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Tracking technology leads to Police arrests and recovery of a stolen total station

By [email protected] - 9th May 2018 - 08:46

Survey Solutions reports that following the roadside theft of one of its total stations, Police were able to recover the instrument within 2 hours and make several arrests. The stolen instrument was a Trimble S5 Total Station supplied by UK Trimble distributor KOREC and one of several recently purchased by Survey Solutions. All of these instruments came equipped with Trimble’s Locate 2 Protect tracking technology which allows logged-in users to see their position at any time. The theft happened whilst an engineering surveyor was completing a topographical survey in the Midlands only a few miles from a Survey Solutions regional office. The tracking software not only managed to identify the street where the instrument was located but also pinpointed the actual house.