The basic information relation to portable GPS trackers and how to use them

The basic information relation to portable GPS trackers and how to use them

Portable GPS trackers are extremely beneficial tools and here are some basics about them. Global positioning systems which we affectionately call GPS are trackers that allow us to track the whereabouts of people or vehicles. They can be used by companies who have a fleet of transport and also by people who wish to track loved ones, usually elderly relatives or youngsters, in order to keep them safe. This is because you can track their whereabouts in what is known as real time, which means you can know where they are right now and you can compare this to where they should be right now.

These trackers work by using a number of satellites to confirm location. It uses what is call trilateration which means it is able to determine whereabouts using a triangulation of three satellites. This is the same technology that is used by sat navs, our in-car navigation systems.

The difference between the two is that the satellite navigation system (satnav) tracks a route from A to B, whilst the tracker will show your current location and will track the routes that you have done. So, one is more about future destination and the other about current location and where you have been. Some GPS systems will have a monthly fee, and this is because they use the same technology as your cell phone would use when it connects to the internet.

Trackers in your vehicle can come in really handy for security purposes for example if your car is stolen. They might also come in useful if your child uses the car and will give you much more peace of mind as they go on their travels. It may also let you know where they went and if they broke the speed limit, which again might be useful to a responsible parent.

It is fairly easier to use a GPS tracker though each will have their quirks which are explained in the documentation provided and can also usually be found online. Some will plug into the onboard diagnostics (OBD-II) connector that is usually located under the dash near the driver’s legs. Others plug into the cigarette lighter. All of these will benefit you as the battery will not go dead which would render the item useless until you could recharge it.

Some might wonder if this is a legal procedure and the rule is usually that if it is your car you can track it. If you are tracking a friend though it might be worth mentioning that to them! It is therefore allowed to track employees and children who are using your vehicles. If you have a rather unusual reason that you want to track someone, and the vehicle is not yours you will need to be very careful. It would be more than wise to run your issue by a legal professional and to probably let them investigate the matter for you rather than land yourself in hot water and be accused of spying or cyberstalking.

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