There are two types: hardwired and battery-powered portable GPS trackers. We will be focusing on portable GPS trackers for the purposes of this article. You can use portable trackers for many purposes. The portable system can be moved easily from one place to another.
The GPS tracking system is lightweight and doesn't have any bulky wires. It is important to know where your portable GPS tracking device can be tracked once you have purchased it. The GPS signal can penetrate glass, plastics, foam, fiberglass, wood and metal, but not metal.
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The GPS signal will not penetrate areas such as under the car's hood or inside the trunk. However, it will penetrate underneath the car's seats and the glove box. It can be attached to valuable items or put in a backpack to help track your child.
Before you track someone or something, make sure your device is fully charged. Trackers typically last for eight hours on a full charge. Extended-life batteries can give up to 60 hours of movement per charge.
Depending on which tracking device you purchased, your options might be different. However, most tracking/reporting websites will require you to log in and activate your account.
You will usually find live tracking options to display specific information about the vehicle or other object you are tracking. This includes latitude and longitude as well as speed of travel. Online, you will find all the alert and reporting options, including when certain "alert areas" are entered, aggressive driving or speeding, etc.