When loading your devices, it is ideal to be mindful and aim to prevent issues such as insufficient connectivity or damage to the device.
The Tive trackers uses cellular signals to report their location and sensor data. For the best connectivity, we recommend placing the tracker on the last pallet or box closest to the container door.
If you configure the trackers to use the optional GPS/satellite location method, place the tracker on the top-right/left section of the container or trailer, for optimal GPS signal reception. To learn more about GPS and when/how to use it, you can refer to out using GPS positioning guide.
The tracker plastic housing for Tive devices is very rigid and can withstand a fair amount of beating before getting damaged, however, here are a few things to keep in mind when deciding where to mount the trackers:
1. The device should be protected against significant impact that could happen with forklift pick and place or container stacking/storing.
2. The device label should be accessible for scanning.
3. The device should be easily accessible to recharge or recycle.
If your plastic container includes an envelope attached to the front of the container, this could be an ideal place for tracker placement, assuming the device fits in the envelope and the forklift does not come in contact with the envelope during the picking.
You can use the adhesive envelope we offer which has very good adherence to metal or plastic surfaces. This envelope would also offer some additional dust protection for the device (note that the device already has high dust/water protection referred to as IP67). The envelope adhesive has been tested at cold temperature and will hold without a problem. However, the initial application of the envelope should be done at room temperature for best results. If the containers are washed with water, clients should try to not wash near the envelope or re-apply a new envelope after the container is dry.
The adhesive envelope can be used on metal containers, however, there is one more option to consider. If the container has mounting holes at the top surface, you can also use a "zip tie" and attach the tracker using the tracker slot.