When choosing which GPS tracking system to buy, you should consider what your specific needs are. When you are buying a new vehicle, a GPS tracking system may be an option, but even then you might have to specify exactly what type of system you want.
A passive GPS tracking system will keep record of everywhere your vehicle has been, and this information can be uploaded to a special software program at a time of your choosing. Many companies will use passive GPS systems to keep track of where employees have taken company vehicles, to make sure that the vehicles are only being used for legitimate purposes. Parents may even use a passive GPS system to make sure that when their teens borrow the car, they go where they say they are going – or to make sure that teens aren’t borrowing the car without permission.
A real-time GPS tracking system is one that can pinpoint the location of the unit at any time. This type of GPS tracking system is the most popular with companies as well as individuals. With a real-time GPS tracking system you can find a car that has been stolen, get directions when you are lost, or know exactly where someone has taken your car when they borrow it.
A GPS tracking system can be very basic, or it can have several features such as voice control, door lock and unlock, and starter disable. The more features the GPS tracking system has, the more it will cost, but paying for the extra features that you think will be beneficial can be worth it.