This compact versatile tracking unit is perfect for short to medium term people and asset tracking. Linked to our dedicated tracking platform, the live and historic data can be accessed from any web-enabled device.
The GPS Defender is designed for people and asset tracking. It is a portable and compact device that can be carried in the pocket, hidden in a bag, case, or luxury goods or even attached to expensive equipment for extra peace of mind.
When it comes to asset tracking, the key factors are optimised operation and scheduled reports. The GPS Defender’s unique timer design allows it to remain in deep-sleep mode all or most of the time (when stationary). It only sends location reports according to the pre-defined schedule, during periods when it is ‘on-the-move’, ensuring users get the most from each battery charge. This makes The GPS Defender excellent for short term asset tracking and as a personnel tracker. The compact design ensures that it is easy to carry on the person or maybe secrete in a bag, a case or within a package of some description.
Motion detection is a feature that is important when used in various scenarios, whether it be for the elderly or chronically ill or for keeping tabs on an asset, or vehicle maybe. This unit has an in-built motion sensor, which activates when the tracking device is moved setting off the process of sending out its location on a preset regular basis over the mobile phone data network to our dedicated online tracking platform at intervals as little as every 15 seconds.
The GPS Defender is supplied, as standard with an active Vodafone PAYG SIM card for transmitting its positional data. This allows for real-time locations to be reported back to the tracking panel, but requires credit on the SIM to do this. As an alternative to PAYG SIM’s, an unlimited UK / EU cross-network SIM Card providing limitless tracking for 12 months is also an option (subject to fair usage policy) . The unlimited UK / EU SIM is similar to a contract SIM in that there is no need to check credit levels or top anything up. Roaming in the UK across EE, Vodafone and O2, plus across EU networks, the tracker will rarely been unable to send out live locations to the tracking platform.
Many tracking devices available have ongoing running costs in the form of tracking credits in addition to adding credit to the SIM card. This normally means that a regular payments have to be made to keep credits topped up in order to ensure that the location information from the tracking device is accessible on the tracking panel to which it is linked. This can prove very costly over time. The GPS Evolution has an annual subscription fee for use of the FutureTrack panel, however no additional tracking credits are required and the first 12 months panel fee is included in the purchase price. This means that only the SIM card credit needs to be considered if using a Prepay SIM and if using a UK unlimited SIM, there are no hidden extras or pitfalls to consider whatsoever.
The GPS Defender operates on Spy Equipment UK's web-based tracking console called FutureTrack. FutureTrack is a password protected, web based tracking console with comprehensive facilities and includes screen auto-refresh, geo-fencing and email movement alerts. The mapping is extremely sophisticated utilising Google Maps including Google Streetview. FutureTrack is also available to view on any Internet-enabled mobile phone or tablet providing real-time monitoring on the move! For a preview of the features available with the tracking console please click on this FutureTrack link and enter the below demo account details.
What if I placed this tracker inside a container or inside a car?
If the container is plastic, glass or cardboard, then there should be no issue, but if the container was made of thick wood or metal then this would almost certainly render the GPS system unusable. Inside a car the tracker has been found to work, although it will be less effective than in the open due to reduced GPS transmission capability.
What if a person carrying the tracker went inside a building?
Ordinarily, if the person was close to external windows, then the GPS location information should still be obtained, however the deeper into a building the person moves, the more chance there will be of total signal loss.
How accurate is the GPS Defender tracker?
This will depend on a number of factors including what type of area the tracker is in at the time that it sends out locations. If there are tall buildings then GPS reflection off these buildings can reduce accuracy a little. However, generally the devices are accurate to within about 5 metres.
If I want to know when the tracker enters or exits a certain area, then is there a way that I can be alerted?
Yes. This is generally known as a Geo-Fence alert. You can be alerted by email which of course can be received by your smartphone.
Can I set the size of the alert area myself?
Yes, this is a simple process that can be set through the tracking panel to which you will have a secure password protected login.
How can I watch the movements of my tracking device?
You are provided with a secure login to our feature-rich web-based tracking console. This can be accessed from any Internet connected computer or mobile device such as a Smartphone. Dedicated Android and iPhone apps are available.
Can anybody else access the login to my tracking device?
Other than one of the Spy Equipment UK team, who may need access for support and administration purposes, nobody else will be able to access your tracker login unless you supply the login User ID and password to them.
If I wanted more than one person to have access to monitor my tracker, how many could log on at any one time?