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Tracker calls on construction industry to protect assets

Date: 22 May 2012

Location: Princethorpe Pavillion, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire

Stolen vehicle recovery (SVR) expert, TRACKER is urging the construction industry to take action against plant theft as it heads to the CITS (Combined Industries Theft Solutions) 2012 Security Threats Forum, to demonstrate its next generation devices to protect the construction industry.

NFU Mutual estimates that approximately £1.5 million of construction and agricultural machinery is stolen every week in the UK. Stephen Doran, Managing Director for TRACKER says, "The loss of equipment is a major issue for the construction industry. Not only is it a huge inconvenience, but resulting project delays and the cost of replacing items means companies face significant financial losses. TRACKER offers the industry powerful tools to fight against plant theft, delivering greater security and helping police close the net on thieves. We will be at CITS to help raise awareness of the steps plant owners can take to protect their assets and take the lead on crime prevention."

TRACKER's SVR solutions are based on a combination of Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and Global Systems for Mobile Communication (GSM), but with the added benefit of TRACKER's successful and proven Very High Frequency (VHF) radio technology. Fundamentally, this is brought together in a robust and waterproof unit, proven to withstand the harshest plant usage.

Delivering an unrivalled level of protection against theft, as well as significantly increasing the chances of recovery, TRACKER systems are Thatcham approved, offering added quality assurance and the possibility of an insurance discount. TRACKER's growing range of products and solutions meet the ever changing needs of the assets it protects such as diggers, trailers, dumpers, excavators, cranes and much more.

TRACKER has recently taken its proven SVR technology to new levels with the launch of Battery Powered TRACKER Retrieve, designed specifically for owners of plant and construction equipment. The system does not rely on equipment having its own power source in order to operate, making it a vital tool in protecting assets.

"Our figures show that 68 percent of all plant we recover is done so within 24 hours of the stolen vehicle recovery (SVR) device being activated and 10 percent of those are recovered within just one hour", concludes Stephen Doran.WWe will be on hand at the CITS Forum to demonstrate how fitting a tracking device can significantly increase the chances of stolen equipment being located by police and returned, as well as leading to arrests."

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