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Vehicle Tracker: Never Losing Track Again

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Vehicle Tracker: Never Losing Track Again

Alvin Toh
March 22, 2007

Vehicle tracker, also known as GPS vehicle tracking system, is a device that uses satellite signals to track vehicles. The device is placed inside of the vehicle, allowing either real-time or passive monitoring of its location.

How a vehicle tracker works

Vehicle tracker emits a signal that is picked up via satellite and conveyed to a monitoring system. A subscription service to the tracking company allows you to get reports and access to real-time monitoring displays.

There are two types of vehicle trackers available. One type offers passive tracking. A monitoring device is placed in the vehicle and data can be retrieved later to determine where the vehicle has been and the mileage driven. The other type is real time tracking, which is more extensive. It allows the vehicle's location to be monitored on a computer while it is being driven. Special software is loaded onto the computer to allow you to receive real-time information on the location, speed and direction of travel. Typically these movements are shown on a gridded map, making it user-friendly.

Why use a vehicle tracker

Anti-theft device � One of the major concerns of new vehicle owners is theft. With the use of a tracker, your vehicle can be quickly located if it is stolen. A deterrent to criminals, you can display the sticker, which indicates your vehicle is equipped with GPS. Many insurance companies offer discounted vehicle insurance rate to those who have a gps tracking system installed in their vehicle.

Navigation tool � The vehicle tracker or GPS can be used as a navigation tool. Newer vehicle tracking systems not only provide directions, but also suggest alternative route when traffic congestion is detected. You can also receive traffic information such as availability of parking spaces and the nearest public transport line.

Business � Many companies that have fleets of vehicles will find GPS tracking system helpful. The reports provide information on business mileage driven and location of vehicles.

Emergency � While cell phones may not be able to specifically locate you via 911 services, the GPS tracking device can detect your exact position. This enables you to receive medical or emergency assistance as quickly as possible. Some new vehicles are equipped with GPS tracking systems that are useful in emergency situations.

Surveillance � Vehicle tracker can be used to track a family member's whereabouts. It is useful for tracking teens and others who may only be allowed minimal vehicle access. The device can be mounted inside the vehicle so that it is virtually undetectable.

Benefits of using a vehicle tracking device

There are many benefits to using a tracking device in your vehicle. Emergency location is an important factor when considering getting a vehicle tracker. This can help bring peace of mind to those who travel frequently or who may need to drive late at night or in unknown areas. Many thousands of vehicles are stolen each year. Stolen vehicles can be more easily recovered and the perpetrators caught through the use of vehicle trackers. GPS vehicle tracking system is a fantastic street navigator, so you no longer need to worry about getting lost or being stucked in a traffic jam.

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