Year after year we hear young people say that they would love to travel independently by walking or cycling more. And we know that encouraging them to be active will give them a healthier life as an adult.
But, as parents and guardians, we often face another concern - that if we allow our young people that level of freedom, we might be exposing them to other risks. So, we have developed a pioneering new app that helps families to plan travel together - providing reassurance for parents/guardians and young people alike.
An app for you ...
RouteGuardian allows you to connect to a paired mobile phone that has the companion RouteGuard app installed. Parents and guardians using RouteGuardian can see the location of their RouteGuard users at any time, in real time, for peace of mind. You can set up zones along roads and around destinations to create an alert whenever a zone is entered or exited so you know when the connected young person arrives and departs safely.
... and an app for them
RouteGuard runs automatically when your young person's mobile phone is on. Whenever they are moving it sends their location details, using GPS, to Route Guardian every 60 seconds. So, they know someone responsible has their back wherever they are and they can get around safely. When they stop it stops updating their location to conserve their phone's battery life.