Vehicles can be tracked in real time via the Internet with this GPS service from C.O.P.S. Monitoring.

Due to the industry's growing interest in GPS, C.O.P.S. Monitoring has unveiled COP-A-TRAK, its new GPS service that allows dealers to offer their customers GPS vehicle tracking and monitoring.

Subscribers to COP-A-TRAK can view history, track vehicle locations and supervise employee behavior, including speed, idle time, service area deviations and other concerns via the Internet in real time.

Notifications can be sent as text messages to cell phones or as e-mail messages to managers who want to be notified whenever, for example, an employee is speeding in a company vehicle.

Rules also can be established so company owners or supervisors can be notified if a vehicle is being moved at a time when it should not be, and even if a vehicle is taken to an unauthorized location.

Owners would be able to locate stolen vehicles at any time and track the vehicle through a program that updates its location approximately every 15 seconds.

Once an account is established, dealers install a "beacon" under the vehicle's dashboard. The technology uses a strong cellular network to transmit data from a vehicle to the tracking system, where it is stored. For more information, call (800) 367-2677 or visit