Spot Trace Australia

Spot Trace Australia

Posted on July 30, 2015 by admsat


Spot Trace GPS tracking device

Why you simply must have a Spot Trace

With over 335,700 break-ins reported in Australia between 2009 and 2010, and with home burglary and theft on the increase, you would think that householders would make a small investment to monitor and track their major assets with a GPS Satellite Tracking Device such as the Spot Trace.  Yet this is not so.  

More and more vehicles, boats, trailers and caravans are being stolen in Australia.  The Government Australian Institute of Criminology reports that Australia has “one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the world”.  An unbelievable 82,800 motor vehicles were stolen in 2009-10!

The Pivotel Spot Tracker alerts you if your asset is moved, and it will do even more.  The Spot Trace will also send you live GPS coordinates of the movements of the asset.  You (and the police) will be able to see exactly where the asset is.  How good is that for asset protection and recovery?  Find out how the Spot Trace GPS tracking device helped Bob recover his beautiful boat.

The Spot Trace vehicle tracking and boat tracking best anti-theft strategy

Thieves are known to prefer “soft targets”. Almost all businesses, shops and factories are now protected by CCTV, and sophisticated alarm systems.  This is not so with homes and dwellings.  It is unbelievable to learn that people will spend hundreds of thousands on their dream car, bike, boat, jet ski, motor home and caravan, but will not invest a cent in protecting these precious assets.  This attitude makes these assets “soft targets”.  

It is no wonder that thieves are now targeting these assets.  I was horrified to learn that a gang of thieves can strip and dismantle an entire vehicle for parts in 10 minutes.  Once that car or bike is sold for parts your chances of recovering it are NIL.  

Don’t believe me?  Take a look.

Inexpensive really cheap Spot Trace monitors and protects your assets 

How the Spot Trace helps protect your car, boat,  jet-ski, caravan or motor home 

  • Sends tracking signals to the satellite using a powerful technology that can transmit through glass and fibreglass (not metal or wood).  This is ideal anti-theft technology for your car, tractor, boat, jet ski, caravan, motor home, and industrial equipment.
  • You can customise the tracking intervals (depending on the subscription you choose) to every 2½, 5, 10, 30 or 60 minutes.  The general rule is “the more valuable the asset, the shorter the tracking intervals”.  
  • As part of your subscription, you receive access to a web-based tracking page.  If you receive an alert from your Spot Trace you can log online and see where the asset is located.
  • It uses Google Maps (TM) to monitor assets movements in near real-time mode.    
    • You can select tracking intervals from as little as 2.5 minutes intervals to a maximum of 60 minutes.
  • The Tracer Track Spot vibration sensor triggers an SMS alert or E-mail if your asset is moved.  You can then view the whereabouts of the asset by using the dedicated App.
    • Includes a special “Dock Mode” setting for boats stored on the water (such as a marina or private jetty)
  • Uses sophisticated satellite tracking technology to monitor assets even if they are outside a mobile service area.
  • Alerts you if the battery is low (the Spot Trace includes a cable that you can use to power the unit by connecting it to the asset own battery or alternative power supply).  If you do use the cable, we recommend an alternative power supply such as a separate larger battery pack.
  • Alerts you if the power is turned off
  • Provides you daily alerts to let you know the system is armed and working.

 Spot Trace Features

  • Full Australian and Pacific Area coverage.  The Spot coverage is rated as “near worldwide” you can see a full detailed map
  • Compact and Light (51.3 x 68.3 x 21.4 mm), weighs only 87.9 grams
  • Rugged and robust casing 
  • Easy to install (all installation hardware is provided in the box)
  • Water, and dust resistant to IP67  (rated to resist water even if submerged to 1m for 30 minutes)
  • Works in extreme environment settings 
    • -30°C to +60°C
    • Altitudes -100 m to +650 m
    • Rated to work in humidity environments  95% to 100%
    • Vibration resistant to SAE J1 455 standard
  • Multiple power options.  
    • 4 AAA Lithium batteries (provided)
    • or 4 AAA NiMH rechargeable batteries (NH12) sold separately
    • Inline power using the provided 5v USB cable connector–not waterproof (We recommend you buy the optional waterproof cable version)
  • The Spot Trace offers an exceptional battery life depending on the location of the asset
    • Switched off mode up to 24 months
    • 100% view of the sky: Switched on and monitoring 24 hours per day with intervals of 60 minutes up to 26 days of battery life.  You can view the full range of expected battery life for the Spot Trace.
  • Can be installed in a variety of ways using the supplied fixed brackets or industrial strength adhesive tape, or a combination of a loop and adhesive.

How to install the Spot Trace 

WARNING: This video may irritate people with no sense of humour


Spot Trace – What’s in the box

  • The Trace 🙂
  • 4AAA Lithium batteries
  • 5v USB cable connection for inline powering (not waterproof).  A waterproof version of the cable connector is available as an optional extra.
  • Installation hardware and instructions
  • Downloadable user manual (you can download a Spot Trace manual)

Why you should definitely buy Spot Trace from us

  • We are nice
  • We have more than 16 years experience in satellite phones and satellite technology including all options for Spot GPS Australia. 
  • We will do our very best to offer you the cheapest Spot Trace price
  • We are helpful
  • We are honest.  We pride in ethics and we value our customers’ interests more than our commercial interests.  So if the Spot Trace is actually not your best option we will tell you and provide you with an alternative. 

Before you decide where to buy your Spot Trace Tracker, please use the Big Red Button to ask us for a quick quotation.  Or call us on 0263355216 if you have any questions about the Spot Trace and the satellite plans available.

If you are looking for the Spot Satellite Personal Tracker please view the Spot Gen3 page

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