GPS Car Tracker with GPRS and Vehicle Theft Protection 27.48 Sold by XCSOURCE and Fulfilled by Amazon.
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GPS Car Tracker with GPRS and Vehicle Theft Protection 27.48 Sold by XCSOURCE and Fulfilled by Amazon.

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Found 20th Jan 2014
A cracking bit of kit for the money, and some good reviews on amazon to support it.

Only one left in stock to buy from amazon but plenty of other sellers at the same price.

You can set it to send SMS when your vehicle moves and pin point it via GPS. I belive you can also dial into the tracker and listen in to conversation on the external mic. Plus loads of other features.
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I bet the company that manufactures them is a front for the NSA :P

Original Poster

An unregistered PAYG sim would take car of any snooping. Ha!

you can also buy scramblers for the signals for not much ... I hear thats whats done these days...

Bought the last one at this price ( now £27.49 ), hopefully it will be accepted by my car insurance and drop my premium.

You don't have to buy a sim card for it, order one free at o2.co.uk/fre…im/
Edited by: "oberlisc" 20th Jan 2014

Hi Folks,,

Any one know if this device could be run 24/7 off A computer atx power supply ?

Thanks

In theory I'd say possibly as it runs from a 12v power supply.

One day this kinda thing will be standard in all cars with the police/government able to stop your car remotely.

Seems a good bit of kit, especially for the price.

Would these run a 3 payg sim? The 321 plan is perfect for this kind of use.

norwichjase

One day this kinda thing will be standard in all cars with the … One day this kinda thing will be standard in all cars with the police/government able to stop your car remotely. Seems a good bit of kit, especially for the price.



More so to stop you speeding IMHO, but be good for stopping car chases, although you could be carjacked that way too!

I have a professional tracking device ( paid service ) on my car. I don't use it as it actually stupidly increases the cost of insurance.Go figure.

The scramblers are illegal in the UK but are $20 dollars from Deal Extreme in Hong Kong, they kill mobile signals line of sight for about 8 metres.

Gotek make some good ones, not as cheap but very popular

Looks good for the money, hot

ajdinsdale

The scramblers are illegal in the UK but are $20 dollars from Deal … The scramblers are illegal in the UK but are $20 dollars from Deal Extreme in Hong Kong, they kill mobile signals line of sight for about 8 metres.



care to link me?

Search deal extreme for something like that. They are illegal because they emit a signal that pretty much blocks all radio signals. Think it comes under the telegraphy act so your providing a private radio station ;-)

Great ordered ! Now why do I want one of these ? Don't you just love HUKD for saving you so much money (on stuff you never knew you needed ) !

Maskarova

Search deal extreme for something like that. They are illegal because … Search deal extreme for something like that. They are illegal because they emit a signal that pretty much blocks all radio signals. Think it comes under the telegraphy act so your providing a private radio station ;-)



Surely being gprs, its over a mobile network so doesn't fall foul of that act?

Derby_Lad

Surely being gprs, its over a mobile network so doesn't fall foul of that … Surely being gprs, its over a mobile network so doesn't fall foul of that act?



Ha Ha Ha!

markeh

care to link me?

They are illegal in the UK!!! And they can damage your health, I nearly died laughing when I saw one being used to intermittently kill an important phone call, the poor chap in the City ended up smashing his phone up on the bar after it had dropped the signal about 20 times. dx.com/p/p…355

The jammers produce a multi spectrum white noise to block all signals, GPS, GSM, GPRS etc. because of this they are illegal as it could effect the emergency services. I know, they don't appear to have a wide range of effect but people have been charged under the telegraphy act because that's the easiest wide ranging law to get them under as the law hasn't caught up with technological change yet. Few have been caught though.
Edited by: "Maskarova" 20th Jan 2014

rhinopaul

I have a professional tracking device ( paid service ) on my car. I don't … I have a professional tracking device ( paid service ) on my car. I don't use it as it actually stupidly increases the cost of insurance.Go figure.


I've heard that before too, people not bothering with the tracker subscription because their premium is higher with it on.
There has to be some reason to it, e.g. perhaps a car with a tracker will statistically cost the insurance companies more money than one without. Possibly cars with trackers are more likely to be higher value and have higher value items inside and therefore have their cars broken into more.

I've also heard that GPS/GSM signal jammers are a common item for a car thief, but the more modern tracker systems have a short-range radio and that there are 'checkpoint' detectors along main roads to detect stolen cars even with jammers on board. But that could be BS, it was pub talk.

Derby_Lad

Surely being gprs, its over a mobile network so doesn't fall foul of that … Surely being gprs, its over a mobile network so doesn't fall foul of that act?




scramblers are illegal in the UK

Maskarova

Search deal extreme for something like that. They are illegal because … Search deal extreme for something like that. They are illegal because they emit a signal that pretty much blocks all radio signals. Think it comes under the telegraphy act so your providing a private radio station ;-)



Missed the post inbetween. disregard.

Geemac

scramblers are illegal in the UK



yeah, I missed a post where the subject changed

oberlisc

Bought the last one at this price ( now £27.49 ), hopefully it will be … Bought the last one at this price ( now £27.49 ), hopefully it will be accepted by my car insurance and drop my premium.You don't have to buy a sim card for it, order one free at https://www.o2.co.uk/freesim/


Even though the SIM is free you have to pay £10\month to use it.

There are companies where you can buy bundles for SMS and data reports, the up front cost is higher but the annual cost is generally lower. Google GL200 GPS, small unit with a good sirf chip and able to be hard wired in. Generally about £60 and up, combine with a SMS/data package and your annual cost could be as little as £100 inclusive (depending on usage). If it's only for vehicle recovery after the fact then you will have to in most cases 'ping' the device to keep the mobile contract live.
Edited by: "Maskarova" 20th Jan 2014

Original Poster

I think giff gaff is the best bet for this. If you top up by £10 and make sure you send a text every so often the sim will remain active.

Maskarova

The jammers produce a multi spectrum white noise to block all signals, … The jammers produce a multi spectrum white noise to block all signals, GPS, GSM, GPRS etc. because of this they are illegal as it could effect the emergency services. I know, they don't appear to have a wide range of effect but people have been charged under the telegraphy act because that's the easiest wide ranging law to get them under as the law hasn't caught up with technological change yet. Few have been caught though.



I'm not sure that that is quite accurate but the actual point is that the radio spectrum used is licensed. i.e. you can only use the spectrum if you have a license and that license costs many millions or billions and was obtained by Ofcom. It is covered by the Communications Act and if you use this radio spectrum you are in breach of the Act and committing a criminal offence. It is the same scenario as the old pirate radio stations. These jammers are unlikely to block police signals on the TETRA network since it uses different radio spectrum.

feival

I'm not sure that that is quite accurate but the actual point is that the … I'm not sure that that is quite accurate but the actual point is that the radio spectrum used is licensed. i.e. you can only use the spectrum if you have a license and that license costs many millions or billions and was obtained by Ofcom. It is covered by the Communications Act and if you use this radio spectrum you are in breach of the Act and committing a criminal offence. It is the same scenario as the old pirate radio stations. These jammers are unlikely to block police signals on the TETRA network since it uses different radio spectrum.



TETRA is a more modern digital network so I'm guessing it will be hardened, I'm just mentioning one the justifications for charges against users caught.
Edited by: "Maskarova" 20th Jan 2014

why not get ovivomobile.com sim data_0 with 1gb data every month for free;) (or freedom_0 with 200 Mins
300 Texts 500MB Data )one payment 20gbp
Edited by: "marcins" 20th Jan 2014

I have two of these, one in each car.

they do work quite well, im sure you need a sim that is 2g compatable, ie a 3 123 plan wont work, tho ive not tried it.

I went for a talk mobile sim as 4p a text with a £10 top up.

I may move over to ovivo sims tho?


Edited by: "fil" 20th Jan 2014

Derby_Lad

Surely being gprs, its over a mobile network so doesn't fall foul of that … Surely being gprs, its over a mobile network so doesn't fall foul of that act?



It isn't this tracker that is illegal, it is the scramblers that the thiefs use to avoid these trackers working that are illegal.

Not really sure why that has been mentioned, anybody willing to steal a car isn't going to be too concerned that they are breaking a telecommunications law.

The ones they stick under the cars in the movies look a lot tidier

Maskarova

TETRA is a more modern digital network so I'm guessing it will be … TETRA is a more modern digital network so I'm guessing it will be hardened, I'm just mentioning one the justifications for charges against users caught.



Not quite. The justification for jammers being illegla is becuase they broadcast in radio spectum that requires a license. The operator of the jammer does not hold a license. True, TETRA is more modern than 2G but certianly not LTE but they are simply not comparable. One is a mobile phone service, the other is a secure radio service used by government, emergency services and military. Wikipedia

feival

Not quite. The justification for jammers being illegla is becuase they … Not quite. The justification for jammers being illegla is becuase they broadcast in radio spectum that requires a license. The operator of the jammer does not hold a license. True, TETRA is more modern than 2G but certianly not LTE but they are simply not comparable. One is a mobile phone service, the other is a secure radio service used by government, emergency services and military. Wikipedia


feival

Not quite. The justification for jammers being illegla is becuase they … Not quite. The justification for jammers being illegla is becuase they broadcast in radio spectum that requires a license. The operator of the jammer does not hold a license. True, TETRA is more modern than 2G but certianly not LTE but they are simply not comparable. One is a mobile phone service, the other is a secure radio service used by government, emergency services and military. Wikipedia



No argument from me on the licensing point, as said before they argued it could interfere with the emergency services systems. Whilst the TETRA system is potentially hardened is still uses the spectrum and any emitter with enough juice 'could' cause issues. The emphasis is on could.

Where would this be connected to so it can disable power to the car? I'm slightly concerned if this goes inline from the main fuse! And not very good if it's just the ignition that is disabled?

norwichjase

One day this kinda thing will be standard in all cars with the … One day this kinda thing will be standard in all cars with the police/government able to stop your car remotely.



I'm afraid the technology is already here
We have a tracking system fitted to our company vehicles, parent company based in South Africa. When viewing vehicles at the base PC there is an option to remotely turn off the engine, this is greyed out
The company supplying the system says it it not legal to activate this feature in the UK but it is used in South Africa

Oh whilst your at it, its worth modding your 12v accessory sockets with a switch, so they are not allways live, as the jammers that ive seen, ( posted on here! ) plug into them.


Not fool proof but may help if theft occurs.

realtek

Where would this be connected to so it can disable power to the car? I'm … Where would this be connected to so it can disable power to the car? I'm slightly concerned if this goes inline from the main fuse! And not very good if it's just the ignition that is disabled?




fuel pump 12v+ wire, works quite well

323F

I'm afraid the technology is already hereWe have a tracking system fitted … I'm afraid the technology is already hereWe have a tracking system fitted to our company vehicles, parent company based in South Africa. When viewing vehicles at the base PC there is an option to remotely turn off the engine, this is greyed outThe company supplying the system says it it not legal to activate this feature in the UK but it is used in South Africa



Some companies utilise this with high risk freight, if a driver is overpowered then they can remotely deactivate the vehicle, the issues involved considering other road users etc. make it very problematic.
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