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Introducing GPS Asset Tracking

Updated on June 5, 2009

What is GPS Asset Tracking

GPS or Global Positioning System is a kind of device that developed by the US Department of Defense and managed by the US Air Force 50th Space Wing that has the ability to track something as long as the GPS is installed to that thing. GPS can be used by anybody for many reasons. GPS Asset Tracking is usually to track vehicle like cars and trucks and some important gadgets like laptops or cell phones. If you have luxury car, you can installed GPS tracking in your car just to protect it from being stolen.

GPS Tracking: How It works

Why We Need GPS Asset Tracking

As mention above the GPS tracking system could protect your asset from being stolen and not just that you could visualize the path of your fleet. Like the movement, where your fleet are stopping, the speed, and the millage. You can control your fleet for 24 hours and 365 days per year. You have all about your fleet's data. So, if something bad happen like accident or being robbed, you can contact the police right away.
Or, you can install the tiny GPS on your laptop, it looks like unnecessary action but if your laptop contain many important information like your valuable softwares and your laptop is being stolen, so you can easily tracking your laptop from the GPS signal.
If you own a trucking and delivery service company the GPS Asset Tracking is very important for your clients satisfaction. You could give them guarantee about their cargo and that will increase your company value.
The GPS Asset tracking is very effective technology that has a low cost and could be connected with the cellular technology.
In a larger industry, the GPS tracking system can be used to spot the corruption like in oil company, food, clothes, and mineral products. Those goods are very sensitive and it could be corrupted all along the way.

Super Pocket Track Covert GPS Tracker -
Super Pocket Track Covert GPS Tracker -
Micro GPS Mall
Micro GPS Mall

Type of GPS Asset Tracking

Usually there are 3 types of GPS Tracking

1. GPS Logger
You can save the historical data of the asset like location etc.
Example Super Pocket Track Covert GPS Tracker, a tiny GPS that will work anywhere in the planet that records the time, date, speed, location, and altitute at preset level. You can keep the data of your asset. It easy to use and integrated directly with Google Earth. It records of location histories for months. Battery last about 4 weeks.

Micro GPS Mail Logger, it's a device that specially designed for tracking mail. If you send very important mail, you should use this device.

Livewire Fast Trac Real Time GPS Tracker
Livewire Fast Trac Real Time GPS Tracker

2. Real Time GPS Tracker

The GPS Tracker that can be reviewed anytime. Because it connected to the internet, so you can view the asset location anywhere from anyweb browser.
Example Livewire Fast Trac Real Time GPS Tracker, the smallest and fastest covert Real Time GPS tracking device that has unlimited tracking and battery powered about 10-day battery life.

3. GPS Tracker
Nowadays GPS tracker is used to track everything until personal area. Like tracking your child or teenager. It's scary but it meet people needs. Like Find a missing child, locate and monitor suspects and offenders, or jewelry tracking and recovery.


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    • febriedethan profile image

      febriedethan 8 years ago from Indonesia

      James J,

      Thank's for reading my hub. I didn't think of GPS need before, but think about the increase of crime level, I consider using one too.

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      James J. 8 years ago

      Megabomb article. I know because I picked up a gps tracking thing over at I rly don't understand how i've gone without one for so long. peace of mind is priceless

    • febriedethan profile image

      febriedethan 8 years ago from Indonesia

      Thank's for stopping by :)

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      agusfanani 8 years ago from Indonesia

      You're so knowledgeable in many areas, thumbs up !