September 04, 2012 04:30 ET

AppelloGEO Homing Beacon Tracking Device Capable of Locating Indoors Launched to Combat Plant Theft

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Sept. 4, 2012) - The AppelloGEO tracking system by Custodia Systems has been unveiled as the ultimate tool to track plant machinery and other construction equipment.

With the capability to be located within one metre anywhere in the world and featuring a combination of mobile (GSM) and homing beacon (RF) technologies as a successor to the innovative tracking system 'Appello' operated in the UK since 2005, the AppelloGEO provides the ultimate tool to recover lost or stolen assets.

Improved on feedback from clients across the UK, the AppelloGEO is based on the market leading Appello Asset Recovery System which for seven years has been providing in excess of 87% asset recovery rates every year. AppelloGEO features the latest tracking technology combined with market leading manufacturing techniques.

AppelloGEO is the first global tracking system to market dedicated to theft recovery that can locate assets both indoors and out, easily tracked through walls and inside buildings unlike tracking devices based on the global positioning system (GPS) technology. This is crucial in theft, with the vast majority of stolen items stored in an indoor location from a lock-up to a shipping container.

The metal alone will stop GPS signals, but in addition thieves have utilised blocking devices that render GPS systems ineffective; the technology developed by AppelloGEO has been specifically designed to combat devices used in a theft with its Stealth Mode.

The AppelloGEO tracking system has its own power supply lasting up to 2 years without recharging (depending on configuration). Fully portable at only 95mm x 18mm, the AppelloGEO can be hidden in the smallest spaces and features weatherproofed casing allowing it to work even in extreme environments.

Accredited to a large number of BS Standards, the AppelloGEO is the only non-GPS unit in the world capable to self-geofencing. Incorporating GSM tracking technology, AppelloGEO features the latest antenna technology incorporating a patented on-board algorithm which raises an alarm to the owner when an asset has moved from a geographical location.

As a corporate partner of Vodafone, AppelloGEO benefits from optimum coverage and mix of 900mHz and 1800 mHz antennas in the UK.

The Homing Beacon technology utilised by Custodia Systems within the AppelloGEO device is utilised by an investigation team led by John Mussett, a former Police Traffic and Firearms officer to ensure the effective recovery of missing assets. Having real people going out to find the asset makes a significant difference to the success of the operation. They liaise with Police directly to effect recovery and are the customers 'on the ground' representatives.

Dedicated to theft recovery, the AppelloGEO has been tested for insurance purposes by world leading SGS laboratories to certify it to the highest standards available in quality and durability.

The AppelloGEO is the lowest cost Appello product to market since the original product was launched and features a number of cost saving initiatives.

The theft recovery network extends beyond the UK into Europe with a range of subscriptions on offer from the basic Gold subscription matching existing Appello up to inclusive subscriptions which include weekly location and battery look-ups and theft recovery.

For further information on the range of subscriptions available or to purchase the product please visit:

Contact Information

  • Media Contacts:
    AppelloGEO part of Custodia Systems
    Joseph Gourvenec
    Marketing Manager
    01908 330 385

    Custodia Systems
    Peter Thompson
    Managing Director
    01908 330 385