This is one of the revolutionary products to be showcased at NAMM 2018 for obvious reasons. Every musician out there can use this valuable service to protect their instruments. Local, Regional, National, and International, touring artists can protect their gear. This is a universal product which can benefit all musicians. They’re “Vision Statement / Motto” is: “Dear thieves, FUCK YOU! Compliments of Gear Secure, the end of lost or stolen”.
Gear Secure bridges the gap between GPS and RFID. GPS is proven for its tracking capability (think of all those UBER rides you take) but isn’t sensitive enough to spot and locate small items. RFID (think of the wristbands you get at festivals) is sensitive enough for spot location but doesn’t have extended range. Even the most well-known, commercially available tracking devices have, at best, a range of up to only 100 meters.
So they set out to create a solution that’s the best of both worlds.
They had to overcome obstacles like power and size. Typical tracking devices require a battery to stay active and have to be replaced each year. That’s great when you have a power source like a built-in guitar battery, but what about unplugged custom-modded amp heads or Bubinga drumsets?
Since many instruments, amp heads, drums, winds and strings, and gear like cabs and flight cases seem to wander; we crafted a solution to work across the spectrum.
Gear Secure operates on self-integrated power allowing passive gear to be tracked. Once they eliminated batteries, they then could make it small – small enough to be hidden anywhere a thief would never look.
But what happens when the gear is tracked? You need police to do something. That’s why a standard becomes essential. Law enforcement doesn’t want multiple trackers – they want one they can trust.
Gear Secure wants to give you personal and professional peace of mind. Gear Secure syncs with your mobile device. You set the perimeter. Once gear travels outside that boundary, your mobile device is instantly alerted so tracking can begin.
Tony Lepre contributed to this story. Photo by Renee Jahnke