One of our plant hire customers reported a dumper stolen after a burglary. The Automatrics MTrack was put into alarm to report a cell site just north of Leighton Buzzard. As no GPS signal was reported, this indicated either a GPS jammer or that the machine had been blocked from GPS satellite view. A local radio finder investigator was dispatched. After several hours of radio finding Automatrics sent a second finder and together they homed-in on the tracking unit's GSM and RF signals to confirm the plant tracker signals were emanating from a gated truck park.


Bedfordshire police sent three specialist burglary offices in two vehicles to the truck yard. Using the mobile RF location finder the dumper was soon found inside of what remained of a lorry. Police questioned a resident adjacent to the find area and recovered the dumper for forensic testing.