With organised thieves using more sophisticated methods to steal cars extra protection is a must. Official statistics from the British Home Secretary's office show that over 15,700 cars a year are stolen as a result of the keys being taken through burglary. This, alongside the fact that a further 2,900 drivers have their keys stolen through either mugging, pickpocketing or car jacking, and a further 10,000 vehicled are stolen using key cloning technology.
The Metropolitan Police has stated that 47 per cent of the 21,000 vehicles stolen in London last year were subject to some form of electronic security hacking. This shows that the smart way to protect your vehicle is with GPS tracking. With car security systems getting ever more sophisticated, thieves are having to get increasingly ingenious in their quest to deprive motorists of their pride and joy.
By and large, new cars are usually impossible to steal without the keys - something that has led to a rise in burglaries and car-jackings. Now, however, car thieves are resorting to electronic hacking, to fool the car's electronic brain into thinking the key is present. The problem is made worse by the fact that the gadgets needed to commit this hi-tech theft can be bought cheaply online, and can be used to create blank keys. Thinking that the key is present, the majority of security devices fitted to cars simply disable themselves. Experts warn that one of the few ways of protecting yourself against this form of vehicle theft is to install a third party tracking system, which can used to locate your car should it be taken.
Introducing Vodafone Protect & Connect
Vodafone Automotive vehicle tracking systems use the latest GPS and GSM technology, providing pinpoint accuracy and unparalleled service levels.
The Vodafone Protect & Connect service uses the latest theft tracking technology by Vodafone Automotive, giving provides the end user the ability to view the current vehicle location, see historical journeys and also set a 'geofence' area or rather an an area you define (ie. 30m radius of your home).
Why Vodafone Automotive Vehicle Tracking?
Vodafone Automotive is unique amongst tracking companies for the scope of their European infrastructure, covering 49 countries worldwide. Vodafone National Service Providers (NSPs) and Secure Operating Centres (SOCs) who undertake Police liaison and vehicle recovery in local language on a customer's behalf across Europe, Vodafone Automotive offers a seamless international infrastructure and unparalleled levels of service.
European Cover - police liaison and stolen vehicle recovery is conducted in local language on a customer's behalf across 49 countries. Pinpoint GPS Tracking - starts the moment we receive an alert, enabling the Vodafone Automotive Secure Operating Centre to give the Police a head start on the thieves. International GSM Coverage - Vodafone Automotive's Secure Operating Centre can track a stolen vehicle anywhere in the world where the Global System for Mobile phones (GSM) operates, (over 180 countries). Vodafone Automotive's 'Roaming' SIM card automatically communicates with the 'best-connected' local GSM network. "Crime In Progress" Information - live tracking via an open line to the Police gives them the best opportunity to get the vehicle back undamaged and to catch the thieves as well. A minute by minute history of where the vehicle has been driven during the theft helps recover valuable contents. 3 Year Warranty - all Vodafone Protect & Connect systems come with the reassurance of a 3 year warranty. Tow-away Alert - triggered when motion is detected with the engine switched off.
Tamper Alert - activated when the vehicle battery is disconneted or discharged, or the system wiring is cut. Thatcham Accredited - Vodafone Protect & Connect 6 and Vodafone Protect & Connect 5 products conform to the highest quality standards for stolen vehicle tracking systems, recognised by major insurers both in the UK and in mainland Europe who may offer customers a premium discount. Automatic System 'Health Check' - All Vodafone Protect & Connect units perform a regular self-diagnostic check - meaning that any issues can be immediately addressed. No Police Hardware Required - GPS tracking means the Vodafone Automotive Secure Operating Centre can follow the vehicle and liaise with any patrol car, giving the Police live tracking data, including speed and direction of travel. Covert Installation - Means that thieves simply cannot identify that a tracking system is present. System Transfer - In many cases, when you change vehicle, we can simply re-install the system in the new vehicle and transfer the subscription - protecting your initial investment.
Vodafone Tracker Package Options:
There are a number of tracking solutions available, to learn about each package view the official PDF brochure about each product...
Don't leave your vehicle to chance. Call us today and increase the safety of your second most expensive investment today. Our prices are very competitive and we are able to install trackers at your place of work or at your home at a time to suit you!
Please call our team on 0203 633 0619 or complete the form below in order to to supply and install a Vodafone Protect and Connect tracker. Please don't forget to let us know your vehicle make, model and manufacturer year.
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