Your CAT5 tracker has a number of vital alerts set up, all engineered to ensure the fastest possible response to an attempted theft.
Driver Recognition System
One of the most effective features to ensure a quick response to car theft is the Driver Recognition System (DRS kit).
As the vehicle owner you will be provided with a disc fob (plus an additional one for another named driver), which you carry with you when driving. This identifies you as an authorised user of the vehicle, and its important that you store your fob separately to your car key when not in use.
This is particularly important in 2018, where car key theft in Manchester is escalating considerably. Whether this is through pickpocketing or even burglary, it could be several hours before you discover your vehicle is missing!
However, with your DRS kit in place, even if thieves manage to successfully steal your keys, if they do not have the DRS fob, the control centre will be alerted instantly when your vehicle is started. This allows the Control Centre to take action within seconds.
Tow Away Alerts
Some thieves will not start your vehicle, but will try to lift it or tow it away whilst it is switched off.
With the CAT 5 tow away alert, as soon as your vehicle begins to move with the ignition off, an alert is sent straight to the Control Centre.
Typically, due to the multiple instant response alerts that are triggered through unauthorised use of your vehicle, it is rare that your car has not been recovered within 45 minutes. However, if the police and Control Centre do deem it necessary, they can authorise the immobilisation of the vehicle remotely.
This means that, as soon as the ignition is turned off, it will not restart and the vehicle will then stay in one place for the recovery team to move in on.
Once the vehicle is recovered, the immobilisation can be completely reversed, so your vehicle is ready to use again upon its safe return.