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    GPS Security Tracker for boat/trailer

    Anyone use or recommend a small security tracker to put on trailer and/or boat.

    Seriously thinking about it when I finally get my new boat. Too many horror stories around!

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    Re: GPS Security Tracker for boat/trailer

    Just be sure you know the product. From what I've seen there are 2 types.
    1 - button like tags, these are only good for tracking as long as they are within wifi range. So if you boat gets stolen and stored/moved away from an open/unsecure wifi network, you can't track it.
    2 - mobile network trackers, these are a small hand sized box that usually has constant 12v supply. They can incorporate an old mobile phone or a SIM card. These ones you can track as long as they are powered up. And you have to pay another monthly phone bill.

    Me, I can't be stuffed with either, I just fit a trailer lock and park it all behind a gate for the honest thief and pay insurance because of no hoper scumbags.


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    Re: GPS Security Tracker for boat/trailer

    The Sydney down rigger guy has them. Little puck you wire up to a 7ah gelcel ( lasts about 6 months between charges ) and fit a prepaid sim. You can text it and ask it where it is - it sends back a google maps reference, or if you want to buy more data you can use a tracking app that provides phone alarms and geofencing abilities. Seems to work okay costs about $120:00 including a $10 Optus sim.


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    Re: GPS Security Tracker for boat/trailer

    Great thanks.

    I assume you mean this guy. http://www.downriggershop.com.au/shop.html

    Had a mate have 2 x trailers stolen. Not good getting back to ramp to find it missing!

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    Re: GPS Security Tracker for boat/trailer

    Yep that's the one. It's at the bottom of that "shop" page.

    Not sure where you could hide it on a trailer though, you'd have to go for a very small battery. Maybe inside the drawbar at the front where it won't get dunked, hopefully it would still get Gps reception inside steel?


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    Re: GPS Security Tracker for boat/trailer

    howdy yall. we have been doing tracking systems for a fair while,
    I recommend the Spot trace systems about 190 bucks plus yearly subscription. ($99USD a year)
    considering running a group buy on these shortly.

    Marine outfitting solutions
    www.moosemarine.com.au

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    Re: GPS Security Tracker for boat/trailer

    I have had one for a while. It is a waterproof rechargeable one off ebay. Not the real cheap crappy ones, but decent, and only about $100.
    Worked really well. I put an amaysim pre paid sim in it. Cost less then a couple of dollars a month. You text it and it sends you a link to google maps. It also has a vibration alert that texts you if it moves.
    Recharge it once a month with a samsung charger.
    Been awesome.
    Amaysim just changed their network and i cant get it working again though. Might get another.

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    Re: GPS Security Tracker for boat/trailer

    Oh. It has a magnet in it so you can hide it (trailers at the ramp).
    No need for external wires or batteries, makes it easy to conceal on the boat.

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    Re: GPS Security Tracker for boat/trailer

    As a follow up. I just received a new tracker. $98 from ebay. Australian company. Easy to understand aussie instructions.
    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/322380451713
    (Hope that link works).
    Plugged it into a 12v and tested in the loungeroom before wiring into boat. Seems great.
    Has a geofencing feature. Texts you if it moves more then 100m. Also can wire into the ignition for remote kill and a monitoring feature where you can listen to the crooks if you like......
    It comes with a telstra prepaid sim.
    I use Amaysim which is awesome. Costs me about $2 a month. That is just my test messages i send it to make sure its working okay.

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    Re: GPS Security Tracker for boat/trailer

    Oh. And it has a (smallish) battery backup if smart crooks unplug the battery.

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