What is GPS Vehicle Tracking?

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GPS Vehicle tracking is a device that keeps track of the precise location of a vehicle, person or any other asset it is attached to by using the Global Positioning System. It also records the position of the asset at regular intervals in the central server system viewed by the owner.

The tracking data can be stored in the device or it can be transferred to the central server software or an internet-connected computer via communication satellite modem, radio or through a local cell phone network (GPRS). The data can be viewed real-time or can be analyzed later either on a map backdrop or text format, depending on the preference of the user and the system setting. This system can be used for surveillance by police, wildlife tracking, electronic tagging, telematics and real-time locating.

This system was initially developed and controlled by the U.S. Department of Defense. Now this system has entered into the consumer market as well in the form of GPS vehicle tracking. This technology can now be used by civilians for personal or business purposes. But there are certain regulations that need to be followed before installing these systems.

There should be a valid business purpose for installing vehicle tracking. Businesses which require these systems are the ones that own cars or fleet of vehicles to run their business. Businesses such as transportation, distribution, utility services, and others that require the use of vehicles to transport their goods or services to the customer on a daily basis would need GPS tracking system to track their employee's activities and also to increase productivity and profits.

Recovery of stolen vehicles has also been made easy with GPS vehicle tracking. By installing these small devices in your vehicle, you can keep tabs on its position at any given time. The device can store data or can send them to remote locations via satellite, radio or cell phone network.

GPS vehicle tracking determines the vehicle's current location, speed and direction. Most business owners and other consumers choose this data to be transferred to their central control center using Global Standard of Mobile communication (GSM) or other wireless technologies.

This tracking system helps you to protect your mobile assets such as cars, trucks, bikes, and even boat or ship and monitors them virtually anywhere and locate them within a few meters. You can get the updates on your vehicle's location at regular intervals.

The GPS technology is a boon to the consumer world as it makes life much simpler by enabling easy monitoring and locating of your valuable assets. Now one can ensure complete safety, take preventive measures, avoid unauthorized intrusion, and also prepare for unforeseen emergencies with the help of GPS tracking systems.

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Landon Canista writes articles about GPS vehicle tracking systems and GPS vehicle tracking devices on the website GPS Vehicle Tracking Review.

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This article was published on 2010/04/01