The shoes that went for a walk.
Bluetrack received a call from one its clients albeit a sister company, Bluemoon Investigations Group, about a problem regarding an exclusive shoe manufacturer in Rome, Italy. They made very expensive shoes for a UK Distribution Company who had an agreement with the manufacturer to supply UK customers only and certainly none in Italy.
The Italian manufacturer was suspicious about a specific order and the suspicion was that they were going to be delivered to a company in Milan. The client wanted Bluemoon Investigations to carry out surveillance of the 6 Pallets of shoes when they arrived in the UK. It was decided that we would utilise our sister company Bluetrack which supplies GPS Tracking devices and services. Six “Prime I” trackers were sent to the client who placed one in each of the consignments. The 6 pallets were tracked from Rome to East London where they stayed for 2 days. When the pallets were on the move again, they were tracked all the way back to Italy. As soon as the goods arrived in Italy our client instructed his agents to follow the goods and they went directly to an address in Milan, where our client was able to hold the goods until the matter was sorted out.
The crux of this issue was that the UK Distributor could supply the Milan customer cheaper than the manufacturer. However, the Distributor had an agreement to supply the UK only. This was a very successful enquiry made easy with the deployment of Tracking devices from Bluetrack. If you want further information about gps trackers, or gps tracking services, please visit www.bluetrackgpstrackers.co.uk
George and the £250 fix.
A customer was referred to us as they had an elderly male relative who was a dementia sufferer, for the purpose of this case study we will call him “George”. He is a 52 year old male who developed dementia about 18 months ago. George has been on many an adventure. From his home in Northampton where he lives with his sister, brother in law and 2 teenagers, he has traveled to Southampton, Leicester and various places around Northampton, each time George had to be found by the Police and either driven home or his sister had to fetch him. George has had a very successful life and he used to run a very busy Travel Agency in Southampton before being diagnosed with dementia. After which he had moved in with his sister. George loved to walk, visit new places especially the seaside. When George was first diagnosed, he used to wander but always managed to find his way home, as it got progressively worse it was decided that he would have to be taken care of so his sister took him in, his business was sold and George settled into his new home. George had no outward signs of any illness of any kind, he could have lucid conversations at times, his only problem was he forgot things, he forgot where he lived, he forgot where he was, he forgot why he went there, he forgot many things.
However, George still liked to walk, get out and about whenever he could. His sister did all she could, she accompanied him sometimes, the children did the same whenever they could and a carer visited once a week to give respite and take George out if weather permitted.
Anyhow, after around 12 months George was forgetting more and more, even his own name sometimes, he wandered off one time too many and for his sister it was the final straw, she did not have any wish to place George in full time care so she looked for some other type of help.
She had a conversation with her GP who suggested, that as she liked the fact that George got out and about locally, that she had a device that would tell her where George was at all times. We gave her a Tracking Device to try out and it was an immediate success, within 2 days of the trial George had left the home, caught a bus, and traveled to Northampton Town Centre. When it was realised that he had been gone for a while she logged on to her map panel and saw exactly where he was, she phoned him up and it was apparent George was ok, the sister was able to track George live as he visited various places. George had been educated about the Tracking Device and knew that if he had a problem, got into difficulties, or simply wanted picking up all he had to do was press the SOS button on the device and an immediate SMS textmessage would be sent to whichever telephone numbers had been programmed in.
The sister has since bought the Tracking Device, it cost her £250 for the first year and it will cost around £180 every year after that. George still goes walkabout and the sister, and family, have a much easier time, the Police are not involved anymore, we were able to fix a problem for £250.
It may seem to have been a strange use for a Tracking Device, but they have a million applications, we have written some dedicated text for people suffering from memory loss and hope it is helpful in some way.
Tracking Devices for People with Memory Loss Disorders
Having a relative or friend who suffers from a memory loss disorder such as Alzheimers or Dementia is something that can be extremely difficult to deal with. Some people require round the clock care, while others may be free to live a more independent lifestyle.
One of the main concerns when it comes to those who suffer from memory loss is the prospect that they may go out and forget how to get back home. This is not only a hugely worrying ordeal for carers, family and friends, but it’s primarily a terrifying situation for the sufferer to find themselves in. Imagine if you couldn’t remember how to get back to your own home. It’s a horrifying thought.
Informing and deploying the police because someone you know has gone missing is one option. However, in the case of missing persons, the police will often use a rescue helicopter to get as good a view as possible of possible areas the person could be. This costs thousands of pounds, and, when found by the police, can cause even more distress and upset for the sufferer. They may be overwhelmed by the amount of work and money spent to find them, and this may in turn make them feel bad, even guilty, about being in a position that wasn’t their fault in the first place.
What may be more suitable for the situation, if it were to arise, not just for the sufferer but for family and friends too, would be for the person to be carrying a 24/7 tracking device with them that can be pin-pointed at any time, day or night, throughout the year. Not only will this save on police involvement, but it will ease the minds of those involved as they will always know where the sufferer is.
A tracking device uses smart GPS signals from satellites that mark the specific location of the device itself, much like satellite navigation systems. The device makes contact with satellites and the location of the device can be viewed on a Tracking Panel on a PC, laptop, tablet and most mobile phones. You can keep track of your loved one day or night
While involving the police takes a lot of time and money, a tracker device can be located almost instantly, and is a fraction of the cost of police deployment, at £250 per year. Police involvement can carry on over hours, even days, to locate a missing person as they have to check a multitude of outlets, it could lead to them involving search dogs or deploying helicopters, but a tracker can tell you where they are within seconds. It’s the perfect, quick and effective way to know where your loved one is any time of the day, giving instant and accurate locations for you to bring them back home as soon as possible and it will give peace of mind to your loved one because help is only a button press away.
For more information visit www.bluetrack.co.uk or call 01733 306171