Tips on Choosing Trusted Places

Jiobit 101
April 18, 2022
Stephanie Burda
The Jiobit Blog

Rather than always looking down at your phone in order to keep tabs on your loved one’s location, what if you could be notified when they leave or enter an invisible boundary? The good news is that you can be, with the Jiobit app! 

We call these invisible boundaries “Trusted Places,” and use them as the cornerstone of the Jiobit experience. These boundaries are established by custom “geofences” that can be set from a radius size of 100ft-800ft. 

Your Jiobit app will alert you anytime your loved one comes and goes from the designated Trusted Place. In addition, these designated “safe areas” you choose as Trusted Places will maximize Jiobit’s battery life while your loved one is within the boundary. 

Benefits of Setting Up Trusted Places

The Jiobit app will prompt you to set up Trusted Places as soon as you pair the device. You may also add or edit Trusted Places at any time to take advantage of these benefits. 

Maximize Battery Life

When the Jiobit wearer is within the Trusted Place boundary (such as the home, school, etc.) the Jiobit goes into power-save mode and “rests” until the Jiobit wearer leaves the location or the connection is broken. Adding Trusted Places anywhere your loved one spends longer stretches of time at allows you to maximize the battery life of your Jiobit tracker. 

Get Notified 

Once there is movement outside of the Trusted Place boundary, your app is programmed to send push notifications and text messages to tell you that the Jiobit is no longer detected within that radius.  

We took it one step further to bring our customers even faster notification timing with the feature “Wi-Fi Fence”. Rather than selecting a manual boundary of 100-800 feet, the Wi-Fi Fence feature uses Wi-Fi signal strength to set the boundaries of your Trusted Place. Connect any Trusted Place to Wi-Fi for faster notifications and improved battery performance.

Trusted Places for Kids

If your kids are anything like ours, they’re constantly on-the-go. Set up Trusted Places in these common locations to make sure you keep tabs on their whereabouts:

Use Trusted Places to time out school bus pickup, when to expect them at home, and to keep eyes on your kids even when you can’t keep both eyes on them. 

Trusted Places for Pets

Give yourself peace of mind and enhanced battery saving opportunities with Trusted Places anywhere your pet frequents. Our favorite Trusted Places for pets include: 

  • Home
  • Dog park
  • Veterinary clinic 
  • The dog sitter’s home 
  • Doggy daycare 

Trusted Places are a great feature to utilize especially if your pet is an escape artist. It will provide you peace of mind knowing you will receive an instant notification in the event they manage to slip out of the home. 

Trusted Places for Seniors

Know your loved one is right where they’re supposed to be. Set up Trusted Places at locations such as: 

  • Home
  • Assisted living facility (if applicable)
  • Church 
  • Grocery Store
  • Friend’s houses 

If your loved one has Alzheimer's, dementia, or is prone to wandering, setting up Trusted Places around locations they frequent will ensure you are always in the loop and can locate them in the event of an emergency as quickly as possible. Upgrading your subscription to Protect unlocks even more critical safety features such as 911 dispatch and an alert button.  

Best Trusted Places for Personal Safety 

Did you know that you can use Jiobit to keep your loved ones in the loop of your own location for personal safety reasons? Feel more secure when traveling alone for work or commuting late at night. Add places like:

  • Home
  • Temporary residences like hotels, Airbnb rentals, any vacation lodging
  • Fitness centers
  • The office 
  • Your parents’ house 

We recommend adding any place where you plan on returning to regularly, or anywhere you consider a safe and secure “home base.” 

Looking for other ways to take full advantage of your GPS location tracker? Learn more Jiobit tips in our blog!

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