Satellite GPS Tracking Device Buying Guide
A Guide to Choosing The Right Tracking Device For Your Business.
When it comes to tracking your cars and trucks, there are a lot of gps tracking devices on the market. The goal of our GPS tracking device buying guide series is to highlight the differences and strengths of the different types of GPS tracking devices that are available. This page is all about the advantages of battery powered GPS tracking devices.
No Cellular? Try Satellite
Most GPS trackers use the extensive cellular networks built by the likes of AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile. While these networks offer extensive coverage in the US, they are mostly focused on the cities and the interconnecting interstates and roads. While its hard to believe, there are areas where coverage is weak to non-existent. In these cases, we recommend GPS trackers based on satellites for communication.
Satellite based GPS Trackers offer a range of communication plans. From low reporting units that conserve battery power to tethered & powered units that report significantly more often. The result for you, the business owner, is an extensive coverage map.
Great for Remote Locations
The satellite based unit can run on its own battery, or with a powered lead. We offer a low reporting plan that has limit communication, or for the powered unit, more extensive reporting cycles can be supported.
These tracking devices can operate globally. The coverage map is quite extensive, though there are some areas where there is limited satellite coverage. Be sure to check the simplex data coverage map when considering this option.
Use industrial adhesives, brackets or screw mounts for installation. Mount where it can see the GPS and Communication satellites.
The unit operates on (4) AAA lithium batteries – no need to buy special, expensive batteries. Battery life is expected to be a year to a year and a half.
NEMA 4X / IP68 Weather Resistant
How’s that for water resistance. These are weather resistent devices that can live outdoors on equipment, bulk shipping containers, vehicles and boats.