electronic leash

electronic leash

A device that monitors the location of a portable product and alerts the user when it is no longer in range. See phone reminder.
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They remain attached by a kind of electronic leash, like a dog" as the socialist lawmaker Benoit Hamon put it in a BBC interview last May.
This electronic leash easily slides into your wallet or fits into your pocket and sounds an alarm every time it goes too far away from a pre-determined distance.
If he left the kennel without his electronic leash, he would vanish into the woods like smoke and be gone for hours.
It's not like he's technophobic either; rather I suspect he regards the phone as some sort of electronic leash.
INCIRLIK AIR BASE, Turkey -- On a short electronic leash, their beepers went off, and five members of the medical team sprung into action, racing through hospital halls to gather deployment gear.
It concerns one new MSP who refuses to take his eyes off his electronic leash.
Modern communications technology has aided spying, but it put station chiefs on an electronic leash, limiting the unconventional contacts which might warn what was ahead.
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