The Yabby Edge can be mounted onto an asset to be tracked using screws, bolts, cable ties, magnets, or industrial adhesives.
Additionally the multiple housing options (standard, collar and snap-together) offer many mounting alternatives.
When choosing a mounting point, you have two competing goals
- To minimise the chances of the device being accidentally crushed, dislodged or discovered by a thief
- To maximise the GNSS and mobile reception and provide adequate ventilation.
Key mounting notes:
- Avoid installing the box completely enclosed in a metal box
- Avoid installing in a location that will result in elevated temperatures. For instance, mounting the device in direct sunlight on the dash of an non-ventilated cabin may cook the batteries, leading to abnormally short service life.
- Try to orient the GNSS antenna towards the sky where possible (screw heads facing down)
- This is particularly important for a device like the Yabby Edge - where the GNSS sensitivity is slightly less than that of a 'full' GNSS device like the Yabby3
- The best possible mounting location for optimal GPS reception is one that gives a clear, 180 degree view of the sky and free from obstructions.