With its wide sweeping fields, farmers' markets and quaint town living Hertfordshire has always been one of the most desirable home counties to reside in.
Due to its rural towns being scattered around the county, mainly joined up by windy roads, the need for a car is essential for most residents.
The affluence of the county means that many of these vehicles have become targets for car theft gangs. Police have warned that towns such as Watford, Harpenden and St Albans, in particular, have seen an increase in targeted theft. However, motorists throughout the entire county should also be taking extra precautions to secure their vehicles.
Therefore the importance of car trackers in Hertfordshire has grown significantly in recent years.
The standard manufacturing of keyless cars has seen rapid development in some covert and highly effective theft techniques. One of the most commonly used of these is 'relay theft', which involves remotely hacking the transmission of the key fob.
As a result of this car thefts in Hertfordshire soared last year by a worrying 34%. It has never been more vital, but equally, it has never been easier, to install a car tracker in Hertfordshire based vehicles.
WHAT IS RELAY CRIME?
With keyless entry cars now becoming standard practice on car manufacturing lines, the number of cars being stolen using techniques such as relay crime is increasing significantly every year.
Relay crime is unfortunately a simple, quick, covert, and highly effective technique used by car thieves.
Thieves use very basic radio transmission equipment which is widely available and inexpensive to buy online. They use this equipment to capture the signal from the vehicle's key fob when they are in close proximity.
This can be as you're walking away from your car in the supermarket car park or when the key fob is sat on the kitchen table inside your house. In such a circumstance, the thief does not even need to enter your home, as they can pick up the transmission from outside the front door.
Needless to say, the increase of this theft technique use in Hertfordshire is causing motorists and insurance providers major concern.
CAR TRACKER INSTALLATION IN HERTFORDSHIRE
The good news is that, although relay crime is a highly effective theft technique, Trackershop provide a full mobile installation service for the very best car trackers that will successfully counteract any techniques that thieves are currently using.
70% of car theft occurs at night and are carried out at the victims home, either through stealing the car keys or through relay theft.
Can you imagine waking up, looking out of your window and seeing that your vehicle is missing from your driveway? Without a GPS tracker, once your car is gone the chances of you ever seeing it again are depressingly low.
This is becoming a common reality for many car owners with a keyless entry vehicle.
The cost of car insurance has subsequently been rising each year as a result of the amount of claims being paid out due to stolen vehicles that are never recovered.
Therefore, insurance providers are incentivising motorists who are installing car trackers in Hertfordshire (and throughout the whole of the UK).
Insurance premium discounts are offered to car owners who install a Thatcham approved tracker. This helps to subsidise the cost of installing your tracking device, and very often can cancel out the cost of your tracker installation.
However, for more highly targeted vehicles (such as most Range Rover and BMW models), insurance companies categorically will not insure your vehicle against theft without a Thatcham approved tracker being installed first.
Regardless of the insurance proviso, the peace of mind that you get as a result of knowing your vehicle is secure can be invaluable, as having a car tracker installed ensures the very best chance of recovering your vehicle quickly. The long term direct and indirect savings of installing a car tracker in Hertfordshire can also be more than initially thought.
THE DIRECT AND INDIRECT COST OF VEHICLE THEFT
- -Loss of no claims bonus
- - Loss of insurance excess
- - Increase in insurance premium
- - Car hire costs
- - Inconvenience, stress and time
Trackershop have a 100% recovery rate for all vehicles stolen that we have installed a Thatcham approved car tracker in.
Here are just a few of the benefits of installing a Car Tracker in Hertfordshire
GLOBAL REAL-TIME TRACKING
Wherever your vehicle is in the world it can be tracked through the real-time tracking capabilities. Your car tracker is installed with a multi-roaming SIM, enabling it to automatically switch to the strongest network coverage in any area. Whether this is UK, Europe or beyond.
The majority of vehicles stolen with a vehicle tracker installed never make it out of the UK, and are typically recovered within mere hours of being reported stolen.
24/7 CONTROL ROOM MONITORING
Don't panic! This is not to say that your every move will be monitored. The Control Room is staffed 24/7 by fully trained operatives who respond to any alerts that your car tracker raises.
Once a theft is confirmed they then log in to your mapping and work directly with the police, guiding them in swiftly and accurately to where your vehicle is.
As well as a police response, the Control Room will deploy their security recovery team. The recovery team will attend the vehicle also. If they are first on the scene they will guard the vehicle until it is safely moved from the scene.
Under normal daily activity you have full access to your own mapping app, so you can see where your vehicle is at any time. This is quite comforting, knowing you can see where your car is from the palm of your hand. It's also useful when youre trying to find your car in Waitrose car park!
BEST CAR TRACKERS FITTED IN HERTFORDSHIRE
In addition to the above features the S5 car tracker also has the super efficient ADR (Automatic Driver Recognition) system built in.
This is a fast response protection feature against key theft / cloning.
As the owner of the vehicle you carry an additional small ADR proximity fob when using your vehicle. This allows the S5 tracker to recognise you as an authorised driver. If the vehicles ignition is ever started (with or without the official key) an alert is raised immediately in the Control Room. They then quickly contact you to confirm if the vehicle has been stolen. In the event of a theft they then work directly with the police to promptly recover your car.
Take a look at the S5 Trackers here
The S7 is the entry level Thatcham approved stolen vehicle recovery tracker.
As a result, this is the most popular car tracker installed in Hertfordshire and the home counties.
Take a look at the S7 Trackers here
If you would like to find out more about your options for the best car trackers in the Hertfordshire area, then you can contact our team on 0330 055 2777.
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