Almost everyone has used GPS Navigation at least once to reach their destination. Imagine this scenario, your vehicle ends up being stolen and you have no idea where to even start when it comes down to trying to recover your vehicle. How could you easily track something like a car? Amcrest has the answer with GPS Trackers, the easiest possible way to track everything you love from anywhere.
GPS Navigation vs. GPS Tracking
The Global Positioning System (GPS) is considered to be a household name and has greatly decreased the need for road maps over the years. GPS utilizes positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) services to pinpoint several values. Position determines your location via coordinates, navigation generates your current position and applies corrections in order to steer you towards your desired position. Lastly, timing allows you to acquire a precise time to reach your desired location. Typically, GPS is used to keep transit vehicles on schedule and helps drivers to reach their destination at the fastest possible time. By doing this, it is able to frequently update drivers with traffic notifications and is often used to track train and bus arrival times.
A GPS Tracking System is primarily used to monitor and does not typically possess navigation capabilities. Instead it monitors the location of not only vehicles, but can also be used to track children, elderly and pets. GPS Trackers usually require a monthly service in order to utilize its features. The GPS Tracking System is capable of generating reports showcasing how fast the vehicle was going, where it has been and for how long. People often find themselves using a GPS Tracker to give themselves a peace of mind especially when it comes to their loved ones.
What all can I use a GPS Tracker for?
A GPS Tracker’s use goes beyond just placing it in your vehicle and allowing it to show you were you’ve been and how long you were there. A GPS Tracker such as the Amcrest Mini-Real Time GPS Tracking Device is able to increase the chance of recovery in case of vehicle theft which in turn can save you time and money. You’ll also find that with a portable GPS Tracker, the device can easily be hidden in a glove department, pocket, backpack, purse and other valuables.
By using geofencing, you’re able define certain areas that will prompt your GPS Tracker to notify you when certain criteria is met or violated. You’re able to keep tabs on your children when they go to school and know when they arrive and leave just by defining specific zones. Have a teenager that just started driving? A GPS Tracker helps you keep them safe by notifying you with speed alerts and telling you just exactly the driver went on their journey.
What is Geofencing?
You’ve heard me mention that word several times throughout this article and you’re probably wondering what it actually means. A geofence is a virtual perimeter set by the user that defines a real-world geographic area. By setting these perimeters you can set certain restrictions in order to tailor your GPS Tracker to fit your needs. With the Amcrest GPS Tracker, you’re able to set three different zones to better suit your preferences. The zones can be edited and in turn the GPS Tracker notifies you when it physically enters or leaves a specified zone.
Should I get a GPS Tracker even if I use regular GPS?
By all means, yes! The GPS that you use on a daily basis from within your car or on your phone only serves to get you where you need to be. A GPS Tracker will actually be able to help you keep track of the things you love, be it your vehicle, children, elderly, pets or your belongings (such as your luggage on a flight). You’re able to keep track of the speed of your vehicle regardless of who the driver may be and know if something or someone arrives or leaves a designated area set by you. By using a GPS Tracker, you’re able to keep track of everything you love from anywhere at anytime, a normal GPS cannot grant you that same level of security.