GPS Tracking for Law Enforcement

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Here’s another bit of GPS tracking news…after police suspected a pair of Michigan men of breaking into homes and stealing valuables, they obtained a search warrant to place a covert tracking device on the suspect vehicle.  Some time later, the vehicle was determined to have been at another home which had also been burglarized.  Utilizing the vehicle tracking device and GPS tracking software, authorities were able to apprehend the suspects (after one fled), who later confessed to a string of burglaries.  Both men have since been sentenced to prison.

Source: http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2013/07/gps_tracker_leads_to_prison_ti.html

 

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If you’ve ever been interested in starting your own GPS tracking business, you’ve probably wondered if you should market tracking devices to any and all consumers, or specialize in a specific market.  While many GPS dealers successfully launch businesses with no particular tracking market in mind, there are also successful and growing  niche market options.  And, one of the most profitable and growing markets within the GPS tracking industry is covert tracking.

Here are a few tips for getting started with a covert GPS tracking business:

Know your Customers

As with any growing business, it is important to understand who is interested in your products and why.  For covert GPS tracking, you will likely  find that law enforcement departments, government entities, military operations and private detectives comprise most of your customer list.  Since covert tracking usually involves vehicle tracking GPS trackers are widely used to save human resources by reducing the need for 24-7 human surveillance.

GPS Tracking Software for Covert Tracking 

As one of the most important features of any covert tracking operation, the quality and capabilities of the GPS tracking software used absolutely must meet the needs of the operation. For covert tracking needs, features such as detailed mapping options, geo-fencing, and automated emergency alert settings are essential.

Covert Tracking Hardware

GPS trackers used for covert operations must be equipped to meet the physical rigors of the task at hand.  For covert tracking needs, GPS trackers that are weather-resistant, capable of withstanding extreme temperatures, and durable enough to tolerate continuous use are important.  Another deciding factor is the availability of an extended life battery pack to increase tracking time between charges, and other accessories.

For More Information

TrackingTheWorld exclusively specializes in GPS tracking devices and hardware.  If you’re interested in launching your own GPS tracking business in the market of covert GPS tracking or another area, please contact us today at 650-692-8100.

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Austin, Texas police were recently able to recover thousands of dollars in stolen electronics and other items thanks to GPS trackingsoftware installed on an iPad which was also stolen.  After activating and using the GPS tracking software on the iPad to find its exact location, police conducted a surveillance operation on the home.  The home’s occupant was later stopped and arrested.  Upon entering the home,authorities discovered a cache of electronics and musical instruments related to other alleged crimes.

Source:http://www.kxan.com/dpp/news/local/austin/gps-tracking-software-leads-police-to-stolen-loot

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The New Jersey Herald reports that Sussex County authorities are testing the use of GPS tracking ankle bracelets on screened non-violent offenders in an early release program as an effort to reduce costs such as housing and medical care for inmates.  According to the article, a second inmate is soon to be released on the program.  Using GPS tracking software authorities can monitor participants who are confined to their homes and immediate areas.  Authorities are testing the GPS tracking program in hopes that it will reduce the cost of housing inmates and providing medical care.

Source:  http://www.njherald.com/story/22020533/inmates-sent-home-in-test-of-ankle-gps

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A Kentucky van owner was recently able to direct authorities to the exact location of his stolen van and the ultimate recovery of thousands of dollars in stolen goods.   On Tuesday, April 2 Carrol County, Kentucky authorities were alerted that the van was missing.  With a GPS tracking device installed on the vehicle, the owner was able to utilize GPS tracking software to point authorities to its exact location–a nearby gas station.

The van was found to contain approximately $35,000 in stolen property, mostly items from a medical transportation company.  In addition to recovering the van and the stolen goods, two suspects were arrested.  Through the use of GPS tracking, not only did the owner recover his vehicle intact, the stolen goods will likely be returned to their owner.  Source:  http://www.fox19.com/story/21872629/police-owner-uses-gps-tracking-to-find-stolen-van

GPS trackers and GPS tracking software offer business owners and individuals an affordable option for tracking the exact location of their assets, including fleet vehicles, personal vehicles, retail shipments and more.   For more information on GPS tracking software, including starting your own GPS tracking software business with unlimited earning potential, visit www.trackingtheworld.com or call 650-692-8100.

 

 

 

 

This week, the Wisconsin Supreme Court upheld the use of a covert GPS tracker installed by police in the vehicle of a man suspected of burglaries in 2007. Using the GPS tracker installed on the vehicle police were able to place and apprehend the suspect at the scene of a burglary where additional evidence was found.

The tracking device was installed after a warrant was obtained, however the suspect’s defense included that the use of the GPS tracker exceeded the scope of the warrant due to its real time tracking capabilities.   In a majority ruling the court found that the use of the GPS tracker by police was covered by the warrant.

Source:  http://gazettextra.com/news/2013/feb/07/high-court-oks-cops-gps-use-burglary-case/

While most larger police departments in Oklahoma already utilize GPS tracking systems, rural police departments in the state are realizing a need for GPS tracking systems in police cruisers due to an increase in vehicle theft. Some small departments are seeking federal grants to have the systems installed.

Thefts of police cruisers have even included SWAT vehicles, by thieves seeking the arsenal of weapons inside, which can be both dangerous and expensive.   The most significant barrier for obtaining GPS tracking systems  for small departments is budget constraints leaving department heads searching for federal funding and grants.

Source article:  http://www.news9.com/story/20653451/oklahoma-police-departments-feeling-need-for-gps-tracking

TrackingTheWorld’s AVL-300 GPS tracking device brings a new level of flexibility and durability to the GPS tracking market.  With the options of both real time and passive tracking, multiple digital and analog inputs, the AVL-300 GPS device can be configured to meet the needs of nearly any GPS tracking application.

The AVL-300 offers 2 digital inputs and two analog inputs, including one that can be used as an extra digital input.  The digital inputs make it possible to customize and SOS feature for your AVL-300. The GPS tracking device is also compatible with Garmin’s Fleet Management Interface.  Additional cables are required to utilize this feature.

TrackingTheWorld’s AVL-300 also eliminates problems caused by GPS jammers as the device comes equipped with jam detection.  The AVL tracker also features motion detection, and a broad range of operating voltages, from 8-32V DC.

Find out more about TrackingTheWorld’s AVL-300 GPS vehicle tracker.

Our newly released Enduro Ankle Case is now available as an accessory for EnduroPro GPS trackers!

Visit the Enduro Ankle Case product page here:  http://www.trackingtheworld.com/products/enduroanklecase/

View the Enduro Ankle Case press release:  http://www.prlog.org/11718795-trackingtheworld-offers-ankle-bracelet-case-for-enduro-pro-gps-tracker.html

GPS tracking via ankle bracelets is now in use in Yakima, Washington to track juvenile offenders.   According to a recent report, GPS tracking of juvenile offenders costs  around $5 per day while housing the juveniles in a space-limited facility costs around $160.  In addition, officials don’t want to let juveniles off the hook due to limited space in  holding facilities.  Currently 6 GPS tracker ankle bracelet devices are in use.  Officials report plans to purchase additional GPS tracking units based on the results of the first 6.

Source:  http://www.kimatv.com/news/local/132360343.html

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