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  • Wired GPS Tracker or Wireless GPS Tracker?

     

    Today, with the development of technology, both enterprises and individuals want to track their cars at any time. Many people are confused when purchasing vehicle GPS tracker because there is wired tracking unit and wireless tracking unit. In fact, the key is to consider whether it is suitable and how to avoid weaknesses. Concox here explains the advantages and disadvantages of these two type car locator for you.

    1. Wired GPS tracker

    The wire on the GPS tracking device is used to connect the vehicle's power line, ACC line, etc. The working power of this kind of GPS tracking device is provided by the vehicle. Generally, the built-in micro battery can support the device to work after power off for 0.5 hours to 1.5 hours, preventing the device line from being maliciously cut off and unable to continue working.

    Advantages:

    The working power of wired GPS tracker can be provided by the vehicle, thanks to that, the biggest feature of wired GPS tracking unit is that it can be positioned in real time for 24 hours. There is no need to worry about the device suddenly being out of power. In terms of signal, the wired GPS tracking device is stronger and the positioning accuracy is relatively better.

    As for functions, a wired GPS tracker is more powerful. It can be positioned and tracked in real time, remotely cut off oil control & monitor fuel consumption, set up electronic geo-fence, over-speed alarm, vibration alarm, illegal motion alarm...You can track the driver behavior on the platform conveniently.

    Disadvantages:

    The wired GPS tracker must be connected to the vehicle's power line which leads to inflexible installation. It has to be installed in the place where the power cord is located. Therefore, it is easily found by the criminals and then be destroyed.

    In addition, the real-time positioning function makes the device always in the signal receiving/transmitting state, and the criminals can use the GPRS signal shielding/detector to interfere with the working state or find the installation position of the device.

     

    Applicable vehicle type:

    Enterprise fleets, bus, taxi, vehicle leasing, car loan management, private cars and other related industries.

     

    2. Wireless GPS tracker

    The wireless GPS tracker means that the device has no external wire, so the external power supply cannot be obtained, and the working period of the device is limited by the built-in power supply. The life of the wireless GPS tracker battery is determined by the positioning frequency you set. The higher positioning frequency is, the shorter battery life will be. Therefore, the wireless GPS tracker is generally long standby, which can be used for 2 to 3 years without replacing the battery.

    Advantages:

    The positioning time can be controlled, and the device enters the sleep state immediately after the signal is transmitted. The flexible adjustment can largely avoid the interference of the GPRS signal shielding device and the induction of the signal detector, thereby further improving the device’s tamper resistance.

    Wireless GPS tracker is no need to install. There is no wire, so the wireless GPS tracking device is not restricted by the vehicle line. It can be placed in any position of the vehicle with strong magnetic (pay attention to the signal issue), and thus it is difficult to be found except by the vehicle owner and the security is good accordingly.

    Disadvantages:

    Compared with the wired GPS tracker, the function of the wireless GPS tracker is relatively simple. Generally, the position information displayed by the wireless device is the previous record instead of the current place. Unless the car is stolen or other emergency situations, real-time positioning seldom works.

    Applicable vehicle type:

    Vehicle leasing, car loan management, logistics and transportation, asset tracking and other industries.

     

     

    If you don't consider the battery problem, wired GPS tracking unit is better than wireless GPS tracking unit, but it is not absolute. The owner should choose the GPS device based on the specific vehicles and scenarios. Concox recommends that you install both wired and wireless GPS devices in one car if necessary, by which provide double protection.

     

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