GPS tracking device technology was initially developed in the early 1940s and was one of the technological developments that came out of World War II.
Since that time, the technology has grown and developed with a system of satellites that navigate the earth giving us down to metre accuracy in pin pointing the location of objects anywhere in the world.
This well-known feature of GPS technology is widely used in everything from navigation to the mobile devices we carry with us every day.
But there are more uses for the GPS vehicle trackers than to simply locate our vehicles, GPS vehicle tracker work as an integrated tool with the ability to remotely monitor and influence our vehicles when we cannot be physically present.
Here are just a few features that many are not aware of when they install GPS vehicle trackers:
Geo-fencing and remote alarm activation with GPS vehicle trackers
GPS vehicle trackers give you the ability to establish a perimeter for your vehicle via a virtual map function.
If the vehicle leaves the specified area you are immediately notified and can take action to either activate the alarm or ignition kill function if a thief has stolen the vehicle.
Mobile phone monitoring and management of vehicles
When you install GPS vehicle trackers on your vehicle you are given the capabilities to communicate directly with your vehicle via SMS communication.
This could mean sending a location command “where are you” or triggering a remote output in the vehicle.
(modern apps allow for the monitoring and management of vehicles including location and remote disabling)
Mechanical and maintenance tracking
Vehicle maintenance is, of course, a necessary requirement and with GPS Vehicle Trackers you will have the ability to automatically monitor and track usage, receive and error codes while in service and track vehicle performance allowing you to schedule maintenance and repairs proactively.
(events monitoring and reporting)
GPS technology has grown in its usage and is now integrated into every technological aspect of our lives but GPS vehicle trackers go a step beyond simple tracking devices and integrate numerous features and abilities into one convenient easy-to-use device.