A few decades ago, people could not imagine what technologies would be available today. The latest developments allow us to remotely or remotely control various equipment, monitor our homes using video surveillance systems anywhere in the world from a mobile phone, remotely monitor and control the work of employees at the enterprise, remotely control car electronics, and much more.
In this article, we will talk about such a useful device in our time as a GPS tracker; namely, we will analyze the following questions:
- What is a tracker, and what is it for?
- What types of trackers are there?
- Why was it created?
- How does it help in daily life?
What is a GPS tracker, and how does it work?
A GPS tracker is a small-sized electronic device that, using a satellite, determines the coordinates of its location and transmits them to the user on a mobile phone, laptop, or tablet.
What can a GPS tracker do, and what tasks does it serve?
The GPS tracker is designed to track the most important and dear to us. The GPS tracker can be used to track location:
- motorcycle, bicycle, or scooter
- personal or commercial vehicle
- oversized or small cargo
- personal belongings
- to control forwarding drivers
Some car tracker have a relevant function in our time – this function is called an anti-evacuator. In the event of unauthorized vehicle movement, such as when loading onto a tow truck, the GPS tracker will notify you.
Varieties of GPS trackers
Personal for tracking children, the elderly, as well as employees. For relatives, trackers are needed for security, but, for example, with employees, a GPS tracker allows you to increase staff efficiency.
Automotive for tracking personal or commercial vehicles. Many car GPS trackers have an anti-tow function.
To track cargo. Thanks to such trackers, you can track important and valuable packages. There are trackers with recorded battery life to track the cargo sent over a long distance, for example, the M9 Max. It can work without recharging for up to 45 days of continuous transmission.
For cattle. The tracker will allow you to track the location of cattle or your beloved pet. GPS trackers are protected from moisture; fixing them on the animal’s collar is enough.
How are GPS trackers different?
Body execution. There are waterproof, shockproof, and miniature case options.
Connection type. Some models of GPS trackers have wires for connecting to the car, and some need to be inserted into the required connector.
Battery life. It depends on the capacity of the battery installed in the GPS tracker; the larger the capacity, the longer it will last. Also, the battery life depends on the mode in which the data is transferred: continuous or interval. The operating time in interval mode is much longer than in continuous mode.
Installation method. The tracker can be put into a pocket or bag, attached with a powerful magnet to a metal container or equipment, or inserted into a special connector.
Which GPS tracker to choose?
To choose the right model of a GPS tracker, you need to understand for what purposes you need a device, in what conditions it will be used, how much battery life will be required, etc.