Spot Trace helps protect your camera gear from theft with GPS

by Gannon Burgett

posted Monday, April 6, 2015 at 1:27 PM EDT


I don’t need to remind you how expensive photography gear is. Our friends, wives, family and colleagues likely tell us all enough. To protect our investments, there are a number of options, the most common of which is insurance. However, even if you have insurance, it’s nice to be extra cautious and ensure your gear is as safe as possible.

Here to help is Spot Trace, a robust tracking device and accompanying service that utilizes GPS to send users precise coordinates at a given intervals and can let you know when your gear is on the move after sitting still.

The process for setting up Spot Trace is simple. Load up two AAA batteries, turn it on and mount it to your camera case or bag face-up. If you see the Spot Trace light up green, you’re good to go.

Tracking can be done in 5 and 2.5 minute intervals, pending on how much you want to shell out each year. The service costs $100 and $200 per year, respectively.

On top of that, you’ll be spending $95 on the device. But, for the peace of mind constant tracking gives you, a $200 initial cost and $100 cost per year after that isn’t much if you have more than a single camera body and a couple lenses.

You can pick up Spot Trace on Amazon and sign up for its service on Spot Trace’s website.

(via Uncrate)