Q: What Are The Initial And Running Costs Of A GPS Vehicle Tracker?
Here is the answer to that important question… It doesn’t matter which supplier you buy your tracker from – all vehicle trackers have these same 4 costs:
- Hardware: The initial hardware cost of the tracking device – this is a once-off cost.
- Installation: The installation of the tracker in your vehicle(s) – this is also a once-off.
- Communication: All vehicle trackers have to communicate. This is a fee charged by Telstra or similar carrier.
- Vehicle location data hosting and reporting: This is an optional service, but does have lots of benefits and is more cost-effective if you want to know where your vehicle is more than 3 times a day (i.e. for fleet management or theft recovery purposes). Otherwise you can find your vehicle(s) using ‘Location on Demand’ using our FREE fleetminder mobile phone app. For more information about the fleetminder ‘Live Tracking’ system, click here.
|1. Hardware – the GPS tracking device unit itself||Initial (once off)|
|2. Installation – wiring into your vehicle||Initial (once off)|
|3. Communication||Telstra cost (ongoing)|
|4a. Live Tracking – recording of tracking data, reports, history||Optional (ongoing)|
|4b. ‘Location On Demand’ Tracking – using the FREE fleetminder mobile app||FREE|
Since the costs above depend on your tracking requirements please contact us for a quote on our Australian vehicle and asset tracking products and services.
We hope this information has helped you to better understand the costs associated with buying and running a vehicle / asset tracker.
Regards, The team at fleetminder / Neltronics