Alternate Tracking Systems

Discussion in 'Motorhome Security' started by Stewart J, Apr 8, 2014.

  1. Stewart J

    Stewart J Funster

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    Toying with fitting one to the van. Its a bit bewildering out there with so many systems claiming this and that. Basically I require messages to my phone, google mapping/earth tracking and immobilization if poss.

    Would some techie funster like to start a thread explaining the in's and outs, requirements and the various systems. I'm sure it would be of help to not only me but others then maybe our leader can sticky it.

    Many thanks in anticipation:thumb:
     
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    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    It's unbelievable how cheap they are on ebay.

    130994397053 for example. Seems to be a full alarm as well.
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Hot-Mini-...3?pt=UK_In_Car_Technology&hash=item1e7fdfdf7d

    Not trivial to install but you don't have to install all features. We have a metal clad van and one problem would be where to site the aerials, maybe in a rooflight.

    But I can't be bothered, the van is insured.

    Of course you'll get no insurance or police benefit from DIY. Then I do wonder how much support you'd get from police on mainland Europe with a fully supported expensive tracker.
     
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    No police support?

    If someone steaks your van and your tracker had its location then call the police and tell them... Thats what tracker companies do.... With the notable exception of the tracker rf system.. Where they supply the police with recievers.
     
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    Fine in theory. I just wonder what the reaction would be when you pick up your phone in Croatia.

    I've just said "don't care, it's insured" but maybe I'm being stupid, if we were in Croatia it would be mighty convenient to get it back rather than walk home. I'm now confused.com.

    I do have a lot of faith in FIAT's chipped key, it's not so easy to drive away. Tow or low loader, yes, but our van is hardly worth the effort.
     

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