The DeWalt DS500: Personal Property Protection Alarm, GPS Locater

3 Mar 2008

Not just your average GPS tracking device, the DeWalt DS500 is one of the most innovative wireless GPS systems on the market today.  It is designed to monitor your most valuable assets wherever they may be.  This is because the DeWalt DS500 uses the MOBILELOCK system for monitoring allowing for protection of personal property as well as job related property.

DeWalt DS500 Mobilelock

No other GPS tracking device on the market today has features like the DeWalt DS500.  It is a small device that is virtually tamperproof.  There are no distinct buttons or ways for a would be thief to turn off this system.  In fact, in looking at the device, the only external markings are the heavy duty magnets that allow for mounting of the device onto a metal surface.  There is no way that anyone will be able to disable the DeWalt DS500 unless they have access to the MOBILELOCK system where the unit was set up.

Once set up through the MOBILELOCK system by way of computer or telephone, you will be able to activate unique features that will aid in protecting your property.  You will also get to choose up to three different contacts when there is an alert.  These alerts can be either via your phone or an e-mail.  It is important to remember that if you are going to set up notification through an e-mail to make sure that there will be someone at all times able to access e-mails as soon as they come in.

There are several distinct sensors that you will be instructed to set up should you feel that you need them.

  • Door Contact,
  • Vibration Sensor
  • Tamper Sensor
  • Temperature Sensor

So you are probably asking what is so special about these features.  Let us look at each one in turn.  First there is the Door Contact sensor.  This is exactly what it says that it is.  It is a way to attach the unit with a magnetic door contact strip to a door that you want secured (say a garage door or a job site trailer door for examples).  This will alert you when someone opens the door.  It will also sound a very loud alarm which would probably do one of two things, scare off the potential thief or cause them to try to tamper with the unit.  The second special feature is the Tamper Sensor.  This will again alert you that the unit itself is being tampered with.  If the alarm is going off, then chances are that a would be thief is definitely trying to get the thing to shut off.  Another special feature is the Vibration Sensor.  The vibration sensor will detect any movement of any heavy equipment or any vibrations along a metal object. Once the vibration sensor is set, any and all vibrations in and around the unit will cause it to send an alert.  While this can be a nice feature, you will have to determine the correct sensitivity for your particular needs otherwise it has the potential of sending you a barrage of false alarms. The fourth feature is called the Temperature Sensor.  This feature allows you to go in and set up a temperature range to monitor.  If the temperature should go out of that range in either direction, you will receive an alert.  Keep in mind however that this is not in any way a substitute for a fire alarm.

Some other great features that the DeWalt DS500 has to offer:

  • 30 day power on a single charge
  • Optional hardwire kit
  • GPS tracking location
  • Rollover of unused GPS locates
  • Unlimited number of alerts

The DS500 is highly configurable.  You can also set up the device to only monitor  your property during a certain time of day, or day of the week.  An unlimited number of DS500 units can be configured under one account.

Whether you are looking for a GPS tracking device for your own personal property (ie:cars, motorcycles, boats or just to protect your property) or for your business needs (to protect job sites and equipment), then the DeWalt DS500 is a good option for you to choose from.  Where else can you pay less then 20 dollars a month for protection of your possessions?  It is definitely a no brainer purchase, well worth the peace of mind knowing that your hard earned belongings are safe from theft.

The DeWalt DS500 Mobilelock can be purchased directly from LiveViewGPS, we stock the units and they are available for immediate delivery.

5 Responses to The DeWalt DS500: Personal Property Protection Alarm, GPS Locater


garth johnson

January 28th, 2015 at 6:11 pm

does the ds500 operate soley thru satellite or does it have to be in cell tower range? I wish to use one in a remote location with no cell phone coverage and no electric power.


George Karonis

February 19th, 2015 at 10:07 am

It uses CDMA – cellular data.



September 30th, 2015 at 12:54 pm

has anyone ever used this? I can’t find any reviews at all on this product.


George Karonis

October 16th, 2015 at 2:26 pm

What product are you referring too?


George Karonis

February 21st, 2016 at 5:44 pm

Yes of course this has been used.

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