Actually, vehicle tracking has been helpful in solving lots of crimes. The Daytona Beach Police Department has bait cars and motorcycles that are equipped with vehicle tracking and can be used to catch thieves in the act. In November 2007, WSTM NBC3 reported on the GPS Tracking Keys that are available from Land Air Sea Systems. According to their report, the Tracking Key was instrumental in proving the murder of a 12 year old girl. The Tracking Key is a small, pocket sized device that receives signals from the twenty-four Department of Defense satellites orbiting the earth. The internal computer accurately determines the location of the device within 2.5 meters and records this data every second. Not only is this unit compatible with Google Earth, but it's so easy to use and incredibly small and easy to conceal. The Tracking Key unit is currently on sale for $199.00. Hurry, this sale ends on 7/25/08.
I'm going to talk to the owner of our hotel and see if this is something that we can try. The only problem is that we don't have a car that we can use as bait because we never know when the criminals are going to show up.
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