AT&T to offer safety feature, Amber Alert GPS

LITTLE ROCK (KATV) - Monday AT&T announced it will offer the Amber Alert GPS. It is a communication and location device that keeps parents in touch with their children.

Weighing just 1.5 ounces, children can easily carry it in a pocket or backpack, in addition to a variety of other attachment options. The device has two-way voice calling and several features that give parents and caregivers peace of mind.

Features include speed alerts that notify users when their child is in a vehicle exceeding a predetermined speed threshold; "Bread crumbing" automatically send alerts of a child's location based on a preset schedule; parents create "zone alerts" around their home, neighborhood, school, soccer field, etc., and receive an email alert whenever their child enters or exits a zone; and the SOS Button allows children to alert their parents if they need help, and the parents can see where their child is.

AT&T is the exclusive network provider for the Amber Alert GPS device and will also provide distribution and billing services.

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