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What Is A Tracking Device?

Driving Activity Reporter

GPS Tracking Device For Car

Working in the GPS tracking industry, we come across a variety of individuals interested in GPS vehicle tracker technology for fleet management, theft recovery, personal monitoring, personal safety and more. Some people contact us with an extensive understanding of satellite and cellular technologies, while others have very limited knowledge about what a tracking device is and how it works. Often times people feel embarrassed about asking simple questions when it comes to technological products, that is why we are here to answer the very easiest questions surrounding GPS tracking technology:

What is a GPS tracking device?

GPS tracking device refers to a GPS receiver that captures low-level radio signals being transmitted from the network of a satellites orbiting the Earth. The GPS receiver is able to calculate stops made, driver speeds, altitude, time en route, time departed and a variety of other geo-locational data from the information obtained from the satellite signals. The GPS tracker will then either store the information to internal memory (passive technology), or transmit the data over a wireless network to server where it can be viewed remotely (real-time or active). GPS tracking devices are commonly used among parents seeking a way to access driving data about their newly licensed teen drivers to make sure they are driving a safe speed or not visiting locations deemed unsafe, businesses who want to manage a fleet of vehicles for fuel efficiency and productivity or any automotive, boat or heavy equipment owner seeking to safeguard their assets.

The list of users for GPS tracking device technology is long and continues to grow as the systems are now even being used in nursing homes to monitor wandering seniors, tracking adventurous routes by outdoor enthusiasts or surveillance among police agencies looking to track a potential criminal suspect.

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