Active versus Intermittent Trackers
Intermittent GPS and active GPS are equally beneficial and have both helped users in more ways than one, but the way they work differs. Intermittent GPS trackers do not provide realtime location. Depending on the tracker it may report location once per day. The benefit of these trackers are that they are usually wireless so do not require professional installation. If a vehicle is stolen the tracker can be activated to provide realtime tracking for a short period of time. The other advantage is that the battery on these trackers can last up to 3 years. Intermittent GPS trackers are ideal for customers not wanting to be tracked in realtime but want in the event of their vehicle being stolen they can locate it in an instant
Active vehicle tracking systems collect data but transmit the data in near-real time or in real time via cellular or satellite networks to a computer or mobile device for evaluation and record keeping. This type of tracking system is more complex but offers more advantages brought by its functions, as having access to information from active trackers can lead to more effective business.