Comparing GPS Vehicle Tracking Devices

11/30/2015

GPS tracking devices come in many different shapes and sizes, but there are two main types to consider: passive and real-time tracking. Track Your Truck's GPS satellite tracking solutions offer both of these options. In order to determine which one is right for you, it’s important to understand their differences.

Passive Pure Satellite Tracking Vs. Real-Time Pure Satellite Tracking


Satellite tracking technology uses a satellite GPS signal to track the location of the vehicles and assets in your fleet. This gives you the location of all mobile assets, with pinpoint accuracy, when you need it. Track Your Truck offers two basic satellite tracking systems, the SkyHawk II-S b/c and the Skyrunner III Hybrid.

The SkyHawk II-S b/c offers tracking that is reported at specific times of the day or based on specific criteria set into the system. This system is considered passive, because it does not report in real time. For example, you can set it up to alert only if the asset is moving out of the job site, or you can set it to alert with six timed updates per day. The depot-to-depot tracking option, which provides an update every two hours between depots, is also a popular option.

Sometimes, you will have assets that need to be tracked at all times. Skyrunner III Hybrid offers real-time tracking that provides instant updates, no matter where the vehicle is located. Simply access the control center on your computer or mobile device, and you will know immediately where your vehicles are. In order to save money, the system is set up to send location updates via cellular connection when possible, then switch to PURE satellite when no cellular coverage is available.

Which System Is Right for You?


Determining which system to use starts with analyzing the way in which your fleet will use fleet tracking technology. If you regularly send vehicles from one yard to another and back — which might be the case with a local delivery route — then passive tracking may be the most cost-effective option. For fleets that regularly travel varied routes or that have assets at high risk of theft, real-time tracking provides more security.

Choose GPS Satellite Tracking from Track Your Truck for Superior Service and More Accuracy


Regardless of whether you choose passive or real-time vehicle tracking, you need to purchase from a company that provides a high level of service and accuracy. Track Your Truck offers some of the most precise products in the industry. With our industry-leading products, friendly and knowledgeable team, and excellent, reliable service, you will find Track Your Truck is the only solution your business needs for accurate vehicle tracking.

If you are in need of a new GPS tracking system for your fleet, contact Track Your Truck. Our customer service professionals are waiting to help you determine what type of tracking device will best help you keep tabs on vehicle and asset locations.

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