CALGARY, Alta. — A Calgary company recently helped break up a Texas truck theft ring and recover US$2.7 million in stolen goods.
CSI Wireless’ Asset-Link tracking hardware was obtained by Texas police who then placed it on suspects’ vehicles. They then simply followed the units to several sites where stolen trucks, trailers and merchandise were recovered.
“This technology is the wave of the future,” said Texas State Police Lieutenant Tim Stewart, who is currently assigned to the North Texas Auto Theft Task Force, which includes police officials from Dallas County, Denton County, Collin County and Ellis County. “We’ve recovered US$2.7 million worth of items so far, and the total keeps rising. We’ve recovered more than 24 truck tractors and 26 trailers, plus some cargo – including furniture, electronics, barbecues, clothing and ceiling fans – using the Asset-Link units.”
Each week two or three loaded tractor-trailers go missing in the Dallas-Fort Worth area alone, said Stewart. He is encouraging carriers to use asset-tracking systems such as CSI’s.
“It’s the ideal way to monitor an asset’s movements,” he claims.
“CSI has developed and deployed more than 150,000 tracking units over the years, and assisted in the recovery of millions of dollars in vehicles and cargo, yet it is still hugely rewarding to see our tracking products used to thwart criminals and protect valuable assets,” said Stephen Verhoeff, CSI Wireless’ president and CEO. “The North Texas Auto Theft Task Force is learning first-hand what CSI customers throughout the Americas already know – that the combination of wireless location and communications is a powerful, cost-effective tool for asset monitoring and protection.”
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