GPS Vehicle Tracking Systems – What Does GPS Vehicle Tracking Technology Offer the Consumer?

GPS Vehicle Tracking Systems - What Does GPS Vehicle Tracking Technology Offer the Consumer

The Benefits of a Vehicle Tracking System

There are many good reasons people opt to use some sort of GPS vehicle tracking system on their cars. Some of these reasons are personal and others are strictly for business purposes. However, it does not matter what the reason is, GPS vehicle tracking devices have made life a lot easier for a number of people. There are a couple of basic methods of tracking vehicles. One is through the use of GPS technology and the other through GLONASS technology. However, today there are devices that cross both technologies and they are becoming increasingly more popular.

GPS and GLONASS – Basis of all GPS Vehicle and Car Tracker Devices

GPS and GLONASS work through satellites that continuously orbit the earth. GPS- Global Positioning Satellite is American and was developed by the US government, whereas GLONASS is Russia’s system. (Global Navigation Satellite system.) With these two technologies combined we are finding much more accurate vehicle tracking devices than ever before. There is still much work to be done but there are many more products which use the two technologies being created every day.

Using GPS Tracking Devices to Recover Stolen or Repossessed Vehicles

Some of the first GPS tracking devices were invented to be installed on cars in order to know the whereabouts of the car in the event it should be stolen. This caught on quickly and a number of different people began employing the technology for a variety of other different reasons. It did not take long before car dealerships that leased cars or sold them on a “buy here- pay here” basis began using things like Passtime, a device that prevents the car from starting without a special code, in conjunction with a vehicle tracking device, making repossession much easier on the dealership. In the early days of car tracking devices, they were not easy to come by and they were mostly used only for law enforcement purposes or automobile dealerships.

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Free Cell Phone Tracker Apps – Not Just for Geeks

Free Cell Phone Tracker for Android & iPhone

As soon as I added “take-out” delivery to the list of services my rapidly expanding restaurant and catering business provides, I decided to buy my first smartphone, a HTC Sensation. I was like a kid in candy store when it came to installing any of the 1000’s of free apps available from the Android Marketplace.

Of all the apps, the most useful to me, both in business, and as a family man, was a free cell phone tracker app, in this instance the Real Time GPS Tracker. Not only is it a locator for my phone if lost or stolen, but as a personal application it allows me to keep track of my kids, and for business purposes, keeps me informed of the whereabouts of my restaurants delivery drivers. This app is true a hidden gem in my opinion, and I highly recommend it.

Tracking the Kids

Like any parents, my wife and I are always concerned for the safety of our kids, especially when they’re out at night with friends. From an early age they’ve each had their own cell phone, so that we could contact each other if needed. Since I installed the free tracker app on their phones, I feel it has given us that added layer of protection in keeping tabs on the kids. They now don’t need to call to tell us where they are as we can monitor their location remotely. And yes, I know some parents will think this is intrusive, but really, in this day and age you can’t be too careful. Our kids understand our concerns, and are happy to have the app installed, as they also feel safe in that if something goes wrong, we know where to find them quickly.

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Swype for Android – Speed Up Your Productivity

Swype-for-Android

These days the use of mobile phones is no longer limited to making calls only. If you have a smartphone you can use it as a navigational device, for browsing the internet, checking your email, for entertainment, and a host of other applications. Needless to say, many of these tasks require extensive text input. Android phone users can now use Swype to type text into their smartphones. What is Swype? Two methods of typing are very popular these days: touch (e.g. iPhones) or a physical keyboard (e.g. Blackberry). Swype is now available as a third option. It’s a revolutionary way of entering text on SMS messages, emails, documents, etc. from your touchscreen phone. This method was first made commercially available on the Samsung Omnia, a Windows mobile phone. These days Swype for Android phones is already available. In fact, the Swype typing technique is a key feature of the Android phone Motorola Droid X. → Read More

Kyocera Echo Dual Screen Smart-Phone Now Available on Sprint

Kyocera-Echo-Dual-Screen-Smart-Phone-Now-Available-on-Sprint

Kyocera Echo – the world’s first Android based dual-screen smart phone is now available on Sprint. Its dual-screen system helps unlock Android’s multi-tasking potential to the fullest and it is also expected to drastically alter the internet browsing experience on Android-based devices. In all single screen smart phones, users must constantly shuffle between web browsing and other internet related applications like e-mail and chat clients. This is both time-consuming and cumbersome. With its dual-screen technology, the Kyocera Echo faces no such problem; users can actually browse the internet on one screen while working with an internet related application on the other making the Echo a very powerful multi-tasking tool. → Read More