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|Frequently Asked Questions.|
|What is GPS Technology ?
Must our drivers know that GPS is installed ?
How are speed alerts or Geofence boundary alerts conveyed ?
What is the difference between GPS and Satellite Communications ?
Will GPS save me money on my Insurance ?
|What is GPS Technology ?|
|The unit has a wireless modem inside of it that is the same as what is inside of a cell phone. This is how the system communicates the GPS data out of the vehicle in real-time (see Wireless Networks below). Additionally, a GPS antenna is tethered to the unit with a lead wire (typically 10’ – 15’). The GPS antenna collects the GPS data and feeds it to the chip set in the unit, the data is fed through the wireless network (via modem) and sent out to be displayed to the end user via the web.|
|Must our drivers know that GPS is installed ?|
|Only if you want them to know. A good installation is virtually undetectable by the vehicle user. It is important to follow the installation instructions carefully to ensure the GPS unit is both hidden and fully functional.|
|How are speed alerts or Geofence boundary alerts conveyed ?|
|All alerts are included in the vehicles daily history. Also, each vehicle is allowed a speed alert as well as up to 3 Geofence boundary alerts. Up to 3 recipients may receive text alerts to cell phones and/email addresses. Each alert consistsof location (by address), time and speed or Geofence locale.|
|What is the difference between GPS and Satellite Communications ?|
|GPS (Global Positioning System) satellites should not be confused with communication satellites used for wireless communications (see wireless communications below). They are two completely separate satellite networks and applications. All of our systems use GPS satellites for locating purposes, and then use various wireless networks (including satellite wireless) to communicate the location data in real-time.|
|Will GPS save me money on my Insurance ?|
|Advanced Global Tracking GPS systems are considered an anti-theft device. Most insurance companies will reduce their customers premiums for having an anti-theft device installed on their vehicle. Each state is different in the amount allowed for reduction.In some cases it can be a substantial savings. Please contact your insurance carrier for detail.|