GPS Tracking Apps Help Parents Monitor Kids on Halloween

Need to keep your trick-or-treaters safe this year? There are GPS tracking apps that can help.

GPS tracking apps can provide parents with timely data on where their children are located. GPS tracking apps can also notify parents if their children wander too far away or help children to locate their parents if they become separated.

Here are a few GPS tracking Apps that can help:

1) Once your little Batman, Transformer, or Ballerina is all dressed and ready to go, send them out the door with Trick or Tracker. This GPS tracking app allows parents to set up a perimeter and will alert you if your child goes beyond that designated area. Trick or Tracker also has a panic button in case children get separated from their parents.

Trick or Tracker also can send text messages with location data to a preset phone number. To use, a parent must download the app onto both their own phone and their child’s phone, choose one password to sync up the two devices and pick a time interval (every 15 minutes, for example) to get regular text updates.

For more information, here is a Video of how Trick or Tracker works: http://vimeo.com/29397836

It’s available only for Android phones and costs $4.99 for each download.

2) Life 360 Family Locator is a free GPS tracking app for the iPhone and Android. It allows parents to see their loved ones are located, when they need help and what the threats might be around them. It creates a private family “channel” that allows real-time “Check Ins” with the tap of a button from any family member.

For example, instead of Mom needing to be constantly calling her son or daughter to ask where they are (and the kids feeling embarrassed in front of their friends), Mom can request a Check In and get the peace of mind from knowing where the kids are located.

3) For more GPS Tracking Apps for Halloween, go here.