Always and everywhere track vehicles or find things with a GPS tracker? This option is no longer reserved for James bond characters on the silver screen. You can now easily use a GPS tracker yourself without having to pay large amounts of money for a private detective. With a GPS tracker, beacon or tracking system from Sitcon you can easily trace all persons and objects that require security. GPS trackers are suitable for professional use, but also ideal for protecting vehicles, people and goods.
What are the applications:
View the current GPS location or save trip data and routes: the car tracker offers many possibilities. Sitcon also offers various equipment to track your loved ones, pets and valuables. So you never have to worry again when your child comes home late and you always keep an eye on your precious belongings all over the world.
- GPS tracker for commercial use
GPS trackers are widely used by transport companies such as in the transport sector and by car rental companies. Tracking cars and vehicles with a GPS tracker ensures accurate GPS location. You not only follow the entire route, but also stop locations and how long the vehicle has been standing still. This gives you more insight into the driving behavior of employees. Are you a manager or owner of a transport company? Then you have to deal with logistical problems such as traffic jams, last-minute transport requests, accidents and theft. A car tracker can offer a solution for all these obstacles. This allows you to analyze the driving behavior of your drivers and adjust where necessary. After all, safety comes first. In the event of an urgent order, you immediately know which driver is closest to you and you can direct him so that he is quickly on location. The same applies if your driver is stuck in a traffic jam; you help him find the fastest alternative route. If your vehicle is stolen, the police will effortlessly track down the perpetrators thanks to the GPS location.
- GPS tracker for private use
The GPS tracker can also be used for private use. Think, for example, of protection against theft of cars, scooters or bicycles. You get immediate insight into the location of the vehicle, so that you can find it faster. Moreover, this way you can easily locate your partner, child or someone else.
How does a car GPS tracker work?
The GPS tracking system is easy to use. The beacon is placed in or on the vehicle. This sends its position to a server, which can be accessed via an app or website. The better tracking systems work with both GPS and GSM location, possibly supplemented with WiFi location. In addition to requesting the live position via the website or app, it is also possible to request the location by text message. You will receive a Google Maps link via text message. Depending on the type of GPS tracker, you can view the completed route and travel time afterwards.
How to track people and objects
Valuable goods should not just get lost and we understand that. We have various trackers in our range especially for these situations. Small, handy and easy to install without being immediately noticeable. Do you want to locate people or pets? This can be done using the GPS tracker for people. You will find in the range of tracking systems in the form of watches, these have a built-in tracker. For young children there is a special children's telephone with a neck cord. These tracking systems are equipped with an SOS button with 4 telephone numbers that can be set. In case of an emergency you will receive a message immediately. This is also very suitable for people with disabilities and the elderly.
Laws and regulations
When you look at the code, you notice that there are no real laws and regulations. As an employer, it is therefore all the more important that good agreements are made. This way you can avoid discussions. Focus on the following when creating a Track & Trace policy:
- The use of a GPS tracker must have a legitimate purpose
The Dutch Data Protection Authority has drawn up rules. The Dutch DPA indicates that tracking employees must have a legitimate purpose and that you must meet a number of requirements. Protecting your vehicles and your employees, monitoring employee performance and optimizing movements are legitimate goals.
- Checking your employees should be in proportion to the goal
The goal you pursue should be important enough to use a GPS tracker for it. Can you pursue the same goal with lighter means or can you guarantee your operational reliability without a GPS tracker? Then a GPS tracker is not necessary.
- You must inform your employees in advance
You must indicate in advance that a GPS tracker will be installed. You must indicate for what purpose you do this and what data is collected with your equipment. By registering the use of a GPS tracker with the Works Council, it is possible to legally collect evidence. For example, you can view the data of a Track & Use trace system when firing an employee. If you do not report the use, the evidence may be judged illegally obtained.
Where can you place a GPS tracker
When you have a vehicle. If you want to protect a person or object, a GPS (Global Positioning System) is the means to immediately pass on the location. The most difficult thing about a GPS tracker is where it can best be placed for the desired application so that it works well and in some situations is not noticeable.
Location tracking of children with a GPS tracker:
As a parent, your children are your most valuable asset. It is therefore important that you protect them, because they often cannot do this themselves. In case of a missing person, for example, the first three hours are crucial and with a GPS tracker you can immediately request the location for a quick reunification. Given the important role that a GPS tracker can play in finding your children, it is very important to choose a location for the GPS tracker where it does not endanger the child, but also does not get lost. Here are some ideas for placing a GPS tracker to protect your child:
1. In a backpack or purse. Most GPS trackers are small enough to fit in a backpack or purse pocket. In this bag they can be hidden again in, for example, the lining or an object that is placed in the bag.
2. In a hollowed out book. An old book can easily be adapted to fit a GPS tracker. This works surprisingly well for discreetly placing a GPS tracker.
3. In a bicycle bag. When your child goes to school by bike, it can be useful to attach a bicycle bag in which the GPS tracker can be placed.
4. Attached to clothes or belt: There are certain GPS trackers for sale that have a special belt attachment. There are also GPS tracker models that are so small in size that they can be incorporated into clothes, for example by sewing them on.
Tracking location of elderly with a GPS tracker:
Caring for the elderly can be a full time occupation. If you have a parent who, for example, suffers from dementia or other physical or mental illness, the use of a GPS tracker can be a good solution. It is not uncommon for an elderly person to go missing or fall and be unable to call for help themselves. Here are some ideas for placing a GPS tracker to secure a senior:
1. Shoes. Special shoes have been developed with a built-in GPS tracker. This GPS tracker variant is especially suitable for the elderly who run away.
2. On a belt: A GPS tracker with a special belt attachment has been on sale for some time now and is very suitable for tracing the elderly.
3. Vehicle. Placing a GPS tracker in a vehicle, such as the car, bicycle or microcar can quickly provide insight into the location.
4. Wheelchair. Smaller GPS trackers can easily be hidden in a wheelchair. For example, the GPS tracker can be attached directly to the frame or placed in a bag that is attached to the wheelchair.
Location tracking of vehicles with a GPS tracker:
The purpose of tracking a vehicle with a GPS tracker can be to protect the vehicle against theft, but a GPS tracker can also be used in this situation to, for example, map the driving behavior and location of your child. For tracking vehicles, both GPS trackers that can be connected directly to the battery and GPS trackers that have an internal battery are available on the market. When placing both models in a vehicle, it is always important to find a good location where the GPS tracker will be placed.
1. Under the vehicle: If you have a GPS tracker with a waterproof magnetic housing, it is possible to attach it to metal under the vehicle. It is important here that the GPS tracker is placed as close as possible to the edge of the vehicle. A good location is, for example, the support beam in the rear bumper.
2. On or under the dashboard: The dashboard in a car is a good location to place a GPS tracker. The dashboard is almost free of metal, which can block the signal of a GPS tracker. Both GPS trackers with internal battery and GPS trackers with power connection can be placed here.
Location tracking of objects with a GPS tracker:
Valuable items are lost every day, especially in high traffic areas such as the airport. A GPS tracker in a laptop bag, possibly placed in the liner, can make it possible to quickly locate the object again. With a mobile phone or tablet, special Apps are available with which the phone or tablet can be found after loss and possibly blocked. These Apps are available for devices with the IOS as well as the Android operating system.
Brands GPS trackers:
GPS trackers are offered under different brands, but there are no real leading brands in this product group. Most GPS trackers are OEM made in a limited number of factories, provided with a desired logo and packaging. 95% of the gps trackers are cheap Chinese devices and the other 5% come from the USA or the UK. The GPS trackers of our own brand Sitcon with magnetic attachment that we sell are designed by ourselves and only for sale at Sitcon. We have had these GPS trackers made in such a way that the ratio of size to battery consumption is optimal. Furthermore, these magnetic GPS trackers are very stable and accurate in use, which makes them very distinctive from cheap Chinese GPS trackers.
GPS, Glonass, Wi-Fi and LBS
The GPS trackers not only use GPS satellites, but can also use Glonass satellites, cell towers and Wi-Fi networks to determine their location. Depending on the location and type of use of the GPS tracker, it may have added value that this GPS tracker can determine its location with more than just GPS satellite information.
Buy a GPS tracker quickly and safely:
You can order the tracker you want quickly and easily via our secure webshop. Our range includes more than 20 different types of GPS trackers. These have been selected for quality, operation and extra functionalities. Would you like to see or test the product before you buy it? Then visit one of our stores in Utrecht, Amsterdam or Maaseik in Belgium. The shops are open 6 days a week. You can view the current opening hours on the website. We are happy to advise you which GPS tracker is the best buy in your situation.