March 27, 2023

Hardwired GPS Tracking Equipment


Roadside Systems clients continue to demand hardwired GPS tracking equipment. In every case of a client moving from a competitor, it has been the only option they have considered. It makes sense – hardwired installations offer several advantages. Here are some key benefits of hardwired GPS tracking systems:

  1. Reliability: Hardwired GPS tracking systems draw power directly from the vehicle’s electrical system. This ensures the device remains operational as long as the vehicle has power.
  2. Tamper-proof: Since the device is wired directly into the vehicle, it’s much more challenging to tamper with or remove. This adds an extra layer of security, making it more difficult for unauthorized individuals to disable the GPS tracking system.
  3. Hidden installation: Hardwired GPS tracking devices can be installed discreetly, making them virtually undetectable to anyone who isn’t aware of their presence.

Why don’t our competitors focus on hardwired installations? They don’t because they have taken the path to outsourcing their installation almost exclusively to third parties. Then those third parties have been outsourcing the jobs to independent contractors. The work product has been so inconsistent that many vendors have focused on plug-ins to the OBD-II connection and pushed the installation onto the clients. In most cases, plug-ins aren’t the best option for the client. They are the best option for our competitors to not have to employ a qualified installation team!