Cleveland, Tennessee
1401 Spring Place Rd SE
Cleveland, TN 37311
(855) 472-7269

How Can GPS Tracking Benefit Victims of Violence? March 26, 2020

Cleveland, Bradley
How Can GPS Tracking Benefit Victims of Violence?, Cleveland, Tennessee

You may be familiar with GPS tracking being used for alcohol monitoring devices, but this technology has extended to help protect victims of domestic violence. Approximately 1 in 4 women and 1 in 10 men in the U.S. have experienced violence or stalking by an intimate partner, so it’s vital for law enforcement to find effective ways to provide help and protection. When applied to both the offender and the victim, GPS tracking keeps victims safer. The following guide explains the benefits of GPS technology in cases of domestic violence.

The Role of GPS Technology in Aiding Domestic Violence Victims

For the Offender

GPS devices are effective tools for preventing offenders from committing further crimes. If the offender crosses into a restricted area with an ankle monitor, law enforcement will be notified so they can respond immediately.

alcohol monitoring deviceStudies show that offenders are significantly less likely to re-offend or commit technical violations when wearing a GPS tracking device. When criminals know their actions and movements are being heavily monitored and recorded, they’re encouraged to control their behavior, abstain from violating restraining orders, and avoid committing new crimes. They’re also responsible for keeping the device on and maintained, as removing it or allowing the battery to die could lead to arrest and prosecution.

For the Victim

While GPS tracking is effective in alerting the police and reducing the risk of repeat offenders, the system can be even more valuable with a second device. Victims can choose to wear a coordinating GPS device that will even further reduce the likelihood of another attack.

If both the abuser and the victim are equipped with GPS devices and the offender comes within a certain radius of the victim or enters a restricted zone, such as a home or school, an alarm will sound for the victim and the authorities will immediately be notified.

Comfort is kept in mind for the victim as well. While the offender must wear an ankle bracelet that is difficult to remove, victims can carry their much smaller GPS device in a purse, pocket, or keyring. This system will help victims remain at a safe distance wherever they go and offer them peace of mind.


Increase protection for victims of domestic violence in your care with the BUDDI® Victim Beacon from Tennessee Recovery & Monitoring. Based in Cleveland, this company offers secure and affordable devices built with public safety in mind. From an alcohol monitoring device and house arrest system to an ignition interlock system, they work with the most state-of-the-art technology with reliable GPS tracking services. To find out more about the BUDDI Victim Beacon, visit their website. Call (855) 472-7269 to speak with a helpful staff member about their alcohol monitoring devices, drug patches, or other products.

Other Announcements, Events and Deals from Tennessee Recovery & Monitoring
What Are Alcohol Bracelets?, Cleveland, Tennessee
As driving under the influence puts everyone on the road at risk, repeat offenders are subjected to steep penalties. As a condition of the sentence, someone might be ordered by the more
What to Know About Ignition Interlock Devices, Cleveland, Tennessee
Vital for preventing drunk drivers from getting behind the wheel, ignition interlock systems help keep the roads safe. If a person has been convicted of a DUI, they more
What You Should Know About Breathalyzers, Cleveland, Tennessee
Breathalyzers are alcohol monitoring devices that can estimate blood alcohol content from a breath sample. These monitors, which help protect drivers and pedestrians from more
How Law Enforcement Can Prevent Drunk Driving, Cleveland, Tennessee
Drunk driving is a significant problem in the U.S., causing countless deaths each year. Policing it requires careful strategy, and there are many ways law enforcement can more
5 Common Questions About Ignition Interlock Systems, Cleveland, Tennessee
It’s standard to have your license suspended if you’ve been convicted of driving under the influence (DUI), but some states also mandate that you have an ignition interlock system more