Increase in residential costs has forced working professionals to move away from city to the outskirts. Flats and houses are both small and expensive within the city. Some people also move out of city to have calm and peaceful surrounding. People have also realized that traveling is inevitable and is much easier than before. This has been possible due to improvements in transportation facilities. With metro available in cities, it is possible to travel long distances in a short span of time. While it may not be a difficult task to travel long distance for work, it is not the case for children going to school. Sometimes good schools are not always located near to their residence and kids have to travel through school buses or private vehicles.
In such conditions, it is the responsibility of parents and school to make sure about their safety while they travel with them or alone. Some schools have decided that only children located within 5 km radius will be allowed to join the school. Technology can now help parents from not being worried about their children much. Devices like GPS that identify the location of vehicles, notify parents about the location of their children in real-time. Parents can make sure that their children are reaching home and school safely. GPS tracking system for kids is capable of monitoring the speed of the vehicle which is used to alert school authorities and parents in case of rash driving. Delay might also be caused due to traffic and kids will return late. With real-time data available, it is possible to check where the school bus is caught in traffic.
GPS tracker for children can be installed in vehicles or activated in phones. Traditionally, devices were installed onto vehicles, but recent advancements enable us to collect the location details from GPS available in smartphones. However, this requires the installation of a suitable application in the phone. It should be capable of enabling GPS function automatically and should also prevent unauthorized removal of the application. The application can also be installed by parents, so they could receive data in real-time. Bulk SMS is now available at cheap pricing and can be used for such notification purposes. Tracking system for kids is already in use by several countries and will soon be easily available in India too. They were initially more popular in logistics where product delivery is of prime importance.