KADO GPS – industrial IoT GPS tracker

The KADO GPS sensor is designed to monitor and track object movement and its tilt, with emphasis on long battery life and low data transmission costs.

The KADO GPS sensor is mainly used in different fields of industry regardless of place of use (indoor, outdoor, offsite). It can evaluate the status of the object and send reports of its activity based on internal accelerometer data. In addition to reporting the current position, the sensor can detect motion initiation, continuous motion - optional, it can be turn off or you can set time period of sending messages, and stop motion.

The sensor also provides information about tilt of the object with possibility of evaluation of these data and reporting of alarm states. The tilt information has a great informative value so you can even monitor the manipulation with your assets (loading, unloading, rollover).

The KADO GPS sensor has a durable and weather-proof design and can be easily mounted on the object. Its battery lasts up to 10 years (depending on the number of measurements and transmitted messages) without any battery replacement.

Sensor is most commonly used for tracking:
  • Containers (roll-off, skip bins)
  • Cargo & shipping containers
  • Shipping boxes
  • Construction machinery & heavy equipment
  • Trains & train sets
  • Trailers

Why should you track your assets?

  • Do you know exact location of your assets?

  • Do you know how many of your assets are currently unused?

  • Did you know your employees lose up to 10-15 % of their time only locating assets?

  • Are you ready to show the difference between you and your competitors?


You can easily prevent theft using IoT GPS tracker that include accelerometer. You receive alarm state as soon as your asset starts moving, which allow you to act immediately, if an asset starts moving out of usual times.

Innovation & Improvement

Bring a new innovation to your dispatching, trailer or supply chain management. By improving your dispatching you will always know where your assets are and when they are being used. Set geofences to receive alarm states when assets leave a predefined location.

Increase of productivity

Make your inventorying friendly and save your time, so you can focus on things which really matters. Having a clear overview will increase your productivity and make the most of your assets.

Typical fields of industry where the KADO GPS sensor is used

  • Waste management
  • Logistics
  • Healthcare
  • Metallurgy & Scrap metal
  • Food industry
  • Automotive
  • Machinery & Manufacturing
  • Oil & Gas
  • Agriculture
  • Construction

Benefits of the KADO GPS sensor

Basic functions of the sensor KADO GPS:
  • Tracking of object movement
  • Geo-fence
  • Overview of object activities (tilt, movement start and stop, …)
  • Accurate record of object utilization and unauthorized manipulation
  • Clear and easy overview of inventory
  • Regular reports when sensor is inactive (keep-alive)
  • Possibility of the sensor deactivation at planned shutdown
  • Trends analysis, data history
Typical alarm states:
  • Change in position of the object beyond the defined perimeter
  • Tilt change of the object
  • Exceeding the limit temperature (fire)
  • Exceeding limit vibrations (vandalism)

Technical parameters

Power supply
Battery power:
Internal battery 1x3.6 V 17000 mAh
Battery life:
Up to 10 years
Radio network:
Sigfox RC1, 868.13 MHz
Sigfox Ready Class 1
Up to 50 km (open space)
Other information
Operating temperature:
from -30 °C to +70 °C
85 x 85 x 45 mm (case)
101 x 101 x 9 mm (bottom cover)
250 g without magnets
350 g with magnets

Principle of communication

The KADO GPS sensor communicates over dynamically evolving radio network Sigfox for IoT (Internet of Things) with a frequency band of 868.13 MHz. Sigfox allows bi-directional communication of sensors with a limited number of feedback messages. Thanks to Europe-wide coverage, it is possible to communicate and control all sensors especially on a long distances cheaply, safely and with a low power consumption.

The data from the sensor is sent via the Sigfox radio network to the PHARIS IoT Cloud where the data is processed and prepared for view.

PHARIS IoT can also send data to customer’s platform or the KADO GPS sensor can be provide as a pure HW with Sigfox ID and PAC.


The KADO GPS sensor passed all the requirements and tests in accordance with Sigfox ReadyTM certification process and receiving Class 0 level. It means that the sensor emits the highest allowed energy through its antenna to allow communication over very long distances with very low energy consumption.

Mounting and putting into operation

The sensor should be located in such a way that it is protected from vandalism or unintentional damage during operation, and it should be possible to receive GPS signals (unshielded space).

Sensor mounting is possible in three ways:

  • Using neodymium magnets (magnetic pull force is about 400 N)
  • Using a 4x M4 screwdriver
  • Using a double-sided tape

Sensor activation is done by approaching the magnet to the reed switch inside the device. In the same way, there is also possibility of the sensor deactivation at planned shutdowns.

The period of GPS measurement and message transmission over the Sigfox network is configurable parameter

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