SHREVEPORT, La., Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A Shreveport resident's Chevy Equinox was stolen at 5am on January 28. Thirty minutes later, the vehicle was pinpointed on a map with the help of a Smart Tracker GPS vehicle recovery device from Rocky Mountain Tracking, Inc.
On the morning of January 28, 2011, Clayton Fullwood stepped outside of his home in order to start his 2007 Chevy Equinox (valued at $17k). Fullwood then stepped back inside of his home for five minutes. During those five minutes, a thief drove away with Fullwood's truck. Panicked, Fullwood phoned Rocky Hargiss of Track-it & Company, the car dealership where the Equinox was purchased.
As the truck thief would quickly learn, Fullwood's truck was equipped with a Rocky Mountain Tracking Smart Tracker GPS tracking device. Using his computer to access RMT's exclusive NavIQ software, Hargiss was able to spot the exact location of the Equinox and disable the vehicle's starter. After contacting the Caddo Sherriff's Department, the Equinox was recovered in minutes.
Hargiss began equipping vehicles with GPS tracking devices from Rocky Mountain Tracking in June of 2010. On January 28, 2011, Hargiss' decision to install GPS auto recovery devices was quickly rewarded.
Experienced thieves can steal a car in less than 40 seconds. Throughout the United States alone, a car is stolen every 26.4 seconds. When it comes to vehicle recovery, timing is everything. As Hargiss recently stated, "the entire vehicle recovery operation took thirty minutes to complete – that's unbeatable."
Rocky Mountain Tracking, Inc. is a Space Certified GPS tracking company based in Fort Collins, Colorado. With more than 50,000 GPS tracking and auto recovery devices sold, Rocky Mountain Tracking has become one of the most trusted names in the GPS tracking industry. For more information about Rocky Mountain Tracking please visit the Rocky Mountain Tracking website (http://www.rmtracking.com).
SOURCE Rocky Mountain Tracking, Inc.