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GPS a vulnerability?

This is a discussion on GPS a vulnerability? within the Home (And Away From Home) Defense Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; A month or so ago, there was a rash of similar crimes in my area. Area police recommended not storing your home location in the ...

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    A month or so ago, there was a rash of similar crimes in my area. Area police recommended not storing your home location in the GPS for that very reason.
    I never leave anything in my vehicle that has my home address on it. The vehicle registrations are carried in my wallet with the Proof of Insurance(yep all 6 vehicles, plus the boat), no mail or magazines with any info are ever left in the car.
    I've lived in the area for 45 years and I can still find my way home
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    I certainly know my way home, and sometimes when I'm out a long way from home and headed back it has the nice feature of calculating your arrival time at home. I find that pretty useful.

    Good idea about using the interection near your home and not using exactly your home. Funny thing, I think there is an error in the mapping somehow, my GPS (Nuvi) always insists that I turn into my neighbors driveway (400 yds away from mine) to go to my home.

    I wonder if I ought to change that up?
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    If they steal my GPS and press the "home" button they are led to Green township Police dept.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ppkheat View Post
    I certainly know my way home, and sometimes when I'm out a long way from home and headed back it has the nice feature of calculating your arrival time at home. I find that pretty useful.

    Good idea about using the interection near your home and not using exactly your home. Funny thing, I think there is an error in the mapping somehow, my GPS (Nuvi) always insists that I turn into my neighbors driveway (400 yds away from mine) to go to my home.

    I wonder if I ought to change that up?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rottkeeper View Post
    I use the Montgomery County Sheriffs office for ''home''. Someone would get a real surprise when they go to rip me off.
    Funny, you live in New York & yet I could set mine to Montgomery Co. S.O. as well, lol......
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZX9RCAM View Post
    Funny, you live in New York & yet I could set mine to Montgomery Co. S.O. as well, lol......
    Now you know why they have such a long response time.
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    My GPS is my iPhone w/ Navigon & Tomtom software. If anyone finds my phone and doesn't have the correct pin it wipes the phone's contents.

    That being said, I wonder how many cases there are where a stolen GPS has lead to a burglary. My guess is this is more of an urban legend than a reality.

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    Your name and address is on the insurance and registration data in the glove box too... been like this for decades and we are all still living.
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    Well, I rarely go shopping with my wife, so if they come here thinking no one is going to be home, they're in for a rude surprise
    As stated, there's lock outs and storing offset home waypoints, etc. And also as stated, there's plenty of other home identifying info to be used instead. It worked for a short while, I guess and still may sometimes. It's a good point, and one to consider, they're small enough to stick in your pocket and keep it with you.

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