GPS tracker for security on the trailer

Rescue6

New member
I just ordered a Viper alarms little stand alone GPS tracker to install on my trailer for a little piece of mind. I hate crooks. It always bothers me when leaving the trailer at the camp site. So I figured this was relatively cheap insurance. And at around $8 a month for the service after the first year that is included I couldn’t go wrong. It’s on sale currently if anyone is interested too.
 

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workerdrone

Fulltimer
I wonder what happens if you are camped in a place with no cell signal and it is stolen? Will it upload whatever track/location data it has as soon as it sees signal again?
 

Verkstad

Raggarkung
I wonder what happens if you are camped in a place with no cell signal and it is stolen? Will it upload whatever track/location data it has as soon as it sees signal again?
We used these on some of our equipment.
Some trackers will hold memory of its travels then upload that as soon as it connects with signal again.
Others dont, or at least only hold limited memory. So when it comes back into signal, you dont know where its been.
 

Rath

Member
I can't envision why a thief would do that?

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for this very reason. It's more common than you would think to look for trackers/disable them, unfortunately. as they become more popular to use, people stealing things start to learn a lot about them. well, the career criminals anyways. they definitely still work against the crime of opportunity criminals.
 

Rath

Member
it's not uncommon in the Powersports theft area to look for them. They know there is a good chance they are there, so they know to look. Obviously, if they don't expect there to be one, they won't be looking for it.

trailers probably aren't as common to expect them on, but to think a GPS tracker is 100% foolproof to criminals is just silly. People make this their life, they know what to look for and how to disable it lol. My machine had one when it was stolen. It was disabled before they even left the yard. 12 other machines were stolen that night. sure, not a common thing to happen but like I said, the career criminals know.
 

Verkstad

Raggarkung
they know what to look for and how to disable it lol. My machine had one when it was stolen. It was disabled before they even left the yard. 12 other machines were stolen that night. sure, not a common thing to happen but like I said, the career criminals know.
One way to counter that is fit two trackers. The fake thats easier to find, the real one whats better concealed.
Btw, one of my work trucks was stolen, it had Telematics whats primarily for tracking the daily use by the driver.
That thing simply plugged into the OBD socket and the thief did not mess with it. Police recovered the truck a couple days later.
The primary value to Police was its tracking history. Where that truck went and spent time at before it was eventually abandoned.
 
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biggoolies

Adventurer
I have a similar system installed in my truck. ( I hope the thieves are not reading this) and the thing I don’t like about it is about the cellphone signal. Many times we are in remote areas where there isn’t a signal making the system useless.
 
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