Stolen Takeuchi TB016 Recovered
Midlands based Plant Hire clients reported a mini digger stolen from a Birmingham work-site over the weekend. The Automatrics MTrack device was remotely activated and soon reported a cell location in Wigan, but no GPS signal was achieved.
An Automatrics finder was dispatched to use radio direction finding equipment to locate the digger. This recovery was the first operation since the Automatrics / NaVCIS (National Vehicle Crime Intelligence Service) joint support partner agreement was finalised just few days earlier. The NaVCIS partner agreement with Automatrics focus is on the safe recovery of stolen vehicles, including communication assistance with national and international law enforcement. NaVCIS officers have been equipped with Automatrics radio tracking technology to aid recovery operations subject to NaVCIS resource availability. Radio finders, when required use hand-held radio direction receivers to home-in on the Automatrics MTrack’s audibly silent but secret radio frequency.
As no GPS signals were received, the digger was located with embedded radio finding technology. The Automatrics MTrack Stolen Vehicle tracking system is the preferred choice for many plant owners as it is especially suited to the higher protection needs of plant equipment. Despite the criminals searching for a wired tracking device the Automatrics MTrack self-powered system could not be found.
This unique tracking system has self-powered or vehicle powered options. The advanced three layer location technology enables any vehicle to be tracked and recovered even in the most challenging environments. Such as underground car parks, in the back of a van or inside a shipping container. This quick find, returning a TB016 back to its rightful owner with the support of the Greater Manchester Police.
by Richard Taylor Automatrics Limited Sept 4, 2015