Buying a new car this September? Invest in security
Date: 02 September 2014
The September plate change will bring car buyers the perfect opportunity to splash out on a new set of wheels. However, TRACKER, the stolen vehicle recovery (SVR) expert, warns that while they may fit an alarm on their car, 57% of vehicles recovered by TRACKER in 2013 were stolen using the owner’s keys, allowing thieves to turn off the alarm and other security features.
“In 2013, we recovered nearly £8.5 million worth of stolen vehicles and the average value of these cars was £23,677 – highlighting how much car owners have to lose if they don’t take steps to keep thieves at bay,” explains Andy Barrs, Head of Police Liaison for TRACKER. “For the fraction of the cost of losing a car, fitting a TRACKER device significantly improves the chance of police finding and returning a vehicle, if it’s stolen.
TRACKER has been reuniting car lovers with their vehicles for over two decades, and it’s this expertise which makes TRACKER the leader in stolen vehicle recovery. All TRACKER products incorporate VHF technology into its stolen vehicle tracking units; the result is a solution far more resistant to criminals using GPS/GSM jamming devices.
Used by all police forces, TRACKER stolen vehicle recovery systems work like an electronic homing device. A covert transmitter is hidden in one of several dozen places around the vehicle. There is no visible aerial, so the thief won’t even know it’s there. Unlike other tracking systems, the device works even if the vehicle is hidden in a garage or shipping container, offering car owners the ultimate in peace of mind should the worst happen.
Andy Barrs concludes, “Anyone planning to buy a car this September should think about security. A TRACKER helps police locate a stolen vehicle and return it to its owner. Over 90% of stolen vehicles fitted with a TRACKER device are returned to their owners and 80% of these are recovered within 24 hours, making it a valuable investment for car owners.”