The use of GPS tracking in Perth notches-up another save!
The good news was that the Perth owner had a GPS tracking device fitted. Once the owner knew the loader was missing he was able to use the GPS tracker to give the loader’s location to police.
At the time of the police arrival, the thief had bogged the loader and was using a shovel to try to dig it out.
(Photo: Courtesy of Western Australian Police)
Use of GPS tracking in Perth
Beside the ‘smart’ loader owner, many other vehicle and machinery owners in Perth have been fitting GPS tracking devices.
What are they? And how do they work?
GPS tracking devices are small electronic gadgets around the size of a cigarette box. They pickup the exact location on earth using GPS and then transmit that location to the internet (securely) or via the mobile phone network to the owner’s mobile phone.
(A typical GPS vehicle or machinery tracking device. This one measures 83mm x 74mm)
Automatic theft notification
If you also own an expensive piece of machinery or vehicle – asset, how do you know if it’s missing?
Besides visibly seeing that it’s no longer parked where it should be, you can use one of these alert functions with a GPS tracking device:
- Automatic SMS text alert sent to your mobile phone, and a secondary mobile phone whenever the vehicle’s/machinery ignition is switched on, OR
- Automatic SMS text alert IF you have an alarm fitted and the alarm goes off, OR
- Setup a geofence fence which is a virtual perimeter around your parked vehicle or machinery. You would then receive an automatic SMS text alert if your asset leaves that set parked perimeter.
Getting the current location of your asset
The use of GPS tracking in Perth has become much more popular due the affordability of the latest GPS tracking devices. Cars, vans, buses, trucks or any machinery or expensive asset can be tracked easily and simply.
The current location of your asset can be obtained from your mobile phone, tablet, laptop or PC computer anytime anywhere.
This is how the Perth loader owner was able to quickly recover his machinery – and ‘notching up’ another save by GPS tracking technology.