Yes. Yes they do. Thanks for reading.

Seriously though, it’s a great question. The use of apps, and smartphones in general, have become ubiquitous in the last decade or so. Where would we be without the wealth of apps that we have come to rely on, connect to, play and engage with. There’s probably few industries in the world that hasn’t been impacted by these technological advances.  Car trackers are no different.

With a multitude of car tracker apps now on the market, almost all of them, will come with their own dedicated smartphone app. This can genuinely put the power of the tracker quite literally in the palm of your hand.

Depending on the system you buy, whilst it will share many of the same features and functionality, each one will be proprietary to its manufacturer. Let’s take a look at a couple of the most popular  ones.

Tracker Touch App:

If you buy a Tracker device, like the Monitor, Locate or the S5 Plus, then you’ll get access to their Tracker Touch app, available on iOS and Android devices. This app really does allow you to stay in control and gives you 24 / 7 access to the location of the device, and therefore your vehicle!

You can, for example, set up a geo-fence, up-to 200 metres, around your vehicle which acts like a virtual barrier. If they vehicle leaves that area, then alarms will be triggered. It even helps for those times when you forget where you’ve parked (hey, we’ve all been there)!

If you find yourself in an area that’s unfamiliar to you and want to check the vehicle crime rate around you, you can do that too, all from the app.

Should the worst thing happen and your vehicle is stolen, you have opportunity to start the recovery process immediately with a single click. It even comes with a feature that allows youth report if you’ve been in a traffic accident. Tracker’s own Accident Management Team are on-hand to help you and guide you through the next steps to get you safe and moving again.

Global Telemetrics App:

If you’re tracking system comes from SmarTrack, like the Protector Pro Global, S5 D-iD, RECO S7 or Trident models, then you’ll get access to their Global Telemetrics app. This free app is also available on iOS and Android devices. If you’re wondering about the name, Global Telemetrics are their parent company.

This fantastic software acts like your personal navigation app, right there in your pocket. You can find the location of the vehicle the tracker is installed on, so you can see where your car is at all times. You get live positioning, or the last known location of your car. If you’re a fleet manager, you’ll see all the vehicles you are responsible for. This can be viewed on either a normal, satellite or hybrid map to give you complete understand of their whereabouts.

Not only do you get the vehicle’s location, you can also monitor its speed, ignition status and even the battery voltage. The calendar function is incredibly handy and allows you to see journey history for the vehicle (or vehicles). This shows the routes taken, the speed and distance and locations visited on a day-by-day basis, helping you to manage your drivers from your phone!

Notifications come through on the app and give you powerful insight into geofence alerts, battery warnings including disconnect and low battery), unauthorised movement alerts and many more. If you opt for the S5 D-iD model, you also get optional remote immobilisation, all with a click of a button.

Tracking apps really do open up the world of vehicle security and can be taken everywhere you go. If you’re interested in being part of the technological revolution and taking your vehicle security up a notch, get in touch and we can help find you the best product for you.