MetaSAT GSM GPS Pager – GPS Car Tracker

The MetaSAT GSM GPS pager is a GPS car tracker using global positioning through the satellite mobile phone network. This self tracking device provides GPS tracking for cars and vans, allowing customers to use their own SIM card installed in the brain. Text messages are sent to and from the device enabling customers to locate their vehicle 24 hours a day.  

We can install the MetaSAT GPS car tracker Southampton, Portsmouth, Winchester, Fareham, Gosport, Havant, Petersfield, Chichester, Bognor Regis, Hampshire and West Sussex areas.


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Price from £299
Customers provide their own 'Contract' or 'Pay-As-You-Go' SIM card

Self Monitored Car Tracking Device

The main advantage for choosing this system is that it is designed to be a self monitored car tracking device. It is supplied SIM free, and customers provide their own ‘Contract’ or ‘Pay-As-You-Go’ SIM card to be fitted inside the brain before installation.  

This system works by sending text messages to a nominated phone number programmed into the brain. MetaSAT car trackers then page the nominated number if the car is moved illegally.

Text returns shows the vehicle’s current latitude and longitude co-ordinates which can be used to pin-point the car position. Customers can also send a text to the device, to get it to reply with current co-ordinates at any time.  

The co-ordinates are given in ‘degrees, minutes, seconds’ format and these can be entered into the MetaSAT website to return a map location. Google Maps also accepts co-ordinates entered into it’s search bar however these need to be converted to decimal format first and separated by a comma. There are lots of free applications on the internet for easy conversion.

Inexpensive stolen vehicle tracking solution

With no subscription costs this system works out to be an inexpensive stolen vehicle tracking solution. The only ongoing costs come from the device making text alert messages and is therefore ideal for customers looking to reduce expenses.  

Customers should note that although this device is Thatcham TQA approved, for systems to maintain this status they must be “monitored by a suitable secure centre”. It is not therefore suitable for customers looking to please their insurance company.

MetaSAT TVM800 Pager Advanced Functions

The MetaSAT TVM800 Pager has some interesting advanced functions. Firstly, as with other car trackers, it can be programmed to send a text alert if the vehicle battery is running low. It can also be programmed to send an alert if a set speed limit is exceeded, however we would not recommend this option as it could lead to using up lots of texts.  

This device can be wired up to an existing car alarm, meaning a text message would be sent if the alarm goes off. Customers should note this requires extra fitting and an additional charge will be required. Similarly this system can provide starter immobilisation via text, but again this requires extra fitting.  

The MetaSAT is not a DIY configuration device and all these advanced functions require programming at installation with a dedicated programming tool.

TVM800 Features

  • No subscription or annual fee
  • Text warning if car illegally moved
  • Vehicle location via text on request
  • Low battery text alert option
  • Battery tamper text alert option
  • Can send text if speed limit exceeded (one value possible)
  • Can tag onto existing alarm (costs extra)
  • Possible starter immobilisation via text (costs extra)
  • Thatcham TQA approved (subject to monitoring service provision)


Payment can be made at the time of installation, via our mobile credit card machine.

Contact Dragon Car Audio & Security.

The MetaSAT car tracking system provides an alternative vehicle self monitoring option. We offer mobile fitting and can install your GPS car tracker Portsmouth, Winchester, Southampton, Fareham, Gosport, Havant, Petersfield, Chichester, Bognor Regis, Hampshire and West Sussex areas.


Unit 11, Apex Centre, Speedfields Park, Newgate Lane, Fareham, PO14 1TP. Tel: 01329 446322