In Brief: Keeping tabs on kids via cell phone

May 01, 2006

A cell-phone service will allow families to keep better track of their children.

Irvine, Calif.-based CATS Communication's CATTRAX technology will allow mobile phones to be tracked through a GPS service and alert parents of when children enter into a sexual-predator zone.

The software can be downloaded onto a cell phone and be accessed on a computer so that parents can see where their child is in the neighborhood, how fast they are traveling and their approximate street address.

The service costs about $20 per month.

Copyright 2006 by United Press International

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