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FARGO — The Galeo Group announced a new theft prevention and recovery system, consisting of a tracking device and companion mobile application (available for iOS and Android). The tracking device, called Galeo Pro, features cellular LTE, GPS, Bluetooth and an accelerometer for motion-activated alerts. Designed and manufactured in the U.S., Galeo Pro is expected to begin shipping this fall with Verizon and FCC certifications.
The Galeo Pro tracking device is about the size of a whiteboard eraser, measuring 5.25” x 3.25” x 1.6”. The tracker can be installed using two M6 fasteners, or the included Very High Bond (VHB) tape, making it easy to install on a variety of trailer types. Galeo Pro can be configured to send an alert when it senses motion, and depending on how it’s mounted, it can even detect when a trailer door is opened.
The Galeo Pro device will retail for $249.99, and a data plan is required for cellular location and alert services. The cellular service is activated through the app, with no trips to a Verizon store for SIM cards or activation. Plan options are $1.99/month, $19.99/year, or $49.99 for a 3-year plan.
“We invented this system because many thousands of trailers are stolen every year in the United States, but fewer than 25% are recovered,” said Jeff Johnson, president of The Galeo Group. “With the advent of new cellular technologies, we seized the opportunity to create a product with an affordable subscription price to protect any trailer and its contents from theft.”
This device was purpose built for the challenging snow, dust and rain environments, and can even withstand pressure washing when a trailer is being cleaned.
The battery operates in the most extreme temperatures (-40°F to +185°F) and will last three to five years in normal operation. Battery life is impacted by the frequency with which the device reports its position.
If Galeo Pro reports its position once per day and occasionally also reports its position on demand, a customer could expect the battery to last more than five years. With lower-frequency reporting the Galeo Pro battery could last even longer.
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