Monday, October 7, 2013

Choosing a GPS Device Locator That is Right for You

If you have valuable possessions that you want to keep an eye on, you need to invest in a GPS device locator. Device locators help you to receive real time information concerning your valuables’ whereabouts. A variety of GPS tracking devices are available to help you keep track of your possessions. You can attach a device to your possessions and set the device up to send alerts to your smart phone or computer whenever the device leaves a designated area. Some devices come with a camera that displays the real time surroundings of the device on your smart phone or computer. This allows you to always know where your possessions are and what is taking place around them.
Many companies offer GPS devices. It is imperative to do research to assure that the GPS device you buy is best suited for your unique needs.
Company Reputation
Before you invest in a GPS tracker, be sure to first research the reputation of the company that made the device. Look into whether or not the company has a long history of offering high quality products, good customer service, and quality customer feedback. It is important that the company will be around for many years to come so that it can continue to provide you support throughout the life of your device.
Size of Device
Next, decide which device size best suits your needs. A smaller, lightweight device is generally more portable than a larger device and can be used almost anywhere. You can drop it in your child’s backpack, hide it in your computer case that are loaning to a friend, or put it in your teenager’s car. Smaller devices can be attached to more items without being seen. Although there are many advantages of investing in a smaller GPS device, a larger GPS device has many pros, too. Larger devices often offer longer battery life and features like a camera, heat sensor, and motion detector. 
Battery Life of Device
Once you have decided on the size of device that will best suit your needs, you musty decide on battery life. Battery life varies among GPS trackers, but most units tend to work for at least a week before needing a recharge if they are used for about two hours per day. If you want your device to protect your possessions for a longer length of time between charges, you may want to consider more powerful devices and machines equipped with power saving modes.
Service Fees
If you do not need real time reporting from your GPS tracker, you may be able to save money on monthly service fees by opting for a tracking device that provides you with a data logger rather than real time reporting. It is important to weigh the pros and cons of real time reporting before deciding whether or not to invest in a device with service fees.
Whichever GPS device locator you choose, you are sure to experience greater peace of mind knowing that your most prized possessions are being securely monitored. 
Article courtesy of BrickHouse Security, find them on Facebook or stop by their site for more Industry news and updates on the latest home security and GPS tracking items. 

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