The Track and Trace module can be provided with two different data cards. You can choose to use our Track & Trace module with a prepaid card, or a 12-month data card. The advantage of a prepaid card is that you have a one-time expense, because the prepaid card is included when purchasing the Track and Trace module. The disadvantage of a prepaid card is that it must be upgraded in order to stay active.
There is also an option for a 12 months data card, with this option you will not have to worry about whether or not there is enough money on the card to send the SMS and data signals, this way the Track and Trace can always be optimal to do his work. For the cost of the prepaid card and the 12-month data card we have for you here a calculation method that can help you on your way to your expectations.
Gpsvolgsystemen.eu is entirely transparent about the cost. After purchase of the ClickTrace GPS tracking system, you will receive a web application which receives the positions automatically (and will be stored up to 1 year). This web application (and iPhone app) can be used unlimited and without subscription (for free).
The only cost you will incur after the purchase for the SIM card which is placed within the ClickTrace GPS Tracker. The SIM card is necessary for the equipment to be able to send the position information to the web application and to send you an alarm message when needed.
Gpsvolgsystemen.eu is the manufacturer and has written a so-called ‘communication socket’ to use as interface between the ClickTrace GPS Tracer and your own web application. This enables you to exchange positions and other information with minimum data spend, resulting in minimized cost for sending this information to the web application of the client. To give you an idea of the advantages of using this in-house devveloped communication socket: “If you use the ClickTrace intensively (approx. 4 to 5 hours a day), the standard data cost per month (with the KPN pre-paid SIM card provided) no more than 1 or 2 Euro per month! These are the only costs you incur after purchase.”
Calculation on the basis of pre-paid (M2M Data card also possible):
Let’s suppose you would like to monitor and secure 5 vehicles. In this calculation we will assume that every vehicle is used for 3 hours a day. If you would like to be able to follow these 5 vehicles any time of the day and also to see the history of the trips made (all data is stored for up to one year).
The ClickTrace has internal movement sensors, so as soon as the vehicle starts to move, the position will be registered by the ClickTrace, and sent to the web application with the adjustable interval. In this calculation we shall fix this interval at every 10 minutes, so as long as the vehicle moves, it will automatically send a new position to the web application every ten minutes. As soon as the vehicle stops, the ClickTrace sends its final position and switches to the battery save position.
– 5 vehicles x 3 hour a day, means 15 hours of use a day
– the frequency/interval of the position updates was set at every 10 minutes in this example, i.e. 6 postions per hour, so 15 hours x 6 positions = 90 positions per day total.
– data use with the cheapest pre-paid variant is €1,- per 1000 positions. So for 90 positions this means a total cost of 9 cents. That’s only 1,8 cents per vehicle per day!
For 5 vehicles the total cas per month (at 22 business days) will be €1,98,- euro (39 cent per vehicle). And yes, this is for a completely automized live tracking system, which also stores the trip history for up to one year. Like we said before: Gpsvolgsystemen.eu guarantees the lowest user cost.
Gpsvolgsystemen.eu guarantees the lowest user cost. Gpsvolgsystemen.eu is the manufacturer and has written a so-called ‘communication socket’ to use as interface between the ClickTrace GPS Tracer and your own web application. This enables you to exchange positions and other information with minimum data spend, resulting in minimized cost for sending this information to the web application of the client.