Car Tracker Options
There are many types of cheap car gps tracker options available in the UK. You will need to decide what type of system you are looking to buy before you begin comparing prices to find the cheapest car tracker in the UK. The two initial decisions are:
whether an active or passive tracker is required, followed by will a GPS or RFID system be best suited to your needs.
Active trackers are those which continually transmit data to the base computer allowing real time information to be displayed showing location, speed and direction of the vehicles.
Passive trackers record all the same information as an active tracker but they store this information on the tracking device for it to be downloaded at a later date. It is also possible to purchase hybrid trackers, which are a mix between the two options.
Cheapest GPS Systems
GPS systems use satellite technology to locate vehicles. They are the most common type of tracker used in the UK. GPS trackers can include different features, such as messaging systems, which will increase the price. To purchase a basic device usually costs from around a hundred pounds upwards, and there may be further installation costs.
If you are looking to buy trackers for a fleet of vehicles, the other option would be to lease the trackers. Leases are usually available for three to five years in length. For a five year lease, on a basic tracker prices can start from around fifty pence per vehicle per day. The overall cost of trackers may be more expensive over the duration of the lease but, it does avoid the initial barrier to investment.
Cheapest RFID Systems
These are tracking systems that use radio wave technology to locate vehicles. Investing in an RFID tracking system is traditionally more expensive than a GPS system as it requires specialist equipment. However, there are certain advantages from investing in this type of device, as they also have the ability to monitor environmental factors such as temperature, and compared to GPS technology the signal is much stronger and more accurate. A cost benefit analysis of investing in a tracking system can be used to calculate if the additional investment in RFID trackers would be financially beneficial for your company.
When calculating the cost of your vehicle tracker for GPS, it is important to factor in the cost savings the equipment should generate for the business. Areas to consider include;
- reduced insurance premiums
- reduced fuel costs
- shorter delivery times
- reduction of exposure to costs associated with speeding, and
- automated fleet life-cycle management.
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