Ex-Met cop invents designer bags with tracking software built in

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A former Met detective has invented a range of hi-tech designer bags which can be tracked if lost or stolen.

Sukie Madahar worked with a software developer and used manufacturing techniques learned from his father to make leather bags which contain sensors including GPS, a wifi beacon, Bluetooth and an altimeter.

Mr Madahar, an 18-year Met veteran who left CID as a decorated detective sergeant, said the altimeter could help police find moped gangs fleeing into estates. “I used my experience as an officer to develop the bags, and I put my ‘criminal’s head’ on,” he said. 

“I realised when people take your stuff the likelihood is they take it to a block of flats, so the signal shows their location but not the floor. So we upgraded the bags and put an altimeter in to tell you the height of the bag, so we’ll have an idea what floor it’s on.”

Mr Madahar, 41, from Hackney, added: “On the robbery squad I dealt with incidents where high-value goods [were] taken that were kept in bags, including £1 million of diamonds. I thought how good it would be if you could track a bag, instead of spending days chasing through CCTV.”

The Lamonte London bags give out a signal for seven days and can be tracked on an app. They cost £250 to £350 and will be available next month.


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