BackPedal for Business

Take advantage of our included theft protection consultancy.

Ordering for a business?

We can offer bulk discounts for orders of 10+ trackers. use the contact details below to get in touch.

Brands and manufacturers

Differentiate your product and add value for your customers

Retailers

Earn money on tracker sales and reassure customers that they can spend more and be protected

Fleet owners

Cover everything from security to sophisticated operations analysis

We help assess tracker options tailored to your fleet.

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What is connectivity?

Connectivity has different levels depending upon the type of information you want to monitor.

All of the technologies BackPedal uses have geolocation capability in case of theft but connectivity can go well beyond this.  

Lvl1 - Theft protection
Basic connectivity focused on location updates to provide theft protection. Locations often sent at periodic intervals.  

Lvl2 - Real time tracking
More detailed and regular location updates which can be used for precise tracking,  monitoring and journey sharing.
Lvl3 - Vehicle monitoring
Going beyond location updates to include monitoring of the vehicle itself. Think of this as a smart watch for your vehicle.

Connectivity hardware

The wide array of technologies involved in micromobility connectivity systems is what makes this such a challenging area to navigate.

The technology is closely related to Internet of Things (IoT) technologies. Whilst a complex area to navigate, there are a three key components to be aware of.

Communication networks

This enables remote, wireless communication with devices. For simplicity these can be split into short range and long range communication.

Long range: These include traditional phone networks (2G, 3G and 4G), emerging IoT communication networks (NB-IoT, LTE-M) and other emerging networks using different radio communications protocols such as Lora.

Short range: These are designed for wireless communication when in close proximity. Common technologies include Bluetooth and NFC. Ultra Wide Band is also coming soon in this area.

Geolocation technology

This is the way in which devices can calculate their location.

The most well known of these is GPS. However, there are several other less widely known geolocation technologies out there. One example of this is WiFi scanning.

Sensors

The range of possible sensors is almost infinite. The most obvious ones in this context are for battery health or sensors used to monitor hardware performance.

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