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BMW tracking devices and systems

With its revered motoring history and iconic badge, owning a BMW is a dream for many motoring enthusiasts. Unfortunately however, it appears to be a dream shared by many car thieves across the country too.

If you’ve just bought a BMW or are planning to do so soon, here is everything you need to know about keeping your car safe using a tracking device.

Why install a tracking system on a BMW?

We’ve examined the data from our tracking technology over the past few years, specifically looking at the number of vehicles stolen and then recovered using TRACKER devices. The number one most stolen vehicle in 2016 was the BMW X5. The X5 retails from £47,000 new so it’s easy to see why thieves want to get their hands on it.

But that’s not all. BMW vehicles actually featured four times in our top ten most stolen vehicles in 2016 – with the BMW M3, BMW 3 Series and the BMW 5 Series also proving to be too tempting for thieves to resist.

Using TRACKER on your BMW means that if your car is stolen, you stand a significant chance of it being located and recovered – ensuring that you don’t lose your prized possession forever.

As technology in these vehicles continues to improve it’s also becoming more important than ever to protect your vehicle with a tracking system. Keyless car theft is on the rise as clever crooks figure out ways of amplifying the signal from your card device within your home in order to be able to get into your car and drive it away. Police say that in just one year, keyless theft was responsible for 4,000 BMW and Range Rover thefts.

How our VHF and GPS BMW tracking devices work

Installing TRACKER onto your BMW couldn’t be simpler. It’s a small, discreet box which is designed to be hidden from view in order to ensure that would-be car thieves do not see it and attempt to remove it.

If your vehicle is stolen, once alerted the TRACKER systems will hone in on the VHF and GPS signals produced by the device on your car to identify its location. Using both signals means that if a thief attempts to use a GPS signal jammer, we still have a strong signal coming from the VHF. What’s more, that signal can also get through concrete buildings and steel doors so if an attempt is made to hide the vehicle, the TRACKER systems will still find it.

Installing security devices to lower BMW insurance costs

Owning a BMW comes at a cost and with car theft a possibility, insurance companies charge high premiums. They want to ensure that if your BMW is stolen, the money they pay out to you has been covered by what you’ve already paid on insurance.

That’s why insurance companies love tracking devices. If you can show that you have TRACKER installed on your BMW, and that in the event of your vehicle being stolen it is likely to be recovered and returned, they’ll charge you less for your insurance – knowing they are unlikely to be paying out to you for theft.

The small cost of a tracking device can save you a substantial amount on your insurance each year. 

Call 0845 604 6004 or contact us online or visit our online shop now so you can start reducing your insurance premiums and ensure your car is monitored at all times, including any potential theft attempts.


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BMW car tracking FAQ

Will people know I have a tracking device on my car?
No. Tracking devices work best if no-one knows they are there so our BMW tracking devices are small, discreet and will be installed on your vehicle out of sight.

Does the tracking device work in Europe?
You can choose whether your TRACKER device covers just the UK, or Europe as well.
To find out more about TRACKER or arrange to get it installed on your BMW then get in touch with us today.

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