Subscriptions fees are required for any GPS tracking service to provide the data/text service as well as server fees for securely storing your location data.
Some GPS devices, like the kind that gives directions or for hiking/geocaching, only receive GPS data from satellites and draw the information on a map of the world that is pre-loaded and saved on the device. Since “listening” to the GPS satellites is free for anyone thanks to our US military, these devices have no extra charges.
We’ve independently tested the devices and found 90% of received lat/long points are within 33 feet of the actual location, with max distance random point being about 85 feet away from the actual location. This is as narrow a range as we can expect with GPS technology in general because of the numerous variables involved (our 18 feet average in a fully developed neighborhood with trees is comparable to the government advertised average in open sky of 16 feet).
Basically: for the best flexibility for nearly unlimited installation options, choose our GPS Tracker for Custom Applications. It also has the advantage of a one-and-done situation: install it, and you’re good to go.
The Magnetic Tracker, for example, is much easier to handle but riskier: if the battery dies, you’re out of luck.
For a vehicle 1996 or newer that you’re going to drive every day, you might pick the Car Tracking Device.
But check out each page for more information.
Our goal is to provide affordable, easy to install and use tracking for the every day person. People with a classic car or trailer or RV they want to feel safe leaving out somewhere else, or for parents with new teen drivers, or for that independent business owner who has everything they own in their work van. We can think of many people who would benefit, but we are focused on helping the “little guy” secure his or her items in case of theft or for keeping tabs on a location.
Securing your asset with a GPS device will offer you the best chance at recovering or tracking that asset. If a would-be thief or individual removes the device for instance, there isn’t much anybody can do if the device isn’t powered, apart from standard police theft reports.
It’s in your best interest to hide your device well.
Absolutely. Every device is backed by a 1 year hardware warranty. If it stops working, you get a new one for free. Some can last much, much longer, however.
Additionally, if you have one of our working, installed devices and your car, RV, trailer, etc gets stolen and our device cannot help recover the item, you get back every penny you’ve paid to us for that device and up to $500.
Your subscription prices are tied to each device, which means they are locked in for at least those 2 years as well, plus for as long as that particular device is operational past that.
Read more about the warranty and return policy here.
It’s true that electrical devices need power to operate, and if your trailer is taken the tracker doesn’t work without the trailer plugged in. It also won’t work if a thief sees and removes your device, so hide it well.
We can (probably) expect that a trailer will eventually need to be plugged in, whether it’s for trailer brakes or for lights. If you’ve thought of a better solution for your particular situation, please tell us about it here.