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Open source GPS tracking system and software

GPS tracking is definitely taking off nowadays, with smaller, more affordable GPS tracking devices allowing consumers to track their valuables, or businesses to keep track of their fleets and related activities.

However, when it comes to interacting with those GPS tracking devices, many people are turning to open source GPS tracking software. And this is a truly great choice – open source software generally means that the software can be analyzed for greater security and better user experience by the wider developer community. This means you can trust it better, and it often adds to a great experience.

With open source GPS tracking systems, it’s no different. Even better, a great open source GPS tracking software will be able to integrate with lots of various GPS tracking devices, offering detailed insights to provide you with important information you need. It should be relatively easy to use, so that you can get started relatively quickly and keep on using it without needing a dedicated IT person.  

What to look for in open source GPS tracking software

But with all the options there are out there, how do you know which open source GPS tracking software will work best for you? Here’s a list of the important things you need to look for:

  • Integration with various GPS tracker for cars
  • Bug-free and lag-free tracking
  • Fleet management features, such as fuel usage, driving behavior, etc.
  • Historical data and reports
  • Easy to use and configure
  • Ability to add various sensors and alerts
  • 24/7 support, whenever you need it
  • Ability to add your own branding

One unfortunate thing about most open source GPS tracking softwares, however, is that they often have a free version that is highly restricted, often causing more problems than they solve.

One of the biggest issues is that these free versions – while appealing – are simply just too buggy to work. And you can see what the big problem is there: if a GPS tracking software is buggy, that means that it will be unreliable. And unreliability is one of the greatest dangers when it comes to GPS tracking, since you won’t know for sure whether a tracked object is actually in the place that the tracking software shows it is. Even worse, the free, open source GPS tracking software could be buggy in another way, providing you with false coordinates and giving you a sense of security, or lagging in how often it updates the coordinates.

In total, any way in which a GPS tracking solution can be buggy is a bad way, and it can have mild to dire negative consequences. That’s why we recommend you go with high-quality, reliable open source software you can trust.

Recommended open source GPS tracking system

The TERATRACK Lifetime Solution allows you to have everything you want to have in a trustworthy, fully-functional open source GPS tracking system. TERATRACK’s open source code allows you to extend the functionality of the software and even allow you to create your own design so you can put your branding on it. Out of the box, the TERATRACK server software provides you an easy-to-use interface with unlimited tracking. The software supports geofencing alerts, driving behavior, fuel monitoring, and much more.

The smart admin panel allows you to manage your devices, users, and even payments. In this way, you’ll be able to set up your software the way you want – a true open source experience. If you want to customize it, set up or remove users, make some changes to the payments or anything else, The Lifetime Solution is perfect for you. There are a lot of features available with this solution that you’ll definitely want to have for your own company, but one of the best parts is that it comes with 24/7 support so that you can always get help whenever you need it.

With the TERATRACK Lifetime white label software, you will get access to the source code so that you can develop any additional custom features that you need. And with that, you’ll see just how great GPS tracking software can be.