About Installation


Installation of a modern quality tracking device is extremely straightforward, the simplest form of installation is to use one of our units with 'built in aerials', is to lift the bonnet (or in some case boot) connect it direct to the battery and drive away and unless your vehicle is very old (or to put it another way "built the way they used to be") it will just work.

If you have 15 mins then you can improve on this crude installation and get better performance. For example put the unit in the glove compartment and connect it to the cigar lighter. If that is in use then seek out and connect the ‘Live Wire’ to the Positive side of the 'always on' radio feed, or to the back of the cigar lighter socket. Then connect the ‘Neutral Wire’ to any Negative feed (or Earth). Now 'Cable Tie' or 'Velcro' the device down with the label side up and in 99% of cases that is it - 10-20 minutes and the job is done. As long as the battery is between 9 volts and 30 volts and the compartment is not screened with metal all round, this will nearly always work extremely well.

So why write a page on installing tracking devices? It is simply because for a few moments extra effort you can do even better if you want. First thing to consider is there a better spot? Most glove compartments slip out when you undo a couple of screws, this means you can hide the unit away under the dash. Alternatively if you battery is under the bonnet why not feed it directly from the battery VIA FUSE (3-5 amps) if you are going straight on the posts. Then for mounting most vehicles have a plastic cover in front of the windscreen wipers that has room for the unit (seal it in a plastic bag if there is the slightest chance rain can get to it there, unless you have purchased a weatherproof unit). If your battery is in the boot, what about under the rear parcel shelf? SUV's there is always a piece of plastic trim inside by the back window or tailgate to put it under. Below are a few more plastic locations you can consider with a car or van.

How to instal tracking devices

Large vehicles can sometimes be easier or harder depending on the type. Vehicles with fibre glass lockers are good as are ones with plastic light bars on the roof. Plant, or heavy duty utility vehicles may also benefit from having roof mounted dome aerials with the unit buried deep inside the vehicle. If you have a fibre glass, or wooden boat you can mount it almost anywhere dry! Whatever your vehicle we are here to help you get it working so don't be afraid to ask.

Please contact us if you need further advice