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tedbear
Posted 3/13/2019 12:40 (#7377798 - in reply to #7377624)
Subject: RE: can gps antennas be tracked if stolen


Southern Minnesota Between Freeborn & Wells
If you are referring to a dumb antenna where the device on top of the cab is just an antenna then I think probably not although maybe the serial number could be useful.

If you are referring to a smart antenna where the device on top of the cab contains the antenna and the GPS engine then I think is some cases there is some hope. Some systems use an idea called Geo-fencing I think it is called. Since the GPS system "knows" where it is, it can refuse to work if it is outside the fence. I believe with some construction equipment that the unit can report in to the owner if the vehicle is operating outside the fence.

I think some GPS systems are location specific as far as what part of the world they will operate in. For example, a unit purchased in North America might not work in Australia etc. I think this was partially to protect dealers in some areas so their customers couldn't buy products at a better price from a dealer in another part of the world.
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