NC State University Police Use Securus' GPS Technology to Apprehend Thief

Top Quote Securus Announces General Availability of its CatchAThiefGPS System. End Quote
  • Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, NC (1888PressRelease) February 10, 2011 - Securus, Inc. a market-leading provider of GPS-based products and technology to address a new and fast-growing segment of the GPS market, Safety and Security applications, announced today the general availability of CatchAThiefGPS. The CatchAThiefGPS system utilizes Securus' GPS tracking technology and Cellular Triangulation to track commonly stolen items and help police, campus law enforcement and retail security personnel quickly apprehend thieves and prevent future crime.

    "As part of our comprehensive safety and security plan, we are investing in technology to help thwart crime on the NCSU campus," NCSU Campus Police Chief Tom Younce said. "Most recently, we partnered with Securus to help prevent bike thefts on our campus. Securus provided us with their CatchAThiefGPS product, which includes a specialized GPS tracking system and locators that we are using on bait bikes we place around the campus. We are delighted to say that we apprehended our first thief within 45 days of implementing the system. Needless to say, we have been extremely impressed with this product as well with the team at Securus."

    CatchAThiefGPS locators are inconspicuous, compact and lightweight and can attach to virtually any object that is likely to be stolen. Security personnel use the locators to "bait" commonly stolen items like bicycles, cars, high-value retail merchandise and laptop bags, and set up a virtual boundary system called SafeSpots around the item. Alerts are then sent via email and text message if the item leaves its preconfigured boundary. To ensure swift apprehension of thieves, security personnel receive real-time location updates and turn-by-turn directions when the item leaves its SafeSpot. CatchAThiefGPS locators can also be tracked at any time on mobile devices or through the Web site, and the locators send location updates continuously for maximum accuracy.

    "We introduced CatchAThiefGPS based on feedback from law enforcement and security customers who use other Securus GPS products," Securus CEO Chris Newton said. "By listening to our customers, we added CatchAThiefGPS to our suite of products, and we are pleased to offer it at an affordable price to our law enforcement and security partners. Chief Younce and his team at NCSU have been excellent partners for Securus, and we are gratified that our products are helping to reduce crime at NC State University and around the country. "

    To learn more about CatchAThiefGPS, visit

    About Securus:
    Securus is focused on deploying GPS-enabled solutions for the Safety and Security market. Securus has developed a complete GPS technology platform, "GPS as a Service," enabling the Company and its market partners to deliver tailored GPS hardware and software solutions specifically designed for each vertical. Securus' strategy is to partner with leading companies in each vertical market with domain expertise and ready market access ensuring best-of-class solutions and rapid market growth. Securus has launched products for the pet market in partnership with American Kennel Club Companion Animal Recovery and will announce new products and partnerships for additional markets in the coming months. Visit Securus at

    Media Contact: Megan Lavery: 866-989-7768 | MLavery ( @ ) SecurusGPS dot com||

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