New GPS Tracker technology promises to make lost luggage a thing of the past

Summary:A brand new GPS tracker is promising to revolutionise the pain of losing your luggage. The Bluetrack Prime 1300 is the smartest and smallest real time tracking device in the world.

Prime 1300 GPS tracker luggage finder
Credit: Bluetrack

The Prime 1300 from GPS experts Bluetrack is designed to be discreetly and easily placed in any size and shape of luggage, to give you peace of mind on the move.

The tracker enables you to see where your luggage is, whether it accompanies you as planned or includes an unexpected detour or delay.

It ensures that luggage laden travellers can be reunited with their belongings as efficiently as possible.

The airline industry claims that it has reduced the number of mislaid bags by almost 45 per cent since 2010, almost three billion people fly each year.

This means that a huge amount of bags, suitcases and belongings invariably go missing every day.

"Our GPS trackers are designed be placed inside the luggage so that in the event that it does become lost, it can be easily located and therefore recovered, no matter where they end up"~ Keith Walker, Director, Bluetrack

In 2012 alone nearly 23 million pieces of luggage were mishandled, a figure that equates to almost 2,600 lost units per hour, with 4.6 per cent of items never recovered.

Bluetrack’s GPS trackers can track in, almost, real-time almost anywhere in the world and can be operated from a range of devices including smartphones and tablets.

Unlike tracking devices which can be difficult to use and require a lot of technical know-how, the Bluetrack range is supplied ready to go, with no fiddly installation or lengthy set up. 

Once armed, it reports the item’s location at the touch of a button.

Travellers arriving without their checked bags can activate the tracker and see where their suitcases have ended up while still in the terminal building.

This makes it easy for the airline and baggage handlers to recover misplaced items and return them to their rightful owners with the minimum of delays. This track and trace functionality means that no bag should ever be lost.  

Keith Walker, Director of Bluetrack says, “When we fly we expect our luggage to arrive at our destination at the same time as we do, and most of the time it does".

"Losing luggage while travelling can be disastrous as it can ruin a holiday and cause endless problems for business travellers, especially if there are important documents, formal wear or equipment such as cameras or memory chips stored in the bag".

"Those planning a skiing or golfing holiday who arrive to find their skis and clubs missing also suffer, with hours or days lost until suitable replacements can be found".

"Our GPS trackers are designed be placed inside the luggage so that in the event that it does become lost, it can be easily located and therefore recovered, no matter where they end up.”

The Prime 1300 comes with a long lasting 1300mAh battery. Its web format allows users to see the missing bag’s location on screen within seconds.

If a piece of your luggage goes missing during transit, you can inform the airline exactly where it is at that very moment in time.

Whether it is tracking 'errant spouses' or finding your bags, trackers such as the Bond, the Sniper and the Pelican can also help you locate – whatever you need -- whenever you need to .

Topics: Hardware, Emerging Tech

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Eileen Brown is a social business consultant who has been working with collaborative technologies for 20 years. Eileen creates the social business, energises communities and ignites social commerce and social CRM. She develops social business strategy, customer reach and online branding. Her book, Working The Crowd: Social Media Marketi... Full Bio

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