Tracking

Tracking Systems

TRACKER is the top stolen vehicle recovery specialist in the UK. Their vehicle protection systems are considered as the best way to keep vehicles protected from theft, operated by the UK’s 52 police forces.

Tracking computers are fitted into several police vehicles and police aircraft to pick up radio signals which come from the stolen vehicles, making them that much easier to track down. The tracking system is hidden in the vehicle to make it difficult for the thieves to locate and remove it. As soon as the car is reported missing, the device will be activated, and a signal will be sent to the police for the vehicle theft.

Immobilisers

The Tracker network now offers a variety of models of tracking units with the following features:

  • Patented VHF technology that enables tracking of stolen vehicles even when they are hidden in underground car parks, lock-ups, or containers

  • High-tech tracking unaffected by signal jammers

  • Nationwide support from all UK police forces

  • Gives an alert if the vehicle is moved with the ignition turned off

Some systems are battery-powered and have a standby time of 5 years.

Vehicles are tracked using three methods:

  • GSM (Global System for Mobile Communication)

    Technology used to place emphasis on an area where the vehicle is located

  • VHF (Very High Frequency)

    Enables the tracking of a stolen vehicle even if it is concealed in a lock-up or garage

  • GPS (Global Positioning System)

    Gives the location of the stolen vehicle

The average time that it takes the police to recover a TRACKER activated vehicle is just 4 and a half hours.