A car tracker has never been more accessible and necessary than during the current climate.
In the UK, a car is stolen every 30 seconds! In fact the UK is the hardest hit country in Europe for car theft, and to make things seem even more glum, over half the stolen cars are never recovered.
Car trackers provide the peace of mind, and more important, safety for yourself, loved ones, and items of value.
Whether you prefer a wired to vehicle tracker or a magnetic tracker, there has been a huge increase in the purchase and use of GPS trackers for cars over all in the last few years, making them a part of modern everyday life.
Contributing factors to this is that they are extremely inexpensive. But also, they are now just so easy to use. TrackerShop have ensured that, if you can use a mobile phone or a Tom Tom or just a TV remote, you can use one of our GPS trackers.
This has meant that both businesses and individuals have been able to benefit from the multiple uses and added efficiency that GPS trackers allow you.
Businesses especially are seeing vehicle trackers as another vital tool in saving money, time, adding efficiency by being able to monitor staff and vehicle movements throughout the day/night. Having this new sense of knowledge and control over an aspect of your business that was previously inaccessible has helped improve companies work flow, straight out of the box!
Therefore, for any company with any sized fleet of vehicles, GPS vehicle trackers are no longer wrongfully viewed as an expense, but an investment. We are proud to say we have had businesses report to us, how their new trackers had paid for themselves on the very first day of use!
From use in construction plant machinery all the way to monitoring a child who's just passed their driving test, whatever your reason for purchase, you will benefit from all functionalities of your GPS tracker.
Magnetic trackers allow you to remove the tracker from the vehicle at will, and use it on other vehicles/assets easily. Businesses do so, if they have several vehicles, but do not need to be monitoring them all at the same time. Or if they equipment that is left in vulnerable areas or hired out (construction companies, trailer rental, car rentals).
Similarly, individuals can use their magnetic trackers for multiple use, and can be used on caravans, personal equipment that is leant to others, and if you are to sell your vehicle, you can simply lift the car tracker off, and place on your new one.
Wired to vehicle trackers are used with a bit more permanence. They can remain in a vehicle long term, and for larger fleets it means each vehicle can be accounted for, named and a full history report provided for an individual vehicle. However, even wired to vehicle trackers can be removed when you sell a vehicle, and reinstalled in another.
Regardless of which Live GPS tracker you opt for, they will all offer the same tracking capabilities.
You will be able to follow your vehicle's journey at intervals from every 5-10 seconds to once an hour.
A Full History report is documented for the life of your car tracker, and you can access this through your own unique and private mapping panel from any desktop, laptop, smartphone/tablet. The geo-fence function (safety zones) can be just as important to individuals as it can be for businesses.
You can view a more detailed account of how to use your geo fence function here.
Because of the advances made in car security, it has become easier for thieves to steal the actual car keys. This is usually done by breaking in to the car owner's homes, or car jacking at traffic lights etc.
We are often asked if a car thief can just remove a magnetic car tracker. You'll be pleased to know that all of our GPS trackers have a motion alert. When the vehicle is stationary, and someone attempts to remove the tracker, you will receive a text message alert straight away.
This means that, even if a car thief surveys a vehicle, and recognises a magnetic car tracker, they are usually educated enough to leave the car alone, knowing that they will raise alarm. Just the presence of a tracker acts as an extremely efficient deterrent.
Of course, the FleetMan GPS tracker (our wired to vehicle tracker) is undetectable, due to it's positioning within the vehicle. You can see more frequently asked questions here and if you would like to ask us further questions, please do get in contact.
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