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Old 04-15-2019, 3:03 AM
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Is there a reliable GPS tracking device that would fit inside a magpul pistol grip of an ar? In the event of my safe getting broken into, I would like to recover my assets as soon as possible.
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Old 04-15-2019, 8:33 AM
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Most RFID chips are pretty range limited, the smaller the RFID typically the smaller the range.

We use them on high value gear like tools and they alert as they leave the premises and where they are located on the premises.. For bigger assets like vehicles, we use units powered by the vehicle electric system ( they have some internal batter backup) and those use the cellular network and have great range, but they are too big to go into a grip.

Consider buying a decent safe and insurance instead.
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Old 04-15-2019, 8:10 PM
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GPS and RFID are 2 different things.

GPS requires power to receive the GPS signals and to transmit the location.

RFID is passive. The chip has to pass through a detector that excites it and makes it transmit a signal. Very short range.
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It's either deja vu or we've had this topic before... It's so uncommon, it seems weird that we've had it before - but I swear I remember something like this...
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Let me go measure the GPS someone installed on my 2002 Jeep and see.
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It's either deja vu or we've had this topic before... It's so uncommon, it seems weird that we've had it before - but I swear I remember something like this...
I had a legit nightmare that my ar was stolen from my safe so as soon as I woke up, I made this post lol
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Most RFID chips are pretty range limited, the smaller the RFID typically the smaller the range.

We use them on high value gear like tools and they alert as they leave the premises and where they are located on the premises.. For bigger assets like vehicles, we use units powered by the vehicle electric system ( they have some internal batter backup) and those use the cellular network and have great range, but they are too big to go into a grip.

Consider buying a decent safe and insurance instead.
I do have a liberty safe, what's good insurance to cover the firearms?
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