Camera tracking security thing??

1 week 1 day ago #730482 by MYoung
I'm sorry I don't even know what this would be called.   Does someone make a security barcode thing, like what department stores use to track my camera in case it gets stolen?  Does someone make something like this? 


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1 week 1 day ago #730484 by Nikon Shooter
I don't know about a barcode but I know about the
new Apple AirTag.

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1 week 1 day ago - 1 week 1 day ago #730485 by Nikon Shooter
ADDENDUM

The barcode would be a passive system where one must locate
the gear first — it is not lost anymore — and the barcode would
only confirm the owner.

The AirTag is an active location search device where your phone 
will track the stolen property in real time.

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1 week 1 day ago #730486 by Screamin Scott
I have seen items that attach to keys et al, but those would likely be easy to remove...

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1 week 1 day ago #730487 by Screamin Scott

Nikon Shooter wrote: I don't know about a barcode but I know about the
new Apple AirTag.


 One has to have certain Apple products in order to use the Air Tags and they can be removed rather easily...

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1 week 1 day ago #730490 by Nikon Shooter

Screamin Scott wrote: … but those would likely be easy to remove...


Unless so overpoweringly dangerous, a good weapon is a concealed weapon.
It is the same with security and tracking devices… should be concealed.

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1 week 1 day ago #730491 by Screamin Scott

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1 week 1 day ago #730501 by Ozzie_Traveller
G'day all

News services around the world are alerting people to the double-sided nature of these Apple devices ... and police around the world area finding them being mis-used to track people - 90% women - while they are about their normal everyday business

While apple released the product in good faith, it seems that it will be yet another "new toy" that because it is mis-used by a small percentage overall, it will require redesign to comply with new legal requirements

Phil from the great land Downunder
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1 week 1 day ago #730504 by Nikon Shooter
Gee! I was not aware of that stalking thing.

For the purpose it was made, the AirTag is working great! :)

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1 week 1 day ago #730505 by Nikon Shooter
I think I would not be a good "bad guy!"  :rofl:

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1 week 1 day ago #730510 by CharleyL
keep the serial numbers and register them, if possible. If stolen, make certain that you give the model and serial numbers to the police. If someone tries to pawn them, you may get lucky when the police pick them up and return them to you. If they end up being sold, Canon, and probably other companies where they are registered may get them for repair and then return them to the registered owner. Ifey, at best, but you have a chance at getting them back. 

To me, tracking tags aren't quite ready for open use yet. Better controls need to be in place first to protect the people involved and safeguard them from someone else tracking them.

Charley


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6 days 20 hours ago #730550 by Kate Stailey
+1 Apple Airtag.  I wouldn't be surprised that these things start becoming smaller and smaller from them as well.  


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6 days 19 hours ago #730551 by Nikon Shooter
I agree with smaller and I am sure Apple will come with
a parade for the stalking issue pretty soon.

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