Keeping Track of Your Stolen Vehicle
by Henry Floyd |
posted 21 April 2017
You can’t always protect your vehicle from being stolen. But with modern day technology, it doesn’t mean that it can’t still be protected. Many canny owners now fit a tracking device to their car or commercial vehicle.
One company that offers this type of device is Tracker, who have been in business since 1993. Their products combine up-to-date pioneering technology with support from the police to keep their customer’s cars quickly traceable.
Police in Essex recently assisted Tracker in the successful recovery of a stolen Land Rover Defender. And this was achieved in just four hours.
Mr Sammons woke up to find that his £8,000 Defender had been wheeled off his driveway by thieves without the keys. It was fitted with Tracker’s stolen vehicle recovery (SVR) technology and after the device was activated, Essex Police and the Port of Tilbury Police tracked the silent signal to a garden in Grays, where they made an arrest.
“I was so relieved when I heard that my Land Rover had been found, as I was extremely doubtful that I would ever see it again,” explains Mr Sammons. “I can now fully appreciate the use of the technology as a safety measure and have recently had my other car fitted with the device.”
Tracker has over a million systems installed to date, and along with the police have up until now, recovered over £500 million worth of stolen vehicles. They continue to recover on average £1 million worth of stolen vehicles each and every month. It’s a great way to give drivers and owners complete peace of mind.
According to the latest figures from Tracker, the Land Rover Defender has entered the Top 10 Most Stolen and Recovered league table for the first time with a 57% increase in the number of Land Rover Defender thefts from 2015 to 2016.
Commenting on the recent increase in Land Rover Defender thefts, Andy Barrs, Head of Police Liaison at TRACKER, comments, “The fact that we have seen the number of Defender thefts double this year compared to 2015 shows just how popular these cars have become, particularly since they are no longer in production, making them a major target for organised car thieves.”
Mr Sammons would agree. But, with the aid of Tracker, that would be from behind the wheel of his recovered vehicle.