Put a Homing Device on Your Kids' Phones
Halloween is coming up, and parents will send their kids out trick-or-treating. While the kids are happy with a night out sans supervision, a lot of parents get nervous about letting children wander on their own. However, there's a solution -- a mobile phone homing device.
Securatrac makes a number of devices designed to track people or pets, and now they have an app called SecuraFone that alerts a pre-set group of contacts in several different situations. Of most interest to parents is the "virtual borders" which send an alert whenever the user of the phone that has the app crosses one. It also has an "SOS" button, which, just like it sounds, sends a message to the list of emergency phone numbers.
The app also monitors the speed at which the phone is moving, basically locking the phone down if you are driving, similar to one from Sprint . (There are many, many adults who need this as much as their teenage children). The company says that even tech-savvy kids can't get around it, as it is password-protected.
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