Is There A Way To Track Your Luggage?
GPS Luggage Tracker
One of the most popular questions among frequent airline travelers is, “How do you make sure your luggage is not lost?” Unfortunately, when it comes to airline travel, passengers have to put a significant amount of trust in the airline travel company they choose. However, some passengers are taking additional precautions to protect both their expensive travel bags as well as the valuable contents inside those bags through the use of portable real time GPS tracking devices. Baggage tracer technology is changing the way carryon luggage can be monitored down to the exact location of the travel gear.
Five Worst Airlines For Lost Luggage
All airlines experience luggage loss at one time or another, but some airline companies tend to have a higher rate of loss. Although this probably should not be the deciding factor when consumers pick a flight, this information is certainly helpful. Here are the top 5 worst airlines for lost luggage:
- United Airlines: 2.9 bags lost per 1000 passengers.
- JetBlue Airways: 2 bags lost per 1000 passengers.
- Hawaiian Airlines: 2 bags lost per 1000 passengers.
- Spirit Airlines: 1.9 bags lost per 1000 passengers.
- Frontier Airlines: 1.8 bags lost per 1000 passengers.
What Is A Luggage Tracker?
How Can I Track My Luggage?
Luggage trackers are basically small, portable, live GPS tracking devices that can be placed inside any travel bag. Real-time GPS trackers for luggage security typically provide around 30-50 hours of continuous tracking information that is waterproof and so small that they can easily be hidden inside any piece of luggage. Luggage trackers typically cost around $99 per device and do require a monthly data plan around $24.95, but service for luggage trackers is month-to-month so airline travelers can easily cancel service during times they are not frequently flying.
How Do Luggage Trackers Work?
Locating Lost Luggage With GSM Tracking
First of all, luggage trackers work by combining both GPS and cellular technologies. The luggage GPS tracker calls upon mobile networks technology to record with pinpoint accuracy where the device is located and then works with cellular communication to transmit that recorded data to where airline travelers can instantly locate the tracker. One of the coolest things about luggage trackers is how easy they are to use. In the last decade, luggage GPS tracking devices have become smaller, more portable, and much easier to operate. Basically, an airline passenger will place the live luggage tracking device inside their travel bag. The day from the luggage tracker can be viewed by mobile phone or on any device with internet capabilities. Therefore, if an airline passenger gets separated from their luggage they can simply pull out their mobile device and determine where that missing luggage is within seconds! Locating lost luggage has never been so easy with the assistance of live GPS tracking technology.
Some popular portable GPS tracker solutions for monitoring luggage include the Spy Tec GL300, Trackimo Universal Real Time GPS, SwiftFInder Smart Luggage Tag, Tile Pro, Americaloc GL300Q, and other smart luggage trackers.
Luggage Tracking System At CES
Luggage Wallet With App
Technology and gadget enthusiasts flock to Las Vegas every January for the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) to discover what the next great and cutting edge devices will be. With the rising number of personal GPS tracking applications, many GPS companies at CES showcased their latest innovative GPS trackers for families and companies. One of the more popular devices that caught the attention of the public was a tracker named “I’m Here“, and many people believe it could be a game-changer in locational technology for personal safety.
Engineered and developed by an Italian company that made its name creating an Android smartwatch, “I’m Here” can be used in an enormous amount of different scenarios because of its pint-size. Since the tracker device was created so small it can be used by parents wanting to monitor their grade school children, travelers looking to safeguard luggage, companies desiring to better manage, and about a million other things! The personal monitoring hardware will have a retail price point of $169.00 and with that purchase, users will receive 200 free locates. Each real-time locate after will cost the user $0.05. During the press conference at the CES show, the company explained the “I’m Here tracker calls upon the same technology that allows cell phones to transmit information. This is why the “I’m Here” tracker is equipped with a SIM card, and why it requires users to pay for real-time locates.
Basically how a user would use the device is simple. They place the “I’m Here” tracker in a suitcase and if that piece of luggage ever goes missing the person can ping the device. Once the tracker receives its ping the real-time location of it will populate on a map program that can be accessed in the form of a mobile app on the user’s cell phone or computer.
Another feature that the “I’m Here” tracking device provides is an emergency panic button. This is a feature that is ideal for safety among parents wanting to give their kids a stealthy tool to send out an alert if there is a problem.
Sage is a freelance writer with a background in information technology.