The Spark Nano is BrickHouse Security's flagship battery-powered GPS tracker. Smaller than a cell phone, the Nano is our go-to choice for tracking people, smaller assets, or vehicles in the short-term. Because the Nano is compact and battery operated, it's not the best choice for long-term covert tracking; its battery typically lasts for around 14 hours of continuous tracking (which translates to roughly two weeks of tracking based on an average of one hour of live tracking per day). So if you're looking to monitor a fleet of vehicles, it is not the best option.
The Spark Nano can be placed in bait boxes and other shipments, which is why it's a go-to solution for many retail loss professionals. The device will spring to life based on motion, so if a baited box is taken off of a loading dock or off of store premises, a security manager or retail loss prevention specialist can receive an instant text or email alert and then track the device live. Geofences enable a manager to set a custom perimeter say, a block radius around a store, which will trigger an alert if the device leaves the predefined zone.
Because of the Nano's small size, it can also be used as a custom tracking solution. Our GPS experts have inserted the hardware of the Nano into jewelry boxes, pill bottles and more, acting as an ideal countermeasure to smash-and-grab operations or thwarting organized retail crime syndicates. Our team is willing to work with anyone to build custom GPS trackers based on whatever housing will be most effective.
Because the Nano houses a unique panic button, it is also a tool of choice for companies with employees out in potentially unsafe situations such as social workers making house calls or travelling salespeople. School bus drivers have also been known to carry the Nano in the event of an emergency. With the push of a button, the Nano will transmit a distress signal and location information to a security manager who can then transmit that information to police.
Overall, because the Nano is battery powered and doesn't need to be tethered to a vehicle's power source, it has a number of versatile applications. Still, it faces some limitations because it needs to be recovered for charging every few days.