Common Uses for GPS Tracking

Common uses

Today, the most common uses for a car or vehicle gps tracking system is for fleet management or personal car gps tracking, trucking companies also use the system to keep an eye on their drivers whilst out on the road.

Personal uses relate to applications involving the monitoring of a drivers behaviour, and this act may be carried out by an employer who wishes to watch over employees, or it may be an over protected parent wanted to know where abouts their son/daughter is going on a saturday night.

Protection for Your Car

Vehicle tracking systems are well known as a effective device & popular system in consumer vehicles as a theft prevention and retrieval device of their car/truck. To make things easier, if a car has a GPS tracking system on board Police can simply follow the signal emitted by the tracking system and locate the stolen vehicle. It is rare that thieves will realise the car has a gps tracking device or be aware of where to located such a gadget. When used as a security system, a Vehicle Tracking System may serve as either an addition to or replacement for a traditional car security alarm system. Other vehicle tracking systems make it plausible to control a vehicle remotely, including block doors or engine in case of emergency. Being able to stop a cars engine from a distant location using its on board GPS tracking system will prevent further damage being made to the car and help prevent danger to innocent civilians. The existence of vehicle tracking device then can be used to reduce the insurance cost, because the loss-risk of the vehicle drops significantly.

Vehicle tracking systems are an integrated part of the “layered approach” to vehicle protection, recommended by most government policing agencies as a mission to decrease motor theft and decrease lives lost from run away cars. This approach recommends four layers of security based on the risk factors pertaining to a specific vehicle. Vehicle Tracking Systems are one such layer, and are described by the NICB as “very effective” in helping police recover stolen vehicles.