SNAGG Frequently Asked Questions
Snagg GPS FAQ's (Click Here For Microchip FAQ's)
What is the Snagg GPS Service?
Snagg’s GPS Tracking units can be covertly installed into valuable items, concealed in loved one’s bags or clothing, or even used to transmit important electronic information back to our server. Our server then interpets the data and places a dot on a map anywhere in the world to allow law enforcement to locate and recover pricesless items that may have been lost otherwise.
What is the Snagg GPS Service Used For?
The GPS devices are small enough to be concealed in countless different applications. People can install them in their cars, equipment, tools, instruments or sporting goods. They can be affixed to loved ones, pets or other animals on the move. Manufacturers can install them in valuable equipment or their cases to prevent theft and set their brand apart. Companies can install them on copmany vehicles or equipment to increase productivity and add directly to the company's bottom line. Print the history of where your items have been, and share maps on Facebook of adventures you have experienced. Police departments have used the Snagg GPS service for "Bait Bike" applications and the press has even used them for investigative reports of different kinds.
How exactly does the GPS service work?
Snagg’s GPS units wake up at a designated interval and triangulate their location anywhere in the world using satellite signals. Then the units use a partnership network of over 500 providers in over 175 countries worldwide to transmit pertinent data back to our remote server. The data network works in many places a standard cell phone may not work, because the network requirements to transmit one packet of data is miniscule compared to what is required to make a call or send a text message.
What happens if my item is stolen?
If your item is stolen, you would first report the theft to your local law enforcement agency. NEVER attempt to locate or recover your items without law enforcement present. Once the report is filed, Snagg can increase reporting frequency remotely and can assign the tracking unit to the investigating officer. Snagg will then work with law enforcement to locate and recover your item.
What is the GPS battery life? What options do I have?
Battery life is always subject to numerous things, including environment, reporting frequency, and signal strength. The GL200 Unit has the ability to be hard-wired to almost any DC electrical system for automatic recharging and maintnence free operation. Between charges, batter life can last up to 30 days between charges. The GL500 unit features up a stand-alone three year battery life using deep sleep mode. Snagg recommends replacing theses CR123 batteries if they drop below 40% to give law enforcement ample time to recover your item should it be stolen.
What is the SNAGG Microchip?
The SNAGG chip is buried inside the musical instrument or other valuable asset, and is impossible to remove without destroying the object itself. SNAGG Microchips are designed to fit any musical instrument or valuable asset form factor. They require no power source and have an estimated shelf life of 80+ years. SNAGG microchips are operational between 25F and 125F and are not affected by sealants, epoxy or other chemicals used to enclose them in the body of musical instruments and other valuable assets. SNAGG Microchips are immune to shocks and vibrations and can be used in firearms and power tools or other items exposed to harsh environments. SNAGG Microchips are also impervious to corrosion by salt or sea water.
Who Has Scanners? Who Needs Them?
Will the microchip affect the sound or playability of my instrument or the appearance of my valuable asset?
Does the chip require power or batteries?
How much will it cost me to install the chip?
How does the Snagg Microchip ID Help Recover Items?
Why do I need SNAGG Microchip when I have a manufacturer’s serial number on my valuable asset?
Most law enforcement systems cover a small geographical region. The SNAGG system overcomes this constraint by immediately informing property and recovery investigators that your musical instrument or other asset is lost or stolen. If your musical instrument or other valuable asset is found, it can be positively identified as yours because every SNAGG serial number is unique, and embedded inside your asset. SNAGG uses the power of the Internet, and embedded RFID technology to enable more efficient recovery of lost or stolen assets.
What happens if I move or sell my property?
Does SNAGG register music instruments and other assets in college and school districts?