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#21 yank44

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Posted 19 February 2017 - 09:58 AM

This one.

 

http://www.ebay.co.u...sd=281457541873

 

I've had it for 2 years and it works perfectly, although no one has tried to steal the car yet.  I've also had a cut out switch fitted so I guess short of craning it onto the back of a lowloader, it's pretty safe.


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#22 Tinyflier

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Posted 20 February 2017 - 06:18 PM

As I understand it, this (type of) unit will give an alert either when you request (and it returns its location/GPS co-ordinates) and/or issue an alert whenever the vehicle is moved.

 

That suggests in the first even I would need to interrogate the unit to know if the car is where I left it and in the latter event, whenever the car is moved, regardless of whether it is an authorised move or not, the unit sends an alert (SMS).

 

Perhaps not exactly what I'm looking for.

 

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#23 Chubbs

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Posted 20 February 2017 - 07:39 PM

...but if it issues an alert whenever the car is moved, at least you know the system's working.


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#24 yank44

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Posted 20 February 2017 - 11:54 PM

That's what it does. Even if I open and shut the doors or the boot it sends an sms message with a gps location to my phone.  If the car where moving, a message would be sent every few seconds so that you would see where it was and where it was going.

 

When you want to use the car you send the tracker a text to de-activate the alarm. 

 

There are other parameters that you can do like setting a radius so it will only alert if moved out of that area.  Suits my needs to a tee and no expensive subscriptions with companies that don't work.


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#25 Chubbs

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Posted 21 February 2017 - 06:58 AM

Yank - the product descriprion says you get a year's free subscription to their 'live tracking server'. Is it necessary to pay for subscription after the free year is up? If so, how much do they charge? ...or can you use the system without having to access their 'gpslive.co.uk' website?


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#26 yank44

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Posted 21 February 2017 - 09:55 AM

To be honest, I don't know.  I have never paid for anything and have never used the gps live system.



#27 Paul_S

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Posted 21 May 2018 - 06:41 PM

I'm just re-reading this because I'm thinking of fitting a tracker to my 240Z.  I've already put something in place to prevent someone driving it off so I'm more concerned about it being put in a truck and driven off into the sunset.

 

I found it interesting that the device above (102-NANO TK102) is made by the same manufacturer of the DB1-LITE device recommended in another thread on here.

 

Has anyone else experience of these?  I'm particularly interested in how much the sim costs to top up, if it works abroad, etc.


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#28 Paul_S

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Posted 23 May 2018 - 06:24 PM

OK, I've done some more digging on the Rewire Security DB1-LITE tracker...

 

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The costs work out like this:

  • One-off cost to buy
  • Fitting cost if you don't do it yourself
  • £5 credit on the included sim (based on the advert I linked to above)
  • 1 year free subscription to their tracking services - i.e. the website, and the back-office stuff that makes the (free) apps work
  • At current pricing subscription to their tracking services is £20 per annum

A little more detail on the sim:

  • The sim is supplied by Lycra mobile
  • It's a PAYG 2G multi-region and multi-network sim so it works in lots of countries and will pick up the strongest signal from any network in that country
  • It will need to be topped up every 90 days minimum, or sooner if the credit is used.  This is to prevent the credit running out and to ensure your vehicle is still tracked

So, the long and short of it is:

  • £65 initial outlay + a possible fitting cost (but it looks really easy to install and I'm happy to help at a meet, etc.)
  • £20 P.A. subscription after the first year - and this is for each device you own
  • £20 minimum P.A. sim costs (£15 minimum for the first year)

I've been told that a £5 top up will keep the 'average motorist' going for over a month but, of course, that is extremely vague!

 

I think for my purposes this will work out very well for my 240Z.  I don't expect I will need to top up between the 90 day period :)


'A standard limited edition Yellow 370Zwith a plethora of minor bespoke mods' 

 

*one of 40 don't you know!

 
 


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#29 Paul_S

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Posted 23 May 2018 - 08:20 PM

Oh, just to add.  If you purchase the device from their website (rather than their eBay shop) then you get the option of buying pre-paid sims:

 

1 yr pre-paid UK sim = £40

1 yr pre-paid Global sim = £55


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'A standard limited edition Yellow 370Zwith a plethora of minor bespoke mods' 

 

*one of 40 don't you know!

 
 


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#30 Teulk

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Posted 24 May 2018 - 05:50 PM

Problem's with trackers they are too easily blocked.

Best bang for your buck is the ghost, they would have to use a hiab and put it on the back of a wagon and if they are going to go to them lengths they probably have the kit to block any tracker.

For a low cost tracker probably worth a chance if your worried



#31 Paul_S

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Posted 25 May 2018 - 12:39 AM

Problem's with trackers they are too easily blocked.
Best bang for your buck is the ghost, they would have to use a hiab and put it on the back of a wagon and if they are going to go to them lengths they probably have the kit to block any tracker.
For a low cost tracker probably worth a chance if your worried

I'm not sure it's compatible with my 240Z!

'A standard limited edition Yellow 370Zwith a plethora of minor bespoke mods' 

 

*one of 40 don't you know!

 
 


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#32 yank44

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Posted 29 May 2018 - 11:14 PM

I think the sim based trackers are pretty good but if you were worried about them being blocked, why not get a hidden manual cutout installed, then use a wheel clamp.  Should deter all but the most determined, ie. those with a truck and a grab.


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