There are a lot of misconceptions and myths surrounding GPS trackers.
Misconceptions from the way your tracker monitors your vehicle, to their capabilities and even how they actually work.
Because of this, many people, maybe even you, are missing out on the benefits of GPS tracking.
Proving these myths wrong and learning more about tracking devices will give you an honest view of what trackers can really do.
It’s great that you trust your team, but that’s not really the essence and function of a GPS tracker. Sure, you can monitor your employee’s whereabouts, but the goal of GPS tracking is to improve security and reduce your operating costs.
Before installing a GPS tracker inside your fleet or vehicle, inform your employees why you’re tracking them.
Check out our article on the legality of GPS tracking here.
(If you’re tracking your own vehicle, there’s no need to inform anyone).
It’s true, some GPS trackers are complicated to install, but if you’re looking for a back-to-basics GPS tracker then a Solid GPS tracker is your next best friend.
All you need to do to install a Solid GPS tracker is charge it up, turn it on and hide it inside your vehicle.
Yes it’s as simple as that, there’s absolutely no wiring involved.
Although mobile phones are helpful tools, cellphones and tablets don’t provide you with the accurate information to help protect your vehicle.
GPS trackers are 100% better than GPS tracking apps.
Trackers are a good investment to make for any business or individual who’s interested in a system that’s designed to keep tabs on your vehicle and track where it is 24/7.
While GPS tracking apps are suited towards tracking people as your phone is almost always on you 24/7, not in your vehicle.
Checkout our article on GPS trackers VS phone tracking here.
There are 5 sub-types of GPS trackers available, those are Bluetooth, OBD, Satellite, Wired-in & Wireless.
A brief description of each is as follows:
Bluetooth: Small, convenient and cheap trackers which have a limited range of 100 metres, perfect for keys & wallets.
OBD: Limited to connecting to your vehicle’s OBD port, gives you indepth telematics about your vehicle but provides next to no theft protection.
Satellite: Rather that relying on mobile coverage, these trackers work nearly anywhere in the world. Although they’re much higher priced.
Wired: These trackers have little to no backup battery so they connect to your vehicle’s battery, they’ll give you more information about your vehicle, but if found, are easy to disable by thieves.
Wireless: The best option for easy tracking as no wiring is needed, so there’s a lower chance of a thief discovering your tracker.
The above list is just covering the various types of GPS trackers and you can easily see the different applications for all.
An OBD compared to a satellite tracker would be terrible to track a hiker but would be great to get loads of information about your car.
Learn more about the differences between the GPS tracking types here.
Knowing where your vehicle is 24/7, no matter where you are, is proof itself that a GPS tracker is valuable.
It provides endless peace of mind, so that where your park your caravan, car, motorcycle or anything in between will be there when you go to sleep and wake up again.
And if it’s not there, using a tracker like Solid GPS means you can hide it nearly anywhere inside your vehicle and recover your vehicle if it gets stolen.
Most misconceptions or myths about GPS trackers are created by other companies installing dodgy trackers on vehicles and then vanishing.
By designing, developing and assembling Solid GPS trackers here in Victoria, we aim to cut past all the deception and provide a GPS tracker that just works.
Besides a one-year warranty, quick setup, and exceptional customer support, we provide monthly or yearly options, making it an affordable option to keep your vehicles safe.
Solid GPS is based in Melbourne, Victoria. All design, development and assembly is done in-house.