Old card support

Hi, first time here… and I was wondering if it is possible, and useful, to use autopi on an old car (a VW Kombi in my case) without OBD support obviously. I want to have a theft protection, hotspot, maybe a camera… etc… is possible to implement any of that without OBD and the dongle? is the dongle only needed for OBD?

You can buy something like this to power it. Teltonika OBD Car Power Cable for FMB001/FB010 Trackers 708747434859 | eBay

My van has an OBD2 port but I’d like to power it from the leisure battery instead of the starter battery so I may end up going this route too.