Online GPS Finder

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GPS vehicle tracking devices are one of the most common uses of GPS technology today. Although they both use satellite navigation, GPS tracker and GPS locator are different things. Trackers tell you where something has gone. Navigators tell you where something is going to. GPS trackers are a useful way for people to track devices that enable GPS. In order to be located, the tracked item needs to have a GPS tag or a RFID (radio-frequency identification) tag.

What can I use it for?

GPS trackers can be used for:

  • Business: fleet management, asset tracking, employee tracking, mobile phone tracking, trailer and container tracking, and equipment tracking
  • Consumer: stolen vehicles and electronic devises
  • Personal: tracking loved ones (e.g. elderly with mental illnesses, partying teenagers) and pets.

GPS Vehicle Tracking Devices – Common Features

Over the years, GPS vehicle tracking devices have developed an array of customizable software, allowing you to set up an array of different things. You can track your vehicle via an online monitoring system that you can access via a smartphone or computer. All you need to do is send out a signal to “connect” to the unit, and you will get an online reply. Some systems have even been set up to be able to send you a text message.

Recorded Vehicle History

The main function of the device is to record the path that the vehicle took. Many devices may also allow you to find out when the vehicle stopped, how long, fuel usage, what speed it was travelling at, geo-fence related information, any accidents (slight or severe) and if any alerts (pre-programmed or not) were set off. You can usually view this information either trip-by-trip or from day to day.

Basic Alerts

GPS Vehicle Tracking DevicesA lot of GPS vehicle tracking devices now allow for their users to set alerts related to the vehicle’s use. This can be set to geo-fence-related events, times when the car is stationary, reminders that the vehicle requires servicing, speeding alerts and if the device gets tampered.  These alerts can be toggled to send messages to your online monitoring system, your e-mail address, and even your phone! The GPS tracker can even have a silent alarm that gets sent to the online monitoring system. You can also combine it with your existing alarm that will also contact you via the online monitoring system when the alarm gets set off. You can also set a ‘panic button’ on the tracking system. You will be notified via the online monitoring system if this button gets activated.

Geo-fencing

On the online monitoring system, you can also set up a “geo-fence” on the internet, which functions as an invisible electronic “fence” which you can place as a boundary around a certain area (i.e. a house, a city or even a state). If the car goes beyond the boundary, a message will be sent to your online system. You can also tweak the settings to allow a particular amount of time that the car can be inside/outside the fence, and a message will be sent when the time spent exceeds the time that you set.

Other Features

Some other features that you can calibrate on your GPS vehicle tracking device are multi-fleet usage, two-way messaging, navigation, ID programming, engine management, vehicle and driver reporting, and direct support. These devices not only benefit the employer through enhanced supervision and management, but the employee as well. Through this electronic full-proof system of recording the drive, employees can make sure that there are not being overworked by monitoring their hours and take their breaks accordingly.

GPS Vehicle Tracking Device – Software

Companies that provide such GPS vehicle tracking devices include Aquilla software, Imarda, IntelliTrac, PasarGPS.com, SmartTrack, SpySat, Trackingtheworld.com, WebTRACE, Xexun and YellowBrick, which may also sell or sync up with specialised devices for this use. These devices may map out the routes using their own private software, or public map freeware like Google Maps and Google Earth features, ACME Mapper, GPS Data Team, InstaMapper, MapPoint, MapQuest, MapTech, Nokia’s Ovi Maps, Streetdirectory.com and Yahoo!Maps .

Use of a GPS finder/locator along with a GPS vehicle tracking devices is highly recommended for maximum results. Online GPS finder and locators help trackers locate where a GPS tracked device has been, and where it has now ended up.

GPS Vehicle Tracking Device – Respecting Rights

GPS vehicle tracking devices should only be used within moral and legal boundaries. The laws concerning GPS use differ from country to country, and are the strictest in the US. You as a user must be responsible enough to respect and know the rights of others and yourself before using a GPS vehicle tracking device.