AFUNTA GPS Car/Motorcycle/Caravan Tracker - Hardwire Kit (SIM NOT INCLUDED) £29.80 Sold by Afunta UK and Fulfilled by Amazon
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AFUNTA GPS Car/Motorcycle/Caravan Tracker - Hardwire Kit (SIM NOT INCLUDED) £29.80 Sold by Afunta UK and Fulfilled by Amazon

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Found 15th Oct 2015
£29.80 for Prime Delivery or £29.58 for non-prime delivery.

It's not reduced, its just a fantastic price for a fantastic piece of kit.

I bought this last week and installed it into the panels of my new motorcycle and it works effortlessly, you can register it online (If you wish) and view live locations using GPRS or you can simply call the number of the sim you inserted into the device and it will send you a SMS within a few seconds with its Location, Ignition State, Alarm State, Speed and a Google maps link which is very accurate.

It has the capability to disable the "Fuel pump" but you could connect anything to it (like Ignition power) using the supplied relay and when you lock it with the fob, or send a SMS command, the device cuts the power.

Not too sure on what SIM to recommend, I am using an old O2 contract sim which has Unlimited SMS, 100MB and 100 mins - I couldn't think of any other use for it. I believe GiffGaff would be no good (Not only because of poor signals, but I don't believe the terms allow "Automated usage")

Way too many features to list, but for less than £30, it's a steal... (Pun not intended)

Very easy to install.
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this is about the normal price for these, look for TK103 on eBay or Amazon. eBay they are generally cheaper. I've used giffgaff in both mine for 2 years with no problems. If your master phone is also giffgaff you just need to top the tracker up by £10 every 90 days .
very handy device hope it *#!ks the thieves up.
Giff Gaff uses O2's network so its the same 'poor signal' OP!
furbars

very handy device hope it *#!ks the thieves up.


Hardly steathy or difficult to disable tho eh? They write GPS Tracker on the case and include a handy on/off switch!....
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brookysm

Hardly steathy or difficult to disable tho eh? They write GPS Tracker on … Hardly steathy or difficult to disable tho eh? They write GPS Tracker on the case and include a handy on/off switch!....


You wouldn't mount it on the dashboard though, would you? It should be well hidden.
kev1986

You wouldn't mount it on the dashboard though, would you? It should be … You wouldn't mount it on the dashboard though, would you? It should be well hidden.


Not exactly easy to hide well on a bike tho is it, there's only a few places that it can go as it clearly isn't waterproof. The whole point of a tracking device is security and stealth, this fails on both levels.
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brookysm

Not exactly easy to hide well on a bike tho is it, there's only a few … Not exactly easy to hide well on a bike tho is it, there's only a few places that it can go as it clearly isn't waterproof. The whole point of a tracking device is security and stealth, this fails on both levels.


I see your point, I should have mentioned it isn't a "Proper" bike, but it is 500CC

http://www.peugeotscooters-egypt.com/images/satelis-500.jpg

Mounted in a VERY hard to find point, not powered directly from the battery, waterproof location and it even (somehow) finds a signal indoors (Garaged).
It doesn't look that big to me... Mind you, I'd be VERY dubios of adding the fuel cut out to it... Some dodgy Chinese tech cutting the power while I'm mid corner...

No ta!

Think I'd rather have the device track them home anyway... more likely to get it back in one piece that way
But heat for the device itself..
Any examples of the tracking software in action?
I was looking at these type of trackers a few months ago, but could find GSM ones only which means your reliant on networks to still support GSM.
I would recommend finding one that supports at least 3G.
Sure, but 2G networks are here to stay (at least for the next few years), so I wouldn't worry too much about finding a 3G version especially as these devices are mostly SMS-based anyway.

Personally, I'd be very reticent of the fuel / ignition interference. Two reasons for this:
1) If it accidentally triggered, at best you'd be stranded, at worst you might be involved in an accident
2) If your vehicle is stolen and you cut the ignition, you're basically advertising that the vehicle is tracked and almost certainly the tracker will be disabled and you've lost your vehicle

Source: someone who has worked with tracking for a little while now
Edited by: "daern" 15th Oct 2015
Someone should tweet this to Warwick Davis.
Tangos

I was looking at these type of trackers a few months ago, but could find … I was looking at these type of trackers a few months ago, but could find GSM ones only which means your reliant on networks to still support GSM.I would recommend finding one that supports at least 3G.


GSM (2G) is the best choice. Better signal than 3G and 4G and doesn't eat battery so quickly.
Edited by: "Kazan" 15th Oct 2015
Any idea of the dimensions of the box? Can't immediately see it on the Amazon page.

Thanks
You should *not* attach this to the ignition switch, instead of the fuel pump.

If you switch off the ignition when driving, your car is likely to crash because you'll lose power steering and braking assist - Whether the person driving it has stolen it or not is irrelevant, your car will end up wrapped round a lamp post.
loquerion

You should *not* attach this to the ignition switch, instead of the fuel … You should *not* attach this to the ignition switch, instead of the fuel pump.If you switch off the ignition when driving, your car is likely to crash because you'll lose power steering and braking assist - Whether the person driving it has stolen it or not is irrelevant, your car will end up wrapped round a lamp post.



I'm not expert but that doesnt sound right to me.
If the keys are not in the ignition, the brakes will continue to function. There is no way that a car would be designed to lose brake functionality if the keys are removed from the car.
And you don't need brake assist to stop the car.

But, hey, maybe you know more than I do about cars/brakes, so I'll keep quiet.
Some 'experts' here, the fuel and ignition cut outs only work below a certain speed, 12mph for my one.
sunama

I'm not expert but that doesnt sound right to me.If the keys are not in … I'm not expert but that doesnt sound right to me.If the keys are not in the ignition, the brakes will continue to function. There is no way that a car would be designed to lose brake functionality if the keys are removed from the car.And you don't need brake assist to stop the car.But, hey, maybe you know more than I do about cars/brakes, so I'll keep quiet.


If you cut the engine sharply (e.g. by isolating the ignition) you will very likely experience the following effects:

1) The power steering will almost certainly stop working (excluding some modern vehicles that have electric power steering which /may/ be maintained) and the steering will become very heavy and sluggish
2) The servo assistance for the braking will cease to function and substantially more force will be required to slow the vehicle
3) The car may decelerate sharply due to engine retardation (automatics will behave differently)

Obviously none of these will automatically cause an accident (unlike removing the ignition key, which would probably result in the steering lock being applied - this is a universally bad thing ), but you have to assume that it might happen at the worst possible moment, when you are not expecting it. Even an experienced driver may be taken by surprise by this and might lose control of the vehicle, or fail to stop it quickly enough to avoid an accident (e.g. by applying insufficient braking force).

Please take care people and be sure that you know what you are doing if you intend to integrate these items into your vehicle's ignition or fuel circuits as you are putting a great deal of trust in a very cheap and probably non-type approved piece of kit!
Jesus, look at the amount of wires.
How can you possibly install this discretely?
it will not work if there is no signal for gsm .. Isnt there any model which sends it back to satellite or some other way other than gps
cochin007

it will not work if there is no signal for gsm .. Isnt there any model … it will not work if there is no signal for gsm .. Isnt there any model which sends it back to satellite or some other way other than gps


Not at this price range! Anyway, 2G coverage is pretty ubiquitous in the UK and Europe, so there are relatively few blackspots and of course a moving vehicle will eventually find signal.
sunama

I'm not expert but that doesnt sound right to me.If the keys are not in … I'm not expert but that doesnt sound right to me.If the keys are not in the ignition, the brakes will continue to function. There is no way that a car would be designed to lose brake functionality if the keys are removed from the car.



Warning: Do not take safety advice from anyone who is not an expert!
sunama

I'm not expert but that doesnt sound right to me.If the keys are not in … I'm not expert but that doesnt sound right to me.If the keys are not in the ignition, the brakes will continue to function. There is no way that a car would be designed to lose brake functionality if the keys are removed from the car.And you don't need brake assist to stop the car.But, hey, maybe you know more than I do about cars/brakes, so I'll keep quiet.


You are correct in not knowing much....

Modern cars brakes and steering are electronically assisted as it saves on weight and power used from the engine, cut the assistance and the end result is VERY heavy controls.
Yes, braking and sterring without servos is a pretty unpleasant experience and a good way to have an accident
Great idea, if I had a bike I'd buy one of these.
all you need to have is a jammer for 20 quid and this baby is useless
sunama

I'm not expert but that doesnt sound right to me.If the keys are not in … I'm not expert but that doesnt sound right to me.If the keys are not in the ignition, the brakes will continue to function. There is no way that a car would be designed to lose brake functionality if the keys are removed from the car.And you don't need brake assist to stop the car.But, hey, maybe you know more than I do about cars/brakes, so I'll keep quiet.



The behaviour depends on the car, but there are plenty of cars out there which will have severely diminished brake capability when you kill the electrics. A good test of this (on older cars), is to pump your brake pedal when the car is off... after a few pumps, you'll notice that it starts to get harder. Eventually it'll top out, but it's a lot harder by this stage.
Suddenly changing the behaviour of the brakes and steering at high speed (joy riders aren't know for their careful driving) is usually enough to cause a crash.

Contrary to this, cutting the fuel pump will starve the engine slowly (like you were running out of petrol), gives the driver some warning before the engine cuts out, and they don't lose electrics.
Ricky302

Some 'experts' here, the fuel and ignition cut outs only work below a … Some 'experts' here, the fuel and ignition cut outs only work below a certain speed, 12mph for my one.



Do you mean that the device won't trigger them, or your car wont disable the fuel pump / ignition above those speeds?

It's a good safety feature on the device if they only function below 12mph, to avoid people using this as a remote "accident trigger"... kinnda like the GPS / cruise missile protection in commercial units
loquerion

You should *not* attach this to the ignition switch, instead of the fuel … You should *not* attach this to the ignition switch, instead of the fuel pump.If you switch off the ignition when driving, your car is likely to crash because you'll lose power steering and braking assist - Whether the person driving it has stolen it or not is irrelevant, your car will end up wrapped round a lamp post.


As loquerion has said more politely this is nonsense....
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