Vehicle trackers come in all shapes and sizes. They are usually made for cars and vans, but can be made for motorcycles and even boats too. Here’s an overview of some of the most popular types of vehicle trackers.
- Magnetic - A magnetic vehicle tracker contains magnets that mean a minimal installation is required. As cars are mostly made from metal, this gives you free rein to install it in several locations. The device has a GPS tracker that will instantly beam your car’s location to the connected software.
- Plug And Track - Plug and track devices need to be installed in a special port, which is usually located under your steering wheel. Once connected, it’s ready to use immediately. The only downside is that car thieves may be looking out for such a device, so it’s not as discreet as a tracker that’s underneath your car. Though for purposes such as monitoring the quality of the driving, plug and track devices are ideal.
- Professional - If you require an extremely sophisticated device with expert support, then opt for a professional vehicle tracker. Professional vehicle trackers can be used by anyone, but are particularly popular with haulage companies. These types of trackers can be used in any country, and can even work on 2G. Usually, professional vehicle trackers work on a pay as you go sim card.
- Self-Install - Many vehicle trackers are classed as self-install. This may require some specialist knowledge, and the ability to get underneath the body of your car. If you are planning to use a self-install device then always test it out first to make sure it’s working properly. If you’re unsure then it’s worth opting for a professional installation instead.