GPS/GSM theft tracking system (alternative to LoJack)
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    GPS/GSM theft tracking system (alternative to LoJack)

    Have been researching GPS/GSM (cellular based) anti-theft tracking systems.

    Anyone have any experience with the diferent types of systems that are out there?

    LoJack coverage is not in my area, plus they are a bit on the expensive side. Theft of vechicals is a problem (off and on ) around my area and areas that I travel to. Even though I have a very complete alarm system (with starter cut off), I'm looking for that extra protection to be able to track my Soul down if it's ripped off.

    I have ordered a system from Brickhouse security and going to try it out (should arrive next week), but I'm just curious if any one else has any input? Thanks!!!!

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    the other option is a savage alsation in the passenger seat!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tempest View Post
    the other option is a savage alsation in the passenger seat!
    That would work ...LOL. May have to up my liability insurance though. One of those would scare away any potential theft of the car or anything inside.

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    Given the recent news article about the boy who tracked down the stolen IPAD using an app that tracked the device's signature when hooked to a WIFI, 3G or 4G network, it would seem that there is a credible alternative. If you get a cheap cell phone, enable GPS on it, and hardwire it into the car at some point if the auto were stolen, it would relatively easy to track it down. All the semis today are equipped with such devices so there must be a small, but developing and inexpensive market for such things.

    And it would not be any more expensive than a dog, food, rabies shots, and tags, not to mention all the clean up of dog poop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Family Full of them View Post
    Given the recent news article about the boy who tracked down the stolen IPAD using an app that tracked the device's signature when hooked to a WIFI, 3G or 4G network, it would seem that there is a credible alternative. If you get a cheap cell phone, enable GPS on it, and hardwire it into the car at some point if the auto were stolen, it would relatively easy to track it down. All the semis today are equipped with such devices so there must be a small, but developing and inexpensive market for such things.

    And it would not be any more expensive than a dog, food, rabies shots, and tags, not to mention all the clean up of dog poop.
    Good idea . Since I'm going to TRY to install a andriod tablet/cel phone in the dash (see Soul gets an Andriod thread). I might as well " kill two birds with one stone" and try to see if there is a good andriod app to track the Soul. Just would need to make sure the power was always on and the app would run covertly in the background. No sense paying for two sim data plans for the car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Family Full of them View Post
    Given the recent news article about the boy who tracked down the stolen IPAD using an app that tracked the device's signature when hooked to a WIFI, 3G or 4G network, it would seem that there is a credible alternative. If you get a cheap cell phone, enable GPS on it, and hardwire it into the car at some point if the auto were stolen, it would relatively easy to track it down. All the semis today are equipped with such devices so there must be a small, but developing and inexpensive market for such things.

    And it would not be any more expensive than a dog, food, rabies shots, and tags, not to mention all the clean up of dog poop.
    PS - also don't really want to clean dog poop in my Soul ...lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keizeror View Post
    PS - also don't really want to clean dog poop in my Soul ...lol.
    Not to mention thief poop when the dog pops us and scares the crap out of 'em.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keizeror View Post
    Good idea . Since I'm going to TRY to install a andriod tablet/cel phone in the dash (see Soul gets an Andriod thread). I might as well " kill two birds with one stone" and try to see if there is a good andriod app to track the Soul. Just would need to make sure the power was always on and the app would run covertly in the background. No sense paying for two sim data plans for the car.
    Using Android you could run Google Latitude, or Lookout. Both are free, you can log onto a website to see the location, with Lookout you can sound an alarm on your phone/tablet that would probably get pretty annoying to anyone who steals your car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mistyvox View Post
    Using Android you could run Google Latitude, or Lookout. Both are free, you can log onto a website to see the location, with Lookout you can sound an alarm on your phone/tablet that would probably get pretty annoying to anyone who steals your car.
    Thanks - I will try the apps out once I get the new tablet/cel all charged up and decide which sim to use.

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    Has anyone that has installed the aftermarket Soul Andriod speaker cover/bezel had issues with mismatched colors? I'm working on installing the kit/android tablet in my Soul, but i just noticed that the kit is a silver grey color and the dash is a slightly darker grey... Not sure if I'm being too picky but I emailed the kit seller about the color difference. Just curious on any one else's experience with the Android installs.

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