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“Automatic Tracker” vs “On-Demand Tracker”: Which Will Best Fit My Needs?

“Automatic Tracker” vs “On-Demand Tracker”: Which Will Best Fit My Needs?

There are a number of decisions to be made when GPS tracking a loved one. As discussed in previous posts, it often feels the toughest decision to make is whether or not you need a GPS tracker. And now that you need one, the next step is figuring out what kind of GPS tracker will best fit your needs. In terms of other consumer tech, personal GPS tracking is relatively new. But PocketFinder has been delivering tracking solutions since 2005-- we pride ourselves on looking past the buzzwords and being transparent. When it comes to personal tracking, the two types...

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Zones: Benefiting Families and Businesses

Zones: Benefiting Families and Businesses

Since first launching in 2005, our most popular feature to date is Unlimited Zones. Sometimes referred to as “geo-fences”, Zones are designated alert areas that you set up through your account. When the device crosses the Zone barrier, you are alerted if it is entering or exiting. Zones can be made small enough to fit around a house and large enough to encompass a state.  While most folks opt for the standard Home Zone, PocketFinder has had the opportunity to hear from customers who use Zones for other reasons. We’ve compiled a list of some of those Zone benefits so...

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Alzheimer’s and Dementia: Is GPS Tracking the Solution for My family

As PocketFinder reflects on its continued growth, the area we are most proud of is engagement with our customers- building relationships. Consumer GPS tracking is no longer taboo; more and more families are realizing it's a valid solution. And our fastest growing community? Those whose loved ones have early memory challenges such as Alzheimer's and Dementia.  Whether an early diagnosis or necessary confirmation put off for too long, no one can predict the sheer variety and veracity of emotions that come with an Alzheimer’s or Dementia diagnosis.  Will they need medication? Will they need a caretaker? How can you best...

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What is LTE & how does it work?

So, what is #LTE? To most, it is a faster network technology. To network operators around the world, it is a way to simplify their infrastructures to reduce costs while improving the quality of their service to subscribers. Advertisements by network operators declare it as the “most advanced” network technology. In the end, it is Long Term Evolution of the Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS).  But that doesn’t tell us what LTE actually is. LTE is what the 3GPP (3rd Generation Partnership Project, the group responsible for standardizing and improving UMTS) designates as their next step. UMTS is the group...

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IoT Security Law

PocketFinder’s mission is to connect our customers with their loved ones and connect our business partners with their fleets securely. We know our customers expect their location info to be only for them to access. It is that extra layer of protection that adds to the peace of mind we provide those utilizing our GPS service.  Starting January 1st, 2020, California’s new security law goes to an effect called the Internet of Things (IoT) Security Law, coinciding with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). This new IoT security law dictates that any electronic device that is considered “connected” (uses the...

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