Three New York City churches are working with a GPS tracking and surveillance company, to protect their nativity scenes from damage and theft.
GPS and video surveillance were supplied to these churches, who have has problems in the past, with vandalism, and theft. The props used in their annual holiday decorations were frequently missing or damaged.
These solutions are becoming more wide-spread, providing the users with a sense of security, as well as aiding the authorities with investigations of lost property.
GPS tracking devices are used to locate objects or people worldwide using satellite technology. Many trackers are designed to be small enough to be hidden in vehicles, backpacks, or decorations, such as the nativity scenes. Subscription options vary, with some offering perimeter alerts, or up to the minute location information.