Another smart option is to use 3D maps in order to be able to zoom in the vehicles. This is especially important if you have an entire fleet to take care of.
With the help of the 3D maps you will be able to see the following:
- Last movements
- Battery life
This information is generated into the screen on every 10 seconds which you will be able to see at the reporting section.
What is more important, if you need this information you can easily print it or send it via email.
In addition to the above-mentioned, you can set up further features as well. Regarding from the dealer, you can get notifications on the vehicle on the starting time or leaving time.
Furthermore, you can set notifications email in order to keep those records for a further safety and keeping them from getting lost from the system.
In order to get these notifications for sure, you can mount the device in the vehicle.
4th Step: Connect The Tracker Device to a Power Source
In order to track your vehicle, a GPS device first needs to be connected to a power source. Having said this, in order to accomplish it, there are two main options:
- Purchase a battery-powered tracking device
- Install a tracking device that is hardwired to the car battery
Using a hardwired GPS tracking device is a far easier option if anyone wants to install their own security device.
However, what you need to keep in mind is that each person using a GPS device should not forget the battery life of that device.
Informational Tip: Hardwired GPS devices need regular changing of the battery, or charging it, depending on the manufacturer.
Make sure that you check the charging time of the device since it is different for each unit.
In addition, there are GPS devices requiring a fortnight topping and there are others that require a more frequent charging.
Additionally, if you connect the device to the vehicle’s power you will not need to recharge it.
The method of installation is rather complicated and varies depending on the vehicle type.
For instance, there are types of hardwired GPS tracking devices which include back up batteries. Thus, you will have a guarantee that the GPS will work even if the cables are cut off from the battery.
5th Step: How to Hardwire a GPS Tracker to a Vehicle
In order to make a successful installation of the hardwired GPS tracking device, the unit needs to take power from the ignition column.
As an illustration, the column is a power source which is used to ensure a power supply.
Continually, these are the following steps in order to hardwire the GPS to the vehicle:
- Find a wired power source where you will attach the wiring harness to a tracker receiver
- Try removing the insulation from the wire with the source for about an inch
- Poke through the wire with a sharp object in order to create a circle
- Take the red wire and take an inch off the insulation of the device.
- Next, twist both of the ends of the wire and then poke through the circle on the vehicle’s power source.
- Take the circle and twist the wire around it. Then take an electrical tape and wrap it in order to secure it.
- Find the ignition of the vehicle’s wire and connect to the white wire of the unit.
- In the end, you need to connect both, the vehicle to the tracking unit ground wires together.
Quick Tip: When you connected the hardwired GPS tracking device’s red wire to the power source it is best to go with the poke and wrap technique.
6th Step: Hardwired GPS Tracking Device: Intro to Installation
What will probably help you is that the process of GPS installation is the fact that normally similar to installing a radio in the vehicle.
Having said this, if a technician can do this basic connection, you can do it as well. After all, it is not a rocket science.
In this process, there are two ways possible: One is by soldering electrical connections. The other one is to use wiretap connector.
Mounting Requirements for a GPS Tracker
- Power source connection – The power cable is nearly 3 ft long. The ideal place of the device is close to the power source. If it needs further requirement, you can wire it according to the voltage standards.
- Elements exposure – If you have weather protected hardwired GPS then you can place it anywhere. On the other hand, if it is not, then place it somewhere where it will be protected. For instance, under the dashboard, or cover it with a plastic box.
- View of the sky – Another important thing is that the device has a view of the sky. Attaching it to the dashboard means the antenna has a good view of the sky through the windshield.
Note: Make sure the device is not blocked by something metal.
7th Step: Installing the GPS Tracking Device
What you need to do to complete the installation of the hardwired GPS tracking device, a fleet tracking software setup is required.
Things to remember: Every tracking unit has its own system properties and installation process.
It is important to refer to the instruction steps before you start with this.
Once you complete the installation, you need to check whether the GPS tracker is communicating with the computer via the modem.
When you start with it, follow the further instruction in order to finish the process.
If there are not any instructions included in the package, you can always visit the manufacturer’s website or contact their team for further information.