Got a Trailer? Track It If It Gets Stolen

I feel like I have seen a major uptick in the number of musicians getting robbed lately. I’m not sure if it’s a statistical fact, or just that anytime a trailer gets lifted it comes to my attention because the tragedy gets shared on social media, but either way, any more than zero is too many times.


This possible safeguard recently came to my attention – the DeWalt Mobile Lock. This is probably going to read like an ad, but I swear that I am not getting paid for this. (If the DeWalt company wants to pay me for my advertising services, they can contact me directly, I’m not too good for their money.) This thing is a battery-powered alarm and GPS tracker that works on a mobile network to track your trailer wherever it goes.

It has a built-in siren that can be triggered and set up with your mobile device, and it can send notifications to your device if the lock moves, alerting you to a possible theft attempt. I imagine that’s something you might want to know about if you were sleeping peacefully in a hotel room and someone’s causing your trailer to move to somewhere other than where you parked it.

The lock itself is $220, with a monthly service fee of $19.95. Seems a bit pricey, but I’m damn sure it’ll seem like a pittance if you actually need to use it.

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  • $220 + $20/month is pittance for a band who only tours for 60 days out of the year and wants to protect the $25,000+ investment that is their livelihood in the trailer.

    Total cost is still less than $300 to protect your $25,000+ investment. Just saying…

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