GPS Tracking – Security and Safety Aspects

How can GPS tracking help with security and what are the benefits of installing a tracking device? As the world becomes an ever increasingly dangerous place, many people feel under threat. While this is especially true of politicians, royalty and celebrities’ all who risk becoming targets for terrorist organisations, fanatical groups and even over zealous […]

GPS Tracking – Security and Safety Aspects

How can GPS tracking help with security and what are the benefits of installing a tracking device? As the world becomes an ever increasingly dangerous place, many people feel under threat. While this is especially true of politicians, royalty and celebrities’ all who risk becoming targets for terrorist organisations, fanatical groups and even over zealous supporters. Although for most of us it is just the common criminals we have to worry about.

While close support bodyguards, Kevlar armour and steel plated cars are beyond the expenses of most people, you can however keep an eye on loved ones with simple GPS trackers for you vehicles. The most sophisticated of GPS vehicle trackers can have preset geofencing boundaries where alerts are sent if the device moves beyond a specific area and panic buttons in case of emergencies.

The ultimate, modern vehicle trackers can be set up so that if your vehicle is stolen or carjacked the engine can be remotely switched off and with long life batteries they can be followed for up to five days. Their construction is also sturdy and waterproof so that even in wet conditions they are still able to send out a signal.

These days GPS tracking cannot only help with security issues and finding your way but it can also have financial implications too. Many insurance companies offer reduced premium rates if a vehicle has a tracker fitted and some companies offer truly beneficial rates if the cars tracking system is linked to their own monitoring software. While you many not wish to have your insurance company tracking your every move, even the simple installation of a GPS tracking device can save you money and provide easy recovery should your car be stolen.

The installation of GPS trackers and taking out usage-based cover enables the insurance company to monitor a vehicle’s time of use, hours of activity and distance covered. This enables insurers to calculate current driving patterns by GPS tracking of a vehicle’s current status and reward careful, attentive drivers accordingly. The method of calculating policy costs means that safe drivers benefit far quicker than normal from beneficial premiums. This is due to the fact that it is worked out on how a vehicle is being driven at the present time rather than accumulated over time as with more traditional policies.

From security to safety and vehicle cover costs there are many benefits that can be gained when a car or commercial vehicle is fitted with a GPS tracker. In these days of increased costs and higher premiums their use is well worth considering.

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