GPS Trackers for Vehicles
"Good to see you got there on time"
- Let loved ones know where you are on long journeys, and when you reach certain waypoints (alert emails are sent)
- Track individuals who may be at risk (e.g. new, elderly or anxious drivers)
- Track your vehicle's whereabouts if being used by someone else or en employee
- Protect against vehicle theft
We only cater for individual use - if you are a larger employer looking for fleet tracking and management, there are plenty of other companies out there far more specialised for this.
In this article, we'll look at how our GPS Trackers are useful for tracking vulnerable drivers, employees, and loved ones who are regularly on the road. A simple GPS Tracker can offer great peace of mind and reassurance, especially when you can see the route being traced on the map.
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“I’m grateful for the very quick response in helping get this up and running fully. It’s great to see the GPS Tracker on the map, this will enable us to keep better track of my father.”Conrad
GPS Trackers for Vehicles
Two GPS Trackers To Choose From
Our personal Stray Star GPS Tracker is a small, discrete device packed with functionality including 2-way calling. Battery life gives about 3-5 days, so its better suited for occasional journeys.
The GPS Car Tracker is a larger magnetic device with a 50 day battery. It can also be wired internally or via the car lighter, making it ideal for longer-term solutions.
Both devices have standard functions as listed below.
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See The Live Route Online
See the vehicles route, where its been and when - with a 30 day history. We give a simple step-by-step guide to setting your GPS Tracker up with a free Online Vehicle Tracking account, also free to use. The only cost will be data use from the GPS Tracker's SIM card, which only costs 10p per month!
Know When The Car Reaches Any Areas or Destinations
Using Online Tracking, you can set up any polygon shape on the map, and then receive alerts when the vehicle moves into or out of those areas. This could be a 1 mile circle from home (to put the kettle on for their return!) or the destination to know they've arrived safely. It could also be for any areas or distances you don't want your car to go, if its being borrowed!
Locate the Car Whenever You Need To
A simple text message or phone call to the device will trigger an immediate text reply straight to your phone with a Google Map Location link, accurate to within meters.
Know If They Go Too Fast!
Both devices also have an over-speed alert - so if you're lending your car, receive a text if it goes over 70! You could also then use the online tracking system to see what distance was covered in what time.
“I think it is a great product and it has been working very well.”Liz, 2016
Limitations of GPS Trackers for Vehicles
There are limitations to GPS Trackers which you should be aware of:
- GPS signals can vary depending on nearby tall buildings, trees, bad weather, heavy cloud coverage, or being underground or deep within a building (e.g. a capark or warehouse). Sometimes, they might momentarily be absent altogether for these reasons.
- GPS Trackers rely on mobile network coverage, so are prone to occasional black-spots just as with any mobile device (e.g. a temporary local mast tower issue). If the vehicle drives into an area of poor mobile reception, it will also not be able to transmit the data.
- Thieves may locate your GPS Tracker and disable it. You will need to ensure its well placed.
- Being reliant on network and GPS signal, your GPS Tracker shouldn't be relied up on to encourage a risky situation - nor should you endanger yourself in retrieving a stolen car. Always contact the police in the first instance - and stay safe!
A Real World Example
"My dad no longer drives, but sometimes takes a moped out on long trips to visit places or museums. He takes his Tracker, and I get emails to know when he's left, when he gets there, when he leaves again, and when he's almost home. I can then call mum to let her know hes on his way - its fantastic."
Read More About Our Stray Star GPS Tracker
A small, multi-functional device with plenty of uses. Read more about the benefits of our Stray Star GPS Tracker.
Read More About Our GPS Car Tracker
Read about the sturdy, robust GPS Car Tracker, ideal for vehicles. It comes with plenty of accessories including a GPS/GSM antenna for internal use, protective pouch and SOS button on a cable.