27 February 2017


What I need is a GPS tracking device that can be attached to The Boy.

I need one that works regardless of its distance from a phone that's associated with it (it has to be stand alone).

It needs to be ruggedized, waterproof and such.

It needs to be escape proof, in that it cannot be something like a watch that he can simply remove and ditch.

It cannot have a power button that he can actuate.

His flights from positive adult supervision have grown past the manageable level and we need some way we can locate him if he scoots on us.  After the third time last week the police are really pressuring us to get something but are unable to recommend any specific device except a $500 watch thing with a $40 a month monitoring service.

Remember what I said about him just removing it?  Even if we get a locking band, he might just tear the device in half.

Unlike most patients who wander off and use these devices, The Boy, has a plan and seeks to avoid being caught.  There's something he wants to do while he's out and about, but cannot or will not articulate it to us.


  1. What you need is a transdermally implanted Lo-Jack device... Unfortunately while such things exist they aren't inexpensive or readily available to the general public.

    Is there something like a backpack or article of clothing that he always takes with him when he goes walkabout? Maybe you could put a tracker in something like that. I don't know if you've got anything like it but there is a store here in Austin called Spy Exchange that sells tracking devices and other such stuff... http://pimall.com/nais/tracking.html

  2. NO good ideas here, sorry. But will say a prayer, for what that's worth.

  3. Have you thought about the tile? You'd be relying on the community aspect of it more than not but it might be helpful. If he passes with 100' of anyone with an active app it'll ping yiu, as I understand it.


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