US$100 Loc8tor finds of your keys, personal electronics, pets, children and your business assets


November 20, 2006

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November 21, 2006 There are few things more disarming than losing your keys, your convergent mobile device, your pet, your child or your Personal Media Player – with the possible exception of the last on that list, they are all stop-what-you-are-doing occurrences that require immediate attention elsewise life might go pear shaped for an indefinite period. Similarly, there are few things as frustrating as driving several miles down the road before remembering you’ve left one of them behind. Similarly, being advised immediately one of these items is leaving your vicinity in the wrong hands would be wonderful thing. Last but now least, if you could apply said functionality to any physical asset be it at home or at work, would it be worthwhile? Would you be prepared to pay a few hundred dollars to ensure you knew your loved ones and things were within safe distance, forever? The Loc8tor (UK site - US site) does all that - it helps find important possessions and can even stop them from getting lost in the first place. A blend of old and new technology, Loc8tor provides the first affordable personal homing device of its kind. On the business front, Loc8tor Plus is an affordable business tool for asset or stock auditing and a solution to the problem of theft from offices and warehouses. It's available now to buy, distribute or license.

From finding keys, handbags, pets or mobile phones to ensuring the safety of your children, pets and personal possessions, Loc8tor can be used in almost any situation by simply attaching a tag to any item you want to protect. In Locate mode, audio beeps and the on-screen directional display guide users quickly and easily to mislaid tagged items. In Alert mode an invisible safety zone can be set up around the Loc8tor (plus) alerting you with audio-visual and vibration alarms should tagged items move out of the set boundary. The small Tags work in conjunction with a compact Handheld unit that will direct you to said object from up to 183 metres (600 feet) of the item.

Each handheld tracks up to 24 miniaturised Tags in Locate and Alert modes.

For business use, Loc8tor can be used either as a mobile standalone device or in conjunction with other security systems. The Homing Tags can also support the facilities department, for instance in the tracking of keys throughout a building.

There are three specific Loc8tor modes that can support the everyday running of your business - Asset Protection, Alert and Locate.

About the Author
Mike Hanlon Mike grew up thinking he would become a mathematician, accidentally started motorcycle racing, got a job writing road tests for a motorcycle magazine while at university, and became a writer. As a travelling photojournalist during his early career, his work was published in a dozen languages across 20+ countries. He went on to edit or manage over 50 print publications, with target audiences ranging from pensioners to plumbers, many different sports, many car and motorcycle magazines, with many more in the fields of communication - narrow subject magazines on topics such as advertising, marketing, visual communications, design, presentation and direct marketing. Then came the internet and Mike managed internet projects for Australia's largest multimedia company, (Australia's largest Telco), (Australia's largest employment site),,, and a dozen other internet start-ups before founding Gizmag in 2002. Now he writes and thinks. All articles by Mike Hanlon
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