The GPS Tracker, or more simply tracker, allows you to monitor the position of an asset or call attention with an SOS button.
Locators usually have two integrated technologies:
- 1. A positioning system, commonly GPS
- 2. A data transmission system, usually GSM/GPRS or Inmarsat satellite for better coverage.
They commonly have the following functions:
- Allows you to monitor the good through the Internet on a road map or satellite
- Allows you to set alarms: range (if the asset moves out of a certain radius), approach to a target, operating status, etc.
- If an alarm occurs, they can send an email, text message or phone call.
- Some have an SOS key, so that the user can send, via email or sms, a distress alarm.
- Some can be connected to sensors to obtain a telemetry of the vehicle (engine operating status, number of revolutions, speed, etc.).
When they make themselves useful:
- To monitor the position of an asset, such as a boat, car, motorcycle, person or pet.
- As an anti-theft system for an asset
- In order to be warned of an emergency situation, a rescue transmitter is more suitable in this case.
- To collect useful information on the operating status of a vehicle.