GPS stands for “Global Positioning System.” It was originally developed for military use and is now available to the general public to aid in everyday navigation. GPS data is acquired from a group of dedicated satellites orbiting the Earth. GPS receivers are actually tracking devices on the ground (or at sea). The devices can be located by calling up three or more of the closest satellites. Using a process called trilateration, the resulting information is then calculated by GPS software to identify the exact positions (latitude and longitude) of the receivers. Note that GPS satellites should not be confused with communication satellites used for wireless communications. They are two completely separate satellite networks. All of Type 1 Systems GPS systems link to GPS satellites for location information.

GPS devices are similar to that of a simple cell phone. All it does is receive GPS coordinates from the satellites above and transmits those coordinates through a cellular networks to our servers. Then our software will take this data and compile it, so that it makes meaningful sense to you (the end user). Our GPS Tracking Platforms are also cloud based, this means you can be on any computer or mobile device and the information displayed will be the same across all devices at the same time.

Ask your CPA if your GPS equipment and/or platform you purchased qualifies your business for a Section 179 tax deduction. Section 179 allows you to deduct from your taxable income the full amount of equipment purchases up to a certain limit.

Depending on your insurance provider you may qualify for insurance discounts due to having a GPS Tracking device installed within your vehicle(s).

AAA Insurance up to 18%
AIG Insurance up to 15%
Allstate Insurance (CA, TX, NY, FL) 10%
Georgia Farm Bureau Ins. up to 15%
ALFA Insurance (AL) up to 10%
Farmers Insurance up to 15%
Fireman’s Fund up to 5%
Gelco up to 10%
Liberty Mutual up to 25%
Mercury Insurance up to 30%
Nationwide Insurance up to 30%
Progressive Insurance up to 15%
Safeco Insurance up to 10%
USAA Insurance up to 33%
21st Century Insurance up to 15%

Type 1 Systems offers a 30 day trial or your money back guarantee. Should you like to demo any of our Platforms for 30 days please contact an account manager to place a credit card on file. At any point in time you can cancel the account, otherwise, your card will be charged accordingly to the product solution you have selected.

Below are the Mobile App Approval Review time frames for both Android and Apple.


  • New / Version Change: 24-48 hours
  • Bug Fix: 24 – 48 hours


  • New / Version Change: 2 weeks
  • Bug Fix: 3 – 5 days

All plans for our customers are prepaid, therefore they can not be cancelled / refunded. We do offer a 5 day grace period where should you like to cancel, we will refund you the prorated amount of the total paid minus up to 5 days based on request of cancellation.