SHOT Show 2016: SPOT releases low-profile device for asset tracking

The SPOT Trace can be placed on a vehicle, ATV, motorcycle, or other precious cargo


SPOT came out years ago with the personal satellite messenger which combined GPS with the ability to send out a preprogrammed SMS or email message to friends and family along with your location on Google Maps.

Their asset tracker, the SPOT Trace, is a very small and inconspicuous device that you can place on a vehicle, ATV, motorcycle, or other precious cargo. If the item starts to move, the unit comes on and sends a signal that something is amiss and then continuously tracks the asset. I can think of numerous uses for this handy device in addition to the regular SPOT units which I have been using for a number of years. Subscription is $99 a year for the tracking service. For more information, visit SPOT's website.

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Ron Avery is President and Director of Training for The Practical Shooting Academy, Inc. and Executive Director of the non-profit, Rocky Mountain Tactical Institute - both training institutions dedicated to professional firearms and tactics courses, higher police standards and training and use of force research.

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