We use cookies to improve your browsing experience and understand how you use our site. Cookies are small snippets of data stored on your device. By continuing to use our website you agree to the use of our cookies on your device. To learn about our cookies or how to avoid them please visit our cookies notice

For your vehicle: 0845 604 6004
For your business: 0845 604 6094

Office opening hours:
Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Have a customer account? Login

Search our site

Stay up to date

  • Top tips
  • Motor news
  • Offers

Sign me up

Fleet tracking
on the move

Check it out

TRACKER helps caravan dealership recover caravan worth £18,500

Date: 13 February 2015

Preston Caravans and Motorhomes, in Clifton, near Preston, had a narrow escape, when one of its caravans was stolen last week. Fortunately, stolen vehicle recovery (SVR) expert, TRACKER (part of the Tantalum Corporation) proved instrumental in the recovery, as the caravan was fitted with a TRACKER unit. The unit was promptly activated and provided vital support to the police in tracing and recovering the missing caravan within 5 hours.
Preston Caravans and Motorhomes is an established dealership, offering a wide range of new and used models, from leading names, such as Bailey, Elddis, Sprite and Swift. But this didn’t stop thieves targetting the retailer and driving away with a caravan worth £18,500. The thief evaded the CCTV cameras, by using false number plates. Fortunately, the caravan was fitted with a TRACKER device, which was activated and lead Lancashire and Greater Manchester police to a location 36 miles away.

Glen Campbell Director of Preston Caravans and Motorhomes, comments, “It was a huge relief when the caravan was found and back at the dealership within five hours. If it wasn’t for the TRACKER unit, that caravan could have been lost for good. This incident has underlined the value of TRACKER’s SVR technology and we’d recommend it to all of our customers, as a security solution that increases the chance of police recovering a stolen caravan.”
Andy Barrs Police Liaison Officer for TRACKER adds, “TRACKER is the only SVR product that is used by the UK’s police forces and once again, this has proved valuable to helping police locate and return a stolen vehicle. This case highlights the value of TRACKER for dealerships, such as Preston Caravan and Motorhomes. Having a TRACKER unit fitted to valuable stock could be the difference between a vehicle being found and returned or taken by organised criminals and never seen again. TRACKER’s award winning technology stops thieves in their tracks, protecting dealers and their customers, if their vehicle is stolen.”
Unlike other devices, TRACKER’s unique technology can locate stolen vehicles anywhere, even when they are hidden in a garage or shipping container. 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.

We tweeted...


Register for our newsletter

...and receive the latest car tips, motor news and TRACKER offers straight to your inbox each month.

Register now

Find out more about TRACKER

...with our FREE brochure describing the benefits of our vehicle tracking systems.

Request a brochure

© Copyright 2016 TRACKER Network ltd.