Parents Can Now Track Their Kids Anytime, Anywhere For RM1 Per Day

Using Malaysia's first mobile-based child tracking kit.

Cover image via Amirul Syafiq Mohd Din/The Sun Daily/TraqKid

It can be hard for parents to keep track of their children's whereabouts all the time but a new app in town wants to change that

A newly-launched app TraqKid, offers a comprehensive support system for parents who use the service to keep track of their children's whereabouts and see where they have been - anytime, anywhere.

According to media reports, TraqKid is Malaysia's first mobile-based child tracking kit that provides end-to-end support for parents.

TraqKid, a collaboration between Knightsbridge Resources Sdn Bhd (Knightsbridge Resources) and U Mobile, was launched by Women and Community Minister Datuk Seri Rohani Abdul Karim yesterday, 1 November.

What sets TraqKid apart is that parents can seek emergency assistance when the need arises

Image via TraqKid

Rohani revealed that a total of 723 children were reported missing for the first six months of 2017, based on the statistics from Polis Diraja Malaysia (PDRM). Out of this number, most of the children who were reported missing are teenage girls between the ages of 13 and 15 years old. 345 cases have been solved, while the rest of the children are still missing.

The Sun Daily reported Rohani as saying that she lauded innovative efforts in stepping up the safety of children, adding that parents should take full advantage of the availability of such services that create a safer space for children in Malaysia.

If a parent or child senses danger, they can use the app to call for assistance from the response centre which operates 24 hours a day. The response centre will then contact the team of personnel attached to Community Policing Malaysia and Viper Force to take further action, including dispatching personnel to the last location of the child.

Here's how TraqKid works:

The TraqKid system requires a person to have a mobile phone and a U Mobile SIM card, which comes with a location service technology that will be able to track any GSM device that it is hosted under.

The SIM card can be used with any GPS enabled device such as smartwatches and no additional accessories are required for users to start using the service.

Users just need to download the app to track and see the current location of the child in real time. The app also comes with other features such as allowing users to set multiple digital fences (personal safe zones). Once the tracker enters or exits a particular area, the user will be alerted.

The subscription of the service is available at RM56 monthly

The RM56 month subscription is inclusive of RM28 monthly postpaid plan, which means that users only need to fork out RM1 a day to use the TraqKid service.

Do note that there is an upfront fee of RM36 for personal accident insurance upon registration.

Visit TraqKid's official website for more information on the app and its services.

Do you think that apps like TraqKid will help to create a safer space for children in Malaysia? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.

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