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G-P-S Relationship Tracking

By: Deanna Bettineschi Email
By: Deanna Bettineschi Email

“It will actually show where she is inside the building right now.”

Dan Robison knows exactly where his wife is 24-7.
“There’s my wife, she’s actually there, and she’s seven miles from us.”

Dan didn't hack into a top secret government satellite to figure out his wife's location.
He simply downloaded a new app to his phone.
Dan isn't the only one in this relationship tracking someone down.

“My wife and I use ours, she can find me if I’m out on a service call or I’m out at the store she’s at school we can find it on the phone.” Wiregrass Technologies owner Dan Robison said.

For Robison, it's become an important feature in his life.
But some people are skeptical of using it.

“I think you need to have trust in relationships I think that would not build trust and I trust my husband so I don’t do that.” Dothan resident Laurie Shimoda said.

“I actually think it’s a bad idea because you could actually run into something you don’t want to get yourself into. Whether it’s cheating, it’s all bad business.” Dothan resident Teirny Neal said.

Robison says if you use it for the wrong purposes it can get creepy, but it can be very useful as well.

“If someone is in trouble you can use it that way. You can also use it as an online monitoring tool for parents.” Robison said.

Plus, Robison says in order for you to be able to track someone, you have to send a request, like you do on most social networking sites.

“The thing we can encourage is if it’s a safety feature that’s in place for someone’s safety, then everyone involved knows about it. The person who has tracking capabilities implanted in their phone in their vehicle, things of that nature are aware of it and are on board with it.” Dothan Police Sergeant Rachel David said.

Not only are they on board, but they're also on the grid.
Sergeant David advises you be skeptical about who you allow to track you.
There could always be people wanting to know your location for the wrong intentions.


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