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    Quote Originally Posted by Travis Wears View Post
    Do the Tiles actually work? I haven't seen any real reviews on these helping people recover their items. Once you're out of range from the BT connection, another Tile user has to be in close proximity to the device for it to ping their phone. Otherwise, you can have all the Tiles you want, but aren't going to locate your missing property.

    I looked into this recently and could find very little evidence they worked outside of their own claims and some very obviously biased reviews. In each of the 2-3 independent legitimate reviews I saw, the users weren't contacted by other users after deliberately leaving their Tiles in public places.
    Other users don't need to contact if they are in close proximity. Its automatic and anonymous when another Tile is near your missing tile. The location info is updated on your phone.
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    ive been using tile for 2 years for my keys, I also have 2 extras I toss into things occasionally but I have not tried it on tracking. Ive actually never used them like that.. however I could test this if you want to know the results.. I know you have to mark your tile as lost/stolen in order to activate that feature.. or at least that is my understanding.
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    I've used but inside the battery compartment of the Sidehandle. The problem is that if it's inside the Pelican case and inside the trunk of a car, it won't be able to send a strong signal. And then there's the issue you have about 24hrs to recover it or else the battery will run out...
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    Been seeing a lot of ads for Ping.

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    as of lately ive heard of a lot of cameras only a few degrees from me being stolen.. I keep having this reoccurring conversations about a gps tracking device..most of the best options are not only the cost of the device, but a monthly or yearly service plan. anyone have experience with these or any others? after hours of research, here are some top contenders.

    https://www.findmespot.com/shop/inde...products_id=29

    https://www.amazon.com/BrickHouse-Se.../dp/B01HS1PTK4

    https://www.amazon.com/Tracker-Vehic.../dp/B071DLJXNP

    https://www.alzstore.com/gps-trackin...iABEgIqC_D_BwE

    http://www.spytecinc.com/gl-200-real...yABEgJsufD_BwE

    https://www.amazon.com/Tractive-GPS-.../dp/B072XMDHTZ
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    I like the look of this one:

    http://digitalmatter.com/Sting_Rechargable_GPS_TRACKER

    You insert a prepaid SIM card and (it claims) to last 18 months per charge with one ping per day. You can set it to detect travel and then ping more often.
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    Why not have them chip the camera like they do cars? Maybe a watch battery setup or something?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aaron michaels View Post
    Why not have them chip the camera like they do cars? Maybe a watch battery setup or something?
    There seems to be quite a few SIM-based Trackers that are fairly small, and I wonder if we could eventually see a module/rig/expander/cage that would have a compartment that could house a tracker discretely.
    I think the biggest thing going against it with the current systems is there are fairly small overall but thicker units instead of ones where they are a little thinner but more spread out.

    I wonder if it'd be possible to tear down a DSMC1 Adapter Module and put a tracker inside it (I suppose the answer is yes either way, but you may have to tear out it's components for pass-through).
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    Gps tracking device is a very important thing. I have gps kit even with my keys set. Sometime forget where I kept my keys. Specially car keys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin Thompson View Post
    Gps tracking device is a very important thing. I have gps kit even with my keys set. Sometime forget where I kept my keys. Specially car keys.
    Are you sure your key tracker is truly GPS? Most systems work off of a combination of Bluetooth and/or Wi-Fi and the theory/idea that there will be other people with the tracking app on their phones close enough to your tracker, if you’re not, to provide location data. They are pretty effective, but there is a big difference between that and a true GPS system.

    That being said, I have a tracker on my keys and bought my Mom a set the other Christmas for all of her keys, because she constantly loses them. They’ve paid off, I believe, at least twice for her, already.
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