Never Lose Your Kid Again With A Secure Jiobit Location Tracker

This modular location tracker from Jiobit is small and lightweight, making it easier for children to carry around.

Parents with toddlers know this too well. You turn around for one second and the next moment, your kid has run off somewhere. Jiobit’s co-founder and CEO John Renaldi shares his first-hand experience with TechCrunch.

The former VP of Motorola was at Maggie Daley park on a family trip when the incident happened. “Before I knew it – I can’t tell you how I got distracted – but in a sea of other children, I lost track of my son for 30 minutes,” he says.

Most of the location trackers in the market were big, bulky and not secure.

“I looked into all these products and they were all storing their certificate keys in the clear. They all were hackable,” he said.

So he built one for himself. To date, the device has raised $6 million since its founding in 2015.

The Jiobit tracker is small, measuring at only 37mm x 50mm. It is also very lightweight, lighter than 4 quarter coins. They didn’t go for a watch design because it can get bulky and some schools banned them as classroom distractions.

It comes with a built-in loop attachment for attaching the device to shoelaces, drawstrings or if carried in pockets. The secure loop, another attachment, allows you to attach it to belt loops, bag handles, buttonholes etc. This is a good option if parents do not want the child to remove it as it is a bit tricky to use.


“Everything stored at rest – both on the cloud and on device – is encrypted,” he explains. The company uses a tamper-proof piece of silicon on the device. It is similar to what’s used on iPhones for storing credit card payment keys.

That’s a first in the industry for location tracking products,” Renaldi adds. 

For more information, head to to Jiobit’s website here.

Tagg: the GPS tracker for pets

Want to have a pet but is afraid to own one due to the fear of losing them? Don’t fret. There are several vet products and devices out there that could help you forget about this nudging concern.

Meet the Tagg GPS tracker. It is a low profile solution for your naughty pets that just can’t seem to stay at one spot. It has a GPS equipped collar that looks like any other collar out there in the market. Isn’t it great? Having your pet don a GPS collar that is discreet.

Tagg also comes with a handful of features that can help alleviate tense individuals from the stress that pet owning brings with it. It can definitely give you some peace of mind.

One feature of this GPS collar is the ability to create a virtual barrier. What this does is it creates a virtual boundary for your pets to roam around. Once he/she goes out of the barrier, it automatically notifies the owner by sending him/her a text message informing the latter that his/her pet has just stepped out of the set boundary.

They can also track their pets in real time using apps for Android phones, iOS devices and internet browsers. It is also waterproof. The device is battery operated and if the battery is also drained, it alerts the owners so that they can recharge the device.

It costs around $99. It is inclusive of a tracker, docking station and one month service fee. Owners will be charged a monthly fee amounting to $7.95 for one animal after the first month. An additional 95 cents will be charged for additional animals (and of course, another $99 collar).

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