Selecting the correct tracker is difficult as most seem similar on the outside. Almost everyone can locate your device using GPS location and lets you set alarms for speeds, geofencing or motion detection. The reality however is that if you can’t receive messages from your device – or understand the locations your device is sending you, your tracking device is useless in that moment. When choosing a tracker to secure your assets or company fleet, make sure of the following:
If the tracker says you need to login or set up an account on a website, it’s very likely that you’ll only be able to track by connecting to the site. Unless your plan is to stare at a monitor day in and out, this isn’t a good way to track. Tramigo gives you full mobile software to get all updates – or only selected critical messages – direct to your mobile phone, even when you don’t have access to the Internet.
Most low grade trackers come with no or poor user interface software and machine translated instructions that at worst ask you to memorize long alphanumeric commands just to get a simple location update from your device. Tramigo can be used on any mobile phone with easy SMS commands in plain English – or other language of your choice – and comes with full smartphone, tablet and PC software to control all functions of your device with just a few taps and clicks.
Be careful when signing up for service contracts or buying devices that include “Free service for 1st year”. Not only can the costs mount quickly, you’ll need to send your sensitive location data over the Internet to a third party and risk having your device becoming inoperative if the company ceases to exist or has problems with their server. Unless solid additional services such as medical rescue or vehicle recovery teams are offered, it’s likely that you’ll get the same and more from Tramigo, with no monthly fees or licence payments – your only cost is your mobile operator’s normal price for SMS or GPRS data sent.
Trusting your fleet of vehicles to a low grade tracker is like doing a paradrop without a backup chute – the effects of a tracker failing when it’s most needed can have severe consequences. You’ll sleep better knowing that by using only high grade components in our devices we’ve achieved the lowest defect rate in the industry. If still not convinced, ask your tracking manufacturer if they can match us:
- Full 24-month warranty for all vehicle trackers, backed up by 24-hour customer support
- Full offline functionality that lets you track even if there is an Internet problem
- SMS backup communication when GPRS coverage isn’t good enough
- Backup battery that allows your device to function even if vehicle power is cut
There is a big difference between receiving messages to a mobile device or PC and being able to easily manage vehicles from it. With our Tramigo M1 Move mobile software or the M1 Fleet Enterprise Server, you’ll be able to track, manage settings, view history and compile and export statistics from all your vehicles easily instead of just receiving one off location updates.
Exclusive to Tramigo, TLD landmarks translate cryptic GPS coordinates into locations you can easily understand and communicate to others. Compared to a simple dot on a map TLD Landmarks allow instant understanding of locations without zooming in and out. Because TLD landmarks for your entire region are preloaded and sent by your Tramigo device over the GSM network, you won’t lose track of your fleet just because you lose connection. Find out more about the benefits of TLD.