Family location sharing apps let you know where your family members are at all times, providing you with the sense of security every parent wants. They are very useful and can help make your life easier. Parents can know where their children are, and children can know when their parents will come home, or how long it will be before they arrive to pick them up from school.
Although we think our data is safe, we often give chunks of it away to third parties without the proper knowledge of how that information is stored and used. And we also don’t have a clue about the most important thing of all, how do companies keep our data safe. In most cases, it was discovered that our data isn’t as safe as we thought. Just look at Yahoo, and the company’s two massive data leaks; back in 2013 and, 2014 more than 1.5 billion user accounts were affected by all kinds of personal data being compromised. Users’ real names, passwords, email addresses, dates of birth, and telephone numbers were stolen, making the breach the biggest one in history.
Poachers around the world is killing wildlife and several endangered species are on the verge of extinction. In 2013 alone, hunters exported 49 lion trophies from Zimbabwe. A study conducted by the journal Public Library of Science in 2013 estimated that over 96 lions were hunted per year between 1996 and 2006 Zimbabwe. In South Africa, Rhino poaching increased to 1,215 in 2014, from 13 in 20107. Internet of Things has garnered the attention of the governments around the world. Experts are now using IoT to stop poaching and protect engendered animals.
Irish industry leaders agree with their counterparts worldwide that location-sharing and GPS (Global Positioning System) analytics can transform the way we do business, but few understand exactly how this will happen.
Bluetooth trackers appeared a few years ago, after Bluetooth technology incorporated low energy mode, allowing a simple Bluetooth-enabled device to work for a long time while being equipped with a small battery. With Bluetooth low energy mode, a standard Bluetooth tracker can work for about a year before its battery dies. This means that you can pick up a cheap Bluetooth tracker and use it for more than a year before needing a replacement.
Since Bluetooth-enabled trackers are very affordable, and they promise that, with them, you’ll never lose your stuff again, they have become quite popular. But the fact is they just can’t replace standard GPS trackers, especially if you want to secure valuable items like your travel bag or an expensive DSLR camera - or even loved ones. Now, why they are inferior to GPS trackers, and what can they do exactly?
Professional tracking solutions allow for organizers to broadcast their events, to promote their events to the general public, to enable followers and fans to track the event in real-time and to enable communication between participants and followers.
There are many different tracking platforms, but they all offer GPS tracking via specialized GPS tracking devices, or via mobile apps. The majority of platforms support SPOT tracking devices, which will be presented next, followed by the most popular sports tracking solutions.