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Car theft on the rise from car key jammers
The Gardaí have issued a warning to motorists after car thieves used signal blockers to steal from cars in Westmeath recently.  The transmitters, which are easy to buy online, can be used to disrupt signals from your car keys fobs, meaning unsuspecting motorists believe their cars to be locked when in fact they are wide open.This means the way is  clear for thieves to help themselves to any valuables in your car, and even take the car itself.These low-powered jammers can have a range of about 70m, meaning that a whole car park level could be targeted.T..
Advice to Prevent Home Thefts
Gardaí have recently advised householders to take steps to protect their homes after Kildare Gardai say there "have been several incidents throughout the Division" recently, where car keys were stolen via "fishing".While the rate of burglaries has reduced over the last year, An Garda Síochána is advising people to remain vigilant and security conscious in order to thwart burglars.  "We would urge the public to follow a number of basic steps to increase their home’s security. "Don’t be one of t..
Financial costs of agricultural crime is an unacceptable burden
ICSA president Patrick Kent has recently said that, “The financial costs of agricultural crime is an unacceptable burden and one that cannot be written off as part and parcel of life in rural Ireland.” Mr Kent was speaking following the publication of the second tranche of ICSA’s Agricultural Crime Survey undertaken with Waterford Institute of Technology. The focus of this tranche is the Financial Costs of Agricultural Crime in Ireland. He also said  that “We now have proof that agricultural crime is hitting farmers’ pockets at a time when most a..
A Garda recovery day has been held in Nenagh
Gardaí have urged farmers and self-employed business people to be more pro-active in taking responsibility for their tools and machinery. A Garda recovery day has been held in Nenagh, Co Tipperary, with an estimated €200,000 worth of stolen property on display. People came from all Ireland to the recovery day to see if they could find some of their stolen goods.  Over 500 items were on display ranging from compressors, chainsaws, strimmers, power washers, lawnmowers, generators and even an ice cream van. Gardaí bel..
Property in Garda Possession
An Garda Síochána are beginning a pilot scheme that will allow members of the public to view on-line photographs of property (lost and stolen) in Garda possession that has yet to be claimed by the owners of that property.The initial rollout of the scheme sees a selection of items from the following Garda locationsShankill (covering Dundrum/Blackrock/Stepaside/Dun Laoghaire/Dalkey/Shankill/Kill O' Grange and Cabinteely Garda stations)Store Street (covering Fitzgibbon Street, Mountjoy and Bridewell Garda Stations)AthloneTerenureFollow..
Track Valuable cargo using the Boomerang GPS Lock
Boomerang GPS Lock Applications Boomerangs GPS Lock can be used in a wide range of applications for the protection of devices and property, without the need for any special preparation, wiring or installation. Its cellular communication abilities, along with its embedded GPS technology make it ideal for remote locations or for use with transporting goods and valuable equipment. With it, you’ll have a location indication of your secured items, according to your needs. Cargo This application can track high-value cargo throughout its transport cycle, w..
It is estimated that delays from congestion on highways, streets, and transit systems throughout the world result in productivity losses in the hundreds of billions of dollars annually. Other negative effects of congestion include property damage, personal injuries, increased air pollution, and inefficient fuel consumption.The availability and accuracy of the Global Positioning System (GPS) offers increased efficiencies and safety for vehicles using highways, streets, and mass transit systems. Many of the problems associated with the routing and dispatch of commercial vehicles is significa..
"Mobile Tracker" saves Haulage Company €100,000!
Cork, IrelandDolphin Haulage in the town of Midleton, Cork http://dolphinhaulage.com/ have Boomerang Tracker to thank for preventing the theft of €100,000 of heavy machinery!Mark Dolphin, proprietor, who refers to the Boomerang GPS Tracker as his "Mobile Tracker" to differentiate it from his GPS Fleet Management trackers in his Trucks, attached it to a parked 'low-loader' trailer on the night of March 28th. Sitting on the trailer was a Volvo BM 6x6. The load was due to be hauled at 6am on Friday March 29th.Around 1.30am ..
It is estimated that delays from congestion on highways, streets, and transit systems throughout the world result in productivity losses in the hundreds of billions of dollars annually. Other negative effects of congestion include property damage, personal injuries, increased air pollution, and inefficient fuel consumption.The availability and accuracy of the Global Positioning System (GPS) offers increased efficiencies and safety for vehicles using highways, streets, and mass transit systems. Many of the problems associated with the routing and dispatch of commercial vehicles is significa..
GPS Tracking Applications for the Marine Industry
The Global Positioning System (GPS) has changed the way the world operates. This is especially true for marine operations, including search and rescue. GPS provides the fastest and most accurate method for mariners to navigate, measure speed, and determine location. This enables increased levels of safety and efficiency for mariners worldwide.It is important in marine navigation for the ship's officer to know the vessel's position while in open sea and also in congested harbors and waterways. While at sea, accurate position, speed, and heading are needed to ensure the vessel reache..
GPS Tracking for Agriculture
The development and implementation of precision agriculture or site-specific farming has been made possible by combining the Global Positioning System (GPS) and geographic information systems (GIS). These technologies enable the coupling of real-time data collection with accurate position information, leading to the efficient manipulation and analysis of large amounts of geospatial data. GPS-based applications in precision farming are being used for farm planning, field mapping, soil sampling, tractor guidance, crop scouting, variable rate applications, and yield mapping. GPS allows farmers to..
Solar Storm Leaves GPS Service Intact
The solar storm that occurred in early March 2012 disrupted satellite communications and forced airlines to reroute some flights. But so far, no major GPS problems have been reported as a result of the event. The U.S. network of Continuously Operating Reference Stations (CORS), which monitors GPS daily from over 1,800 locations, observed only slight changes to GPS reception in some parts of Alaska on March 7 and 9. Learn more about CORS... Solar activity can distort the GPS signals as they pass through the Earth's ionosphere, causing accuracy errors. In addition, intense radio bursts from ..
GPS Darts to Catch Evaders in Car Chases By Lance WinslowPolice high-speed chases often end in disaster when the suspect crashes into another car, runs over a pedestrian or hits a tree and kills themselves. Likewise, often very expensive police cars paid for by the taxpayer are destroyed during car chases and innocent lives are put into danger for no real reason. Some of this can be prevented; say GPS research scientists. How so you ask?Well, some top universities that specialize in GPS systems have created GPS darts, which can be shot out of a gun and they will stick into the suspect..
GPS Golf Balls Are Almost Here By Lance WinslowAs GPS technology gets better and better and smaller and smaller it will be able to be used for many things? For instance at the World Series a baseball hit into the third level will be able to be recorded by GPS as to exactly how far it was hit and it's trajectory to formulate where it would have actually landed had the stadium been flat. Thus we will be able to tell who was the greatest homerun power house of all times, perhaps even who is on steroids based on their body mass, speed of pitch, GPS data and 'haptics' (body movemen..
You are going on holidays and you want to avoid getting lost like last time. You go to put the address of your holiday destination in to your Satellite Navigation system but it cannot find the address.This problem can occur if you have an old Sat Nav and you have not been getting Map updates. This is not uncommon as updates can be quite expensive.If you have ever had problems finding an address in your Sat Nav then there is another option that you can use.Google maps are regularly updated so by putting the address that you are trying to find in to Google maps you will be given the ..
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RFID Implants with GPS, Digital Angel Product Review and Future Trends By Lance WinslowThe Digital Angel Corporation has been exploring implants of RFID Tags with GPS tracking capability. These subdermal microchip RFID Tag implants will be put into the skin of pets, CIA assets and even children. Some have talked about "Sexual Predator" and Child Molester use to protect people from repeat offenders.Of course it has obvious uses in the military for "Blue Force Tracking" as it serves a niche in the Future Fighting Force Roadmap, as the modern battlespace becomes more ..
Geocaching Alternatives - GeoCheckpointing, GPS Games, Munzee And Tourality By Bedrich OmackaA lot of GPS users spend their past-time by geocaching, a nice outdoor activity where the users find hidden containers called geocaches. However, some people may also like another GPS games. This article introduces some geocaching alternatives like GeoCheckpointing, GPS Games, Munzee and Tourality.GeoCheckpointingThe newest game for GPS users was developed to enhance the users' experience. GeoCheckpoints are not hidden like the caches, they are clearly visible so you will find them in ..
Successful GPS IIF-3 Launch from Cape Canaveral.
An U.S. Air Force Global Positioning Systems satellite built by Boeing was successfully launched today. The third GPS IIF satellite, Space Vehicle Number 65, was carried aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Launch Vehicle at 8:10 a.m. EDT Oct. 4 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.Today's launch marks the first launch of a GPS satellite this year. SVN-65 will assume position A-1, replacing SVN-39 which will be moved to another auxiliary position in the A-plane. The satellite is expected to be set healthy for navigation users approximately 90 days after launch to conduct an e..
Shortlisted for the Eircom Spider Awards!
We are delighted to announce that boomerangtracker  has made the Final Shortlist in E-business for the 2012 Eircom Spider Awards! Established in 1996, the Eircom Spiders are now in their 17th year making them the longest standing and most prestigious internet awards in Ireland. They reward Irish businesses and community organisations for their creativity and innovation and provide an important opportunity to recognise and showcase online excellence.One of the challenges that we faced was how to communicate to customers how easy the boomerangtracker product is to use. The Web design k..
What can you do with a GPS boomerangtracker?GPS tracking can be used for personal use, professional, or a simple solution for keeping on eye on the people that matter to you. A GPS tracker can help to reduce stress in your life. Worried about a loved one driving too fast or driving in to areas that they should not? A GPS Tracker will help you know what is going on so you can protect those loved ones. It also has a lot of uses which some of I have listed here.1. Track the people that matter. Worried that your son or daughther are keeping a secret and putting themselves in danger. Use a..
Numerous marine enthusiasts in Ireland and from around the World have been enquiring about our Marine Asset Tracking Solutions and are increasingly reporting the theft of outboard engines and other Marine Assets.It seems that thieves are going to great lengths to effect the theft of outboard motors. Theft from boats that are on trailers is one thing but increasingly brazen thieves are actually removing boats and engines from their moorings, sometimes, even in broad daylight using lifting equipment!Stolen outboard engines command a high price and often exceed €10,000 /$13, 500 in v..
At Boomerang Tracker, we have dealt with many clients who have had doubts about their partner's faithfulness.Infidelity, cheating, affairs, call them what you will, they cause huge stress and anxiety that supersede almost all other emotions in life.Doubt, however, can actually create an environment which promotes the desire to cheat. We've seen this before...When the habits of a partner change -they come home late from work repeatedly, have short tempers etc. it can cause us to wonder why?Men, in particular, are quite poor on the whole at discussing their problems and a..
As the number of boats continues to increase on our waters, the number of boat thieves rises as well. Marine theft usually involves relatively unskilled amateurs who strike when they find any easy opportunity. Keep in mind three factors that discourage thieves everywhere – time, noise, and visibility. In considering the security of your boat, try to think like a criminal. What factors about your boat would make it an easy target for a thief? We can defend ourselves against boat theft by becoming security conscious and by practicing the following crime prevention measures.CRIME PREVEN..
Halo Security Ltd launches the Boomerang Tracker online!
Well, it's finally here, the much anticipated launch of Halo's Boomerang Trackers to a global audience via our eCommerce site.We had a huge challenge in taking our B2B model, where we deal primarliy with professionally trained engineers and I.T experts, and converting it to address the needs of Consumers and buyers who aren't professionally trained in GPS tracking technology.Presenting a complex technology solution to customers who don't fully understand what they're looking for is not an easy task. Few people know what questions to ask of their GPS Tracking vendor...

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