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Alley Cat GPS Cat Tracker

Product Code: JET001
R1,385.00

The Alley Cat GPS Cat Tracker uses satellites and links to an app on your phone so that you always know where your precious moggy is. For more images (including screenshots of the app - please have a squizz on your computer. Scroll down for more info.

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R1,385.00

Alley Cat is not a Bluetooth device which requires you to be close by to the unit just in order to track it. The device uses both GPS and GSM Tracking and the app uses Google Maps - so no matter how far your pet has strayed, you can find him/her. You will need to purchase a Micro Sim Card for use with your unit, and it does come with a collar but you can also use your own collar if prefered. The sim enables communication between the satellites and your phone (see below for more in-depth info on this).

Check out the Example Screenshots of the mapping - some show Gps and others show the Base Station – when it shows Base Station, your kitty is most likely inside your house. You can phone the device to check this. :)  


Features:

  • Small 45mm x 35mm x 12mm
  • Light – 22 Grams
  • Precise – GPS Accuracy 1-5 meters (IF GPS IS AVAILABLE - this sits at about 95% on average; alternatively it uses GSM - see below)
  • Remote Listen-In feature – Listen to your cat’s surroundings
  • Tracking Intervals from 1 minute to 60 minutes (you choose)
  • Set Geo Fences with alarms – will warn you by SMS if cat leaves programmed area (Min 200m ; Max 2000m)
  • Track replays – See where your kitty wanders off to when he/she leaves your house
  • Basic phone app for both Android and iPhone
  • No monthly contract – Load your own airtime as and when required
  • Long Battery Life – Up to 5 days before recharging + receive low battery alerts by SMS. NOTE: The battery life is greatly dependent on how often you push the "locate" button and also the tracking intervals.
  • 12 Month Factory Warranty against defects
  • Water Resistant to international standards
  • Local Tech Back-Up & Whatsapp Helpline
  • Choose from a pink or blue collar

 
SOME FURTHER INFO ON HOW THE TRACKING WORKS:

Development in mobile tracking technology focuses on two principal technologies: global systems for mobile communication and global positioning systems. GSM is used to send and collect data from a central unit through a data call. GPS receives information about a location from satellites, but it can't communicate with a central unit.

Technology

The GPS technology uses triangulation to at least three or four of the 24 satellites that orbit the earth. GPS receivers detect the satellites’ transmitted signals and accurately determine the location. Conversely, GSM technology determines an object's position by using signal strength and triangulation from base stations. 

Accuracy

The availability of signals for positioning and the accuracy of positioning lead to the principle difference between GPS and GSM. In general, GPS devices require a clear view of the sky. GPS devices will experience problems if they are surrounded by tall buildings. Conversely, GSM provides locations by using closely-spaced base stations, even in tunnels and dense areas where GPS can’t provide information. If there are no base stations, GSM devices can’t provide positioning. 

If GPS is unavailable, then GSM localization will triangulate the position using the three closest GSM base stations. Localization using GSM will work to provide your general position, and it also saves your battery, but it can’t provide precise position information.

Mobile Tracking

GPS is the newer technology for mobile tracking. It can track the location of a device in real time by using digital maps, such as Google maps, and compatible applications. GSM, on the other hand, triangulates the location of a cell phone in a network by using the phone’s international mobile equipment identity, or IMEI, number.

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