…”From a technical point of view, to monitor a vehicle you can use a phone with a suitable application, a module plugged into an OBD diagnostic socket or a device permanently placed in a car. The latter two devices have the advantage over mobile applications as they guarantee continuity of operation, data transmission stability and more data. Fixed mounts also provide discretion and avoid user intervention. Interestingly, installation does not always require a visit to a car service.
– “There are modules that can be successfully fixed by every driver. They are designed to be as easy to use as possible and not trouble even less experienced DIYers. In order to install the device in a vehicle, basic manual skills and short instructions are needed” – convinves Dariusz Kwakszys, IT Manager at Gannet Guard Systems.
An example is Gan Fleet Light. To operate, it is necessary to connect it to the power supply of a vehicle. This is done by means of a special wiring harness and a car fuse connector (the fuse box on most passenger cars is located on the left front side of the steering wheel, bottom of the dashboard and rear to the left or right of the luggage compartment). The kit comes with a second cable, the so-called mass, with a ring cable lug, which allows it to be placed in any place, e.g. under the head of a bolt that is a part of the car body. The best location for installation is the area under the dashboard in its entire length or at the pit bottom. Other places are: front passenger compartment, , passenger space under the supports above the leg area and the trunk (in its case it should be taken into account that the signals penetrate the trunk mainly through the rear window and seats).”…