GPS Tracking

busa

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Hi there, I have read a few posts about “keyless entry” and other security concerns.

Has anyone fitted a GPS tracking system?

I fitted a GPS tracking system to my Motorcycle a Hayabusa, the tracking system looked just like an electrical relay and was hidden out of sight.

The system used a Giff Gaff sim, so I was able to communicate with it for free, Giff gaff to Giff Gaff.

I had the misfortune to have the bike stolen, they thieves had cut the chains to the ground anchor and the pushed the bike on a van I went on the app and it gave me the location of the bike, it even gave the route and time of the incident. I did call the police, but they didn’t seem interested as I had found the bike, didn’t even bother to gain any forensics.

I found the bike a few miles away, in a motorcycle parking bay with a brand-new bike cover over it, the police explained later that this was a common trick, as the thieves would wait a few days and then come and collect the bike, as no one would question a bike being recovered from a parking bay.

I’m sure we don’t want to post what extra security devices we have if this will compromise them.

But I can highly recommend it, my cheap £20 GPS tracker saved the day.
 
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The iSmart app on my HS PHEV has a "Find My Car" feature.

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Also interesting is 48Km at 72% equals 66km at 100%.

Yes, I get close to 70km range from a full charge. I think living in the tropics makes a difference to battery range. The coldest it gets here is about 18°C so we very rarely have to use the heater.

In case anybody is wondering the nickname for my car is Moo Dang which means red pig in Thai. We previously own a red Suzuki Swift which was called Noo Dang which means red mouse in Thai
 

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Also interesting is 48Km at 72% equals 66km at 100%.
MG have fixed battery distance based on SoC %. Unlikely to see any degradation data unless folks start collecting it :)

I have driven it over 40 miles - 63km here in the UK when weather was in 20s
 

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Hi there, I have read a few posts about “keyless entry” and other security concerns.

Has anyone fitted a GPS tracking system?

I fitted a GPS tracking system to my Motorcycle a Hayabusa, the tracking system looked just like an electrical relay and was hidden out of sight.

The system used a Giff Gaff sim, so I was able to communicate with it for free, Giff gaff to Giff Gaff.

I had the misfortune to have the bike stolen, they thieves had cut the chains to the ground anchor and the pushed the bike on a van I went on the app and it gave me the location of the bike, it even gave the route and time of the incident. I did call the police, but they didn’t seem interested as I had found the bike, didn’t even bother to gain any forensics.

I found the bike a few miles away, in a motorcycle parking bay with a brand-new bike cover over it, the police explained later that this was a common trick, as the thieves would wait a few days and then come and collect the bike, as no one would question a bike being recovered from a parking bay.

I’m sure we don’t want to post what extra security devices we have if this will compromise them.

But I can highly recommend it, my cheap £20 GPS tracker saved the day.
Not as cheap as £20, but this is the one that I have fitted to both of my cars
GPS Car Tracker Theft Protection-Awarded for Vehicle Tracker 2019 Amatrac AM-T22. Accurate Global Positioning 2G Real Time Fast Tracking Direct to your Smartphone. Installed in the OBD Port in Seconds Amazon product


Also using Giffgaff sim
 

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Where is the OBD port?
Also, I thought that the HS complained if anything was in the OBD port under normal driving conditions and not stationary?
 

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Where is the OBD port?
Also, I thought that the HS complained if anything was in the OBD port under normal driving conditions and not stationary?
It is usually somewhere very near to the steering wheel. Have a look under the trim, cannot tell/show you as I have a ZS. Also, cannot comment on the leaving it in the port but my ZS dies not complain
 

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I had a tracker device in the OBD port but the alarm kept going off so I have hidden an Apple AirTag in the vehicle. It was handy to keep an eye on the car's location when it was back at the dealership during the summer.
 
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