GPS tracker

Submitted: Thursday, Jun 15, 2017 at 17:02
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Hi all. I'm considering buying a gps tracker for my car. From what I've found out I will also have to buy a sim card for it. If the car is stolen, my smart phone receives an alert and I am able to then phone the tracker (in the car) and locate it on Google map. However my phone is not on a plan but rather a pre-paid voucher and all the extras have been disabled to prevent accidental usage of data/credit. Does this mean, that should my car be stolen, I would first have to enable the mapping feature then phone the tracker to determine where the car is? I'm wondering if it's all too complicated. The car has other 'things' done to it to stop it being driven but nothing will stop a tilt tray taking it away. What thoughts do you all have?
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Reply By: Member - Rod N (QLD) - Thursday, Jun 15, 2017 at 17:13

Thursday, Jun 15, 2017 at 17:13
What sort of car is it? What area are you trying to track it, on the street outside your house at night or where? Unless it is extremely valuable to others, it would be rare for a tilt tray to take it away.
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Follow Up By: Deejay - Thursday, Jun 15, 2017 at 17:54

Thursday, Jun 15, 2017 at 17:54
Thanks Rod. I would want to track the car in a suburban area.
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Reply By: rumpig - Thursday, Jun 15, 2017 at 19:23

Thursday, Jun 15, 2017 at 19:23
There's a fella on another forum I go on who sells what you are asking about. I have no actually experience with his products, but am certainly considering fitting it to a few trailers I have.
His name is Shane, 0418 194 647
ccatrackers@gmail.com
www.caravanandcaralarms.com.au
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Follow Up By: Deejay - Thursday, Jun 15, 2017 at 19:39

Thursday, Jun 15, 2017 at 19:39
Thanks Rumpig. He's actually the guy I'm considering buying from. I'm a bit of a technophobe though and was hoping someone on this forum could explain how the device/process works (see original posting).
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Reply By: garrycol - Thursday, Jun 15, 2017 at 20:38

Thursday, Jun 15, 2017 at 20:38
Can all be done on a computer rather than your mobile. As you said you have the tracker with a sim card - I use Optus long term pre paid - $30 and last months.

You program the tracker by using specific SMS codes from your mobile - all covered in the tracker instructions. You can then use an app on your phone to receive tracking and position information (Ez Tracker is one) or you can create a free account in Miitown get the tracking information sent to that website and viewed on your computer.

For spot positions you can just sms from your mobile to the tracker (eg *locateaddress*) and the address is provided to your mobile phone and you can type that into google maps on your computer. There is another sms code that will you can get lats and longs that you can type in google maps as above to get the position on a map - Ok when the vehicle is out of town.

good luck
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Follow Up By: Deejay - Friday, Jun 16, 2017 at 17:07

Friday, Jun 16, 2017 at 17:07
Thanks Garry, that's what I'm after.
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Follow Up By: garrycol - Friday, Jun 16, 2017 at 18:50

Friday, Jun 16, 2017 at 18:50
If you get one make sure it is at least 3G compatible or even 4G would be preferred. This is the tracker not the SimCard the old tracker I use is only 2G and all networks get rid of 2G in a few months.

A lot of the cheaper trackers for sale at the moment are only 2G.
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Reply By: Member - wicket - Saturday, Jun 17, 2017 at 10:48

Saturday, Jun 17, 2017 at 10:48
Have a look at Tile tracker and Leash It ,no SIM card needed, there are plenty of others out there too , just search tracker on YouTube
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