What is an SOS button?
An SOS button probably has a few variants – but we specialise in SOS buttons that can be carried by a person.
Our small, personal GPS trackers all have an SOS button. When the SOS button is pressed, the device automatically sends a text message to up to three pre-programmed emergency phone numbers. This could be a partner, son, daughter, manager – anyone with a phone. The SOS button also triggers the device to call the pre-programmed phone numbers in turn – until someone answers.
The SOS button is able to text and call out because the GPS tracker has a SIM card inside (which you choose – depending on your network preference, pay as you go or contract, etc. We have a great deal for SIM cards if you need one).
The SOS Button gives vital information
When the handy SOS buttons on our GPS trackers are pressed, the text messages they send to the relevant phone numbers contains vital information. Because our GPS trackers are able to locate themselves using overhead GPS satellites, the texts contain the location coordinates of the GPS tracker. These can be entered into Google Maps on any internet computer to see the exact location. What’s more, if you have an internet phone, then you can click on a live Google Map link in the text message, and see the location immediately on your phone.
This is incredibly useful. If you know someone who is vulnerable, who may become lost of confused or in any kind of trouble, then a personal SOS button is a very useful thing to have. Their exact location can be sent out in seconds to any carers or relatives.
An SOS button you can program yourself
Our universal GPSX2 GPS Tracker has an SOS button that you can not only program with up to three numbers, but also whether you want it to text, call, or be inactive. All of the GPS trackers are programmed by sending them text messages from your mobile phone. You can request the location of the GPS trackers at any time, all with a simple text message.
Not just SOS button alerts
As well as text alerts for when the SOS button is pressed, our GPS trackers are also able to provide text alerts if the GPS tracker goes a certain distance from a certain spot, and some if they go over a certain speed.
Stay safe with an SOS button
Because our GPS Trackers all have SOS buttons, they are popular for people with Alzheimer’s, dementia, and the elderly. Anyone who is prone to wandering, or becoming lost or confused, could make use of an SOS button. Carer’s are then given that extra bit of reassurance, as well as being able to locate the person at any time.
If you have any questions about SOS buttons or our GPS trackers. just get in touch.
Click here to compare our GPS trackers with SOS buttons.