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Old 28th October 2015, 20:24   #1
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Can you share some more details on this , I am looking something similar.
Sure, I was looking for a GPS tracker for the pick-up and its a DIY choice or a hardware + subscription model. I wasn't confident or had the time to fiddle with the DIY options from eBay/Aliexpress etc so looked for a more organised one. Tracking Genie was one of the ones I shortlisted and called, they were pretty prompt and send me a quote right away, the base model was 12k (includes a years subscription for data + 100 SMS/Month), annual renewal is 2k/yr. Fitting was another 1.5k, the chap came to Shimla all the way from Jaipur where they are based, fitting took 1 hr. The DIY route would have been cheaper by half I estimate.

I have had the service 6 weeks so far, my experience so far:

Its a safety net, my driver knows its there and as the keys and vehicle are with him, the pick-up isn't misused, plus there's a small SOS button just in case there's an emergency.

I can track movement easily to know that a pick-up/dispatch is moving on time on both my iPhone and wife's Android. The vehicle can be disabled or remotely started (after inputting the password again), again a feature that can be useful but I suggest adding a super strong password!

I set up SMS alerts for ignition on/off and overspeed (above 60), useful, but didn't realise I would be getting 50 SMS's on ignition on/off a day! I had to top up the SMS from their portal.

One can choose daily/weekly email reports on vehicle/fleet movement summary, plus a google earth file where one can trace the vehicle's movement step by step if required. I rarely use this, as I usually get the SMS when the driver starts the vehicle for that days job, and I know he's working on time/late.

If one has a fleet, one can go for more advanced versions with fuel tracking, dash camera, etc etc

I haven't set up zone alerts, might do that in the future - so if the vehicle leaves a particular area it alerts me via SMS (if set up)

Problems so far: A few days back the backend server removed my vehicle from the login, i could't see any vehicle when I logged in, just called them and it was resolved within a few hrs.

Am attaching some screenshots from the iOS app for reference.

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Old 28th October 2015, 22:43   #2
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Thats a great informative post , perhaps this should be moved to a new thread and we can discuss more . I will get in touch with these fellows .

Coming back to the topic , since your load is not too heavy you should try Isuzu pickup some time , I understand Chandigarh Dealership will open something near Solan by Next Year .

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perhaps this should be moved to a new thread
Done .

Thanks HillyThar for sharing! Will definitely help others.
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Had spoken to them for their basic models. Planning to put them on the bike so that folks back home can track me while I am out touring.

TG ULTRA LITE : single device:
Rs.7,500/-( inclusive 1 year software & sim ).
Next year renewal cost would be Rs.1500/-plus tax.

TG ULTRA LITE PLUS : single device:
Rs.8,600/-( inclusive 1 year software & sim ).
Next year renewal cost would be Rs.2500/-plus tax.

Hope this helps.
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A friend who is a bus owner has set the overspeed warning at 80 kph continuous overspeed. That way the driver can go above 80 for a few seconds during an overtake without triggering the warning, but 1 Km or 40 seconds above 80 triggers the warning.

He did this on realising that there were few places where overspeeding happens all the time, this is due to drivers tending to floor the vehicle to gain momentum just before they hit a gradient, or while approaching a dip where a slope ends and a grade immediately starts. this overspeeding was not more then 30-40 seconds, and moving the setting to continuous stopped these warnings.

Rahul

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