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oldtamiyaphile 09-28-2016 08:19 PM

GPS Trackers
 
Just wondering if anyone has had any experience with GPS trackers?

Obviously I'm looking at the kind that use GPS and you track yourself online, not the subscription service type.

oldtamiyaphile 10-02-2016 06:24 AM

I've gone ahead and ordered one of these:

Cheap Portable Multi-Function SMS/GPRS/GPS Vehicle Tracker - Black

oldtamiyaphile 10-03-2016 06:17 AM

I wanted something hard wired so hopefully it will be a fit and forget unit. There's a back up battery if power is cut and it will be mounted in a hidden and armored place.

GPS receivers use quite a lot of power so I imagine those pet/ child units need constant charging.

Erasmo 10-05-2016 02:04 PM

A decent power bank should supply power long enough after the power is cut off.

redpoint5 10-05-2016 03:35 PM

Expecting one of your vehicles to get stolen?

vivo 10-29-2016 02:29 AM

I have seen one of my friends made a GPS.

AntiochOG 10-29-2016 01:25 PM

So then you need to pay every month to keep a SIM card activated for it? How much does that cost?

Fingie 10-30-2016 09:21 AM

should get one for my all-trac. It has no immobilizer

jamesqf 10-30-2016 01:30 PM

What exactly do you want to do with the tracker? There are several different kinds: the dog trackers (which have a radio link between the collar and your handset), lots of cell phone apps and dedicated devices to record hiking & biking trips, and more.

Erasmo 11-01-2016 04:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AntiochOG (Post 525843)
So then you need to pay every month to keep a SIM card activated for it? How much does that cost?

Depending on your update interval it's about 50MB per month so a few pennies.

Quote:

Originally Posted by redpoint5 (Post 524147)
Expecting one of your vehicles to get stolen?

No not really, I keep my bikes chained to the wall because the insurance demands it but by the time you're in my shed you have all the time in the world to cut through them.

If they get stolen by a pro they just jam the GPS/GSM and if a meth head gets it I expect to find it total loss in a ditch anyway.


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