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GPS Tracking

Before we start talking about GPS tracking devices, a question. Why actually tracking devices are required?




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Security is a very important factor in people’s well-being. With a term “Security” should perceive as our health and safety of lives, as well as property security. Let’s be honest and admit that no one other than yourself, maybe only your closest relatives, will not care much about your safety and health.

What we usually do to take care of our own health and health of our children and how we protect our own property?

Answers to these questions are well known. There may be some nuances, but generally  we are trying to lead a healthy lifestyle to keep our body and soul in good condition. As well as regularly visit to family doctors and engaging in sport and recreational  activities.

When it comes about our private houses we surround them by a fences, but at a backyard running around rampant dogs. Living rooms and auxiliary buildings are equipped with different types and brands of alarm security systems. In addition, cars usually already at factory are equipped with simple or more sophisticated anti-theft systems.

A technology constantly develops and thieves do not Rest.

They becoming ever smarter and often even the most complex security systems could be unlocked. If there comes an unpleasant moment when in one beautiful morning we realize that our beautiful car is stolen. Yes, we calling the police, and they begins to act. How much positive or not so good result will be, we do not know. It depends on many factors. Unpleasant emotions and insomnia next nights are guaranteed.

And now is time to turn back to my topic of GPS Tracking. How about if we could help the police to find our stolen car. Not even only a car, any movable item, alive or not so alive. Luckily today is an opportunity and it is GPS tracking.

If you want to dive into details on this method’s technical nuances, then the internet is full of related information, but I will try to explain in two words how GPS tracking works.

The market is full of different types and kinds of GPS tracking devices.

Starting from a very small for pets and kids, to professional and much bigger devices for tracking big trucks, planes and ships at sea. The principle of operation for all of devices is about the same.

All trackers are equipped with built-in GPS receiver. GPS tracker constantly receives signal from satellites and calculate geographical position. There are two kind of tracking devices, Past Track or passive and Real Time GPS Tracking device.

Past track simply collect information about tracking object movement like speed, distance, direction, length of stops and some others. After you can download these data and analyze on computer. Passive vehicle trackers today still widely are used in long-range trucks to control driver’s working hours, analyze path and fuel consumption. No need to say, that such tracking mode’s expenses are less than Real Time GPS tracking.

More required and popular today are real time GPS trackers. These devices are able to transmit GPS position via GSM signal so you need to have an active SIM card, cellular service and monthly subscription. Each device comes with dedicated cell phone application that allows track device position and movement on mapping software and watch it either on your Smartphone or any other device able to read such software.

More and more common today is smart phone and almost all of them can be used as some kind of tracking device. Simply login your kid’s iCloud account and check “Find iPhone” position. For tracking of kid or supervise a spouse that could be enough. In that case they have to have such a phone, and it must be turned on. Good point is that does not require any additional costs and any monthly subscriptions.

But, let compare iPhone prices and smartphone data plans, than even the most expensive GPS tracker data plan cost less. So, if your kid is too young for smartphone a GPS tracker is wise choice. I do not even wanna talk about battery life. Some GPS trackers do not need to be recharged a whole week.

If you’re seriously considering about an intention of buying a GPS tracking device, then there are some of useful tips and well checked GPS tracker devices:amber alert gps

-How comfortable and easy it is to use- Amber Alert GPS; Pocket Finder
-Durability of devices- Amber Alert GPS
-Battery life- Pocket Finder
-Is there a speed limit alert- Amber Alert GPS
-Voice to voice calling and Panic buttons-Amber Alert GPS
-Motion Activated- Trackimotrackimo
-Important to me whether it is possible for international use- Trackimo
-Price- Trackimo.

For dog or cat tracker see here.

 

These are just some of the GPS tracking devices, but checked and tested by professionals.

GPS Tracking For Automobiles

GPS Tracking for Pets

26 Comments

  1. Larry

    Hi Andrejs, GPS Tracking is a great niche very relevant to today society. It seems you know a lot about GPS from your past read your about me page. I did notice a type-O on your header you have Thieves do not resting I think you meant Thieves do not Rest! Hope that helps?
    Awesome website keep up the great work!
    Have a blessed day!
    Larry

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    1. Andrejs (Post author)

      Thanks Larry for stopping.

      Yes I have some knowledge about GPS and other satellite navigation systems. If comes about GPS tracking I think when European Galileo will be fully completed customers win a lot. Less prices and more choice as well for car and marine navigation devices.

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  2. Jack

    Hey There

    Excellent information thank you for providing us with such informative info. I particularly like the way you right your personality shines through your content and makes it easy to understand, even for me.

    This post was very informative, you have gained great knowledge in this niche I respect that.

    Thank you for this article I have a cousin I know will find this post very interesting as she was looking for similar information just the other day, I will share this with her now.

    Thank you

    ~Jack

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    1. Andrejs (Post author)

      Thanks Jack for kind words! You know, I thought that know very much about GPS navigation and tracking but after I began my gpsnavigationsite.com I realize that very new information emerging every day. Thanks for stopping!

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  3. ches

    A very informative site which covers all kinds of tracking devices, even those for keeping tabs on your cats and dogs.
    We have two GPS tracking units, one for hiking and walking and one for the car. I must admit the walking GPS is much more reliable than the one for the car which seems to take the ‘scenic route’ as apposed to the quickest route. This actually adds time to our journey as we are often led down some very small roads and lanes. I think we need to replace it so, in your opinion, which is the best car GPS on the market? The one we have at the moment is a nuvi Garmin. Thanks. Ches

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    1. Andrejs (Post author)

      Hi Ches and thanks for stopping! I really appreciate your interest about GPS trackers and Car navigation. If short answer to your question than I honestly can say that not a big Garmin fan. I like more TomTom . But for convenience as You know how to operate Garmin GPS navigator therefore my best advise is Garmin Nuvi 2589LMT. If you like to try new brand TomTom Go 500 is good one in all aspects.

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  4. Diana

    Great post about GPS tracking devices. I think I might get one for my dog; sometimes he likes to wander off and that scares me.

    I agree that a GPS tracking device is more convenient for children than cell phones. This way parents know where their children are at all times without having to worry about their exposure to the internet.

    Diana

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    1. Andrejs (Post author)

      Thanks Diana for stopping! Definitely GPS tracking device for kids are more convenient. Your children be glad to wear such a cool looking wrist watch with integrated tracker.

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      1. carlwyn

        Great post here for gps tracking. I am in the remote area in the solomons and the boat to my islands take almost 12 hours. I am interested to locate the position of the boat. is there any apps or device to monitor while the boat sails?

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        1. Andrejs (Post author)

          Thanks for stopping by and the great question. Long story short. Today you can track any vessel almost anywhere just in some cases it cost money. There is a free option when your boat is equipped with AIS (automatic identification system), and you sail in an area where the internet connection is available. Usually, in cell phone coverage range as. By using the free Marinetraffic app or simply logging in marinetraffic.com web page you can see any vessel. If you wanna install GPS tracker, then it works properly only as far as you have a GSM signal.
          Mentioned Marinetraffic offering Satellite AIS service just fro less than $15/month for one boat. In this case, you are able to track your boat globally from any computer or smartphone.
          I hope that help you a bit.
          Have a great day or pleasant sailing!
          Andrejs
          Riga
          Latvia

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  5. Beto

    It is very important the safety issue you mention. Sites like this are necessary for the dissemination and awareness of security. Just yesterday my brother and I were talking about Gps security and thanks to “saint” Google here I am reading this beautiful page. Sharing the link. Many thanks Andrejs !!!

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    1. Andrejs (Post author)

      Hello Beto & co!

      It’s really good that you and brother are care about safety. No one else just you know better what kind of measures are the best. I do not talk about small kids, adults have to help them. Sometimes just portable police alarm pendant in your pocket is enough, but GPS trackers could increase a possibility find stolen or lost dog or car.

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  6. Brandon

    I agree tracking on actual physical items can very beneficial although some may think it could be an invasion of privacy. Monitoring every single move you make. But as I said it can be beneficial, one time I got my cat stolen and luckily it had low jack so the police was able to track it down and the people who stole it had gotten a flat tire in it. Crazy how things worked out for. But I appreciated that.

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    1. Andrejs (Post author)

      Hi! It is good that your cat is safe now. Actually I do not much worry about thieves than foxes running around. If I sometime move back to city I’ll definitely buy a GPS cat tracker.

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  7. Jdoo

    Hi, thanks for your information. It is very useful to have the Trackimo information included, and I really find the cost vs iPhone plan useful!
    Is the trackimo system useful for personal applications, or something more suited to business or surveillance operations?
    I need something for expensive items in my business.

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    1. Andrejs (Post author)

      Hi and thanks for interest. I guess you checked out info about Tracimo. It is useful and money worth GPS tracker and work worldwide. By me you can easily use it for tracking expensive car.

      Certainly there are many tracking offer companies with different plans and prices. I found one positionlogic, looks serious enterprise.

      If serious, for hardened thief to block GPS signal is easy job. So think twice to spent big money for expensive GPS tracking service.

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  8. Boniface

    Hi Andre,
    That’s an informative post on security measures amd h8w GPS monitoring can help find quick solutions to lost live animals like pets or wildlife and the “not so alive” but moving/movable things like vehicles. Indeed GPS is a quick solution that even the police could use to help victims of theft.

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    1. Andrejs (Post author)

      Hi Boniface and thanks for stopping by!

      You are right but we need to take in account a very important fact when talking about security. All those trackers are more or less complicated electronic devices and we have to be sure about confidence to them. Regarding this never use any cheap Chinese scraps, I have a very sad experience.

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  9. Thomas

    Hi Andrejs,

    This is a very thorough page and easy to read. You know quite a lot about GPS equipment. There is alot of excellent information, and you are right. In todays society we need to be concerned about security, and no, the theives do not rest. They never will!

    Thank you again 🙂

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    1. Andrejs (Post author)

      Hi Thomas and thanks for stopping by!

      Yes, thieves never quit their bad habit so first of all we have to protect ourselves with all available tools and knowledges. Police? They usually arrives after do their paper works and promises nothing credible.

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  10. Brandy

    GPS is definitely extremely prevelant in todays day and age. I have often thought about getting a GPS tracker for my dogs collar, as a just-in-case kind of thing.

    I’m going to take a look at your post on pet GPS tracking to get some ideas as I am in the market, but still unsure of what exactly I should get.

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    1. Andrejs (Post author)

      Hi Brandy!

      To be honest, I never use any pet tracker for my cat or wife’s dog. My cat used to disappear for days but then come back for his favorite shrimps which are not available along his night tracks. Definitely, GPS pet tracker could be useful but it is not a panacea.

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  11. Alen

    Hello, The idea of web-site looks great and definitely will be helpful for people
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    Your pages are well ordered and clean and fresh with no clutter, and your pictures are all relevant to your posts..
    I really like your website, it has a very nice, crisp and clean layout and that is very appeasing to me. You have beautiful images throughout your website!
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    I love the layout and the sliders, The images are nicely presented and I was easily able to navigate around you website.
    Thanks to your lovely menu set-up, The colours match brilliantly.

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    1. Andrejs (Post author)

      Hi Allen and thanks for such a complimentary review. I try to my best but in fact there are so much to do and learn and dig deep in details to conquer the to spots. Good luck in your jorney!

      Reply
  12. jCamden

    GPS tracking devices are getting better and better every year! I remember when I was young, there was no such thing and we were constantly stopping for directions! Now, anywhere we want to go, we can pull up a GPS on our phones, in our cars, or on another tracking device to find our way!

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    1. Andrejs (Post author)

      You are absolutely right. I remember about ten years I rented a car in Madrid Airport for two weeks travel around Spain.I was offered a car with GPS navigation but for extra €100. I refused but later regret it. Returning to Madrid, I was searching for the airport about 2 hours and nearly missed the plane.

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