Getting Started: GPS Vehicle Tracking

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Our Sales & Support Team is ready to answer your questions. We’ve helped business owners and fleet managers just like you to choose the right GPS Trackers to monitor their vehicles and equipment.

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Getting Started

Investing in a GPS Tracking System doesn’t have to be complicated.

 

Getting Started With GPS Trackers on boat, truck & trailer

 

Covering all the bases: Truck Trackers, Trailer Trackers & Boat Tracking

 

1 Choose the type of tracking device best for your application: car or truck fleet, construction equipment: pumps, compressors etc. Our buying guides, below, examine the different types of tracking devices we offer and should help to determine which types you should buy.
2 Feel free to call our sales line. to determine the exact model you want. We’re more than happy to answer any questions you have.
3 Determine the reporting frequency that makes sense for your operation. For mobile trackers, we always recommend 2 minute reporting – that’s reporting every two minutes when moving plus turn-by-turn and hourly when not moving. But there are other options.
4 Order online or on the phone 877-872-2521 – either way we’re here to help.

 

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. The following links take you to buying guides that highlight the differences between the different tracking devices we sell and support.

  • Plug & Play Devices – This family of devices plug into the vehicle’s OBD-II and start reporting GPS Location data as well as some engine data like fuel level and engine RPM. Exact details will vary by vehicle. All data report is available for review to see changes over time.
  • Installed Vehicle Tracking Devices – These are the most tamper resistant devices. Covertly installed in the vehicle up under the dashboard, they report to our servers on a regular basis depending upon your monthly service plan.
  • Battery Powered Devices – Great for equipment and unpowered assets. These low reporting trackers bring their own power in the form of replaceable batteries.
  • GPS Trackers with Satellite Communication – Perfect for assets (containers, pumps, equipment) and vehicles in remote locations without good cell networks. These come in either self powered or external power configurations. They are weatherproof, too.

 

 

Tracking Device Install 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 – We explain what the OBD-II diagnostic port looks like and where to find it in your vehicle.
  • Installing a basic GPS Car Tracker – In many ways, installation of a car or truck track is similar to installing a car radio. In other words, it is a 3-wire hookup: ground, power and ignition. 
  • Battery Powered Tracker Installation – The battery powered gps tracker and our trackers with satellite communication have similar install instructions. In both cases, good line of sight to the sky is important for the best success. Moreover, they don’t report often, so you want them to be successful.

 

 

 

 

Monthly Service & Data Plans

  • 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.
  • Dont’ see what you want?– Talk to our sales rep, we have other plans that we can discuss with you.

 

 

Highlighing 2 Tracking Features

  • Satellite Communications – Most vehicle trackers use the cell networks, like AT&T and Verizon. But, in remote locations this doesn’t work so well. Therefore, these satellite trackers really do the trick in more remote locations.
  • Auxiliary Input Monitoring– A little custom wiring and we can track door open/closes, lights on, winches, lifts and more.  After identifying your needs, talk to our sales reps and we can help design your solution.

 

 

Questions?
Let’s Talk!

Our Sales & Support Team is ready to answer your questions. We’ve helped business owners and fleet managers just like you to choose the right GPS Trackers to monitor their vehicles and equipment.

Ready
To Shop?

Outfitting a car or a fleet?
Installed or Plug & Play?

Shop Car & Truck Trackers

Looking for ELDs, Logging or
Over the Road GPS Tracking

Truck Trackers

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