GPS Trackers And Bluetooth Leashes: Halloween Family Safety Tech

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1.       AMBER ALERT GPS CHILD TRACKER

THE GOOD

Website accesses Megan’s Law National Sex Offender’s Database and shows you registered sex offenders addresses within 500’ of your child.

Has an SOS button for calling loved ones in an emergency. You can designate up to 10 emergency contacts.

Device alerts you when battery falls below 15%

THE BAD

Costs $135

Requires a monthly plan which will run you between $15 & $18

 

 

2.       Trax Play GPS Tracker- https://traxfamily.com/tracker-for-kids/

THE GOOD

Strongest feature is geo-fencing which alerts you when your child wanders outside a designated area. For Halloween the most compelling feature is that you can set a perimeter around your own phone and be alerted when the tracker gets too far away from you.

Augmented reality feature makes it easy to find a lost child. Simply point your phone in the direction of the tracker, and it’s location and distance will show up on your phone’s screen, making it easier to find your child in a crowd.

Only $99. Prepaying for service makes it cheaper. Pay for 24 months and it will cost you only $4 a month, or $96 up front.

THE BAD

Accuracy can be sketchy indoors.

It can update location at intervals as often as 10 seconds which will drain the battery faster

 

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3.       Tick Talk Watch- https://www.myticktalk.com/collections/all

THE GOOD

Standalone cellphone and needs no partner app, though it works with one.

Phone holds 13 contacts and can be set so that only calls from contacts can ring through

Tack the watch through the app on your own phone

THE BAD

Since it is essentially a cellphone, it has the same limitations as cellphone.

Latest version costs $150 and requires a monthly service plan with your carrier which will cost you anywhere from $5-$10

 

4.       My Buddy Tag- https://www.mybuddytag.com/

THE GOOD

Alerts you when your child leaves a preset distance from you.

Low cost $39.99

Panic button your child can press if in distress

Drowning alert. If the device becomes submerged for longer than 5 seconds you will be alerted.

THE BAD

Good and bad- has to be removed with a special tool

 

 

5.       MommyImHere Locator- http://www.mommyimhere.com/mommy-im-here-cl305-alert-advanced-locator-tracker-alerts-you-when-your-child-is-more-than-30-feet-from-you-immediate-notification-helps-keep-kids-safe/

THE GOOD

Super simple. Teddy Bear is connect to FOB and if your child is more than 30 feet away from you, a piercing alarm immediately sounds off from the fob.

Once the alarm sounds on the fob, parent can push a button and activate an alarm on the Teddy Bear to locate the child within 150feet

Mounts to a shoe or belt

THE BAD

none

 

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