With everyone so busy and running around in many directions, it’s easy to lose your keys, phone, wallet or briefcase. With the invention of Bluetooth, that shouldn’t be a problem anymore. Numerous companies have created Bluetooth trackers that make it easy to find all your lost things, including children.
These handy gadgets are usually cost effective and they work using a simple principle. Purchase your favorite brand of tracker. It will come with small coin-shaped tiles that can be attached to just about anything. The kit also includes an app that you install on your phone. Once the app is set up and the tiles are attached to items, you simply pair the two just as you would other Bluetooth devices.
When you want to locate something, tap the app and navigate to the object. Then press the button on your phone and the item will begin to make noise. Some Bluetooth trackers also include flashing lights. This can help if you’ve lost something at night, say while out camping in the woods. The range is usually between 100 and 200 feet.
Trackers can be attached to anything you might worry about misplacing including expensive tools, a passport, a suitcase or phones. If going out to a large heavily congested area, it can be a good idea to attach a tracker to small children. It’s so easy for kids to just walk away and suddenly you panic because you can’t see them anymore. Navigate to the app, press the button and a loud ringer and flashing lights go off. Even in a crowd, it’s easy to hear and see a person or an item.
Some Bluetooth trackers have additional features that can be very handy. One of the favorites is a tracker that allows anyone with the same app on their phone to find your item. This feature allows you to track items that are outside your Bluetooth range. Once you’ve pressed the button to find the item, anyone with the same app can pick up the signal. If your item is near that person, then a map will show you their location. With an entire network to help you track down your lost things, you’ll finally stop losing phones, keys, luggage, passports and other important things.
Along those same lines, a new innovation that helps travelers to feel safer is commonly known as a travel alarm. These gadgets include a reusable sensor that is attached to a window or door. The travel alarm has motion-sensor blades that you slide into the crack between the door and frame. Next, a cord is looped around the doorknob, then it’s a simple matter of setting the alarm on your phone. If anyone tries to turn the doorknob to come into your room, an alarm goes off and lights flash.
Whether you’re traveling locally or in a foreign country, it can add a layer of protection to take the travel alarm with you. It can deter anyone from breaking into your room during the daytime while you’re out sight-seeing or at night while sleeping.
Travel alarms and Bluetooth trackers work on small lithium batteries and usually double as a flashlight. They’re handy to have wherever you go.