Lost and found
Colin Dale, explores personal tracking solutions and their place in the larger counter terrorism and high-level security picture
When incidents of terrorism and kidnap meet sophisticated GPS-based personal tracking solutions on smartphones or satellite phones, a diverse range of information is collected remotely by security centres and shared with emergency and other services, including police and intelligence.
The reverse also happens in that users of the solutions (apps) are given information and instructions, based on information gathering by those services that are designed to minimise risk and can involve rescue and evacuation of an area or . . .