Our ruggedized, covert, personal and fleet GPS devices are used to track transient vehicles, assets or personnel as they move from place to place.
Whether improving logistics, monitoring individual staff or safeguarding against theft, we have a unit to meet your needs.
Our broad range of tracking units can operate autonomously for extended periods without external power, or indefinitely with an external power source.
For example, TracLogik GPS units are concealed covertly within packages and operate on battery power alone for many months, or connected directly to the batteries of target vehicles and machinery, for indefinite service.
Push notifications are automatically dispatched in the event of external power failure and if backup battery levels drop below a predefined level.
The three main components that make up our GPS tracking devices are a battery, a GPS chip, a GPRS module.
Although our trackers can be directly connected to a power source, the battery allows the device to operate autonomously for long periods of time.
Batteries make the largest contribution to the overall size of a GPS tracker, as the rest of the components are tiny. The rule of thumb is the longer the battery life, the larger the unit. This is one of the reasons for our focus on providing a tailored service.
We select the perfect battery for our customers’ requirements, based on their particular application.
The GPS (Global Positioning System) chip obtains highly accurate location information via satellites orbiting the earth, in all weather conditions, anywhere on the planet.
This well proven technology was originally developed by the US Department of Defence and has been in constant use and onward development, since 1973. There are currently 31 GPS satellites in orbit, with a further 12 planned for launch in 2017.
As well as positioning information, the GPS chip provides us with data on the tracker’s current speed, direction and altitude.
The last major component is the GPRS module which enables the tracker to communicate with the TracLogik Control Centre.
This is the same technology found within smart phones to access the internet. It uses a SIM card and the mobile telephone network to communicate back to the Control Centre servers.
In order to ensure the best possible coverage, we utilise ‘roaming’ SIM cards which connect to the strongest available network. For example, on one area the Vodafone signal may be preferable, whilst in others EE may have a greater presence.
Our GPRS module will automatically select the strongest network and use it accordingly. This also applies when the tracker moves across international borders, allowing for seamless global tracking.
Roaming data charges are included in the tailored subscription packages that we create for our customers, to ensure the lowest possible cost, with the highest possible return.
Our flexible approach and expertise in this field mean that we often add additional components for some applications.
Virtually all of our units include a ‘motion sensor’ which can detect anything from a tiny knock to a huge bump, and report this accordingly.
We also add virtually any sensor that is required, such as temperature sensors, light sensors, humidity sensors, door sensors, accelerometers, fuel sensors. The list is endless.
The final part of the puzzle is the enclosure, or the actual housing in which the electronics sit.
We are able to embed our tracking solutions into all kinds of existing products or offer them in off the shelf enclosures.
For example we have embedded trackers into bicycles, shoes, clothing, cases, computers, pallets, TV’s, cigarette cartons, boats, containers, machinery and many more.
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