GPS Car Tracker with GPRS and Vehicle Theft Protection System, new lower price Sold by XCsource fulfilled by Amazon £26.99
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GPS Car Tracker with GPRS and Vehicle Theft Protection System, new lower price Sold by XCsource fulfilled by Amazon £26.99

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Found 16th Mar 2014
Not for everyone but for those who like their gadgets this is an amazing bit of kit for the money.

The GPS is a SIRFIII chipset so is very fast and accurate

The unit can be set up to send alerts when battery is low, when ignition is turned on, door opened, if vehicle moves outside of predefined area, if the vehicle travels above a max speed etc

You can also set the device into monitor mode so that when you call, it will let you listen to what is happening via the devices external microphone.

The device has connections to be able to wire up a car siren/ horn and set it off remotely via SMS.

Gets an average of 4.4/5 stars on Amazon

122 Comments

Do you have one already? I had similar and wasn't accurate so been avoiding any other without recommendations

Great price! Although at 100ma current draw, in a small car your battery might be too drained to start your engine after idling for a while

If you were a tradesman with a van in daily use, I wouldnt hesitate at buying one of these though

Will this work in a plane?

hotukdeals.com/dea…004

Plenty of takers at the last price. Seems a pretty simple choice with an Ovivo Sim.

lugsy3

Will this work in a plane?

Norty!

lugsy3

Will this work in a plane?



only If kept on

lugsy3

Will this work in a plane?



Logged in specially to tell you that made me laugh, and after a rotten day too, thanks

i wonder how many people are buying these for the wife's car...

Just need a GPS and Mobile Phone jammer to bypass this.
Edited by: "Venezia" 16th Mar 2014

psycho_terror

i wonder how many people are buying these for the wife's car...

I taught my mistress how to turn it off

Venezia

Just need a GPS and Mobile Phone jammer to bypass this.



Or a pair of wire cutters, or a hammer... that's not really the point is it - the idea is "they" don't know it's there.

Venezia

Just need a GPS and Mobile Phone jammer to bypass this.


And we all have them. Pretty sure that is not part of most car thieves going equipped kit.

bargainhunter666

And we all have them. Pretty sure that is not part of most car thieves … And we all have them. Pretty sure that is not part of most car thieves going equipped kit.



Hoodie and a brick I imagine!

Good to see they wrote exactly what the unit is on the case to help anyone sniffing around under the dash or wherever you've bolted it


bargainhunter666

And we all have them. Pretty sure that is not part of most car thieves … And we all have them. Pretty sure that is not part of most car thieves going equipped kit.



I suppose they don't take computers to plug into the car and code a new key either do they.

I must admit i did laugh with 'gps tracker' slapped all over it but you are supposed to place it somewhere discrete i guess.

be as do

Nerak80

I must admit i did laugh with 'gps tracker' slapped all over it but you … I must admit i did laugh with 'gps tracker' slapped all over it but you are supposed to place it somewhere discrete i guess.


you can be as discrete as you like with the box but the 2 new antennae on the roof are a dead give away!

well it's cheaper than the bananas bill

http://lolsnaps.com/upload_pic/CheckOutMyNewCarAlarmAndSecuritySystem-86451.gif

Venezia

I suppose they don't take computers to plug into the car and code a new … I suppose they don't take computers to plug into the car and code a new key either do they.



You watch too many films like gone in 60 seconds. This is the real world

Considering buying this for friends car and give it to her husband!!!!!!!

Lonefalcon...bravo!

bargainhunter666

And we all have them. Pretty sure that is not part of most car thieves … And we all have them. Pretty sure that is not part of most car thieves going equipped kit.



Hmmm, it really wouldnt surprise me but of course not your average run of the mill nick it, thrash it, set it on fire type.

Godspeed

Good to see they wrote exactly what the unit is on the case to help … Good to see they wrote exactly what the unit is on the case to help anyone sniffing around under the dash or wherever you've bolted it;)



Lol, I cant imagine someone frantically ripping the the interior of my car out be sure that I haven't installed one in there, just before they swipe my motor.

Even with a "proper" tracking system with support the police still fail to catch the thieves more often than you would think.
From Biketrac's website the other week this was posted:
"SOC quickly tracked the bike to a known location not far away in London, but due to this area being densely populated, local police could not offer us a search warrant even with our Radio Frequency technology showing a strong signal. From this point on we had to wait, but several hours later the Bike Trac unit showed the Ducati was on the move again and unfortunately crossed the English Channel before UK police could reach it."

So within metres of the missing motorbike, with a RF assisted search but then let it go 70 miles while presumably dealing with serious issues like speeding cars or whatever...
Doubt they would even support a recovery on a DIY unit like this, and wouldn't be turning up at a suspected thieves house single-handedly myself either.
It's a good deal though, perhaps for small business fleet management or similar, but as a theft prevention I think it may be limited and easily spotted with the myriad of extra aerials on the vehicle
Edited by: "bobbler" 16th Mar 2014

I find this works better anyway

youtube.com/wat…06Y

And, doesn't even run down the battery.... apparently (but you know what these marketing types are all about)

bobbler

Even with a "proper" tracking system with support the police still fail … Even with a "proper" tracking system with support the police still fail to catch the thieves more often than you would think.From Biketrac's website the other week this was posted:"SOC quickly tracked the bike to a known location not far away in London, but due to this area being densely populated, local police could not offer us a search warrant even with our Radio Frequency technology showing a strong signal. From this point on we had to wait, but several hours later the Bike Trac unit showed the Ducati was on the move again and unfortunately crossed the English Channel before UK police could reach it."So within metres of the missing motorbike, with a RF assisted search but then let it go 70 miles while presumably dealing with serious issues like speeding cars or whatever...Doubt they would even support a recovery on a DIY unit like this, and wouldn't be turning up at a suspected thieves house single-handedly myself either.



This is true enough, more likely to have success if...

a) They are in the vicinity when it's stolen and are onto it immediately
b) Some thick chav nicked it and parked it outside his house for a week (it happens)

If you're going to nick a top end motor you're going to be fairly sure its tracked, so either jammers or get the thing into a container asap unless of course you know the location of the tracker.

I actually would turn up, I'd take the spare keys and nick it back again. Imagine that!

Banned

I can understand using Ovivo SIM but would it just get disabled after 30 days as no 'call' had been made ?

bubbles40

Considering buying this for friends car and give it to her husband!!!!!!!



Can we never be friends?
northwales

You watch too many films like gone in 60 seconds. This is the real world



Which is ironic, by the time you wait for the damn laptop to boot up, change your baud rate and parity settings you're well over 60 seconds.
Edited by: "thezoidberg" 16th Mar 2014

Venezia

I suppose they don't take computers to plug into the car and code a new … I suppose they don't take computers to plug into the car and code a new key either do they.



Mostly, barring the brick through the window crowd, they just break into your house and steal the keys these days.

thezoidberg

Lol, I cant imagine someone frantically ripping the the interior of my … Lol, I cant imagine someone frantically ripping the the interior of my car out be sure that I haven't installed one in there, just before they swipe my motor.



I was thinking the other end of the theft, where your local scally has whipped it and driven it to strip it etc. The longer the unit goes unnoticed the better.

Godspeed

I was thinking the other end of the theft, where your local scally has … I was thinking the other end of the theft, where your local scally has whipped it and driven it to strip it etc. The longer the unit goes unnoticed the better.



By this time, in most cases it will be game over whether or not it says what it is on the box. Slap the car inside a steel building/container/whatever and you'll be pretty safe.

For under £30 its worth it for geek factor alone though

A friend of mine had his car stolen (not tracked thou) DVLA told him that had to wait a year before he could get his private plate back. 12 months has passed, he contacted DVLA again a few weeks ago, to which they replied "We have no record of this car ever being stolen", so even if it was tracked, it wouldn't have helped.

You can hook the alarm wire up to a relay to cut the fuel pump power feed. Effectively you can send a text to your car to stop it going anywhere if stolen.

thezoidberg

Mostly, barring the brick through the window crowd, they just break into … Mostly, barring the brick through the window crowd, they just break into your house and steal the keys these days.


Seen this done - no alarm activated - small pile of glass and car gone with owner still having keys - 2012 I believe they improved the firmware to require an original key present before producing a new one - the car owners number plate did not trigger on any route out of where he lives which meant they replaced the plate too - If that organised then I would suspect they had a cigarette lighter jammer to stop tracking seeing they are easily available - although have also seen houses broken into to get keys too - good price though

bbc.co.uk/pro…ogy
Edited by: "Bertz99" 17th Mar 2014

anewman

You can hook the alarm wire up to a relay to cut the fuel pump power … You can hook the alarm wire up to a relay to cut the fuel pump power feed. Effectively you can send a text to your car to stop it going anywhere if stolen.



Just not on new years eve, your fuel pump may be cut around 4 hours later

Bertz99

Seen this done - no alarm activated - small pile of glass and car gone … Seen this done - no alarm activated - small pile of glass and car gone with owner still having keys - 2012 I believe they improved the firmware to require an original key present before producing a new one - the car owners number plate did not trigger on any route out of where he leaves which meant they replaced the plate too - If that organised then I would suspect they had a cigarette lighter jammer to stop tracking seeing they are easily available - although have also seen houses broken into to get keys too - good price thoughhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006mg74/features/bmw-car-theft-technology



I actually have the software to do this for certain BMW models but yes, I need an original key to do it. I'm amazed they did this outside the house... The BMW software suite is appalling, it takes an age to code anything with DIS. The cover of darkness would be blown and the coding would have failed... start all over

Venezia

I suppose they don't take computers to plug into the car and code a new … I suppose they don't take computers to plug into the car and code a new key either do they.


Nah i think they scan the key getting used then plug unit into car when they break in but mainly they steal the keys.

Original Poster

I could open my brother's old 306 with with my Kymera Magic Wand (featured on Dragon's Den) Use to drive him mad

wizcat

I can understand using Ovivo SIM but would it just get disabled after 30 … I can understand using Ovivo SIM but would it just get disabled after 30 days as no 'call' had been made ?


GPS device will still work with power but you need a mobile tariff service agreement to alert you. Suppose you could call your car up once a month for a few secs just to listen in while your wife takes the car to the woods. (_;)

From Ovivo T&Cs.

5.4 We reserve the right to suspend the Service if your Account remains inactive for a consecutive period of 60 days. Should you make or receive a chargeable or non-chargeable call/text/data transfer during this period, your account will remain active.
5.5 Further, We reserve the right to terminate the Service if following suspension under clause 5.4, your account remains inactive for a further period of 120 days
5.6 Further, We reserve the right to delete your account and any credit remaining on your account, if following termination under clause 5.5, your account remains inactive for a further period of 180 days.

Venezia

Just need a GPS and Mobile Phone jammer to bypass this.



Which are both illegal in the United Kingdom - Although not hard to obtain.

So not only would the theif be charged with breaking and entering (as modern cars are stolen with the keys) and theft of a motor vehicle - they would also be charged with possession of an illegal transmitting device. Even on their first offence i'd expect a custodial sentence for that combination. Possible going 'equipped' to b&e also with some tools to open the door/window.

check with your insurance 'con'pony before buying a tracker. I was offered a decent unit for next to nothing but didn't buy/fit it as my insurance would have gone up in price! apparently if I want to be sure I know where my car is, I put a greater value on it....
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