“The free version [of SecuraFone] will load and instantly allow them to see where the child is at any point in time from their phone or any connected device,” said app developer Chris Holbert on CBS.
The app is available for both iPhone and Android devices. It offers Free GPS tracking and monitoring, provides alerts for speeding, shows location history for 90 days and can connect people with emergency services on both operating systems, and exclusively on Android it can prevents distracted driving and stops texting and emailing while driving, according to the SecuraFone website.
“It will send a text message and an email alert to as many people as you want,” Holbert told CBS. “So it can be their friends, their parents, or older brother, or whoever it is; and they will see exactly where they are.”
While a free version of the tracking app exists, it doesn’t include all of the listed features. For the complete use of the app, parents will have to pay $8.99 a month.
There are also free apps like Google Latitude and Lookout that offer similar tracking services, without the all of the features included in the member’s package for SecuraFone. Latitude users can track one another with the app, but it will allow children to track their parents’ phones as well, and neither app has emergency features.