Inspired by the different location tracking technologies installed in smart phones such as GPS and Bluetooth systems, a company in Australia has created a unique locator tag that can be used by parents to find items that cannot be installed with locator technology just yet. StrayHat, the Australian company has now introduced QR tags to help parents find missing items of their children.
One of the most common items that can get lost in schools are uniforms. Parents often embroider name tags on the child’s uniform in order to ensure that in case it gets lost, teachers can return it. However, the Australian company StrayHat aims to make this process a whole lot smoother. In case any item gets lost in school, anybody with a smart phone can just use the app developed by StrayHat to scan the code. The app is available for free in the App Store. A private message is sent immediately to the parents regarding the details of the item that has just been scanned, while a mapped location is also sent of the location where the item was discovered.
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Then, parents can make an arrangement for the return of the item. Obviously, this does not guarantee that all items that have been lost will be recovered; you still need to scan the QR code in order to transmit the location of the item, it does reduce the chances of items being lost forever significantly. The good thing is that the labels are quite small and can be affixed on virtually items, such as lunch boxes, uniforms, bags, calculators, etc. Hence, this ensures that parents can rest easy over their children losing items.
The applications of StrayHat Labels are limitless. Lost items can now be tracked easily and affordably. Know of other affordable methods of tracking lost items? Share with us, we like to hear about it!
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