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There are many reasons to track a vehicle. Typically, you find GPS trackers on police cruisers, big rig trailers, delivery, and other commercial vehicles. There is a misconception about tracking personal use vehicles. A lot of the pushback comes from an invasion of privacy concerns. Technology such as this can be used for unlawful practices and can potentially lead to serious situations. In the U.S. privacy concerns are a huge talking point and marketing of GPS tracking devices is often not well received.

Away from the security intrusion mindset, there is a need for tracking vehicles due to an increase in car theft.  Having location monitoring services such as LoJack and OnStar can cost a lot than most people can afford. A working-class person might not drive a vehicle that is worth having these services but valuable enough not to be equipped with a security system.

A popular misconception that people have is that having an alarm will prevent theft. Although this method might have worked in the past, now car alarms are too common and have become an annoyance. Often, they sound off without any attention given and thus become inefficient.

Car theft prevention is different as it pertains to stopping the action rather than just sounding an alarm.  This method includes kill switches installed on the inside of the vehicle. Kill switches act as relays that when turned off, do not allow the engine to start. This option needs to be installed by a professional and might range in price depending on the make and model of your vehicle. If a thief can bypass the kill switch, the vehicle will be taken.

A new cost-effective alternative to track your car or truck.

Install a GPS tracking device on your own car. GPS trackers are now becoming more common as security demands keep increasing. Finding the right GPS tracking device can be intimidated but following simple guidelines can make the efforts extremely easy.

  1. Know what my budget is and how much am I willing to invest.
  2. Find a reputable company that makes GPS trackers.
  3. Understand the difference between a hard-wired and plug-and-play tracker.
  4. Costs included GPS installation and configuration.
  5. Connection to a compatible GPS tracking platform.

Having a GPS tracker on your car or truck will let you always monitor the location.  Having the location is a great asset to have if by some misfortune your car is stolen. This means that authorities can know exactly where your vehicle is traveling. Once a car is stolen it is quite difficult to retrieve it unless there is a tip of its whereabouts.  GPS tracking for your own car or truck can also help you save money on your insurance.  Most insurance companies offer a discount if your car or truck is equipped with a GPS tracking system because they know it offers an extra level of security and increases your chances of finding your car or truck if it gets stolen. Get information on selecting your GPS tracker from an experienced company representative.

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