It seems a pricey way to keep an eye on the kids, but SecuraTrac is offering a GPS tracking device called SecurePAL for parents worrying about theirs going missing on spring break, particularly in more dangerous spring-break spots. For $157.78, with monthly service plans starting at $18.88 a month (or rented for 10 bucks a day), parents get a small automated locator their kids can wear or carry should they go missing. When the SOS button is pushed, parents get a text or email alerting them to the device's exact location and gives directions on how to get there, presumably to give that information to local authorities. They can also set up SecuraFences, or virtual boundaries, that alerts them when the device enters or leaves a designated area.
And if you trust your kids, or don't have them, the device is also touted to be good for tracking elderly parents who may wander, or even pets. For more information, visit www.securatrac.com.