The upgraded GPS Evolution is one of our superb range of magnetic vehicle trackers. Invariably chosen by professional investigators, this powerful surveillance tool is ideal for long term GPS vehicle tracking requirements. Manufactured in the UK by the Spy Equipment UK team.
The GPS Evolution is superb tried and tested magnetic vehicle tracking device that offers the very best in GPS tracker hardware backed up by our superb tracking service. This device is the obvious choice for the professional investigator or those who are looking for a feature-rich piece of tracking technology.
Most GPS tracking devices available rely on obtaining accurate updated locations from an array of satellites orbiting and beaming down GPS to the Earths surface. As a general rule this is a more than satisfactory method to keep a track of vehicles, plant, machinery and other moveable structures. However, GPS can often fail when the tracked asset is not in view of the sky, for example when a vehicle enters a multi-storey car park or plant/machimery is put into a covered transporter. What makes the the GPS Evolution so different is that it now has cell location tracking technology to back up the advanced GPS system. If GPS transmission is lost, but the device still has a mobile phone signal, then a location circle will be displayed on the tracking console map in which the unit will be located. As soon as the GPS Evolution can lock onto the GPS signals again, then the more accurate location icon will again replace the cell location based circle.
The tracking unit is fully enclosed within a tough sealed, water and dust resistant case that is designed to protect the internal electronics in environments such as the underside of a vehicle in all weathers. To keep the casing completely weatherproof the GPS Evolution now has an internal magnetic on/off switch that can be operated using the supplied magnet and a waterproof charging port covered by an air-tight rubber cover. The GPS Evolution can be deployed under any vehicle thanks to the 64 Kilogram pull-strength dual magnets built onto the case. If magnetism is not an option, due to the vehicle underside being fully sealed in plastic for example, then the tracker case can still be attached in a number of different ways by using the drilled flanges on either end of the casing.
The GPS unit has an inbuilt movement sensor that allows the device to power down into sleep mode when it has not been on-the-move for more than 5 minutes. And unlike many other vehicle tracking devices, the GPS Evolution has a very low power consumption whilst in operation. We now offer two rechargeable battery options - 5200Ah and 8000Ah so after a full charge of the internal lithium power pack, the tracker can be used for up to 4 weeks operationally or up to 18 months on pure standby (when using unit with optional 8000mAh battery). In addition, in order to ensure that the battery doesn’t expire during a deployment there is now the facility on the tracking panel to monitor the battery life status. battery life times are based on a vehicle moving for approximately two hours per day.
The GPS Evolution is supplied, as standard with an active Vodafone Prepay SIM card (with £10.00 credit on) for transmitting its positional data. This allows for real-time locations to be reported back to the tracking panel. On average £10.00 credit should last for between 7 to 10 days when a tracker is on a vehicle moving approximately 2 hours per day. As an alternate we offer an unlimited cross-network SIM Card for UK / EU providing extremely reliable and limitless tracking. The UK / EU Unlimited SIM's are similar to a contract SIM in that there is no need to check credit levels or top anything up. The Unlimited SIM's are able to roam across the Vodafone, EE and O2 networks meaning that they will rarely lose touch. Unlimited SIM cards are available for UK and EU customers only. Should you wish to use the tracking device outside the UK and EU, then it will be possible for the Spy Equipment UK technical staff to install an international SIM card. If this is required then this requires advanced warning and preferably a phone call to the Spy Equipment UK sales team.
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 Evolution 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 the FutureTrack link and enter the below demo account details.
If you are looking for a well engineered robust, effective and easily deployable GPS Tracker with comprehensive 'real time' and historic monitoring facilities then the GPS Evolution is worthy of serious consideration. With two battery sizes and UK SIM types available as well as the option to use the device on an international deployment (prior setup required), then it is easy to see why this unit is a popular choice for both professional and amateur investigators alike.
Can this tracker be placed right underneath the car body?
Yes. After the device has been able to get a GPS positional fix, then it can be deployed right underneath out of sight.
How strong are the magnets? Is there any worry about the unit dropping off?
The two magnets have a combined pull strength of 64 kilograms. Bear in mind that the unit weights only just over half a kilogram and it is obvious that the magnetic strength is not an issue.
What if the car on which I wish to put the tracker has a complete plastic underbody?
The tracker casing has holes in the bracket at each end that allow for fixing to the underside using cable ties or some other fixing method.
Is the tracker completely waterproof?
The GPS Evolution is certainly weatherproof and ideally suited to underside deployment on a vehicle. The casing is designed to prevent water and dust ingress and although the tracker could not be dropped into a bucket of water and remain sealed, this really is not what is required anyway.
How accurate is the vehicle 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 10 metres. If there is no GPS then a circled area will show based on proximity of the tracker to mobile phone base stations.
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 known as a Geo-Fence alert. You or several people can be alerted by email each time the tracking device enters or leaves a preset geofence area.
Can I set the size and shape of the geofence alert area myself?
Yes, this is a simple process that can be set through the tracking panel and email addresses to be notified can be set here too.