The Loc8tor Story

As a great British technology manufacturer, Loc8tor designs the best trackers so the things that matter to you stay safe. Originally developed for finding children, pets and other everyday items around the home, our miniaturised homing tags and directional technology became so effective that they generated a huge interest from all over the world for a diverse range of applications, some expected and some we’d never of thought of.

Development of the Loc8tor locator tag

Now, well over ten years since we began, and with hundreds of thousands of our products sold in over 30 countries, we offer a wide range of great quality tracking and locating devices for everything from keys, pets and vehicles, right through to protecting children and people with special needs. Our technology is used in commercial applications such as helping to reduce theft or loss within postal services, supermarket chains, police forces and security agencies – we’ve even designed a super-durable livestock tag and a prototype car finder for a major vehicle manufacturer. We’re also very proud of the fact that our technology is used by one of the largest cash in transit companies to protect and help retrieve stolen money, and we’re renowned in the industry as a brand that security services can trust.

We started with a simple need

Back in 2004, Loc8tor’s founder, Anthony Richards, originally conceived the Loc8tor to help him keep track of the three young and active children in his busy household, as well as finding everyday items such as the keys, glasses, TV remotes (which the children would hide from each other so they could be the only controller!!!) and mobile phones which went missing on an almost daily basis. And then there was the cat, who would typically hide until the kids had gone to bed…

The evolution of our products continues today. Working from our headquarters based just outside of London, we are constantly developing new refinements to improve Loc8tor products and maintain our position as one of the world’s leading manufacturers of locating devices.

Design, technology and quality control

With tried and tested technology and our range of unique patents, you can be sure your Loc8tor product is the best protection for the things that you care about most. Our homing tags are small and lightweight (only 5 grams) and the best performing available in the market today, which makes them discreet and easy to attach, but with absolutely no compromise on performance. Different technologies have different ranges of use, from our incredibly accurate radio frequency (RFID – Loc8tor Lite, Pet & Plus) trackers that can pinpoint to within one inch from over 400 feet both indoors and out, to our GPS tracking system which can track over unlimited distances outdoors.


Our Loc8tor products are designed in the UK to make sure we maintain control every step of the way. Rigorous quality control processes mean that every unit we manufacture is fully tested and complies to our very particular standards. Loc8tor products are manufactured in compliance with ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 14001 and come with the backing of our two-year manufacturer’s warranty.

We’re so confident that our products can do exactly what they were created for that we offer a 30-day money-back guarantee*, so if you’re not entirely happy with your Loc8tor, you can simply return it to us in the same condition you received it within 30 days – and we’ll give you your money back. Please note data charges may apply on GPS returns.

*For direct sales only

Loc8tor in the press

We’ve received countless accolades from magazines, newspapers, radio and television shows from all over the world. Loc8tor products have been praised for their effectiveness, their design and their ease of use.


 Award-winning Loc8tor

We’ve also won numerous awards both for our technology and our product design.


Friendly and caring customer service

Our experienced staff are always ready to answer your questions and help with any technical support you may require. Just give us a call or drop us a line.

Phone: +44 (0)20 8207 0880
(Monday to Friday, 9.00-5.30 GMT)

Email: [email protected]