KeepTrack DART


4G Low Cost, Reliable GPS Tracker For Cars


The KeepTrack Dart is a compact 3G or 4G  GPS tracking device with a variety of inputs and outputs to cater for entry-level tracking applications, without sacrificing tracking and communications performance and reliability. Its compact housing contains the GPS and cellular antennae, and the 12 wire connector means that all of the Dart’s functionality can be easily accessed and makes installation a breeze.

The internal backup battery provides alerts and tracking operations even when external power is removed. The optional internal buzzer, 3D accelerometer and flash memory round out a product that is low cost but still packs a punch.

The KeepTrack Dart can simultaneously use GPS and GLONASS satellites, providing double the number of positioning satellites than standard tracking products. The result is faster acquisition and more accurate and reliable tracking.


  • Affordable and reliable Car Tracking Device
  • Easy install & Easy to conceal
  • Compact 3G or 4G GPS
  • Variety of inputs and outputs
  • Applications

    • Vehicle and Fleet Tracking
    • Powered asset tracking
    • Run Hour Monitoring
    • Tax and FBT reporting
    • Scheduled maintenance reminders
    • Anchoring and security of assets

    • High Sensitivity GPS with LNA
    • 3D Accelerometer
    • Internal back-up Battery
    • 1 x Ignition Input
    • 2 x Digital Inputs
    • 1 x Digital Output
    • Easy to Install and Conceal
    • Wired or Emulated Ignition Detection
    • Geo-fencing and Alerts
    • Plug-in 12 Wire Harness
    • OBDII Harness (optional)
    • Cigarette Lighter Harness (optional)
    • Driver ID Support: RFID or iButton

    Dimensions (mm):

    L 95 x W 55 x H 17mm

    Operating Temperature:

    -20°C to +60°C

    1) On external power

    Below 0°C and above +40°C the internal backup battery will not be charged as a safety precaution due to the dangers associated with charging batteries at extreme temperatures.


    12 Pin Wiring Harness (included)

    OBDII Harness (optional)

    Cigarette Lighter Harness (optional)


    Input Voltage

    8V to 36V DC (max)

    Operating Current

    10mA avg. (battery fully charged)

    145mA avg. (battery charging)

    Sleep Current


    Back-up Battery:

    200mAh LiPo internal backup battery pack


    Self-resetting fuse:

    The Dart passes stringent automotive power “load dump” tests to ensure that it will continue to operate in the harshest electrical systems.

    A built-in self-resetting fuse makes installation easy and safe.


    Internal Memory:

    Sufficient memory to store over 50,000 records.

    Normally data is sent to the server immediately but if the device is out of range there is space to ensure no data is lost – for many weeks of driving!

    3-axis accelerometer:

    Allows the Dart to detect harsh driving events, and to go to ‘sleep’ when not moving, resulting in extremely low standby current


    SIM Size:

    Standard (2FF) size cellular SIM card

    3G / 4G Modem


    GPS and Cellular Antenna:

    Internal GPS and cellular antennas tuned by RF laboratories for optimal performance.

    Having the antennas inside the housing makes for very simple and quick installation.

    GPS/GLONASS Tracking:

    Concurrent GPS and GLONASS tracking 72 channel high sensitivity receiver -169dBM industry leading tracking performance.

    Assistnow Offline:

    Assistnow Offline aiding data for extremely fast time-to-first-fix and performance in urban canyon environments.



    Ignition digital input 0-48V DC

    5V on/off threshold

    2 x Digital Inputs:

    2 x digital inputs with configurable pull-up/down

    0-48V DC input range

    On/Off thresholds:

    Pull-up enabled: low at 0.8V, high at 1.0V

    Pull-down enabled: low at 2.0V, high at 2.4V

    1 x Digital Output:

    1 x Switched Ground digital output1, easily wired up to switch external lights, relays, buzzers etc.

    Can be used to immobilise a vehicle.

    Switched Power Out

    The Dart can provide power to external sensors and devices via this power line, allowing for easy installation and doing away with the need for additional external power supplies.

    Voltage: 3.5V to 4.5V

    Maximum current: 200mA

    Driver Identification

    Driver ID via RFID reader or iButton

    The Dart can be update from the server with lists of Drivers that are allowed to drive the vehicle. The Dart can be installed to immobilise a vehicle and only allow authorised drivers/operators to drive it.


    Flexible Logging Parameters:

    The Dart trip logging is flexible and can be configured to log based on a variety of parameters including: Elapsed time, Distance travelled, Change in heading, Change in speed, On Stationary, Accelerometer events (harsh driving)

    Accident and Rollover Detection:

    The Dart uses the built-in accelerometer to detect high G impacts such as accidents and rollovers and reports these events to the server for emergency alerting.

    Harsh Driving:

    The Dart automatically calibrates its built-in 3 axis accelerometer and uses this to detect harsh driving events.
    • Excessive acceleration
    • Harsh braking
    • Cornering at speed

    These events are logged in the Dart along with additional event statistics that allow back-end server platforms to perform sophisticated driver profiling and scoring.

    Accident Data:

    The Dart keeps a second-by-second “black box” recording of valuable GPS and accelerometer data for a two hour window.

    This data can be automatically uploaded to the server when an accident is detected, or it can be requested manually.


    The Dart has the capacity to hold hundreds of geo-fences that can be downloaded to it from the server. The Dart can use this geo-fence information to.

    • Implement arrival and departure alerts
    • Implement speeding zones with audible warning alerts
    • Implement “No-go” and “Keep-out” areas
    • Automatically control outputs, e.g. to switch on warning lights when inside a special area.

    Ignition Detection:

    The Dart can determine a trip has started based upon

    • Wired Ignition input (voltage on/off)
    • Emulated Ignition (GPS movement)
    • Run Detect (Voltage Increases)
  • RFID Driver ID Reader.(Dart)

    The Compact unit incorporates a 125kHZ RFID Reader which reads a variety of cards and keyfobs.

     Simply plug into the device harness to install and works with a range programmable driver id key-fobs and cards.

    • 5cm typical read range (can read through plastic / dashboard)
    • Plugs into the DMCAN peripheral plug on the KeepTrack Dart harness for easy installation
    • Includes a LED and buzzer for reminding drivers to swipe their card
    • Compatible with the EM4001 RFID standard
    • Optional 125kHz HID reader option