We lost power over here in our LA neighborhood for maybe 30-45 minutes, and when the power came back on, we were bombarded with all the hoopla about the Balloon Boy story that's gripped the nation's attention.
We hope he's eventually found to be safe and sound; nevermind, he was up in the attic this whole time. Makes us think these new Amber Alert GPS devices from BrickHouse Security might be a good idea for parents of precocious tykes like Falcon...
"...the AAGPS device enables parents to remotely locate their children when they are away. To use it, parents simply place the device into their child's personal items such as pockets and backpacks, or they can attach it to a wrist, ankle, or belt. To then locate their child they call or text the AAGPS device, and within seconds receive in return a detailed map and address of the child's exact location via any text- or web-enabled phone. Alternatively, they can view location updates on their computer.
With more than 2,000 children reported missing on average every day, the Amber Alert GPS is not dependent upon the parent to keep a child safe. Measuring just over an inch across, the stylish device is intentionally designed to not look like a tracking tool should an abductor see it; more important, the AAGPS features an alert "SOS" button that the child can activate to send an emergency signal to his or her parent. For further protection the GPS device can send speed alerts when the child or teen's vehicle exceeds a preset level, as well as breadcrumbing to leave a retrievable trail of the child's travels."
The Amber Alert GPS retails for $379 and requires a monthly subscription plan. But for the next 30 days BrickHouse Security will be offering Amber Alert GPS for a special introductory price of $279.95.