WHAT IS A CAR TRACKER AND HOW IT WORKS?
A car tracker is also known as a GPS tracker i.e., Global Positioning System tracker. These are special devices made for vehicle owners in order for them to monitor their cars, motorbikes and trucks etc. other than that, they can also be used for vehicle fuel tracking, vehicle theft alerts, engine kill and can alert many drivers when they drive above the required speed limit.
A tracker uses micro-waves to connect with a network of satellites to determine the location of the car wherever it may be. The signals are transmitted at 1/360 of a second to the GPS of the vehicle which further passes on the info to the car tracker, simultaneously.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR THE TRACKER BATTERY TO DRAIN OUT?
Many trackers last for a period of 3 years before they have to be changed or replaced but if the tracker is in an area of weaker signals the tracker battery will drain out more rapidly as there is less cell coverage
HOW DOES ONE INSTALL A GPS TRACKER?
The installation of a tracker can be done through 2 simple ways:
- The tracker device could be attached to a battery and hardwired onto the settled area. To do this act one should hire a professional installer or mechanic for clearer work to be done. By using this method, the tracker is out of eyesight and cannot be easily removed unauthorized.
- A simpler way to insert a tracker in a vehicle is to use a magnetic tracker which has a battery present as a part of the whole structure and one only needs to select a suitable position in the interior of the vehicle and attach it. this way no complicated wires are needed to be dealt with.
WHERE DO I LOOK FOR A GPS TRACKER IN MY VEHICLE?
Firstly, one should know what a tracker looks like in general in order to check for it, the size of the tracker varies as it depends on the manufacturer’s idea. It is a small, cuboid shaped device that is 3 inches long and 1 inch thick around the sides just like a deck of cards. Many car trackers are installed under the interior car dashboard that is located at the passenger hand side. It can be either installed magnetically or using wires.
WHAT IS IMPORTANCE OF GPS TRACKERS?
It is always a sensible decision to install a GPS tracker in cars as it gives the drivers and passengers a sense of safety when travelling anywhere and if one gets lost on the way. Moreover, these trackers are environmentally friendly as they prevent carbon dioxide release. If your car becomes a – of theft it will be easily recovered in under 48 hours maximum. Furthermore, instead of calling the service center by the hour to see your location, one can install a mobile app to view the car itself. This way much time and efforts are saved. Finally, due to better fuel management as mentioned above as well drivers cannot be blamed for their behavior and hence the fleet cost is reduced greatly.