-Rental owner locates, immobilizes and recovers stolen skid loader
A thief in the night
Pete Murphy runs his business, Murphy’s Contractors Equipment, with an open mind and a good sense of humor. But when one of his rental customers called first thing in the morning asking, “Why did you pick up that Bobcat last night? I still need it”, Pete knew this was no joking matter. He sat down at his computer and pinpointed his machine’s location via the hidden Titan Equipment Monitoring System unit installed on it. Sure enough, it was well off the jobsite and in southside Chicago. Pete called the DPL Telematics support line, and was instructed to remotely disable the machine from starting and call the police immediately. With a click of his computer mouse, he shut down his stolen machine from miles away. The police responded to the location he gave them, and found evidence of a very calculating, knowledgeable thief at work.
Putting you in control
Half the company decals and identifying marks had been stripped off the Bobcat, and the ground was littered with decals from a number of other machines. Clearly, this yard was a staging area for stolen equipment being moved out of the state. Though the thief was not at the scene, he had left his gym bag with some clothes, his wallet, identification and a ticket to Memphis in it where a buyer was already in place. A later theft report Indicated that another machine, from a different rental house, was Also stolen off the same job the previous night as well – most likely by the same thief.
Slowing them down
"Within 2 hours we had the machine back in sight. For just a $32,000 machine the Titan was well worth it. It saved me $2,000 with the insurance and a lot of grief"
Owner of Murphy’s Contractors Equipment