RF Solutions has enabled contract-free GPS tracking for personal security and asset management by introducing the Shadow Tracker system using pay-as-you-go mobile and Google Internet maps. The system’s personal base-station and software allow users to track the location of the GPS/GSM handset supplied from a home or office PC.
The Shadow Tracker system installed on the base PC polls the handset by text message. It receives the returned SMS from the handset containing GPS co-ordinates, and plots these on the desktop using free-to-access Internet-based maps. Users can also take advantage of features such as breadcrumb/time-lapse tracking and an adjustable geo-fence. The geo-fence automatically generates a warning if the handset is carried beyond user-determined limits.
The handset can store up to four preset telephone numbers, and can be used to make voice calls as well as providing GPS location data via SMS when polled. It also has a touch-activated SOS feature, which sends an emergency signal and GPS position to each of the preset numbers in sequence.
Two SIM cards are provided, for the tracker and the base station, and the system can be expanded to monitor multiple tracker units. The RF Solutions Shadow Tracker system is suitable for vehicle or personal tracking, and allows small businesses or domestic users to implement cost-effective safety and security systems. These may include alarms for lone workers, fleet tracking, valuables tracking, personal tracking, or emergency alarm systems.