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Which tracking device?
« on: February 23, 2020, 11:08:34 pm »
Any suggestions which company to use?
 

Offline Eendstop

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Re: Which tracking device?
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2020, 05:58:03 am »
Unless your insurance insists, forget it and save the money. Crooks disable them and they are vastly inaccurate in my experience. A live demonstration to me showed the vehicle on a different road and 100km from where it actually was. Of what use is such system?
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Re: Which tracking device?
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2020, 06:34:48 am »
I have a Beamie. Went for the cheapest as I agree with Eendstop. Just put it in as to keep insurance happy. Bought a new vehicle about two weeks ago and luckily got away without having to put one in. Remember that it is also your responsibility to test the device regularly.


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Re: Which tracking device?
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2020, 06:32:07 am »
With the spate of bike thefts and the fact that my bike is my only transport, I put in my own tracker.
I don't recall what the unit cost, but it's far less than a set of crash bars and the subscription to the server is also not much- as a family we have 6 vehicles on the server for less than R700/year
The unit is  a "we track light" and I've hidden it in a way that's hard to find. It's got an onboard battery, so disconnecting the battery won't disable it immediately.
I monitor my bike from the app or the website. It will buy you a bigger window to try get your bike back, but realistically that's all.
When I'm in a questionable area, I set a 200m geofence that notifies me and my dad if the bike leaves it.
There are also vibration alerts and other warnings that can be set, but I haven't tested those yet.
For the cost of the whole setup it's good piece of mind per Rand

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Offline tgg

Re: Which tracking device?
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2020, 06:16:58 pm »
i sell and install itrace, works on cell phone and pc, tracks all your rides from stop to start, unit cost, R1800 plus installation, first years subs included, thereater about R1000 p y, has geofencing and lost of other stuff, your can actually buy the unit and install your self.
I  have done many installations and no issues.
Check their demo on website. It is not a tracking company like the big corps and gives great service, device has battery in with 8 hours after being disconnected and shows the route taken till then.

or you can buy your own on banggood, put in sim card and set up, i tested one and it works, if you want it i can donate it, it was just for testing
 
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