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SILVERSTREAK INC
12-16-2008, 03:13 AM
..i figured this forum was closest to my topic...

does anyone have a good way of gps tracking equipment? i was thinking one of those little "bug" devices that are about the size of a button battery you always see on movies

i know most cell phones have gps locators in them...

i found some larger versions but theyre the size of a pack of smokes and the battery life is only 2 days, there are dog collars with a 7 day battery life. i was thinking of something small that would stay on stand by until asked to transmit coords

the large unit i may hardwire to my new skidsteer, as it will be on salt piles at different parking lots all winter, some without cameras, though chaining it to a ballard does give me a little sense of security

but for a small unit, i was thinking of bugging my mower and even my brand new push blower, which doesnt have a battery to hardwire to....even if not cost effective i want it for the principal...you steal my things and ill find them and have on paper where they are...

anyone ever tried anything like this?

Magnum Services
12-20-2008, 11:52 PM
No I have not but the equipment rental place here in Kentucky takes an Arc or Mig welder and welds their name all over their equipment so if it does get stolen it is easily identifiable to everyone who sees it . I know it has cut down the theft of their equipment to nearly zero .

Magnum Services
12-20-2008, 11:56 PM
Someone on a different thread suggested to try zoombak.com for a GPS system .

Mowing Mike
12-22-2008, 09:34 AM
I have looked at this. Its very pricey but I would love to know where my stolen stuff ends up. It is usally someone close to you or that you know. would love to know how well this actually works.


http://www.surveillance-equip.com/surveillance2.html

Mike

Paradise Landscapes
12-22-2008, 11:06 PM
For vehicles and laptops, there's Lojack. On my laptop I have LoJack. I bought it for college and plan on using it for my landscape business after I graduate with my 4 year degree.

NeroGPS
01-02-2009, 03:13 PM
..i figured this forum was closest to my topic...

does anyone have a good way of gps tracking equipment? i was thinking one of those little "bug" devices that are about the size of a button battery you always see on movies

i know most cell phones have gps locators in them...

i found some larger versions but theyre the size of a pack of smokes and the battery life is only 2 days, there are dog collars with a 7 day battery life. i was thinking of something small that would stay on stand by until asked to transmit coords

the large unit i may hardwire to my new skidsteer, as it will be on salt piles at different parking lots all winter, some without cameras, though chaining it to a ballard does give me a little sense of security

but for a small unit, i was thinking of bugging my mower and even my brand new push blower, which doesnt have a battery to hardwire to....even if not cost effective i want it for the principal...you steal my things and ill find them and have on paper where they are...

anyone ever tried anything like this?


I work for a GPS Tracking company and there is nothing like what you see in the movies. The reason for this is that batteries are too big and don't last long enough.

For a skidsteer, the best thing to do would be to discretely hardwire a system in. As long as you turn it on about once a week, it won't kill your battery and will be able to give you a current location every minute.

GPS can also help with much more than just telling you where your stuff is.

If you have any questions please feel free to pm me or email me at kory@neroglobal.com

JosephLawnCare
01-07-2009, 06:59 PM
I work for a GPS Tracking company and there is nothing like what you see in the movies. The reason for this is that batteries are too big and don't last long enough.

For a skidsteer, the best thing to do would be to discretely hardwire a system in. As long as you turn it on about once a week, it won't kill your battery and will be able to give you a current location every minute.

GPS can also help with much more than just telling you where your stuff is.

If you have any questions please feel free to pm me or email me at kory@neroglobal.com

I sent you an email!!!

Flow Control
01-07-2009, 07:29 PM
Anyone that wants to be able to locate a stolen machine, should atleast check into something similar to http://www.axonn.com/axonn-smartone.html

It has a battery that will last 5+ yrs. You can't track its every movement. But if you ever had something stolen you could know where it is at.

JosephLawnCare
01-07-2009, 11:07 PM
Seeing all the interest in this topic makes me want to see a "bait mower" on tv. Have you seen the bait car shows on court tv? It would be cool and interesting if they did that for us lco's.

willretire@40
01-29-2009, 01:45 PM
http://www.dewaltmobilelock.com/main.asp

NeroGPS
02-10-2009, 05:34 PM
http://www.dewaltmobilelock.com/main.asp

This is an awesome product, and for all you canadians, it is coming very soon.

topsites
02-11-2009, 04:40 AM
I know this isn't what you're looking for, but...

One little trick I learned...

And it's really because of the fuel leaking through the carburetor problem,
but when I go to turn a machine off I shut down the fuel and let it run out.

It later dawned on me this method was also a mild but free theft deterrent.

Also Harbor Freight is now selling the two camera + monitor system for $70.
Black and White Security System with Two Cameras & Monitor (http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=66556)