The primary purpose of GPS Asset Trackers is to allow the recovery of stolen merchandise and the apprehension of the criminals who stole it. The use of GPS Asset Trackers may also have a deterrent effect if criminals are aware that the premises that they intend to rob or burglarize are using tracking devices.
GPS Asset Trackers are typically concealed within the items that they are intended to track. When the criminal takes the item, he or she also unintentionally takes the tracking device. When the device is moved, it becomes activated, causing an alarm message to be transmitted to a monitoring center, and allowing the position of the device to be tracked using GPS. GPS Asset Trackers are available in a variety of different sizes and shapes, allowing them to be concealed within a variety of different types of merchandise.