- Aug 22, 2007
- Funster No
- Carthago Cmpct i-138
- Since 1996 we've had Elddis, Swift, Rapido, Rimor, Chausson MHs and Autocruise & Globecar PVCs
The guy I chose to work with on this has come up with a good system but administration wise he has proved to be pretty unreliable, I'm using the system on my RV and Landrover and it works extremely well. I'm just not happy to recommend it right now because I feel customer care would be lacking and that would reflect badly on me and cause me issues.
Perhaps you missed Jim's post saying that he wasn't proceeding with recommending the product?I'm of the view many members knew this was a failed venture and just waiting for it to be officially killed off.
I'm of the view many members knew this was a failed venture
I've not given up on it yet, it's not rocket science. The kit is there you can buy it most anywhere.
You need a cheap always on tracker, you can get those from a tenner to whatever.
And you need a deep hidden battery-powered asset tracker that reports just once a day with a life of at least three years, there are loads of these also. Ranging from £70 up
I just needed someone to supply both with worldwide sims and an ongoing package at a good price to Funsters and get them working together, reporting on the same map. I spent some time with one company in Essex who are very clever and put the kit together, but in the end I couldn't recommend them. Hardly a venture. It is way down on my list of priorities right now but I have propositioned a couple of other companies and one is interested in providing us with something, so not quite failed yet
A quick check suggests they cost around £120 but the subscription is £180 per year. VAT may not be included.I was doing a bit of research on Automatrics mtrack. Ticks my boxes and can be installed DIY.
Check them out, they have a Chanel on YouTube, I’m sold.
Our tracker retrieve had that radio band featureUnlike most tracking systems, the Automatrics devices utilise radio frequency signalling, as well as the more usual GPS/GSM technology that is relatively easily disabled by thieves utilising cheap and easily obtainable signal blockers. The GPS/GSM tracking only activates for a user set number of instances each day, making it less likely that the unit can be found by a thief scanning for active signs of a tracker, and the RF technology can also work when the asset is inside a building or container where GPS/GSM signals can be suppressed and is only activated on reporting a loss, if felt necessary by the recovery agent to assist with locating it. They have a pretty good recovery success rate as far as I'm aware.
Post #353Hi Jim
Sad to say I couldn't afford the time to scroll and read all 12 pages of this thread.
However one thing that springs to mind for a tracker to be bullet proof is to consider how it would cope with a GSM signal blocker that can be bought from certain sites. It blocks any mobile signal. so how would the tracker report it's position?
One difference though is that Tracker rely on the police to locate and recover. Automatrics have their own recovery team and as well as informing the police, can sometimes arrive and locate the asset whilst still waiting for police to find the resources to assist.Our tracker retrieve had that radio band feature