The 'Bug' is a compact, rugged GPS tracking device that has been designed for tracking containers, trailers, skip bins, and other assets where super-long battery life is required without sacrificing the frequency of updates and performance.

This getting started guide is only for the 'Bug' cellular version which comes in 2G or 4G Cat-M1/Nb-IoT.

The 'Bug' has the capacity to hold 48000 records in it's memory in case the unit moves out of reception. These records won't be removed until a successfully confirmed received by the end server has been transmitted.

What is included in the box? 

You'll get a compact box containing the tracker. The 6 housing screws will be in a small packet inside the housing.

How do I install it?

The tracker can be mounted on the asset to be tracked using screws, bolts, cable ties, or industrial adhesives. When choosing a mounting point, you have two competing goals:

  • To minimise the chances of the device being accidentally crushed or dislodged.
  • To maximise the GPS and mobile reception and provide adequate ventilation.

Since the tracker is a battery-powered device, reception is critical to its performance. While other members of the product family rely on their high-quality GPS receivers for enhanced accuracy and the ability to operate in very low signal, the primary concern for the tracker is the battery used during each GPS fix. 

If possible, choose a mounting point that will not result in elevated temperatures.

For instance, mounting the tracker in direct sunlight on the dash of a non-ventilated cabin may cook the batteries, leading to an abnormally short service life.