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Old 21 March 2005, 14:33   #1
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GPS Tracker, Cheap Thieft Protection

Ive just bought myself one of THESE
It is a GPS reciever with a GSM modem in one.
It takes a pay as you go SIM card so if your pride and joy gets nicked you just send the boat a text message and it replies with is exact posistion!
You can also phone your boat and listen in to the crooks chit chat via a hidden microphone!
If the boat is placed indoors where there is no GPS reception you can always track the GSM signal using one of the many website such as www.followus.co.uk
It also has various input/outputs so you could set up a alarm trigger which would send you a sms when triggered, or maybe imobilise your engine.
The whole lot including GPS/GSM ariels cost me 140 not bad. My insurance company also gave me a 10% discount.
All ive goto to do now is find a nice waterproof box and somewhere to hide it in the boat.
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Old 21 March 2005, 14:48   #2
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compared to the linky I just posted, this one is a lot cheaper.. Be interested to know how easy it is to install, and how it works.. If it does the biz, anyone wanna see about a "wholesale" discount by buying two..
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Old 21 March 2005, 17:58   #3
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HAHA
looks like we posted similar items within seconds of each other!
The whole idea looks great and the unit is very flexable, you can even download your route track so you can see your days journey on a pc map.
Usefull too for the coastguard etc to locate your vessal if you put out a distress call.
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Old 22 March 2005, 15:51   #4
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Usefull too for the coastguard etc to locate your vessal if you put out a distress call.
I thought that is what DSC is for?

Looks a nice piece of kit for the price. I can easily design an interface around it to monitor the criticals like running low on chocy bars...
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Old 05 March 2006, 20:17   #5
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i tried the link.........discontinued. Anyone got any updates about this useful bit of kit. If I get a txt saying my rib has moved 20m i'm very interested!
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Loads on ebay.....
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Old 05 March 2006, 20:25   #7
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new link
HERE

Yes get a text message if boat moves, its a NMEA type string message but give LAT/LONG which you can put into multimap.

You need a trickle charger running or it will flatten the battery in 4-5 days.
you can switch it to a low consumption mode but ive not tried that yet.
Mine uses a backup battery which keeps the unit running if the boat battery is removed.

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I bought one of these last week to have a play with, where did you get the aerials for the unit from as it doesnt come with them?

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