Argus Asset Tracker - Easy Setup Guide
Step 1 – Order
You can order your Argus asset tracker 3 ways.
- Online in the Argus Hub – Go to Settings, then Add/Move GPS unit to send your order.
- Phone – Call your Account Manager, or +64 9 951 0400 and select option 1 to speak with your Account Manager.
- Email – Email email@example.com or your Account Manager directly.
Step 2 – Courier
Your Argus Asset Tracker order will be couriered to you. You will be able to see the tracker in your Argus Tracking account.
Step 3 - Turn your device on
You will need to activate your device just prior to installation. To turn your device on, you will need:
- An asset tracker
- A small flat-head screwdriver
- A very small precision screwdriver (or similar thin prying tool)
Please follow the steps below:
Identify the small spaces in the front face of the device. Insert your flathead screwdriver into these spaces and gently pry the cover off.
Locate the small black on/off switch and turn the on/off switch to the on position.
Replace the cover tightly to ensure IP67 waterproof protection.
Step 4 – Install & Fitment
Before installing, please take note of which ID number goes on which asset for identification in the Argus hub. Following these easy instructions to install your asset tracker:
The Argus Asset Tracker can be mounted on the asset to be tracked using screws, bolts, cable ties, or industrial adhesives and super strength double-sided tape.
When choosing a mounting point, you have two competing goals:
- To minimise the chances of the device being accidentally crushed, dislodged, or discovered.
- To maximise the GPS and network signal.
Since the Argus asset tracker is a battery-powered device, easy GPS reception is important to its performance.
The biggest consumer of the battery is the GPS and the power needed to operate it during each GPS position fix. For best performance and accuracy, mount the device where it has a view of the sky. Installing it differently to this could reduce performance and battery life.
Choose a location that will not result in elevated temperatures. For instance, mounting the Argus asset tracker in direct sunlight on the dash of an unventilated cabin may overheat the batteries, leading to an abnormally short service life.
Step 5 – Manage Online
Take note of which Argus device is installed on which asset by taking note of the VID number on each Argus device as you install it. This is the number you will use to identify the device in the Argus Hub.
You can identify each device at any time in My Assets > Profile and look at the Device ID.
In Asset Profile you can rename it, add it to a group, and enter any other details you wish, make sure you press save!
Go to Settings, then Notifications and set up a new notification for battery levels on this device.
If you wish, go to Geofences and set up a Geofence for this device.
Step 6 – Replace batteries
All batteries will need replacing at some stage and the longevity of your asset tracker batteries will depend on how often your device "pings" and the heat conditions the battery has encountered.
For instance, mounting the Argus asset tracker in direct sunlight on the dash of an unventilated cabin may overheat the batteries, leading to an abnormally short service life.
Replacement batteries for your asset tracker can be ordered from the Argus Tracking Hub > Device Management > Order Accessories
To learn how to replace the batteries in your Argus asset tracker, see the article How to replace the batteries in your Argus asset tracker