Spoke to my mate. His one is a Rhino and uses the phone network for location. I don't think that would be as reliable/accurate as GPS.
However, it does mean that it works inside your garage, in car parks etc.
I'll take one too. Who does the tracking? Is there a company you pay?
No, the tracking itself is all done by you, so there is no ongoing costs except for the simcard which could cost you as little as $10/month
You put a sim card in the unit (you can just use a cheap pre-paid if you like) and you can talk to it via your mobile.
You can send SMS to it and it will reply with it's current GPS co-ordinates that can then be entered into google maps or other software. Some will even reply with a street address.
You can also send SMS to it to cut the fuel/ignition etc.
One of the ones I was looking at even turns on the hazard lights when it cuts the engine so that other drives are alerted that the car is stopping.
For those who are interested, what do you think of the following specs:
- SIRF III (GPS) & Quad band 850/900/1800/1900mhz (Phone network)
- Track by SMS/GPRS (MEITRACK Protocol)
- Track on Demand
- Track by Time Interval
- Track by Distance Interval
- Track on Mobile Phone
- Inbuilt motion sensor/Impact Sensor
- 850mAh Internal Backup Battery
- SOS Alarm (generally a push button to send SMS SOS Alert)
- Geo-Fence Alarm (alert when the car leaves a certain radius)
- GPS Blind Area Alarm (alert when GPS has no signal)
- Low Battery Alarm
- Speeding Alarm (if someone borrows your car)
- Tow Alarm
- GPS Antenna cut Alarm
- External Power cut Alarm
- Mileage Report
- Engine Cut/Immobilisation
- Inbuilt Super Magnet (???)
- 2 Digital Inputs
- 1 Output
- 1 Analog Input Detection
- Dimension 105 * 65 * 26
- Weight 190g
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