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When people hear the words GPS monitoring services, they may think of services that prevent you from getting lost while traveling. GPS does serve that purpose, but it also has other purposes, such as tracking mileage, actual time spent on the road, the locations of your company vehicles, your teenager as she walks through your local mall with her friends and so much more.
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1. Track Your Truck - GPS Fleet Tracking
Track Your Truck offers a variety of GPS fleet tracking services. Track your assets, busses and trucks, sales vehicles, barges, river boats, heavy equipment and trailers. Covert tracking is another service that is offered through this company. Prices start at $19.99 for monitoring and $249 per GPS unit. You can request a demo of the service or a quote.
Screenshot & Product Information courtesy of TrackYourTruck.com
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AccuTracking offers tracking services for individuals as well as businesses. Track your teen or your employees from your cell phone. They offer three packages, which range from $5.99 to $9.99 per month. Each is a pay-as-you-go service, with no contract or auto-billing. The first month of service is free.
The most basic plan offers web-based tracking, mapping and reporting, with 24/7 unlimited tracking. Alternately, you can track from your PC, a PDA or your cell phone, if it has a web browser. You can download your GPS tracking data in CSV or KML formats.
Screenshot & Product Information courtesy of AccuTracking.com
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3. Escort Entourage CIS GPS Recovery & Monitoring Service
Escort Entourage CIS GPS Recovery & Monitoring Service is an optional purchase that is available when you activate your GPS device. In the event that your vehicle is stolen, Entourage CIS notifies you by email and text message while notifying the recovery center. Someone will call you to verify your vehicle’s status so that they can notify the authorities of the crime. The price is $119.95 per year.
Screenshot & Product Information courtesy of Escort Radar
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OnStar offers several services. The first, Turn-by-Turn Navigation, is $9.95 per month. This service is also included in the Directions & Connections plan, which offers all of the features of the Safe & Sound plan, for $28.90 per month.
The Safe & Sound Plan offers the automatic crash response, emergency services, crisis assist, stolen vehicle assistance, remote door unlock, roadside assistance, remote horn and lights, OnStar vehicle diagnostics and hands-free calling. The price for this service is $18.95 per month.
Screenshot & Product Information courtesy of OnStar
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I have provided what I hope is a useful list that will give you a starting point in finding a GPS monitoring service. If you have used any of these services, please feel free to tell us about them in the comments section. This will help our readers make an educated decision about which service will serve their needs the best.