With travel through Mexico seemingly more dangerous than ever, and kidnappings at a high, many are looking for ways to keep an eye on those making the trek across the country.
This is where tracking devices come it, but keeping a hold on something like that can be difficult, especially in dangerous situations when it is most necessary.
The latest safety technology being used is under-the-skin tracking devices that use radio frequency identification chips to relay signals to a GPS unit allowing the wearing to be located.
Though the added security is putting people’s minds a bit more at ease, not everyone can afford them. Each device costs about $2,000 upfront, and a subsequent $2,000 a year after that. This fee however, is down from three years ago when it cost $4,000 upfront and $2,200 each year.