Quick Start

Traccar is a free and open source GPS tracking solution. This guide provides information on how to install and start using Traccar server on your own system. We also provide paid subscriptions with full support where we install and manage Traccar for you.

To start using Traccar on your own system follow the steps below:

Device Unique Identifier

For most devices you should use IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) number as a unique identifier. However, some devices have vendor specific unique identifier, for example some TK103 protocol devices use 12-digit identifier.

If you don't know device identifier you can configure the device to report data first and look for it in the log. Check the troubleshooting guide for more details.

Address and Port

To be able to receive data from GPS devices, your system must have a public IP address. Some internet providers charge extra for this feature and some don't provide it at all. Your current public IP appears to be (note that it might not be your dedicated address if you are behind a NAT). Instead of hosting Traccar on your own hardware, we recommend installing it on a VPS, which always includes a public IP address.

To select the correct port number, find your device in the list of supported devices. Port column indicates the default port number in Traccar for your device. If you have a cheap Chinese GPS tracker, make sure to check information about clones.