Wireless vs. Hardwired GPS Trackers: Which Is Better? - SEEWORLD

Wireless vs. Hardwired GPS Trackers: Which Is Better?

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With the continuous popularization of the Internet of Things car purchases is rising year by year, businesses and individuals with vehicles are beginning to have the need to control their cars anytime and anywhere, and many people are wondering when buying car GPS positioning terminals because they are not sure which type of wired GPS locator and wireless GPS locator is better?

We are here to introduce the advantages and disadvantages of wired GPS car locators and wireless GPS car locators in detail for you.

Wired GPS Tracker

Wired GPS is more “wire” than wireless GPS, which is used to connect the power line and ACC line of the vehicle. The working power of wired GPS is provided by the vehicle, and generally, there is a built-in micro battery that can make the device work for 1.5 hours to 2 hours after a power failure, so as to prevent the device line from being cut off maliciously and unable to continue working.

Pros

Because the working power of wired GPS can be provided by the vehicle, the best feature of wired GPS is that it can locate in real time 24 hours a day without worrying about the device suddenly running out of power and leaving the line. In terms of signal strength, the signal of wired GPS devices is also stronger and the positioning accuracy is relatively better.

In terms of function, a wired GPS locator is powerful, can real-time positioning tracking, can remote fuel cut-off power control, fuel consumption monitoring, set up electronic fence area, can over-speed alarm, fatigue driving alarm, vibration alarm, illegal movement alarm … everything, in the vehicle monitoring platform – immediate positioning – you can also view the vehicle’s Traveling track.

Cons

Wired GPS must be connected to the vehicle power line, the installation location is not flexible enough, and can only be installed in the place where there is a power line, so it is easy to be destroyed by the wrongdoers and lose its function

In addition, the real-time positioning function of wired GPS makes the device always in the signal receiving/sending state, and the wrongdoers can use the signal shield/detector to interfere with the working state of the device or find the installation location of the device.

Application

  • Enterprise fleet
  • Bus passenger transportation
  • Tracking and detection
  • Precious logistics transportation
  • Cargo tracking
  • Vehicle leasing
  • Car loan management
  • Private car management

Wireless GPS Tracker

Wireless GPS locator is the whole device has no external wiring, thus it cannot obtain an external power supply, and the working period of using the device is limited by the built-in power supply.

The battery life of a wireless GPS tracker is determined by the positioning frequency set by the owner, and the higher the positioning frequency, the shorter the battery life.

Therefore, wireless GPS locators are generally of the ultra-long standby type and can be used directly for 3-4 years without battery replacement or charging.

Pros

Wireless GPS positioning time is controllable, and the device enters a dormant state immediately after the transmission signal ends. The flexible adjustment can largely avoid the interference of signal shields and the induction of signal detectors, further improving the tamper-proofness of the device.

Wireless GPS can be free of installation, because no wiring, so the installation of a wireless GPS tracker will not be subject to the restrictions of the vehicle line, can be placed in any position of the vehicle with the help of strong magnetic, Velcro (pay attention to the signal strength), excellent concealment, in addition to the owner of others difficult to find out, good anti-theft.

Cons

Compared with wired GPS locators, wireless GPS has a single function and cannot be positioned in real-time. The location information displayed by wireless devices is the location information of the last positioning, not the current location information, so unless the car is stolen or other emergencies to open real-time positioning.

Application

  • Vehicle leasing
  • Car loan management
  • Private car tracking and detection
  • Precious logistics transportation
  • Bus passenger transportation
  • Cargo tracking

Conclusion

Generally speaking, “everything has advantages and disadvantages”, the focus of product selection is on suitability and how to avoid shortcomings.

In some specific vehicles and application scenarios, vehicle owners should choose the GPS device suitable for their vehicles according to the advantages and disadvantages of the locator, so that they can get twice the result with half the effort.

Nowadays, many fleet managers choose to install wired and wireless GPS locators for double protection.

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