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DB2-Self Install GPS Tracker

Installation Guide: DB2 Self-Install GPS Tracker

GPS technology is constantly improving and providing solutions for individuals and businesses. Personal security and tracking the location of objects are among the primary reasons why people opt. in to use a GPS tracking device.

One of the major concerns for people before buying a vehicle tracker is finding the right mechanic for installing the tracking device which usually costs a hefty fee. Some auto mechanics charge large sums of money for installing tracking devices, which are most of the time an unavoidable cost if you want to access the advanced features of a GPS tracking platform.


The experts recommend the fitting of the tracking device done by a vehicle electronics expert especially if you are looking to hide your tracker or have multiple trackers fitted.

However, our latest tracking device DB2 Self-Install GPS Tracker is an exception to the rule and it is simple enough to be installed by people without any technological expertise. All you need to do is to locate the battery of your vehicle, connect the wires and place the tracker to a location of your choosing under the hood. You can start tracking your vehicle immediately in real-time.

While this process is easy enough to figure out by yourself,  we advise following the instructions on our installation video to ensure that DB2 is working flawlessly.

DB2 Installation Guide:


Once you are done with the installation process, you will have unlimited access to all the prominent features and the powerful tracking platform that will allow you to locate and track your vehicle and for changing the settings of the tracking device.

As well as being a compact and easy-to-install tracking device, DB2 has an extremely accurate built-in accelerometer and a gyroscope sensor for crash detection that informs designated contacts and field managers in the event of an accident. This feature is very useful for businesses with a vehicle fleet. In case of an accident, managers will be notified and they will be able to send medical aid and road assistance to the location of their employees in just a few minutes.

Once the installation is complete, your car will start transmitting GPS and vehicle data such as real-time location, speed, and direction along with many other parameters to GPSLive; our cloud-based tracking software. You can access GPSLive from smartphones, tablets, computers or any other web-enabled devices to view the location and the condition of the vehicle.

Not only DB2 GPS Tracker is extremely easy to install on any vehicle, but it also boasts a powerful antenna that allows the tracking device to work under the hood without any connectivity issues. With sophisticated features such as geofence zones, notifications, and real-time tracking, you can protect your vehicle from theft and track its location in real-time at the same time. DB2 GPS Tracking Device is not limited to cars; it can be wired to any type of vehicle that has a battery, such as boats, motorcycles, trucks and electronic bicycles.

Comments (28)

  • Danny Ongley Reply

    A little confused, watching the video, the guy fitting the unit does the Black wire first then the Red
    the wording on the screen says to fit the Red wire first then the Black?
    is the guy fitting it wrong or is the wording wrong?

    May 29, 2019 at 9:01 am
    • Rewire Security Reply

      Hi Danny, it doesn’t really matter if you do the black or the red first. But it’s often advised to do the red first (and that’s what we wrote at the subtitles), that’s why the wording is different from the video.
      The important thing is to not to touch the nodes at the same time.

      May 29, 2019 at 1:37 pm
  • David Barry Murphy Reply

    Hi there. Just bought a db2. Is there any chance of battery drain or does it go into standby?

    July 6, 2019 at 2:13 pm
    • Rewire Security Reply

      Hi David, No it doesn’t drain the battery. The DB2 will automatically switch to the standby mode and it draws less than 20ma in standby mode.

      July 8, 2019 at 7:51 am
      • Chris Shaw Reply

        Hi, I installed a DB2 last week very easily and very impressed with quality of tracking provided and ease of use. BUT I do seem to be suffering battery drain with a flat battery today after normal usage. Alternator appears to be charging fine and will check battery capacity tomorrow but anything I should particularly check on unit? Less than 20ma in standby really shouldn’t be an issue. I have it connected directly to battery terminals as per your installation guidelines. Is there a better option?

        August 22, 2019 at 11:18 pm
        • Rewire Security Reply

          Hi Chris, it must be a combination of things drawing power and the newly fitted tracker has added to that. Someone from the tech team will be in touch with you to have this sorted as soon as possible.

          August 24, 2019 at 3:59 pm
    • robert skinner Reply

      Hi I am building a demountable camper it’s an all wood build, I will have a solar panel and battery bank.
      Will the DB2 emit strong enough signal that I can build the tracker within the frame with a 9mm ply and fibreglass roof? What is the GPS coverage like over the UK specifically Pembrokeshire Wales.

      September 9, 2019 at 9:51 pm
  • Matthew Bright Reply

    I fitted my tracker to my car (a Landrover Defender ) yesterday but it doesn’t appear to be picking up signal, the Navigation light is flashing and i’ve taken it for a drive but it’s still intermittent at best. could this be down to the location of the battery under the passenger seat?

    August 30, 2019 at 7:49 am
    • Rewire Security Reply

      Hi Matthew,

      It’s normally just fine to place the DB2 under the bonnet, but Landrover Defender has quite a thick bonnet as it is a rugged off-road vehicle with a lot of metals and aluminium all around it.
      Please make sure the logo on the tracker is facing up and maybe try a different location on the vehicle. Someone from our tech team will be calling you shortly to assist you with this.

      August 30, 2019 at 8:56 am
      • John Thornton Reply

        Hi Matthew,
        Just seen your post, I bought a DB2 but am foxed as to where is the best place on a defender,
        May I ask where did you end up fitting it,

        November 10, 2019 at 11:37 am
        • Richard Tallett Reply

          Hi I’m just going to fit one of your trackers also to my defender can you let me know where to fit please. Richard

          January 8, 2020 at 12:50 pm
          • Rewire Security

            I would recommend placing the tracker behind the dashboard as this would be the best place to get access power the tracker and hidden as well. You will just need to have the sticker side facing upright as this is where the GPS/GPRS module is located to pick up the best signal.

            January 8, 2020 at 6:05 pm
      • rafal ptak Reply

        I Thinking to connect tracker In my camper to the second battery Under passenger seat.
        Can you please tell me if location will be good enough to receive good gps signal?
        Many thanks

        August 16, 2020 at 4:19 pm
        • Rewire Security Reply

          Hi, Thank you for your question. One of our technical support team will be in touch via email.

          August 17, 2020 at 8:59 am
    • Ben Reply

      I’m worried about battery drain so would this unit be o.k to fit directly to a Leisure battery hence eliminating the risk of the starter battery draining?

      October 3, 2019 at 2:17 pm
    • Colin Reply

      Same issue on defender here
      Wasn’t aware that it wouldn’t pick up gps which is slightly worrying.
      My map display shows the vehicle in st Anne’s Bristol not at home in my drive

      February 20, 2020 at 2:21 pm
      • Rewire Security Reply

        Hi Colin,

        Our tech team will be in touch with you shortly to assist you with this issue.

        February 20, 2020 at 3:20 pm
  • Ryan Reply

    hi, will this work in south africa? what is the initial cost and is there a monthly or yearly plan ?

    October 13, 2019 at 10:55 pm
    • Rewire Security Reply

      Hi, South Africa is covered in our standard £4.99 a month pay as you go top-up plan.

      October 14, 2019 at 9:19 am
  • Nicky Reply

    How long does the back up battery last if the car battery dies

    October 29, 2019 at 6:24 pm
  • Jean Bowman Reply

    Going to purchase a DB2 Tracker for a motorhome, will it work ok with a solar panel charging the battery at random?

    December 24, 2019 at 10:32 am
    • Rewire Security Reply


      The DB1-lite model is recommended for use on vehicles with solar panels fitted.

      December 24, 2019 at 3:44 pm
  • andrew Jones Reply

    We have some of the DB2 trackers. One of them has stopped working. Both green lights are flashing intermittently, do you have any idea what the problem would be?


    March 13, 2020 at 2:53 pm
    • Rewire Security Reply


      Please call our support team on 01174031916

      March 16, 2020 at 1:32 pm
  • Terry Reply

    Hi I am thinking of purchasing a DB2 Tracking device to my 1968 Jaguar MK11 is the device polarity sensitive as my Jaguar is positive to earth.


    April 7, 2020 at 8:47 pm
    • Rewire Security Reply


      Yes, the DB2 can be used on a vehicle with a positive earth. When wiring the tracker the black cable goes to negative and the red cable to positive.

      April 8, 2020 at 9:31 am
  • Nigel Reply


    I have bought 3 of these devices. Easy install and after a year of use they seem to be flawless and just work.

    What I would like to know is how do make the device know if the ignition is ON or OFF – of is this not possible with this model?

    If you have any instructions for what fuse I need to tap into I would really appreciate the help.


    June 10, 2020 at 9:45 pm
    • Rewire Security Reply


      The DB2 automatically works out the ignition state of the vehicle from the power voltage. So when the engine is on and the alternator is running the vehicle’s voltage goes up to around 13.8v+ and the ignition will show as ‘On’ when the engine is off and the vehicle’s voltage drowns down below 13v the ignition will show as ‘Off’. In the ‘Alarms section of the GPSLive site and App, you can create alerts for when the ignition is on and off.

      June 11, 2020 at 10:53 am

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