How To Build A Home-Made Car Tracker

A GPS or global positioning system facilitates your tracking of an individual or vehicle using a mobile phone which is combined with a software program.

This will enhance the   target’s speed, longitude, latitude and direction. This will takes about 15 minutes to set up and you can locate what you are tracking using a computer or any other Internet device. This is important for keeping track of   family members, friends, or employees. The procedure include the following

Obtain a mobile phone which has access to the Internet. It is possible you can procure a standard monthly contract or a prepaid service.

How To Build A Home-Made Car Tracker
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Then Sign up for an unlimited data plan if you are planning to use the GPS tracking often.

Select a GPS tracking software. Such as Mologogo and Instamapper, Amaze GPS, These will convert the phone into a GPS tracking device.

The program selected should be Register by filling in your user name, password, cell phone number, and e-mail address.  A confirmation e-mail and text message will then be sent to you

the text message or e-mail should be opened using the mobile phone and then click on the link in the message. This will migrate to the page where you can download the software.

After which you can install it on your phone by clicking on the file. At the completion of the installation you can then restart your phone.

Click on Menu” and choose “Applications.” Open the GPS program. At this point the application will start sending the location of the phone to the Internet, where it can be tracked.

By Login on to the website where you registered, A map will appear with the GPS coordinates of the phone on it. It is also possible to see the speed, if it is moving, and the direction.

As long as the program is on You can now track it anywhere it goes .However tracking some one can only be possible when the person have knowledge of it because the application informs the phone user that it is on.

Examine another procedure

A global positioning satellite device( GPS) will enable you to track through the use of  information from orbiting satellites. GPS was previously accessible only to the military but currently it is available for the public. It is actually possible to make your own homemade GPS device with a cell phone and a free piece of software.

Steps for Making a homemade GPS tracker.

Step 1 Obtain a cell phone which can connect to the Internet. This will allow you to have your GPS on at all times without incurring any extra fees. Any cell phone provider will sell you one with an unlimited data plan.

Step2 Secure a GPS program or download any for free. This will , give you a simple feed from Google Earth and the potential  to track, which is the cell phone. Programs to consider include Instamapper, Mologogo and Buddy Way.

Step3 Create a user name, password and enter your cell phone number and an email address into the site that you have chosen to work with. You will receive a text message, allowing you to download the GPS software.

Step4 Go to the URL provided. Download, and install the GPS software. Restart your phone.

Step5 Go to the main menu on your phone, and open “Applications.” Select “GPS Software,” and open it. You will see a map with a red blinking dot. As you move, the dot on the map will move, as well.

Step6 Log on to your computer, and go to the website where you registered. You will see the same map with the same dot on it. This will allow you to track your phone.

Tips on GPS

The information that follows gives you an insight on how the GPS works.

Global Positioning System (GPS) is a worldwide radio-navigation system formed from the constellation of 24 satellites and their ground stations.

The Global Positioning System is mainly funded and controlled by the U.S Department of Defense (DOD). The system was initially designed for the operation of U. S. military.

But today, there are also many civil users of GPS across the whole world. The civil users are allowed to use the Standard Positioning Service without any kind of charge or restrictions.

Global Positioning System tracking is a method of working out exactly where something is. A GPS tracking system, for example, may be placed in a vehicle, on a cell phone, or on special GPS devices, which can either be a fixed or portable unit.

GPS works by providing information on exact location. It can also track the movement of a vehicle or person. So, for example, a GPS tracking system can be used by a company to monitor the route and progress of a delivery truck, and by parents to check on the location of their child, or even to monitor high-valued assets in transit.

A GPS tracking system can work in various ways. From a commercial perspective, GPS devices are generally used to record the position of vehicles as they make their journeys.

Some systems will store the data within the GPS tracking system itself (known as passive tracking) and some send the information to a centralized database or system via a modem within the GPS system unit on a regular basis (known as active tracking) or 2-Way GPS.

A passive GPS tracking system will monitor location and will store its data on journeys based on certain types of events.

So, for example, this kind of GPS system may log data such as where the device has traveled in the past 12 hours. The data stored on this kind of GPS tracking system is usually stored in internal memory or on a memory card, which can then be downloaded to a computer at a later date for analysis.

In some cases the data can be sent automatically for wireless download at predetermined points/times or can be requested at specific points during the journey.

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