Halloween; the spookiest of holidays is almost here! Fun night outs, candies, parties, it’s fun all around. Halloween has a charm, unlike any other holiday that puts it among the most popular of holidays.
Besides being a fun-filled night, Halloween can also be a little concerning, especially for parents with little children. Running around trick-or-treating in the neighbourhood during the nighttime visiting homes and meeting strangers can be an alarming thought when you think about it. Kids can easily lose their way and it can be difficult to find their way back.
Similarly, Halloween decorations are something we take great pride in, and putting them up in the most creative way is something we look forward to as the holiday approaches. Miscreants stealing our beloved Halloween decorations from our porch is another thing to worry about as the scary holiday comes around.
In this article, we are going to offer a solution to both of these issues with just one gadget; GPS trackers.
Interested? Read on and you will know how.
What are GPS trackers
GPS tracker is a simple device that use GPS satellite signals to measure precise location data and send that data to you. You can view that data, i.e. the location of the GPS tracker, from your app or web browser and find out where the person or thing that has the tracker is.
Of course, we’re oversimplifying the working of a GPS tracker here, but this is the gist of it. Besides allowing you to track the location, GPS trackers also come with a slew of features such as motion alerts, geofencing, speed alarms, etc. We can learn more about these as we discuss their advantages and use cases of them.
GPS trackers for your children during Halloween.
There is nothing cuter than our little ones dressing up as scary monsters or witches and wizards during Halloween. However, then comes the trick-or-treating and we have to take them around the block, knocking on doors and meeting strangers in the street. While out for the stroll, it’s very crucial that you keep track of where your kids are all the time. If they get lost, it can be very hard to find their way back, especially since it’s after dark. The solution is to place a GPS tracker with them. You can easily see where they are, which routes you are taking, and how fast they are moving, and find them quickly even if you get separated while moving about in the street.
The important factor is to reduce the time it takes to find them. With accurate location data, you can quickly pinpoint their location and reach them to ensure safety. Some GPS trackers also come with dedicated SOS buttons that allow your kids to contact you and the Police if they get in any kind of trouble.
GPS trackers these days also have Geofencing features that allow you to define a virtual boundary around your neighbourhood, and when the tracker crosses it, you will receive an instant alert. This is helpful for older kids who can walk around on their own but you still want to make sure they are safe and sound.
GPS trackers to protect your Halloween decorations.
The spookiest night is also when miscreants lurk about in the corner. Some might try to steal your decorations and deface your lawn just for the fun of it. Just like you do with the children, you can also place a GPS tracker concealed in your decorations. These gadgets will alert you when there is a sudden motion and you will know if there’s anything suspicious going on on your property. You can take quick action by calling your family members or neighbours if you are not at home or deal with the anti-socials by yourself. It’s usually kids trying to be kids and you can easily scare them off simply by showing up.
That brings us to the end of this article. Halloween is fun and there is no reason for it to be alarming or troublesome if you are prepared. Check out some options when it comes to GPS trackers, see what features you are getting, try the app if you can, and make a choice. They are such useful devices that you can still use them after Halloween to protect your loved ones, cars, and other valuable property.
Have a happy Halloween, and have fun. Also, don’t forget to check out our other posts that you will find interesting.