Relocating Your Stolen Assets

I’d like to applaud a site I came across recently: stolen911.com . They catalog and promote information to help find stolen cars, trailers and all kinds of personal property. The good news is that there a people who recover cars and trailers and post that information. The bad news is that I see a campers, cars and motorbikes that are missing for an extended amount of time and are in rough shape if and when the property comes back. Rocky Mountain Tracking Smart Trackers are inexpensive and far less than the $400 and $500 rewards I’m seeing on the site. If youRead More

OnStar Can be Easily Hacked

Did you know that OnStar systems can be hacked into? Protect your vehicle with the help of a GPS tracker from Rocky Mountain Tracking.

In order to test out OnStar’s vulnerability, a researcher by the name of Samy Kamkar created a device that he called ‘OwnStar.’ OwnStar is a small device (roughly the size of a router) that uses WiFi to break into OnStar systems. When testing out this device, Kamkar found that not only could he break into OnStar systems, but he could also do things like start a car’s engine, unlock doors, and use remote location systems to find a vehicle. While Kamkar doesn’t plan on becoming a car thief, the security test did point out some major flaw with the popularRead More

What GPS Can do for Fleet Management

What can GPS tracking devices do for your fleet? Here’s some information that you probably didn’t know.

If you run any kind of business that requires the ownership of a fleet, you’ll be doing yourself and your business a lot of good if you install GPS tracking devices on all of the vehicles in your fleet. Why does GPS make a difference? Here are some of the reasons why installing GPS trackers on all the vehicles that you own will benefit your business in a big way. Cutting back on fuel costs: most people don’t think about GPS tracking when it comes to fuel prices, but if you are paying a lot in fuel (and you areRead More

Protecting Your Heavy Equipment from Theft

heavy machinery is stolen every year to the tune of $20 million. GPS fleet tracking technology can help you protect your heavy machinery investments.

One piece of heavy machinery can cost thousands of dollars, which is why heavy equipment is tempting for thieves. This machinery can be sold for a lot of money, and even some parts are worth a lot. If you’re in a business that requires the purchase of heavy equipment, the last thing that you will want is for any item to be stolen. Yet, heavy machinery equipment happens regularly. How can you protect the expensive machinery that you have purchased? Here are some top tips. Complete thorough background checks on all of your employees. It’s important that you know whoRead More

BMW’s New 7 Series is On the Horizon

BMW’s New 7 Series is On the Horizon

In the past, the BMW 7 Series has been the model to showcase all new and upcoming standards that will appear on additional models in BMW’s lineup. For a few months now, BMW has been hinting at some of the things that the new 7 Series will have. In case you’ve missed those hints, here’s what you can look forward to if a new BMW is what you have in mind. The 7 Series Goes High Tech A lot of what BMW has been hinting at is definitely on the higher tech end of things. Some of those details includeRead More

More People Are Trading In Hybrids for SUVs, Report Notes

More People Are Trading In Hybrids for SUVs, Report Notes

A recent report put out by Edmunds (the auto research firm) finds that more and more hybrid and electric car drivers are trading in those eco-friendly options for traditional gas-guzzling SUVs. Approximately 18% more people are making this trade when compared to the number of people trading in eco-friendly options for SUVs last year. What is prompting this trade? It seems that there are a few things driving motorists towards traditional fuel cars. First, The Price Back when gas prices were really high, it made sense to purchase a car that was either a hybrid or electric model. It wouldRead More

Tesla’s New All-Wheel Drive Option

Tesla’s New All-Wheel Drive Option

In order to appeal to a Northeast luxury market, Tesla has recently introduced an all-wheel drive car. The famed electric car manufacturer will sell the new 70-D Tesla Model S all-wheel drive version for $75,000 in most markets. The move has shocked some car enthusiasts, but it make sense when you consider all of the angles. Why the Northeast Matters Most of the luxury cars sold in the US are sold in the Northeast (New York, in particular). But those luxury models that are sold in this part of the US must be equipped to handle the particularly harsh wintersRead More

How to Cut Back on Employee Theft

How to Cut Back on Employee Theft

No employer wants to think that the people they’ve carefully hand-selected to work in their office or store is capable of theft. Sadly, that’s not the case. Studies show that nearly 1 out of every 40 employees were caught stealing by an employer in 2012. Theft comes in all different forms depending on the job ranging from stealing clients to stealing money or goods. Either way, theft is theft, and it’s up to you, the employer, to stop any theft currently happening in your business. But how do you do that? How do you prevent or stop theft? Is thereRead More

The E-Bike to Shame All Other E-Bikes

Vanmoof Electric Bike - Rocky Mountain Tracking Blog

Electric bikes–no, not scooters–really haven’t been all that appealing. Consumers find them to be a bit hideous, truth be told. Not only do they sport a hefty price tag, they are usually visually unappealing, way too heavy to be practical, and often need to spend too much time in the repair shop (as with many new technologies). Enter the Vanmoof 10 Electrified, an e-bike created in the Netherlands, where they know their bikes! Not only is it affordable (compare its price tag of $2,998 to that of another model, the Stealth Bomber, at $11,000), it isn’t ridiculously heavy (weighs inRead More

Mumbai Gets GPS Trackers in Taxis

Taxis in Mumbai.

Mumbai taxi cabs are about to be equipped with GPS trackers, according to state transport minister Diwakar Raote. Citing recent safety concerns, all black and yellow taxis in Mumbai will soon have GPS tracking devices installed on board. The new trackers will provide women with more security when taking a taxi anywhere in the city. Over the past few months, there have been numerous cases of violence in taxi cabs throughout India, and government officials hope that the new trackers will help to curb some of this behavior. But, the government in Mumbai isn’t stopping at taxis either. According toRead More