Hermosa Beach, CA, August 11, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- The internationally acclaimed Iowa State Fair annually attracts more than a million fun-lovers from around the world. For parents, this means a day at the fair will have them on constant alert to keep an eye on their children in the crowds. 800,000 children are reported missing in the United States each year, which translates to one child every 40 seconds. Whether you are in a crowded shopping mall, at the fairgrounds or even in your own yard, as a parent, turning around and not seeing your child induces instant panic. This season, the Fair will offer a new device for parents to rent or purchase that provides them with peace of mind knowing they can locate their children quickly with their smartphone if they become separated at the Fair.
For a small rental fee, parents can use a new device from SecuraTrac®, a dynamic provider of personal location services focused on protecting children, to help keep their children safe. The SecuraPAL (Personal Automated Locator) Guardian is a small, lightweight, GPS locator that can easily attach to a child’s belt or slip into a pocket that can help parents prevent or take control of a situation should their child become lost.
SecuraTrac will be creating a virtual boundary around the Fairgrounds known as a SecuraFence. Parents attending the Fair who rent a SecuraPAL® Guardian will instantly be notified with a text message to their cell phone if their child leaves the Fairground. The SecuraPAL Guardian can also be used to locate a child on-demand or the device can report its location at regular intervals through text messages and emails to the parent’s phone. If a child becomes separated from mom or dad, the SecuraPAL Guardian also has an SOS button on the device that the child can push to send an email and a text message with his location to the parents’ phones in seconds.
SecuraPAL Guardians will be available to rent at the Fair at the SecuraTrac booth. The devices will be available when the fair opens each day until 9 p.m. throughout the duration of the Fair. The devices may be rented for $9.99 per day, and a limited number of SecuraPAL Guardians will also be available for purchase.
SecuraTrac® develops, markets, and sells a suite of products dedicated to bringing families closer together and improving employee safety through GPS location based technology and state-of-the-art, easy-to-use websites. SecuraTrac’s SecuraPAL® Guardian solution for children is the recipient of The National Parenting Center Seal of Approval and their LifeTrac® MobileProtector solution for seniors is currently nominated for Frost & Sullivan’s Best Practices Awards for Excellence in Mobile & Wireless Communication Technology. SecuraTrac has also developed a new GPS safety app, SecuraFone™, for mobile devices and a free life-saving service called SecuraChild™ that leverages crowd sourcing and social media to broadcast and speed-up the location of missing children. The company is headquartered in Hermosa Beach, CA. For more information please visit www.securatrac.com.