Getting Started: GPS Vehicle Tracking

We want to make our customers comfortable buying into our system. We've created this page as a jumping off point to give you as much detail as you need to make a decision to buy from Tracker Systems. We want to make it easy and deliver to our customers a solution that solves problems, rather than creating challenges.  We've created these pages to help you navigate the purchase decision and to get your GPS Trackers installed and operational.  If you ever have questions, feel free to call us at 877-872-2521. We're here to help.

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Trucks, Trailers or Boats, we've got you covered.

Getting Started With GPS Tracking? We have answers!

GPS Tracking Features

Get to know the features that make a GPS Tracking System invaluable to companies with fleets of all sizes. 

GPS Tracking Buying Guides

Choosing which tracking device to use in your fleet doesn't have to be complicated.  In fact, your operations may need more than one type of tracker.  The following links take you to buying guides that highlight the differences between the different tracking devices we sell and support.

Tracking Device Installation Guides

Installation requirements is another factor in your decision of which GPS Tracker you want to deploy in your fleet of vehicles and equipment.  We realize that the amount and type of work to install the tracking devices in your vehicles may be a concern. As such, we’ve put together the following guides to walk you through the process and describe the details. You can decide which one is right for your business.

Installing Plug & Play Trackers

Our OBD2 GPS Trackers are a fan favorite because they are so easy to use. In our OBD2 GPS Tracker Installation guide, we explain what the OBD-II diagnostic port looks like and where to find it in your vehicle.

Battery Powered Tracker Installation

The battery powered gps tracker installation guide will cover installation instructions for our battery powered trackers. Our satellite data trackers uses the same instructions. The biggest concern with these tracking devices is positioning the device so it has a good line of sight to the sky. Generally, these are low reporting devices and for best success, you want to pay attention to positioning these GPS trackers.

Installing a basic GPS Car Tracker

In many ways, installation of a car or truck tracker is similar to installing a car radio. In other words, it is a 3-wire hookup: ground, power and ignition. There are some concerns about where to place the wired GPS tracker. We'll cover where to put the gps tracker in this wired installation guide. It does get a bit more complicated when you start to consider PTO/Auxiliary input.

Data Plans

Monthly service gives your team access to the website and iOS/Android Apps. It also covers data service for the tracking device.

  • 2-minute reporting – Exact details will vary with each device, but generally, when the tracking device detects ignition, the device will report every two minutes at a minimum. Turn by turn option will increase the actual reporting frequency. When the ignition is off, most devices will report hourly.
  • 5 minute reporting and 15 minute reporting – These rate plans are great with the equipment trackers as they support calculation of uptime/runtime, useful for maintenance.
  • Twice a day – This is the suggested data plan for our battery powered trackers: either our regular cell network or satellite network trackers.

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