When your tracker arrives, you should charge it with the charger supplied. Keep its packaging for a while, make a note of its device number (last 6 digits of its IMEI #), our gps2find.com web address, and the IP address for the Tracking Control. Currently we provide 7 different user interfaces to suit individual tastes and preferences, device technologies and manufacturers (Google, Apple, Microsoft, etc.).
The Tracking Control (IP) interface is designed to work on any desk computer / laptop, operating system or Browser. It doesn't work on small screens, for which either of the two phone apps or the Tracking App is available.
Each interface can be accessed either through the LOGIN button on the red menubar at the top of our website, or through the following IP addresses below. The latter option provides full screen display.
|Tracking Control for computers||http://184.108.40.206|
|Tracking App for mobile devices||http://220.127.116.11/mobile|
Before using your tracker, you first need to configure it, selecting options, choosing a map icon and label, and the types of alerts that are wanted and to whom they are to be directed, and so on.
Logging-in to the Tracking Control: Add a link to this to your Favourites / Bookmarks to make access to it quick.
Enter the last 6 digits of your IMEI number, which should also be on a label on the tracker. A password may be requested if one has been set.
On the left, there is information on the current location and status of the tracker, as well as its last report time and remaining PAYG credits This console gives new additional functions including route planning. There is a toolbar of buttons along the top are as follows:
View all: It zooms out to show all trackers assigned to an account / Log-in. There is a search box to select any tracker and a drop-down list. The selected tracker's status (Device on / Device off, Sleeping, Battery Save mode), its GPS signal strength and battery % appears adjacently.
Zones: It is possible to define two types of zone (Circular or Polygon) or geo-fence around a location. Alert recipients needs to be set in Settings. Each zone needs a name which will be included in alert messages. Up to 3 zones are possible. Up to 3 alert recipients can be defined. Each zone can be associated (Checkbox) with each tracker on the account. Check or uncheck Entering and Leaving alerts. To deactivate zone(s), uncheck both.
Show DMC: This allows a summary view of basic info from each tracker in tabular form.
Show traffic: This shows traffic densitites on each road.
Streetview: This splits the map area vertically in two with Streetview occupying the right half.
Routing: A dialogue box where two location names From/To can be entered and a route between them is plotted in red.
Settings: Allows choice of tracker icon, label and up to 3 Contacts to be listed for alerts either by SMS (mobile #s starting with +CC (country code) e.g. +44 UK or +353 Ire) or email. Check checkboxes for each desired alert type for each contact. Press Update to save.
History: This allows the depiction of past (historical) tracks or routes taken in the past between two time/date points A and B, within the last 2 yrs, which can be retrieved by pressing Get history. Exporting data to .xls or .pdf is possible. Start/Stops only can be selected from a drop down. History can be deleted using the red bin button (cannot be undone).
Commands: Commands to change the time interval between location reports (when moving) or to reboot, or identify cell mast, or enter Eco mode. Commands if successful should be followed by a Delivery message box. If not, commands were not delivered indicating a problem.
Arm / Disarm: Toggles on and off the tracker's motion sensitivity, which detects motion and generates alert(s) as set in Settings. This needs to be reset after activation.
GPS Locate: Sends a/the tracker a command getting it to report its current location, instead of waiting for next scheduled report if moving. If not moving trackers report every 4 hours.
Search /Mast /Unfollow: Search box provides a direct jump to a particular location. Show mast needs a SIM locate command followed by pressing Show Mast which shows mast and LBS location circle (2km dia). Follow/Unfollow turns off the immediate display of new reported locations.
Account: Sound On/Off mutes the computer's speaker during alerts. Account allows users to change their login and also set a password as a second security challenge when logging in. Always press Logout when finished.