Trusted tracking solution at the center of €500.000 recovery operation of stolen machines

It was something out of a crime show when police in bullet-proof vests raided illegal workshops for stolen machines worth more than half a million euros. And at the center of it all was a Trusted tracking device.

Police in bullet-proof vests. A large recovery operation against illegal workshops.

It was something out of a Friday night crime show when machines were recovered by police one hot summer day in August.

And at the center of it all?

A Trusted tracking device doing its job for a customer who effectively used its three-punch crime-fighting design.

Hidden devices with GPS location

The story began when a customer discovered that three heavy equipment machines had been stolen from a worksite.

Fortunately, one of these machines was protected with the Trusted tracking solution.

The device mounted to this stolen machine was put into “theft mode” by our supplier, and it duly increased its rate of transmissions to provide a GPS trace of its location.

The trace revealed that the machine had crossed the border. But working with local police, our supplier quickly was able to guide authorities to the location of the tracking device.

Protected against theft with radio transmitter recovery

This not being Hollywood, not all machines were found immediately upon arrival to the site.

However, the Trusted tracking solution not only excels by being durable enough to withstand the life of a machine in the heavy industry.

It offers location-search based on three different technologies: GPS fix, cell-tower triangulation, and radio beacon technology. And with the latter, you can pinpoint the location of even extremely well-hidden objects without GPS data available.

After a thorough search, it was possible to locate further stolen goods at the facility including machines hidden in a container covered by stacks of car tires.

Online map location history made things escalate quickly

An already profitable recovery operation turned into a major one, thanks to the map location trace in the Trusted tracking solution.

Before arriving at the place, where it was recovered, the tracking device had been to another facility. Supported by local police in bullet-proof vests, investigators were able to confront the thieves on this location and recover yet another number of stolen machines and equipment.

All in all, machines of a total worth of more than €500.000 were recovered before thieves could strip them of all recognizable characteristics and sell them on.

All thanks to the data from the Trusted tracking device.

Effective theft prevention and recovery solution

At Trusted A/S, we never get tired of these stories.

The Trusted tracking solution is in operation all across the world – in the craftsman’s van and in luxury cars, mounted to expensive equipment and to essential machinery.

Protect your business today with a Trusted tracking solution.

Read more in our section on Theft protection and recovery.


Theft solution which recovered €500.000 also works for you

  • Effective and discrete theft prevention.
  • Small-frame tracker easily hidden anywhere.
  • Battery-powered – protects powered and non-powered assets.
  • Exact GPS position, including data logging features.
  • Cell-tower triangulation and radio transmitter technology.
  • Alarm feature: alerts you if assets leave geo zones or move outside user-specific hours.


Looking for a tracking solution?

The benefits for car dealers are many with Trusted. Contact us to hear how the advanced sensors of our tracking devices and data loggers can solve your business cases.

Please give me a call today or book a meeting.

Senior Sales Manager

Peter Nissen


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