GPS/GSM TRACKING

Submitted: Sunday, Oct 05, 2014 at 13:55
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Greetings all,

Has anybody had experience with gps/gsm vehicle tracking devices that do not need a subscription service to run, ie you buy a data sim card install in tracker, program your mobile number into it and the device can send a sms of co-ordinates at set intervals to your phone.

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Reply By: Geoff N (NSW) - Sunday, Oct 05, 2014 at 20:02

Sunday, Oct 05, 2014 at 20:02
Most Android phones (and I assume iPhones) include a GPS function. Why not just get a GPS logger app for the phone? It will store the log on the SD card and you can access it at your leisure. An example would be GPS logger for Android.
Haven't used it but it rates well and seems to be free.
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Reply By: TomH - Sunday, Oct 05, 2014 at 20:13

Sunday, Oct 05, 2014 at 20:13
Do you want a tracker that tell you where the vehicle is when you aren't driving it as in stolen or just a tracker as to where you have been.

Some GPS units can make a breadcrumb track of where you have been.
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Follow Up By: Member - gujimbo - Sunday, Oct 05, 2014 at 20:59

Sunday, Oct 05, 2014 at 20:59
Just looking for one that will tell me , when queried where the vehicle is located if ever stolen.

Fleet managers use these systems to track delivery vans,trucks etc but most are subscription based services.

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Follow Up By: TomH - Sunday, Oct 05, 2014 at 23:37

Sunday, Oct 05, 2014 at 23:37
You can buy them on Ebay but they require a sim card to work.
Which will cost for text messages I guess.

You could buy a SPOT and hide it in the car There should be lots of info on them on here somewhere
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Follow Up By: Member - Boobook - Monday, Oct 06, 2014 at 18:26

Monday, Oct 06, 2014 at 18:26
That one only has GSM / GRPS which is not compatible with Next G ( even though it does 850mhz)

There are very few GSM services left, especially in Telstra.

Coverage would be reallllllllllly bad.

Make sure whatever you get has UMTS 850MHz .

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Reply By: jeinam - Sunday, Oct 05, 2014 at 22:14

Sunday, Oct 05, 2014 at 22:14
Get in touch with Andrew Hestlow at the downriggershop
http://www.downriggershop.com.au/gps-tracker.html
He has a real neat tracker he's been selling to us boaties to hide away in our pride and joys. He has already reported on at least one boat in sydney that was lifted shifted and destined for the lucrative aluminium recycling trade. They actually found it with the tracker parked outside the recycler!
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Reply By: olcoolone - Monday, Oct 06, 2014 at 18:17

Monday, Oct 06, 2014 at 18:17
Big differance with the cheap generic trackers and the real fleet type, most cheap ones use basic shared software and the better ones use propriotary software plus the better ones offer more features like intant logging to a secure server, engine kill, OBD information and perimeter monitoring.
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