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Gps tracking

Discussion in 'Lost & Stolen Equipment' started by Mtrstump, Mar 24, 2015.

  1. Mtrstump

    Mtrstump ArboristSite Lurker

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    Does anyone know of a gps tracking device that can be mounted on equipment. I want one that can be tracked by smart phone. I have done an exhaustive search on the Internet, and all I find is gps with a monthly contract, where if your equipment is stolen the maker of the device will track it for you and call the police. It seems as though you should be able to do it yourself and not pay a monthly fee. I think there is a huge market for this. I can't understand why it's not available
     
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    Ive thought of them little I-Tabs or whatever ya call em. little white squares that you could mount but that was awhile back and i think that had a monthly fee also. everyones gotta have their hands in your pockets at all times :dizzy:
     
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    There was "tile" but I'm not sure that ever came to become anything.
     
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    thats what i be talkin about. are they still available or did they go nowhere with them? i seem to recall them being like 1/2" x 1/2" or so and you could attach them to anything and then just track them with your iphone. but theres always a monthly fee for any of that. makes me wonder if theres an option to buy them and then "turn them on/pay the monthly fee" when something seems to come up missing? doubt it but i dont see with technology these days they cant offer something like that. i suppose for now i'll stick with ye ole chain, masterlock and 12 gauge...
     
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    Mtrstump ArboristSite Lurker

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    Somebody could make a killing on this. I would buy at least 10 of them right now if I could track it myself with out paying a contract. I mean think about it, $20 a month or $240 a year for someone to do absolutely nothing unless it's stolen. Then they will tell the police where it is. Somebody please invent this.
     
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    Our insurance company rep drops a "Pill" into the oil fill tube on new heavy equipment when purchased. next time I see him; I'll ask....I think it's all about preventing stalking and other nonhealthy acts.
     
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    i use http://www.kryptonitelock.com/en/realtime-gps.html its a extremely easy to use product.
    you can set a geo fence, if your machine starts in the middle of the night you can set text alerts to let you know, if it moves 1 foot you can set alerts. I've never seen a better product. the first year is free with the purchase of the unit. after that i think its 20 a month or something.
    you can view where your machine is 24 hours a day on your smart phone .

    hope this helps you guys keep your stuff safe

    joe

    www.tristateforestryequipment.com
     
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    I had the same issue. I found a company that made a device that claimed to do what all the others did. It was $50-$100 with no monthly fee. It only required the sim card from a burner cell phone. I bought one and it didn't work. I returned it for refund. Odd thing, I sent package back to seller. Deliver of the returned package was denied. It came back to me. I did received the refund. I contacted the seller. I think he said to just throw it away. I would think it could be done on the cheap with a pay as you go cell plan. Someone just needs to build the electronic device.
     
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    Chains, locks and shotguns are all i need. i've even got infrared (nightvision) cameras monitoring my shop wired right to a tv and looping video recording device. I can see everything in my shop even in complete darkness, while the fool is trying to cut locks and chains to get to my equipment, i'm busy sneaking up behind him and cocking a 12 gauge. He's got a choice after sh1tt1ing his pants... lay face down on the ground till the authorities show or getting a warning shot over his head then the next shot is in the genital area (just make sure you tell him your intended location of shot #2). Got me stuff on lockdown and the surrounding 4 counties knows it. I make it known to whoever steps in my shop, customers included, that they can wave to the camera if they can see where it is. Great part is these cameras are dirt cheap from wallyworld. Just my preventitive measures, and i've yet to see anything grow legs :laugh:
     
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    Try searching some spy or private investigator sites. Ive seen them there before
     
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    Hey guys, sorry to resurrect such an old thread, but with the thieves still out there hard at work, I thought I would post what I am using. Here is the link. http://www.spytecinc.com/gl-200-rea...ucFBDC7CJgB3Z67r48qsyfFS4ld4o4VxoCN6IQAvD_BwE
    You can get it for $49 on amazon with $25 per month fee. There are none with zero monthly fees, trust me I have looked. I have this hardwired in the engine compartment. Never have to worry about a charge. It's very accurate up to 5 feet. I have geo fences set up so if it goes outside my designated area, I get a text alert and so does one of my best friends. Also, it has a mileage log which comes in handy at the end of the year for those of you doin mileage deductions on their taxes. You can also specify a date range to show exactly where your equipment has been in case you have an employee you need to check up on. Overall, I am very pleased with it. Cheap insurance and piece of mind. Hope this helps somebody.
     
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    Milwaukee makes a tracking device they sell it at Home Depot


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    The problem with the Milwaukee is that the Milwaukee phone app is the only thing that will track the device and it must be within wi-fi range. In other words, the thief would have to have the Milwaukee app on their phone. I returned all of mine to HD.
     
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    Now you need an alarm and dogs to go with the rest.
     
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