We are living in a technology world today, a world where people have needs that they want to be taken care of through technology. Some people have self needs while some have needs for their loved ones. In today’s world when people are probably more concerned and caring about the pets than maybe even family members, they want their pets’ needs taken care of as well. This growing need of pet lovers gives rise to a demand of some technological solution for pets’ safety and security, and GPS microchip technology is born.
A GPS tracking system works in conjunction with the orbiting satellites which transmit signals to the GPS receivers, thereby pointing the exact location of the objects. The receivers pick up the message directly from the satellites in space. This data is processed by way of complex geometrical calculations which in the end would yield the location of the object accurately.
A lot of pet lovers anxious about the well being and safety of the pets are trying out all the options available to assure their security even when they are out of the owners’ sight. Their demand for sophisticated and effective technology to handle the issue has resulted in the use of the GPS system. As a result a variety of products including GPS-installed dog collars, microchips and collars with radio tracking facility are in the market.
To get a microchip on your dog, you can simply go to a veterinarian, who will do it for an affordable price. And relax, your dog, more of less, won’t feel any pain. Also, most microchips are good for 25 years and so there is no concern about needing to change it.
Microchips work on RFID (radio frequency identification) technology with no requirement of battery and/or power supply. Every microchip would have the owner’s information scribed in the form of codes along with pet’s details such as name, breed and color, etc.
One has to be out of the misconception that a microchip works on a GPS system. A microchip is far different from a GPS system. A GPS system is an active tracking unit enabling you to track your pets even when you are away from it, even from another corner of the world. You can learn about your pet from Boston to Bangkok. A microchip is passive equipment which is more or less a short-range reflector, requiring the physical presence of the pet owner.
The main advantage of a GPS tracking system or the GPS-enabled collar for the dog gives the pet owner an opportunity to track down the location of the dog irrespective of the area and is a truly tracker technology. The microchip dog collar will serve the purpose of identification of your pet, when he is found and can be useful for verification purpose.
So next time you are thinking about getting technological help for your dog’s safety, think clearly about what is it that you exactly want from the device and then make an informed decision that meets your needs.