How to install a GPS Tracker?

Introduction

  • With a Live GPS Tracking system, your personal and business belongings are safe and secure. You can get detailed information on the location of the vehicle and extract reports on the distance, route, and time duration.
  • You also get alarm based notifications directly on your Smartphone if the vehicle has crossed the set geographical limit. In a nutshell, a GPS Tracker is a must for everyone on the planet. The tracker also provides information on the fuel monitor. You can also set the pre-set speed of the car and ensure the speed limit is not crossed to evoke any accident.

Steps to install the GPS tracker

  • Step 1: You need to possess basic tool kit to start the installation procedure. Open the console (gear) and check the fuel metre wire. Now, take out the wire to be used for monitoring purpose.
  • Step 2: Please keep the engine running and take the voltage reading for full, half, and empty tank before proceeding.
  • Step 3: The actual metre wire is singled and extracted out from the console so that it can be attached to the device for measurement purpose.
  • Step 4: It is important to keep an earthing wire along with the metre wire as you will require it during this stage.
  • Step 5: Now, open the GPS console and check the sockets before installing the device. All the vehicle tracker devices possess fuel and power auxiliaries apart from GPS antenna.
  • Step 6: You must keep the tracker behind the glove box because the main intention is to keep your vehicle safe and sound during emergencies.
  • Step 7: The fuel meter, earthing, and car battery wire are attached to the socket inside the GPS console for measurement purpose.
  • Step 8: Once the wires are aligned and the GPS tracker is placed in the glove box, it is time to wire the tracker to the battery to attain power. So, just fix the wire through the bonnet.
  • Step 9: It is important to check that all wires are properly and tightly attached to give accurate information to ensure there is no chance of short circuit and accidents.

Installation Tips

So once you follow the above steps, it is important to note that you must also understand and follow some tips before making a decision:

  • It is important to carry the manufacturer’s user manual and understand the instructions. You cannot supersede the instructions and follow your own steps as it might cause accidents.
  • It is also critical to verify inventory and all the parts of the kit for damages so that you do not install the faulty device.
  • Remember to use a 3 to 5 amp in-line fuse to protect the device from any significant damage. It will also prevent any major accident.
  • If you have received a live device today, you must install it right now.
  • To identify and find any tampering issue, verify the serial number zip tie.
  • You should not use wire nuts without any torque seal. You must use poke and wrap connection method.
  • Keep and use a multi-meter to find connection wires as part of the best practice.
  • The wires should not be pinched at all to trigger any major current leak.
  • As an important tip, you must install the device close to the steering column.
  • The GPS device should get constant 12volt power even when the ignition is off. As these devices consume more power when the engine starts, it is important to keep a minimum voltage of 9 volts.
  • Please do not block or cover the GPS antenna with metal.
  • You must not tap into wires as it will impact the safety of the vehicle such as airbag wire.

Conclusion

  • It is important to call a professional to install Vehicle Tracker so that there are no issues at the later stage.
  • However, understanding and knowing the technicalities of the device and associated back end system will help you to harness its full potential and keep your vehicle safe and secure from any thefts.
  • You can always keep a small tool kit inside your vehicle for this sole purpose.

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