Hi I am not sure.
We were told years ago to put a geofence around port botany by one of the major insurers.
We thought it was a good idea.
If any prestige vehicles fitted with our tracking devices enter the area, we get an alert in our control room.
Systems can also send email alerts to the owners blackberry's etc.
In the old days we use to use SMS, but this gets expensive if you are going in and out of areas frequently.
It is pretty difficult to steal a modern AMG, M, Porsche, Ferrari, Lambo etc.
And quite frankly our statistics show that unless you live in Sydney..there is little chance of getting one of these cars stolen.
I am a good authority on this as i have a degree in Electronics Engineering and i spent 20 years of my life designing security systems for cars (up until 5 years ago).
I have done design work for car companies here and overseas.
So the only way to steal these cars is to
- Tow them
Car Jack them
Steal the keys...generally by breaking into the home whilst people are sleeping or on holiday.
The GPS tracking devices enter a sleep mode when the ignition is turned off so that they conserve power, minimise 3G broadband costs and don't flatten the battery.
They have daily periodical health check wakeups
They wake upon G force detection or ignition or alarm trigger detection.
They use the GPS to detect towing...This is a parameter which is set...
for example vehicle moving 20-180kph for greater than 30 seconds with minimum 5 satellite GPS Loc and ignition off..Then send an alert.
Devices also send alerts for
Backup Battery Low
Antenna's Disconnected etc. Yes even if the GSM antenna's are disconnected or cut, you can still manage to get a signal out.
and of course much more...there are 201 definable alerts based on
- Condition of inputs ( 8 Inputs)
Geofence Condition..Inside, Outside, Entering Exiting
Backup Battery Condition
Upon condition being generated, the GPS can be programmed to
- Poll an event to our data centre...Control Room monitors events
Log an event into the blackbox recorder (similar to an aircraft.....yes we know where the car has been down to 1 second intervals and how fast it has travelled we have clocked stolen cars to 180kph in suburban street in the wee hours of the morning)
Automatically set outputs.
For example our distributor in Pakistan has set up their stolen vehicle parameters as such:-
Car exits Karachi City area Then Automatically Kill the ignition....(unfortunately you can't do that here)
We sell in about 75 Countries..But Australia, UK, France and Pakistan are our majors.