Frequently Asked Questions



What is GPS Tracking?
What is GeoFencing?
What is GeoLocation?
What are GPS tracking alerts?
Where does the GPS tracking system work?
What are the GPS tracking software requirements to use the service?
How many vehicles can I track at one time?
How do I run reports of the vehicles I have been tracking?
Will GPS Tracking Specialists lower my insurance rate?


What is GPS Tracking?
GPS tracking devices use the Global Positioning System (GPS) to determine the precise location of a vehicle, person, or other asset to which it is attached. The position is recorded at regular intervals and is transmitted to a central database using a cellular (GPRS) modem embedded in the unit. This data is sent to our Tracking Portal and allows the location to be displayed on a map in real-time or over a span of time.

What is GeoFencing?
A GeoFence allows a customer to define a virtual geographical area to ensure vehicles do not go outside or into a pre-determined area. If a designated boundary is crossed, the customer will receive a notification or alert that can be delivered via email or text message. GeoFencing provides greater control for people who are tracking vehicles. Whether there is a specific route or areas that are "off limits" for safety purposes, GeoFencing provides peace-of-mind that the GPS tracking devices are showing your vehicles are where they should be at all times.

What is GeoLocation?
GeoLocation gives the user the ability to view the actual street address associated to the position being tracked.

What are GPS tracking alerts?
GPS tracking alerts are unique limits that a customer can set up for their tracked vehicle. When the limit is broken, an email or text message is sent to the customer. If a speed limit or a GeoFence, for example, is broken, the customer will be notified. Five levels of alert from low to sever can be set up to individual coorespondants.

Where does the GPS tracking system work?
GPS Tracking Specialists tracking portal can be accessed from any computer in the world with an Internet connection at http://track.gpstrackingspecialists.com. Our web portal is currently translated in five different languages and has mapping data for 56 countries. However, using Google Earth or Virtual Earth allows our web portal to be worldwide.

What are the GPS tracking software requirements to use the service?
Our web portal currently works best in Internet Explorer 7.

How many vehicles can I track at one time?
There is no limit as to how many vehicles, Blackberry devices, Window Mobile devices, personal GPS trackers that can be tracked at one time.

How do I run reports of the vehicles I have been tracking?
When you log into the tracking website, go to the reports menu and choose from these report types: Alert Report, Carrier Activity Report, Carrier Device Assignment Report, Carrier Trip Detail Report, Carrier Usage Report, Detailed Activity Report, Mileage Report, Speed Report, System Activity Report, or Target Status Report. Fill in the criteria for which carriers you wish to report on. Then select Generate Reports.

Will GPS Tracking Specialists lower my insurance rate?
Depending on the insurance company, a discount may be available for Anti-Theft devices which the GTS service can qualify as. Ask your insurance agent or carrier to see if they provide an anti-theft device discount. Click here to see some of the Insurance Companies are offering discounts for using GPS tracking systems & devices.

Insurance Companies Offering Anti-Theft Device Discounts*
  • AAA Insurance
  • Liberty Mutual
  • AIG Insurance
  • Mercury Insurance
  • Allstate Insurance (CA, TX, NY, FL)
  • Nationwide Insurance (CA)
  • ALFA Insurance (AL)
  • Progressive Insurance
  • Farmers Insurance
  • Safeco Insurance
  • Fireman's Fund
  • USAA Insurance
  • GEICO
  • 21st Century Insurance
  • Georgia Farm Bureau Insurance (GA)

States with Mandated Anti-theft Device Discounts**
  • Illinois
  • New Mexico
  • Kentucky
  • New York
  • Louisiana
  • Pennsylvania
  • Massachusetts
  • Rhode Island
  • Minnesota
  • Texas
  • New Jersey
* Discount percentages usually apply to comprehensive coverage and vary by state. Each insurance carrier has its own underwriting guidelines and not all applicants will qualify.
** As reported by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. Discount percentages vary by state. Each insurance carrier has its own underwriting guidelines and not all applicants will qualify.

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