Scorpion How tracking works

Have you ever wondered how a GPS/GSM tracking device works?

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The position on a GPS device is determined by GPS satellites (2) sending packets of information that are received by the Tracking Device (1) installed on the vehicle.

The lag or difference between packets’ arrivals is used to determine the position of the vehicle. The more GPS satellites are sending packets of information, the more accurate information can be obtained. This is also affected by how far spread the satellites are in the sky. In order to obtain precise location information the tracking device should receive signal from at least 4 different GPS satellites.

Analysing the data received from the satellites, the tracking device is able to determine the position, speed and altitude of the vehicle. In the case of our CAT 6 Tracking system, it also provides Free Low Vehicle Battery text notification, Tracker Tamper Alarm and Tow-Away alarm. All these records are transmitted to Scorpion’s servers (3) through the GSM network.

Our servers encrypt and upload this information securely to a Cloud-Based system(4) at which point, the information is available on demand to both the end user(7) and Scorpion’s 24/7 Control Room Centre(9). In case any alarm is triggered, our monitoring team will contact the vehicle owner and in the event of a Stolen Vehicle, once confirmed by the owner, the local police forces. Our recovery rate of stolen vehicles fitted with our tracking devices is better than 4 out of 5.

We hope you found this article useful. Should you require any further information about our tracking devices, feel free to send us an email at [email protected] and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.


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