For any further GPS tracking questions please contact Gary Ryan (313) 402 0700
GPS FAQ - What is BigBrother GPS?
BigBrother is our internet-based mobile asset and GPS fleet tracking device. It will ensure that you know the whereabouts of your vehicles and equipment at all times. Its compact nature makes it a logical choice for easy covert installation.
GPS FAQ - What is...?
A GPS tracking device is a device uses Global Positioning to pinpoint the exact location of any asset to which it is attached, whether it is a vehicle, person or craft or any other mobile asset, and report and record that position at regular intervals. The collected data may be stored within the tracking unit or transmitted to a database or computer over the internet, using a satellite modem or GPRS radio embedded inside the unit. The location and speed of the asset may thus be displayed on a map, immediately in real time, or later when in depth analysis is required.
It enables the user to set parameters you and receive notifications of violationsto give control over your fleet management and not wasting time gleaning through reports or having to pore over maps. Customized alerts may be set up which are only sent when violations of the rules occur. GPS AnyPlace alerts may be defined for vehicle idle time, speeding against posted speed limit, border crossings, possible theft, maintenance and much more.
Reports are provided for an accurate accounting of all vehicle activity in your fleet This includes start and stop times, mileage, and idling, violation reports, travel time broken down by state or customized territory for fuel tax reporting or record validation. Overspeed reports set to custom parameters, long stops, weekend movement, late starts or early finishes, and possible theft reports.
GPS FAQ - How do I...?
Most insurance companies offer substantial discounts when tracking systems are installed in fleet vehicles.
* Discount percentages vary by State. Each insurance carrier has its own underwriting guidelines and not all applicants will qualify.
Source: National Association of Insurance Commissioners.
Follow the instructions shipped to you with your unit. It is very quick and easy.
GPS FAQ - Where...?
Anywhere you have internet access and wireless global positioning coverage.
Currently the unit will work in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Australia, Europe, Middle East, Caribbean, South America, parts of Mexico and most countries with GSM communication capabilities.
BigBrother GPS Marine links you directly to your boat no matter where you are in the world. You receive instant reports via email or text message.
In order to satisfy the requirements of accuracy, the satellite's atomic clocks are corrected by the GPS which uses the principles of general relativity to effect this.
GPS FAQ - Are there...?
Contracts are not required and you have the flexibility to seasonally have your unit on our standby plan so when you are ready to use it again, there are no new activation fees. In times of economic difficulty or seasonal down times, you can merely switch to standby mode until business picks up, and should you so desire you can cancel the service at any time giving us a month's notice, although we are sure that once you experience the security and cost savings of your system, you won't wish to do so!
No, there are no hidden costs. All costs are clearly outlined on our website.
GPS FAQ - What if...?
The system will record the event in the daily data log for review at any time that is convenient to you, your staff or the fleet manager. You can optionally receive immediate alerts via email or text messages to specified devices for each event.
BigBrother GPS systems have store and forward capabilities. The information is captured in real time and once the vehicle enters an area with coverage, the data is instantly transmitted. Even if a vehicle is out of contact for an extended time, all data for that period will be sent to the system once the vehicle resumes contact.