A new business bringing location tracking, social networks and emergency response together, is hoping to become a central contact for travellers.
Locuro, based at Teach House, on Gilbert Drive, in Boston, has brought together all of the above in a bid to provide security to those going on trips – and their families or workplaces left behind.
Opening the business, Boston and Skegness MP Mark Simmonds said: “I am delighted this company have chosen Boston.
“This product will keep parents informed so their children can go on school visits in challenging parts of the world.
“It’s not just the fact it’s real time, so parents can follow their childrens progress, but if something were to happen, the parents would have one central number to contact to find out what is happening.
“They can be pre-emptive as well as reactive by warning those on the trips of potential danger zones .”
The project is the brainchild of Tony Foote who has worked on the development with a team of dedicated technicians and the backing of chairmen.
Developed mainly for school trips, the tracking software can also locate gap year students or business workers and keep an eye on where they are.
The system also allows them to monitor dangerous situations and gives trip organisers a central point to contact if an emergency happens on a trip – or if something happens to those on the trip such as theft.
A person can contact Locuro who will attempt to help them, and if needed contact the correct local emergency services, and embassies to translate in one conference call.
It also links in with social networks so travellers can tweet pictures and videos from where they are – such as schools posting commentary of football matches.