Gone are the days that you can rely on a car alarm system to protect your vehicle and deter criminals from stealing your vehicle. You have to go a step further and make use of automobile tracking devices to prevent theft of your automobile, and even have early detection installed. This article will cover some interesting information that you need to know about GPS tracking for cars.
Most automobile tracking devices that you will install are real time systems. What this means is that you will have instant access to your vehicle's location 24/7, 365 days a year. To access your vehicle's current location you would either use your mobile phone or Internet to get it's exact location within a couple of seconds.
I am not sure if you are aware that most automobile tracking devices do come with an early detection system that will detect if the battery cable is ever cut. It has a built in battery that will still give it enough power to send the alert to you. This will still give you enough time to contact the authorities and alert them where your car is.
The next thing that you are able to do with a GPS tracking device totally depends on which model and package you choose. You will be able to initiate ignition cut-off remotely, which means that if you have received an early detection message, that you can then disable the ignition. This will prevent anybody from starting up your vehicle whilst you phone the authorities.
Another way to protect your vehicle from theft is by using geo-fencing or perimeter blocking. In other words, you have predetermined an area where the vehicle is not allowed to cross at any given time. If the vehicle does cross that line you are informed immediately via phone, text message or e-mail. You can then call the authorities and notify them exactly where the vehicle is.
Another great benefit of having a real-time automobile tracking device is the fact that you are able to keep records of your vehicle's travel history for up to 90 days or more. The information that it has recorded on the system that you're using can be accessed any time you want via the Internet.
At the end of the day, no vehicle is completely safe from being stolen. But, if you already have a car alarm installed in the vehicle, the next step is to install an automobile tracking device. This will make it a lot harder for thieves to get away with your vehicle which will give you peace of mind about your vehicle's safety.