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TRACKER joins forces with Crimestoppers

Date: 04 June 2012

Raising awareness about vehicle and agricultural machinery crime

TRACKER, the stolen vehicle recovery (SVR) expert, has joined forces with the charity Crimestoppers to cement its commitment to tackling van and vehicle theft and to help the public and rural communities to boost their security efforts. By developing and supporting anti-theft campaigns with communities across the UK, TRACKER aims to further close the net on vehicle and agricultural equipment thieves. Fitting a tracking unit to farm machinery and vehicles is a simple way to deter criminals and significantly improves the chances of recovery, should the worst happen.

The new relationship combines two likeminded organisations that have made a vital contribution to protecting commercial assets, vehicles and farm machinery. Crimestoppers is an independent charity which calls upon the public to anonymously help find criminals and stamp out illegal activities. 23 people are arrested every day as a result of information passed to Crimestoppers.

Whilst less than half of reported stolen vehicles are ever recovered, the success rate improves dramatically if a TRACKER device is installed. Over 90% of stolen vehicles fitted with a TRACKER device are successfully recovered and returned to their owners, which in turn has led to over 2100 arrests being made.

Crimestoppers Head of Campaigns and Communications, Isabel Cross, adds, “Crimestoppers is dedicated to reducing crime and therefore TRACKER is an ideal partner for the charity. We are looking forward to working closely together to create engaging campaigns to raise awareness about the growing threat of vehicle and equipment theft. Tracker systems are operated by all 52 police forces in the UK add value in the fight against crime by helping to catch opportunistic villains and more serious organised gangs”.

TRACKER’s range of SVR products work like electronic homing devices. A covert transmitter is hidden in one of several dozen places around the vehicle or asset. There is no visible aerial, so the thief won’t even know it’s there. Unlike other systems, TRACKER’s devices work no matter where the vehicle or equipment is hidden, even if taken abroad. What’s more, TRACKER now offers a battery powered solution designed specifically for plant, agricultural equipment and other assets that doesn’t have their own power source. Thatcham approved, TRACKER’s range of SVR solutions bring owners the ultimate protection against the permanent loss of their assets.

Stephen Doran concludes, “TRACKER works closely with the police to clamp down on vehicle theft and now we are reinforcing that through our partnership with Crimestoppers. We urge the public to get behind Crimestoppers, calling them anonymously on 0800 555 111 if they see or suspect they have seen a crime.”

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