Your pets are more than just animals; they are members of your family. As such, you want to keep them as safe as possible. It’s not uncommon for pets to go astray; a dog can escape from under a fence if he is interested in something beyond its barrier and a cat can dart out of the front door when you are bringing in groceries.

Lost pets are immediately put in harm’s way. Cars, dangerous animals and being picked up by the pound are just a few ways that your pet can be endangered. If you’ve ever lost a pet, you know how traumatizing it can be for you and for them – and how difficult it can be to locate them. Fortunately, thanks to advances in technology, locating a lost pet has become a lot easier.

#1) Microchipping

As many as 8 million animals land in shelters every year. Sadly, only about 15 to 20 percent of dogs and fewer than 2 percent of cats find their way back to their owners. Thanks to microchipping, your dog or cat doesn’t have to be one of millions of animals that end up in a shelter.

The process of microchipping involves using a need to place a small chip under your pet’s skin, typically between the shoulder blades. The process is only slightly painful, similar to the pain that you feel when you have blood drawn.

The microchip has a unique registration number on it, as well as the phone number of the registry that the chip is registered to. When a special scanner is scanned over the chip, the number on imprinted on it can be read. The vet or the animal shelter can then call the registry that the pet’s microchip is registered to and acquire your name and phone number, enabling them to get in touch with you and let you know where your pet is located.

#2) GPS Tracking for Pets

GPS tracking is another form of technology that can be used to keep tabs on your pet. There two types of GPS pet tracking devices:

  1. Devices that are linked to a cell-phone system that allow the location of your pet to be accessed via a smartphone or a computer.
  2. Devices that communicate through radio waves on your own special handset.

These GPS tracking devices can be attached to your pet via a special collar or a device that attaches to a collar. With both types of GPS tracking devices, you are able to pinpoint the exact location of your pet, so should he get lost, you will be able to easily find him.

Keeping your pets safe is a top priority, and thanks to technology, you can locate your pet and make sure that he is safe, even if he goes astray.

Racing drones can be fun and exciting. It can also be educational. While you may not need to worry about locating lost drones, there are many ways GPS tracking for your drone can prove quite beneficial to anyone considering racing drones now or in the future. These are a few reasons GPS tracking for racing drones is a wise investment.

Recover Lost Drones

While you don’t have to worry about losing your drone on a drone racing course, you will need to practice well and practice often to develop the piloting skills necessary to race your drone effectively. Tracking your drone with GPS tracking allows you to find your drone if it goes off course, gets lost while out of sight, or encounters something that throws it off course, like a bird strike.

Additionally, you can establish safe zones and set up instant alerts if your drone strays outside of certain safe zones or if it is operational during designated “sleep” times. This means that is someone attempts to steal your drone, which are attractive targets these days, you will receive notifications so you can begin tracking your drone in real time to assist law enforcement in its recovery.

Monitor Speeds During the Race and While Training

There’s no better way to determine how far you’ve come as a pilot and how much your skills have grown than to use GPS tracking to map your routes, your speeds, and other pertinent information about your flight activities.

This lets you judge how quickly you can run certain courses and helps to determine how your piloting abilities will stack up against the competition when you know a few key details about the drone course and the pilots you’ll be going up against.

Track Progress of Your Drone When Out of Sight and Throughout the Race

Whether the entire course is within easy range of sight or there are some twists and turns that are just beyond your ability to see clearly, you can keep track of your progress with GPS tracking of your drone by watching on your tablet or mobile phone as your piloting your drone.

You will find that GPS tracking for drones can be a highly useful tool to assist you in perfecting your drone racing form, keeping your drone safe while you do so, and to help you make your next drone race the thrilling experience you’ve always imagined it would be.

During certain times of year, painting companies seem to have an endless stream of work. Whether your painting company is large or small, you can enjoy many benefits by using GPS fleet tracking to help you grow your business and your profits.

Plan More Efficient Routes

The right routing can not only help you save money on fuel, but can allow you to work more jobs into your busy days. This is especially the case when your employees know they are being monitored and have added incentive to get jobs done quickly and efficiently – so they can move on to the next. This brings you bigger and better profits without spending more to accomplish your goal.

Enjoy Happier Customers

Customers want to get their homes, offices, and other projects painted quickly and with as little distraction from their normal routines as possible. Ensuring that your employees get their quickly and operate efficiently is the number one way to ensure that your customers are pleased with the work you’ve done and the results you’ve delivered.

Encourage Safer Driving

GPS systems that can monitor the real-time driving habits of your painters are outstanding tools for helping your business generate more good will from the public and keeping your drivers, vehicles, and equipment safe from accidents. Establish policies related to driving and use your fleet tracking system to monitor your drivers’ actions behind the wheel. You can even set up notices to alert you when drivers engage in certain aggressive behaviors behind the wheel that include things like:

  • Speeding
  • Weaving
  • Swerving
  • Hard Braking

These types of actions can cause accidents and generate hostility among other drivers on the road – especially if your painting company name is on the vans and trucks they’re driving.

Assist in the Recovery of Vehicles When They are Stolen

People steal vehicles for a variety of reasons and panel vans and trucks are common targets of thieves for just as many different reasons. If your vehicles are stolen, live tracking with a GPS system allows law enforcement to track and quickly recover your vehicles that have been stolen so you, and your painters, can get back to work.

Painting companies have a lot of responsibility on any given day. GPS fleet tracking for your painting business allows you to improve your profits, reduce your expenses, and keep your customers happier for less. It’s the perfect solution to build your business bigger, better, faster, and more for less.

So, what are you waiting for? If you own or manage a painting company with a fleet, give us a call at LiveViewGPS at 1-888-544-0494 to learn more about the benefits of GPS fleet tracking and fleet management.

About Live View GPS

We specialize in real time GPS tracking systems. GPS tracking, GPS monitoring and management for vehicles, assets, equipment, property and persons. Whether your needs are consumer or commercial based, personal or business related we have a cost effective GPS tracking solution for you. Locate in real-time and on demand vehicles, people and property from any web based computer. View these locations on our systems integrated maps. Our GPS devices are the real deal, they are tested and proven, they work.