Unfortunately, a determined burglar may now steal a car, a van, or even a much larger vehicle more easily than ever before.
This means pain for the private owner, the loss of equipment and wages for the van driver, and diminished efficiency for fleet management.
Vehicle theft has increased considerably in the last decade, and it appears that trend will continue. It could be a simple instance of stolen keys, a relay attack near the vehicle, or even the removal of the complete ignition barrel and replacement placed to start the engine.
Yes, there are alarms and immobilizers, but astute auto thieves are always one step ahead of vehicle manufacturer security advances and aftermarket security device functionality, the bad news is that vehicles will continue to vanish.
The good news is that, as long as they are equipped with a tracking device, more and more of those vehicles may be traced, located, reclaimed, and returned to their owners — even from outside the country.
Defining Tracking systems
When the tracking device detects that the car is being driven by an unauthorized driver, it sounds an alarm. The police or a monitoring firm receive the information from the alarm and call the owner. However, tracking devices can be divided into two categories based on the sort of signal they utilize to locate themselves: GPS (Global Positioning System) or VHF (Very High Frequency) radio transmissions.However, some tracking gadgets combine the two.
The stolen vehicle can easily be lost if it is buried, for instance, in an underground car park, because GPS tracking devices function anywhere in the world, but the signal produced is quite weak. Furthermore, the majority of GPS systems demand a monthly subscription payment to a monitoring organization whose main purpose is to monitor subscribers’ vehicles for warning signals.
VHF tracking devices, on the other hand, do not require a service fee, are triggered only after the car has been stolen, and produce a significantly stronger signal, allowing them to be traced even while the vehicle is hidden – presumably the reason why UK police utilize the VHF system by default.
The most typical tracker features include:
- Real-time tracking is great for delivery fleets to ensure the most efficient use of fuel and delivery routes and times, as well as enabling parents to maintain a discreet but vigilant eye on their new drivers.
2. Geo-fencing — the ability to create virtual pre-programmed geographic “zones” that trigger a push notification alert every time a vehicle enters or departs one. This is essential not only in an emergency, but also for keeping track of time spent on and off the job.
4. Activity monitoring — real-time and historical vehicle location, mileage logging, and geo-fence zones are all available at the touch of a phone screen. It’s a great way for fleet managers to improve their operations.
5. Immobilization – once a stolen vehicle has slowed to a safe speed, a tracker device can be configured to turn off the engine automatically, or the owner can deactivate the car remotely.
Other uses of Trackers
Car rental firms have begun to install trackers in order to monitor their fleets, and food delivery vans with trackers can send an alert if the refrigeration unit fails.
A luxurious hotel in Singapore has tracking devices in its limousines, so the doorman knows when to step outside, open the limo door, and greet its VIP clients.
Your tracker installed
Overall, tracking systems have begun to become necessary automobile accessories for a variety of reasons.
However, not every tracking system is suitable with every vehicle type; however, we can assist you in selecting the best system for your personal or commercial vehicle and installing it quickly and affordably.
Call our pleasant and knowledgeable customer service team at Autoprogress today on 0710555666/0721356633 to discuss your tracking system needs and schedule an installation appointment at our Thika Road and Kiambu Road Offices.