If you will be bringing your grade-schooler along with you to an automotive trade show and are concerned about keeping a close eye on them, especially around large groups of people, the following tips may be useful. Each of tips will help you keep track of your youngster, preventing them from becoming separated from you while you are browsing through the exhibits at the show.
Detailed Information About Security Offered
Find out what type of security measures are taken on the premises before walking around to look at the exhibits that are set up. If there are several security guards on duty, find out the locations that will be monitored by them and a contact number that you can call in case you experience an emergency situation that requires their assistance. If your child is old enough to follow simple directions, provide them with information on how to alert a trade show security guard if they lose you during the trade show.
GPS Kid Tracking System
Purchase a tracking system that is designed to monitor a child. This type of system often resembles a watch or wristband. A GPS (Global Positioning System) can be programmed so that it notifies you on your phone or another mobile device if your child wanders off to a location that isn’t within your sight. You can also program a system to provide you with periodic updates.
The updates will give you information on your child’s exact location, providing you with peace of mind throughout the event. Any sudden movement will be tracked and you will be able to quickly find your child without needing to panic if they are lost among a crowd of strangers.
Purchase a set of two-way radios. Keep one of the devices and give the other one to your child to use. Program each device so that they are both on the same channel. Instruct your child on how to use the radio that you have given them. Discuss with your child the importance of remaining nearby while at the event. Tell them, however, that if they do accidentally get lost to contact you through the portable radio.
Many two-way radios are designed to cover a distance of several miles and will work in either an outdoor or indoor setting. If the trade show is being held in an area where cell phones often do not work, two-way radios can save the day in an emergency situation.