VANBITZ THE PREMIERE MOTORHOME ALARM INSTALLER
Discussion in 'Motorhome Security' started by Jim, Oct 3, 2018.
I'm in jim keep me posted please
As in the website name , 1p per text
on EE network
£10 initial credit to activate the sim
no monthly contract
keep SIM active, by making at least one £10 top-up every 120 days.....£30 per year
1000 texts over 120 days . Allows for plenty checks.
Unused credit rolls over on to next top up
Well having read all this thread I've decided to send for one of these from Amazon.
I'm sure I can get a Virgin Sim at no cost except a £10 top up.
The power cable will be have to be discreet but not a problem if I hide it behind the dash somewhere.
Can any one see a problem with this solution?
Likorlove -Vehicle Car GPS Tracker Tracking Device Mini GSM GPRS SMS Locator Global Real Time for Car Auto Vehicle Motorcycle Bycicle Scooter (2.5 * 4.6 * 5.6 cm)
£12.89 on ebay...
Looking at the installation instructions it appears to need to be in plain sight of satellites - ie only glass between tracker and satellite !
Now you tell me
We had what was called Farm Elert
Great system tracked us everywhere could view it on line and would notify extra mobiles if not replied to and such. Used very much by the farming community for all kinds of vehicles.
Unfortunately it’s just closed due to some problem with the windows operating system
Sad as it was good !
That's why I didn't go for this one. The one I have has a separate antenna which can be placed appropriately. They will work through plastic or fibreglass so there are out of the way places where they can be out of sight.
Worth trying at that cost though. The one I had (admittedly a different make) would work through the metal roof of our PVC.
What text from at do they use?
The cheap trackers require the older "TEXT" format on 2G Sims they won't work with "PTS" text format.
I knew about the 2G requirement on the trackers so I contacted 1p mobile ( few months ago) and along with other questions I specifically asked them if the sim would function in a tracker. They clearly stated that it would . Thats about as much as I know , as I havent got round to fitting the gadget yet.
I purchased the TK104 tracker model which is all over the place on ebay , amazon etc .Sellers claim it has a long standby time without charging, however I will have it linked to one of the vehicle batteries so standby time , on its own battery , doesnt really matter.
Just a thought from a few years ago, I had a VW camper, I fitted an industrial type pull out/push in heavy duty fuse in the main battery line. When leaving the vehicle I just pulled out the fuse leaving the vehicle immobilised. It was out of the way, so would not be easy to spot and jump lead across it. Hopefully stop a quick thief and they would of have to tow it away to get it. To fit one to our present vehicle we would need to find alternative power (leisure batts ?) for our tracker etc. to trace if it was towed away. Just a thought. My ears are burning !!!!
We are with you Jim.
Not a bad idea at all. I have fitted a skytag to my Discovery a long time ago. £6:99 a month for the basics, £12:99 a month for all the gizmos) no sim card contract required.
Should really buy one for the MH too!!
Tiny little thing, plain black box, just needed live earth (and ign live for certain applications which I didin't bother with) You get an email every month where they test its operation and reporting.
Also worth noting that (according to them) it is the only system to provide direct Police access to live, real time location data.
I can use a web browser to show a map of where it is and where it has been and if it is moving, at what speed.
I can also geo fence it, by that I mean I can tell it to report to me immediately if it leaves a particular location so would be very useful on campsites.
As for the mention of needing to be under a window, err mine is no where near a window, (not saying any more than that) has no external aerial and has never failed a reporting test or web lookup location / tracking request) My Discovery is mostly aluminium bodied...
Well it's fitted behind the Ducato glove box in a place where it would take awhile to get to.
It happily sends a signal up through the plastic and the screen.
I have found that only O2 do a sim that is free for ever, with an initial £10 top up. The only requirement is that you must use it once at least once every 6 months to retain the number.
We will need a sim that will roam seamlessly across a number of networks in the UK and Europe.
I'm assuming I can ring the tracker from any where and 'ask it where are you'
Yes they roam free well not free, but the same cost.
Been testing mine over the last few days and it uses bugger all data. Not been texting it but using the app, it's like Google maps and updates position accurately every 5 minutes. I suppose at 1p per MB, 2 lines of text it will last the rest of my life
The GPS reception is good, it works in the house . The build quality is also good, it's a modern smd circuit board and rubbery plastic case.
Works under the car bonnet with no loss of accuracy
I think it might use about 1p credit a month based on 288 position updates a day at 0.1kb
Jim are you still on track for completion before Christmas?
Looks like it
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