ.

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by MatthewMcIlroy Starter Poster
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So Vodafone is promoting something in NZ that customer's can't get here.  Isn't that a bit misleading?

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