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GPS trackers

GPS trackers

GPS trackers

How they work: 

A "sat-nav" lets a viewer see where it is. A GPS trackers let others see where it is using an internet device of some sort (phone/pc/tablet/etc). It displays the last reported position on a virtual map, along with its History / past locations. By sending a tracker a command, from one of the user interfaces, it is possible to get the tracker to update this location.  Any number of people trusted with the tracker's login details can view this information. Our customers fully control their tracker(s), and don't rely in any way on 3rd parties.

In addition, tracker alerting options detect and report: 

  1. movement when/if it's motion sensitivity is armed;
  2. entries into or exits from designated places or zones;
  3. when/if its panic button is pressed;
  4. when/if its battery level drops below 20%.

Alerts 1 & 2 can be turned on or off, but 3 & 4 are always active.

Technical operation: The GPS tracking devices contains a GPS module, a modem; an accelerometer to detect motion, and a rechargeable battery. All are contained in a housing whose size depends on battery size and whether it contains one or more magnets. Sizes range from a matchbox to a quarter-brick.
When placed under open sky or near a window, they receive radio transmissions from satellites orbitting Earth, and work out latitude and longtitude to six decimal places by making various assumptions about the atmosphere. These assumptions are refined with each subsequent report. Locations accuracy depends mainly on the satelite signal strength and the length of time since the last position report. Weak signals and long time intervals between reports give reduced accuracy. First position fixes after a period of non-motion are inevitably less accurate than those reported in quick succession. GPS satellite signal reception is weakened by surrounding metallic or conducting surfaces, buildings, reinforced concrete walls or floors, trees, etc. These absorb high frequency (GHz) radio waves.  
Position reports are sent via GSM/GPRS data packets through the mobile phone networks to a server database, from which customers can view/access the information up to and including the last reported position within a few seconds, using any of the 7 available user interfaces:

  1. The Tracking Control for large screen devices, any OS or browser;
  2. The Tracking App for small screen devices, any OS or browser;
  3. The Tracking Panel for Windows or Mac computers running MS Silverlight but not the Chrome browser;
  4. The Tracking Panel [Mobile] - (HTML) which works on any internet device;
  5. The iOS app for iPhones or iPads;
  6. The Android app for Android phones or tablets;
  7. The Device Management Consol (DMC), for managing large numbers of trackers. It also works on any internet device.

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Location Push:  Our devices are "push" devices in that they actively send out location data when on and moving, at given time intervals. Old "Pull" trackers need to be texted to get them to reply with their location co-ordinates. They are also superior to "logger" devices, which need to download their data. Users can send a command from a phone to change a tracker's settings. When a tracker stops moving, it reduces to a "heartbeat" report of reporting every 4 hrs.

Tracking Panels:  Full control to set a tracker is possible to differing extents in each of the above interfaces. The Silverlight Tracking Panel interface for Windows & Macs gives all important controls. If Silverlight is not already installed, the computer is automatically taken to the Microsoft site to get it (free). Microsoft Silverlight was the MS equivalent of Adobe Flash. See ...install MS Silverlight. Eventually MS is phasing it out.

Alerts:  The Tracking Panel, the Tracking Control and the Android app interfaces let users turn on/off the zone alerts, motion detection alerts, and set Contact details. The power on/off and charge on/off alerts are limited to the Tracking Panel. The low battery alert below 20% charge and the panic alerts cannot be turned off. The Tracking Panel-mobile interface is basic and is intended for tracking the device on the go, as well as turning on/off the motion detection.

Our Unique Selling Points (USPs):

  • allows tracking using any internet device;
  • long (2 years) look back history;
  • Panic button gives alert typically within under 1 minute;
  • alerts can be either SMS or email;
  • up to 4 geo-fences/zones available;
  • the degree of motion sensitivity can be adjusted over the air by us;
  • they work straight from their box, with some free Position and SMS credits - No need to rent a roaming SIM card;
  • SIM cards roam across most of the world;
  • we provide a Battery Save Mode to extend battery life from days to months.

Battery duration:  

Our Lithium Polymer batteries contain a PCB for under- and over-voltage protection, short circuit and high temperature cut-out for operating safety. 
Battery life depends on:

  1. the size of the internal battery (the number of mAh - milliAmp-hours);
  2. the location reporting frequency;
  3. frequency of alerts;
  4. the proportion of time that it's moving and not moving;
  5. the strength of the available satellite radio signal.

Figures below represent typical/normal usage conditions under open sky - typically reporting typically up to 200 times per day. Reporting more than 400 times per day is abnormal usage. Tracker battery life depends on many factors, including extent of constant movement, the tracker's local physical environment, and the satellite radio signal strength. If the GPS module has to work at maximum gain (amplification) due to weak signal strength, it will deplete quickly. Lithium polymer batteries have a finite lifespan of 2-3 yrs typically, and need replacement.

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Warranty period:  12 months from purchase.

Certifications:         CE_Mark50x36.jpg FCC_logoB50x36.jpg RoHS36x36.jpg AssistIrelandLogo185  Assist Ireland website link:  Prime 1     

Instructions on use of GPS tracking and alerting devices (trackers):  GPS2Find_UseInstructions.pdf

Product Flyer:  GPS2Find_Trackers.pdf

Discontinued use:  If a tracker hasn't reported for 6 months, we may contact the owner to confirm that its still in use, If lost or broken, with the customers consent we will de-acitvate its SIM, so we don't have to keep paying for its (SIM) rental. Please read our Terms of service.


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The Prime-ME is a small smooth slim tracker that's ideal for personal use or where space is limited, with a two day battery life.

98.00 € *
Delivery weight: 135 g

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The Prime2 Pr2-13 has many advanced features, a 1300mAh 7-10day battery, a 3G modem and an external GPS antenna input port.

Old price 165.00 €
161.00 € *
Delivery weight: 206 g

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The Prime2 Pr2-13K has many advanced features, a 1300mAh, a 7-10day battery, a 3G modem, an external GPS antenna input port and a key-ring loop.

165.00 € *
Delivery weight: 240 g

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The Prime2 Pr2-20 has many advanced features, a 2000mAh 10-14day battery, a 3G modem and an external GPS antenna input port

Old price 189.00 €
184.00 € *
Delivery weight: 215 g

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The Bond BT020 is a sealed tracker with a magnetic back and no charging or connection ports.  It re-charges wirelessly using a charging mat (supplied separately).

242.00 € *
Delivery weight: 0.15 kg

Not in stock

The Pr2-MB3 MagBox3 is a Prime2 Pr2-13 in an IP67 submersible box enclosure with a stainless steel screwed lid, an internal Nd magnet, an internal power adaptor and lead for connection to vehicle power (8-24Vdc).

213.00 € *
Delivery weight: 400 g

In stock

The Pr2-13Veh is a sealed SIM-ed Pr2-13 tracker and power adaptor boxed inside an ABS flanged case with 2 internal Nd magnets, a 1m two-core (8-24Vdc & GND) lead through a plastic IP67 gland.

208.00 € *
Delivery weight: 175 g

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The Pr2-MB1 MagBox is a Prime2 Pr2-20 in a box enclosure with a screwed lid and 2 internal Neodymium magnets to make it attach to ferrous surfaces.  It works straight from its box.

209.00 € *
Delivery weight: 380 g

In stock

The Pr2-MB2 MagBox is a Prime2 Pr2-20 in a box enclosure with a screwed lid, 3 internal Neodymium magnets for attachment to ferrous surfaces and a screw-cap USB charging port.  It works straight from its box.

225.00 € *
Delivery weight: 380 g

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The Vector50 is a Prime2 tracker in a protective ABS plastic box with a screw-cap IP68 USB charging port, two internal Nd magnets, flanges for non-magnetic attachment, and a 35 day battery life.

265.00 € *
Delivery weight: 0.35 kg

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The Vector100 is a sealed device with two external 32mm Nd magnets and flanges for attachment, and an external USB port. With typical use, it has a 3 month battery life.

275.00 € *
Delivery weight: 0.525 kg

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The Praetorian Prt-100 is a compact long battery life tracker with 2 internal Neodymium magnets, a waterproof (IP67) external USB charging port, and a 2-3 month battery life.

275.00 € *
Delivery weight: 540 g

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The Prime Bolt-104 has a IP67 hard case with a waterproof external USB charging port, a 10,400mAh battery, a 3G modem, a large cache memory, and 3 internal Neodymium magnets and cable-tie cut-aways and 3 month battery life.

295.00 € *
Delivery weight: 575 g

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The Bond BT200 is a sealed tracker with a double-magnet back and no charging or connection ports.  It re-charges wirelessly using a charging mat (supplied separately).

330.00 € *
Delivery weight: 540 g

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The Pulsar-100 is a tracker with a 1 year battery life, when reporting its position 1 or 2 times per day in Battery Save mode, inside a 4mm steel channel housing that can be welded or bolted to an asset.

175.00 € *
Delivery weight: 975 g

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The Quasar-100 is a tracker with a 1 year battery life, when reporting its position 1 or 2 times per day in Battery Save mode, inside a flanged ABS box that can be attached to an asset.

175.00 € *
Delivery weight: 975 g

In stock

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