UK: Victims of domestic abuse and honour- based violence in Hertfordshire are to be given a tiny GPS tracker alarm. The device can be activated by the victim and is designed to be worn on the body or carried in a bag. It marks the location every 15 seconds.
If it is taken out of a designated area or dropped from a certain height the police are alerted and will respond. Supt Jon Chapman said it was “important to provide additional reassurance to those most at risk. Victims of domestic abuse and honour-based violence can be highly vulnerable when outside the home.”
Systems are in place to ensure that as soon as an alarm is activated, for any reason, officers will respond immediately to locate the user and ensure their safety.
If the police lose connection with the tracker they can send a signal causing it to vibrate. The device also has an inbuilt microphone to record conversations.