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Overland security - GPS Tracking Device

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Roman et al
A buddy of mine is kitting out a fleet of vehicles with GPS locator
gismos that allow him to track where the vehicles are at any given
time etc.
He's looking into the options of sticking one onto my vehicle - might
be a handy gadget in assisting recovery of a stolen vehicle.
Not sure if it works outside of Europe yet.
Might be worth considering iof it dosen'tr cost a whole lot.
Niall
 
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Niall,
These tracking units usually send a signal back to base via the GSM
network or some other form of radio signal. I don't suppose you would
want to see upon return a bill with all those roaming charges,
provided that now and then you did cross areas of good coverage. I
wouldn't even consider the cost of a sat network connection.
Also, not sure in what particular way it would assist you in
recovering your vehicle if it were stolen at gunpoint and ended up a
few hundred kms away in a robbers' den. Have you read a writeup on the
HUBB about the recent incident in the Gilf ?
I would, however, consider for a more optimistic scenario a track
logging device to record the route for a live log or a travelogue.
I've bought but not yet tested a gismo called TrackStick Pro. It
records the movement of your vehicle every 60 sec. and - when
connected vis USB to a computer - will upload the track directly to
Google Earth.
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Rgds,
Roman (London, UK)
'92 HDJ80 (auto)
On Feb 13, 2008 12:15 PM, Niall __ <[Email address removed]> wrote:
 
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=A3300-=A3400 to buy outright then =A318/month service or around =A330-=A340 to buy
and service on lease.
this is for a mid-to-top end setup with a good company
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Subject: [ELCO] Overland security - GPS Tracking Device
Roman et al
A buddy of mine is kitting out a fleet of vehicles with GPS locator
gismos that allow him to track where the vehicles are at any given
time etc.
He's looking into the options of sticking one onto my vehicle - might
be a handy gadget in assisting recovery of a stolen vehicle.
Not sure if it works outside of Europe yet.
Might be worth considering iof it dosen'tr cost a whole lot.
Niall
 
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Roman
Streets ahed as usual ;-)
If yer man puts me on for free i'll do it - he might be able to use it
as a marketing tool or something!
The trachstickpro seems like an interesting gadget - too much IT
interfacing for my liking
Good luck and thanks
Niall
On 2/13/08, Roman <[Email address removed]> wrote:
a gismo called TrackStick Pro. It
 
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Roman,
Nice find, incredible facility for the cost.
Were will you put the device, the dash is obvious but under glass it may
well get cooked, particularly if you park and leave it. I have thought
about a small plastic box up top somewhere for a gps receiver, I notice the
pro needs a power supply so it would need a 12V feed or how long would some
9V batteries run a device like that with 6mA drain?
I also see it has a live output, will you be using it for navigation or just
logging?
Malcolm
Stafford (UK)
FJ45 '75 & FJ45 '76
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Subject: Re: [ELCO] Overland security - GPS Tracking Device
I would, however, consider for a more optimistic scenario a track
logging device to record the route for a live log or a travelogue.
I've bought but not yet tested a gismo called TrackStick Pro. It
records the movement of your vehicle every 60 sec. and - when
connected vis USB to a computer - will upload the track directly to
Google Earth.
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Malcolm,
If it really works ad avertised, I would use it as a secondary data
logger. I already have a tablet computer running TTQV4 which can log
track points in shorter intervals (starting from one second), and save
them to hard disk. A 7.5k miles long trip produces ca 10MB of track
points saved every 10 sec. TS Pro won't be so accurate, and I'll yet
need to find out how many days of driving the it can store in its
memory.
I think the TS Pro is robust enough to stay on the dashboard
permanently (my Garmin GPS is fitted in the middle of the bonnet and
it never missed a beat). Creating a separate power feed from the
battery circuit for TS Pro is quite easy if you run a cable through
the dashboard and more reliable than using a 9V battery.
I already have three or four receivers, another one will be nice, but
not essential. Because TS Pro can feed data directly to Google Earth,
I think it would be useful for navigation only if you had a permanent
internet link in your car.
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Roman (London, UK)
'92 HDJ80 (auto)
On Feb 13, 2008 4:03 PM, Malcolm Bagley <[Email address removed]> wrote:
 
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I was wondering if the live feed was NEMA format and would go into something
like TTQV4, sound like it's not but I don't know much about the goggle earth
interface options so it might be.
4MB should be a good few days at 1 minute intervals, it's only 1440 readings
a day. 4MB =3D 4000KB or 11+ old 5.25 floppies.
Live internet connection with google earth in Africa, now that would
generate a big bill on gprs roaming. For the UK though I have got a 3G
modem that can work on GPRS, 3G and some other mode that moves about 2Mbps,
7G data is =A325 pay as you go, on a contract (I think =A325 per month) the data
is free and unlimited, probably not going to get top conection speeds in
remote areas.
Malcolm
Stafford (UK)
FJ45 '75 & FJ45 '76
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Because TS Pro can feed data directly to Google Earth,
I think it would be useful for navigation only if you had a permanent
internet link in your car.
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Rgds,
Roman (London, UK)
'92 HDJ80 (auto)
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On Feb 13, 2008 9:09 PM, Malcolm Bagley <[Email address removed]> wrote:
Malcolm,
It won't feed NMEA directly via a USB port, but it probably could
using a USB > RS232 adapter. To be quite honest, for critical
navigation I'd rather use a better quality GPS receiver and never rely
on a cheap gizmo like TS. The high end receivers are typically
supplied with RS232 output.
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Rgds,
Roman (London, UK)
'92 HDJ80 (auto)
 
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