GPS Tags for Theft Prevention

GPS Tags for Theft Protection

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In 2017, the police recorded


cars stolen in England and Wales

    Car theft has actually reduced by 66% percent since 2003, as a direct result of car security and modern technology. Yet, somehow its also steadily increased again in the last two years, as people have found ways to side-step the barriers to theft. GPS Tags for theft can help reassure where your belongings are.

    GPS Tags Help Locate Stolen Goods

    Its not just car theft that can be protected against with a GPS Tag (or GPS Tracker, same thing) - customers have also use them to protect bikes, camera backs, handbags, and machinery. 

    Wherever there's a risk of something going walkabout - make sure you can know exactly where its gone, so you can get it back. 

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    GPS Tags for Theft Protection

    Two GPS Tags To Choose From

    Our personal Stray Star GPS Tracker is a small, discrete device packed with functionality including a hidden microphone. Battery life can give up to 30 days when the device is still - allowing for useful asset protection. 

    trackers for cars

    The GPS Car Tracker is a larger magnetic device with a 50 day battery. It can also be wired internally or via the car lighter, making it ideal for longer-term solutions to protecting against theft. 

    Both devices have standard functions as listed below. 

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      Know When Something Leaves the Vicinity

      Using Online Tracking or the device itself, you can set up a radius or polygon shape on the map, to then receive alerts when the asset of concern moves a certain distance. If farm machinery for example left a 100 meter radius of where its used, you'll get a text and be able to see where it is and where its going.  


      Know If and When It Moves

      Our GPS Car Tracker can alert you once its on the move. Both our devices have motion sensors, which can be useful when combined with other functions. If something is stolen - the sooner you know, the better.  


      See The Live Route Online

      If something of yours is taken, you can enable online tracking to monitor its ongoing journey - relaying to police if need be in the search to retrieve it. We give a simple step-by-step guide to setting your GPS Tracker up with a free Online Vehicle Tracking account, also free to use. The only cost will be data use from the GPS Tracker's SIM card, which costs just 10p per month


      Locate Your Asset Whenever You Need To

      A simple text message or phone call to the GPS Tracker will trigger an immediate text reply straight to your phone with a Google Map Location link, accurate to within meters. Perhaps you're on holiday and want to just reassure yourself that your car, bike or boat are where they should be. 


      Small, Discrete, Waterproof

      Both of our GPS Trackers for theft protection are small, discrete GPS Trackers, and waterproof. The Stray Star GPS Dementia Tracker is also tamperproof - its not easily powered off, and not at all obvious to any finder that there is a SIM card inside. You can even disable the LEDs on the side so it appears to be switched off.


      Limitations of GPS Tags for Theft Protection

      Our GPS Trackers have been purchased to monitor all kinds of things - including containers and expensive art installations. However, there are limitations which you should be aware of:

      GPS signals can vary depending on nearby tall buildings, trees, bad weather, heavy cloud coverage, or being underground or deep within a building (e.g. a capark or warehouse).  Sometimes, they might be absent altogether. 

      GPS Trackers rely on mobile network coverage, so are prone to occasional black-spots just as with any mobile device (e.g. a temporary local mast tower issue). If the asset travels into an area of poor mobile reception, it will also not be able to transmit its data. 

      Thieves may locate your GPS Tracker and disable it. You will need to ensure its well placed.  

      Being reliant on network and GPS signal, your GPS Tag shouldn't be relied up on to encourage a risky situation - nor should you endanger yourself in retrieving a stolen item. Always contact the police in the first instance - and stay safe!  

      Read More About Our Stray Star GPS Tracker

      A small, multi-functional device with plenty of uses. Read more about the benefits of our Stray Star GPS Dementia Tracker, which despite being a dementia tracker is also terrific as a tag for theft prevention. The extra functions such as move-alerts make it essential if your belongings are particularly valuable.

      Read More About Our GPS Car Tracker

      Read about the sturdy, robust GPS Car Tracker, ideal for vehicles. It comes with plenty of accessories including a GPS/GSM antenna for internal use, protective pouch and SOS button on a cable.