Fraser Tool Hire requested us to alarm a tracking unit they fitted just three days earlier to a 3 ton JCB excavator which had been stolen through a fraudulent hire. We remotely activated the Automatrics tracking unit to soon report a GPS position in a rural hide-away location midway between Glasgow and Edinburgh. Police Scotland attended the GPS location to find the digger tucked up against a building. The police stayed with the machine overnight until a search warrant was finalised the following morning. Police Scotland later confirmed they had arrest a man in connection with four stolen machines from four separate hire companies.
However, this was the only machine recovered, the three other machines failed to be found as fleet tracking equipment was later found abandoned having been discovered and removed from the machines.