What is the LiveTrack?
The new LiveTrack GPS Tracker from iDRIVE Australia is a small yet advanced GPS vehicle tracker that can be used to locate and track your car at anytime using your smartphone and the free iCar phone App. And not just cars … the LiveTrack can be used for tracking your boat, motorbike, houseboat, jet-ski, heavy machinery, tool trailer – in fact, anything with a battery!
What are its uses?
There are all sorts of reasons why you might need LiveTrack. It is not just a simple matter of preventing or detecting theft, although it is a very effective tool in that regard. You might want to keep track of your staff or loved ones while they are out on the road. You might want to know exactly where your friends or family are located while out in the boat, in case they get into difficulties and need assistance. Whatever your reason may be, you can rest assured that the LiveTrack will put your mind at ease.
The LiveTrack uses GPS satellites to determine the exact location of the tracker and then uses the mobile phone network to transfer that location data directly to your smartphone. Using the free iCar App, your Android phone or iPhone will allow you to see where the tracker is located. You can also view where the tracker has been on previous days using the Location History feature. You can set up a Geofence or virtual boundary so that you will be alerted if the tracker goes out of that boundary. When you park your car or boat you can also activate the Parking Monitor and, you will receive an alert on your phone as soon as your tracker starts moving! You can add an unlimited number of trackers to your phone app, so you rest assured knowing all of your vehicles/toys are accounted for.
You can even share your trackers location with others so multiple people will know where the tracker is located at anytime. This can only be done by sharing your tracker’s unique number and password, safeguarding you from anyone else being able to track it. People who you have given permission to share the tracking of your car or boat or?? can only view where the tracker is at the present time – they cannot set a Geofence or view History or turn on your Parking Monitor or change any other settings … only you as the primary owner can do that!
How easy is it to install?
The LiveTrack has no external GPS or GSM/mobile phone network antennas so it can be installed pretty much anywhere. Installation is as simple as it gets, firstly you need to register your Aldi sim card at www.aldimobile.com.au/choose-activate/ (full instructions in the box), The SIM card has $5 prepaid credit on it that will generally last at least 3 months but the SIM card needs to be activated for the tracker to work. Although you can use SIM cards from other telcos we use the ALDI Telstra SIM card as it offers 12 month expiry on data usage and has very good coverage on the Telstra network.
You can add credit to your SIM card at any time by simply logging on to your new ALDI account. Even with the most frequent location updates $15 credit should last a full year! If you prefer to use an alternative SIM card such as Telstra mobile, Vodafone or Optus you can replace the pre-fitted SIM card with the SIM card of your choice. In these cases you may have to set up a new APN specific to the SIM card brand you are using and be aware that these telcos may charge you monthly fees as part of their data plans and this may be more expensive than the ALDI rate.
The physical installation of the LiveTrack unit is a breeze, with just a simple positive (+) and negative (–) two wire connection. Connect the RED (+) wire to a constant power supply and BLACK wire to Ground. We recommend not to mount the tracker under heavy metallic objects as it can interfere with the precision of the signal – under the dash near the windscreen is an ideal location that is effective and hard to find. Now just download the free iCAR smart phone app, setup your LiveTrack and away you go!