Case Story from a customer

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

It was like something from a crime show when police in bullet-proof vests raided illegal workshops and found 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 on an otherwise normal workday some months ago.

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.

Stolen machines found with GPS fix from tracking device

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 quickly 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.

Well-hidden, but never gone

As this was not Hollywood, all the machines were not found immediately after arrival to the site.

However, the Trusted tracking solution not only excels by being durable enough to work when attached to machines in the construction industry.

It can also be located based on no fewer than three different location 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 where GPS data must give up, based on a radio signal while using a Marshall scanner.

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 location-history made things escalate quickly

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

The trace revealed that – before arriving at the place 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 as well and recover yet another number of stolen machines and equipment.

At the end of the day, machines of a total worth of more than €500.000 were recovered before thieves could strip them of recognizable characteristics and sell them on.

And it was all thanks to the great work from our suppliers and the police – based on the data from the Trusted tracking device.

No chance for the thieves with effective tracking solution

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

The Trusted tracking solution is in operation all across the world – from the craftsman’s van to luxury cars, and mounted onto 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.


The theft solution that 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 beacon technology.
  • Alarm feature: alerts you if assets leave geo zones or move around outside user-specific hours.


Looking for a tracking solution?

We know a lot about how to secure your valuable assets and equipment.

Get a relevant demo of the possibilities for you. Give me a call today or book a meeting here – online or on-site.

Sales Director

Peter Nissen


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