GPS trackers are extremely useful tools that can be used for
any number of purposes. Perhaps you are a parent of a brand new teenage driver
that you want to make sure is being safe. You can put one of these in the car
and get notifications if they leave certain areas, go over a certain speed, or
even get ignition notifications based on the time that it occurs. Maybe you
have an elderly family member that you want to have independence, but also have
the peace of mind of knowing where they are. You can put one in their vehicle
to keep track of them easily. They can be used in the case of a vehicle
emergency to easily ascertain the location of the vehicle so that you can
direct emergency services. Probably one of the main uses of these GPS trackers
is asset protection. You can place these in cars, RVs, boats, jet skis,
motorcycles, trailers, and construction equipment just to name a few. If any of
these are moved without authorization, you can easily log in to find their
location to recover your assets.
They work by receiving their location using global
positioning satellites. These satellites are very accurate and can determine
the location of the tracker to within a few feet. Then the trackers communicate
by sending that location over cellular networks to their respective cloud
service. You would then log in on your smartphone or other internet enabled
device so that you can access that information. Or you can also set up
notifications so that you are automatically notified of certain events such as
leaving a certain area. They either connect through your vehicles on-board
diagnostics (OBD) port or hardwire into your vehicles electrical system. These
run off the vehicles battery, so it is advised to make sure that the battery is
in good condition. There is also a completely wireless model that runs off of a
long-life battery. They will periodically check in with their location, and
possibly other information; based on the model, service level, and settings.
We offer services from two great companies: Honeywell and
Uplink. They each offer their own suite of features and service levels.
Honeywell’s Total Connect Tracking can be linked to all of the other Honeywell
Total Connect packages for a comprehensive, integrated service.