There are already several smartphone apps and software programs that allow you to track down your phone sung GPS technology. But the same feature is missing in some of the high end gadgets for which you pay a lot more than a smartphone. One of the things that is stolen most often when homes are broken into is gaming consoles. And you can rest assured they will almost never be recovered. They are sold off on black markets with ease since there really is no tracking device that tells you where your stolen PS3 or Xbox is. But Wayne Truchsess decided to get his own tracking device to help solve the problem.
The Open Source Tracking Device is a project on Kickstarter that has already achieved the aimed target of funds. The project designer Wayne Truchsess has fabricated a tracking device that can be placed inside your gaming consoles or even your vehicle so that you can track them down pretty easily when they are stolen. There is a GPC device, a GSM module and even an accelerometer in this small circuit board which should fit easily into most devices. You need to slot in a SIM card and then set a custom security code for the device.
In case your device is stolen you can message the security code to the tracking device which will verify it and then accept your commands. Pre-programmed command codes can then be used so that the tracking device will give you information about its co-ordinates which can be view on Google Maps. If it is in a moving vehicle, it will even send you the speed of the vehicle and the direction in which it is headed. You can get one of these cool tacking boards in their basic version for $151. Should help you sleep a bit more peacefully!