The ever-growing popularity of GPS trackers is highlighted by the amount of them that are now available on the market place. The prices of them have reduced considerably since they began, and they are being used in lots if not all industry in one way or another. They provide real time and sensible solutions to problems of old. They locate vehicles as well as people and can increase your businesses’ success by an enormous percentage when used efficiently and correctly.
The decisions you have to make when choosing a tracker are whether you want it to be covered and hidden or open for view. Private investigators or law enforcement agencies would probably prefer it to be hidden due to their covert nature.
As a GPS will need charging at some point then if you wish to hide them you may need to buy the more expensive type whose battery life will last longer, and they may have a battery pack attached. In this case it is wise to keep these more expensive pieces of equipment hidden from view.
The ideal tracking system has to be one that tracks in real time so that you know the exact whereabouts of your fleet of vehicles there and then. Then you need to decide how long you want the routes tracked to be available, for example, do you still want them a couple of months after the routes were travelled. This again can be useful to businesses that have a large number of vehicles on the road. The devices that have a lot of memory to store the routes over ninety days are again more expensive, but they are worth buying if this function is important to you and your business’
The trackers can also have fuel sensors and impact sensors and again you should determine what is useful for you in this respect. You are also able to set up a list of zones where the vehicle should be going, and you will get an update if the vehicle ventures out of this zone. This can be a great security feature if your vehicle for example moves a lot of cash and could be a target for criminals.
You need to check the quality of the hardware of the item itself. You need it to be hard wearing and waterproof as well as impact resistant; sometimes heat resistant can also be a requirement. Ensure that you put it in a sensible place where it isn’t going to get knocked and keep it out of view if that is also important to you. If it is an expensive tracker you do not want it to catch the eye of a criminal.
As you can see the varying types of facilities available on the tracker can greatly impact on the price, therefore you should work out what you need from the tracker before you spend money unnecessarily. By the same token don’t be afraid to spend what you need to get the tracker that will work best for you, it is highly likely that this will work to your benefit in the long run.