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by hutch109
Fri Feb 06, 2009 6:23 am
Forum: General Technical Support & Discussion
Topic: No satellites-no fix
Replies: 2
Views: 1722

Re: No satellites-no fix

The i425 can run into issues, when its always plugged into a charger, and if its stored inside - where GPS signal can not be located. It goes into a "deep canyon" search pattern, and never returns. The "fix" - is to remove the power from the charger, remove the battery, power it all back up outside ...
by hutch109
Mon Jan 26, 2009 8:06 am
Forum: General Technical Support & Discussion
Topic: Obvious to the user that the phone is a tracking device?
Replies: 1
Views: 2033

Re: Obvious to the user that the phone is a tracking device?

No its not - when the phone boots up, its clearly visable - and any one or two keystrokes will turn it off.

Not something you want, if the person does not know they are being tracked.

Eric
by hutch109
Fri Jan 23, 2009 4:07 am
Forum: General Technical Support & Discussion
Topic: i425 Transmitter off?
Replies: 1
Views: 1756

Re: i425 Transmitter off?

It sounds like the phone is in "Airplane Mode"... You can turn the transmitter on/off in the setup menu of the phone... or try HOLDING THE POWER button down while it turns on/off. It should ask you to "allow transmissions".

Eric
by hutch109
Fri Jan 09, 2009 7:57 pm
Forum: General Technical Support & Discussion
Topic: lattitude and longitude readings while tracking with mobil
Replies: 2
Views: 1711

Re: lattitude and longitude readings while tracking with mobil

I bet AT will make that change ASAP, and put the coords in RED on the mobile view... they are VERY receptive to changes!

Eric
by hutch109
Fri Jan 02, 2009 5:26 pm
Forum: General Technical Support & Discussion
Topic: non-cell phone tracking?
Replies: 1
Views: 1988

Re: non-cell phone tracking?

Pretty much all things now use the cellular backbone to get the data back. There are other options, such as re-flex technology, and other radio based stuff. But they are not widely used due to the limited range.

Sorry.

Eric
by hutch109
Mon Dec 22, 2008 1:04 pm
Forum: General Technical Support & Discussion
Topic: Battery and cold weather?
Replies: 1
Views: 1784

Re: Battery and cold weather?

YES it does. Some batteries worse than others. Lithium batteries work the best in the cold - but once its below 20 or so - the battery chemistry will start to slow down - and has the chance of freezing. Other battery types go out much sooner. You can end up with a reduction of 60-90% of capacity - o...
by hutch109
Thu Dec 18, 2008 2:59 pm
Forum: True AccuTracking Stories
Topic: How do I find out if a tracking device has been put on car?
Replies: 18
Views: 58617

Re: How do I find out if a tracking device has been put on car?

Depending on the type; as small as a pack of smokes, to as large as a lunch box - just depends on battery life, etc. If it has an external antenna - it can go anywhere, and then just an antenna - from the size of a grain of rice, to a quarter - would need to be visible towards the sky (for good sign...
by hutch109
Thu Dec 18, 2008 11:42 am
Forum: True AccuTracking Stories
Topic: How do I find out if a tracking device has been put on car?
Replies: 18
Views: 58617

Re: How do I find out if a tracking device has been put on car?

Then you can start by looking around the car, under the car, in the dash, behind the glove box area, under the seats etc. Also look for any strange wires, as most devices need power - unless they have an extended battery.

Eric
by hutch109
Thu Dec 18, 2008 10:45 am
Forum: True AccuTracking Stories
Topic: How do I find out if a tracking device has been put on car?
Replies: 18
Views: 58617

Re: How do I find out if a tracking device has been put on car?

Do you have a reason to be tracked? A good unit can be placed anywhere. You can start by using your eyes, and looking around for anything out of the ordinary. Under the car, under the seats, in the trunk, etc. With a remote antenna, the places are endless. Some covert installs can happen in under 5 ...
by hutch109
Thu Dec 18, 2008 10:43 am
Forum: General Technical Support & Discussion
Topic: World Travel
Replies: 1
Views: 1306

Re: World Travel

I seriously doubt that it would work in the below cabins - you can try the GPS - but I doubt it. Also, you need cell service to bring it back on - and the Boost option wont work - as iDEN does not really cover the high seas. Do you have an on-board cellular system? Or just satellite? If its just sat...
by hutch109
Sat Dec 13, 2008 7:21 pm
Forum: General Technical Support & Discussion
Topic: Tracking History on Phone
Replies: 3
Views: 1710

Re: Tracking History on Phone

The phone (tracker) does NOT locally store its location - once the location is acquired, it sends the data to the AccuTracking server - once its sent, its remove from memory. The only way to see the history, is to look at the website.

Eric
by hutch109
Sat Dec 13, 2008 6:17 pm
Forum: General Technical Support & Discussion
Topic: Tracking History on Phone
Replies: 3
Views: 1710

Re: Tracking History on Phone

The easiest way is through the website - you can also go to http://mobile.accutracking.com and see a few of the past locations - its a slow way to do it - and you really should use a big screen phone - like a smart phone - and not the Boost phone.

Eric
by hutch109
Thu Dec 04, 2008 2:57 pm
Forum: General Technical Support & Discussion
Topic: Quick GeoFence setup
Replies: 5
Views: 2426

Re: Quick GeoFence setup

I think a better answer - to the question you asked - is YES you can. Your description indicates you would be at the place that you have never been to - and you want to set a fence when you get there - correct? Well, I guess its a yes, and a no... You can set a fence, and it will fill in the lat/lon...
by hutch109
Thu Dec 04, 2008 1:16 pm
Forum: General Technical Support & Discussion
Topic: How To: Ideal accutracking setup with i415 and a car
Replies: 17
Views: 16550

Re: How To: Ideal accutracking setup with i415 and a car

Anytime the phone is "always on" you run the risk of lock-ups from power fluctuation, text messages, direct-connect, and/or stray phone calls...

Eric