Securus, Inc. a market-leading provider of GPS-based products and technology to address a new and fast-growing segment of the GPS market, Safety and Security applications, announced today the general availability of CatchAThiefGPS. The CatchAThiefGPS system utilizes Securus’ GPS tracking technology and cellular triangulation to track commonly stolen items and help police, campus law enforcement and retail security personnel quickly apprehend thieves and prevent future crime.
“As part of our comprehensive safety and security plan, we are investing in technology to help thwart crime on the NCSU campus,” NCSU Campus Police Chief Tom Younce said. “Most recently, we partnered with Securus to help prevent bike thefts on our campus. Securus provided us with their CatchAThiefGPS product, which includes a specialized GPS tracking system and locators that we are using on bait bikes we place around the campus. We are delighted to say that we apprehended our first thief within 45 days of implementing the system. Needless to say, we have been extremely impressed with this product as well with the team at Securus.”
CatchAThiefGPS locators are inconspicuous, compact and lightweight and can attach to virtually any object that is likely to be stolen. Security personnel use the locators to “bait” commonly stolen items like bicycles, cars, high-value retail merchandise and laptop bags, and set up a virtual boundary system called SafeSpots around the item. Alerts are then sent via e-mail and text message if the item leaves its preconfigured boundary. To ensure swift apprehension of thieves, security personnel receive real-time location updates and turn-by-turn directions when the item leaves its SafeSpot. CatchAThiefGPS locators can also be tracked at any time on mobile devices or through the website, and the locators send location updates continuously for maximum accuracy.
To learn more about CatchAThiefGPS, visit http://www.SecurusGPS.com/Market/Law-Enforcement.aspx.