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    Review: GPSBob Tracker

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    I have been looking for GPS trackers for years but always been put off by the initial purchase and ongoing subscription costs, I purchased some a few years back that needed a sim card and they were OK, but you needed to top up the credit and charge them and so we ended up not using them. 


    A few months ago I did another search and came across GPS Bob (https://gpsbob.com/). I tried a few and think they are great, I now fit them to all our vehicles.

    Go to their web site to find out what they do but basically for a one off purchase price (£140 inc VAT) you get a tracker with no ongoing costs that should last 5 years without needing a top up.  They are easy to install and if you change the vehicle it can easily be removed.


    I am sure there are better options for theft protection, but I find it really useful to see where teams are. Some will think it is all big brother and I am spying on the teams and it is true I can see what time they leave the yard, or if they are parked down the pub, or even speeding.  But it is great to know where they are. I can let clients know when they are on their way, without having to call.  I can redeploy teams who get done.   


    The backup has been great, we did have a few issues, but I contacted them via the web site and the UK based team phoned me up and sorted it.  Definitely recommend.


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     Some thieves will be smart where as others will be stupid. It's not going to do any harm having a tracker and as I said, the fact I know where my teams are is great and means they won't be tempted to go and do things they should not be doing when they are supposed to be working.. 

    That’s fair enough and yes your right if someone did pinch a truck they might not even think to look for a tracker. As you say can’t do any harm having them in.

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    Thanks Ben, sounds really useful.
    Still grinds my beef that ‘tracker detectors’ are freely available on ebay.
    Who the frick do ebay think are buying the things?

    It’s the same as keys that fit any lock type things, unless your a locksmith the only reason you are buying them is to do someone else over. Drives me nuts.

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