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Old 05 October 2017, 09:46 PM
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evenin evenin rite ok so you go to get in the car from work and it seems to of vanished , that's strange ! im sure I left it there???? but hey its ok oh yeh I got a tracker on my car all I need to do is call the boys in blue and all will be well .................................................. .................................................. ................



or is it ? my question - do police even bother if u have a working tracker? am trying to decide on a device or the anti hijack device . if a tracker does get attention of the law then id go for that, lot of high end cars make there way to dover, or bust up for parts in hours. and the numberplate system is a well a bit of a joke really today. they need to chip cars so they can make a ID check , rather than the xyz check.changing world out there , its like you cant own a decent motor without fear of scum causing you headaches and stress. even worse sticking you in the ground where the flowers grow. law is an ***

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Old 12 October 2017, 06:12 PM
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We're a UK distributor for several tracker and security system manufacturers, so...

On trackers, if your car is stolen, report it to the police and get a crime number. Call your tracking provider and give them the crime number and they will track your vehicle to its last known location. How quickly the police will be able to recover it is a separate matter and dependent on the particular police force. Most tracking providers now have apps to allow you to track your car yourself.

If you're worried, then go for a Cat6 tracker for tracking and a security system which requires a proximity tag (transponder) to be in the car or it won't start. Leave it in your wallet and it'll never be a problem. This can also act as an anti-hijack system, in that they can take your car, but when it's switched off, it won't restart.

You could go for a Cat5 tracker, which provides one level more of security, but they're a lot more money to buy and the subscription fees are significantly higher. If you don't have the proximity tag on you when you start the car, the tracking company will call you. We typically see these installed in higher-end cars like Astons, Ferraris, Porsches and Lambos etc.

It's not so much that the law is an ***, it's the asshats that decide that it's fine to nick other people's pride and joy that the problem.

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thanks for your response . the cat 6 sounds good, I currently have metasat going but im not to sure about there system, gsm appears a bit hit and mis. also I looked at the uk tracker range VHF type are these any good? I like the idea of the proximity tag ! that's good .
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All of the UK tracking providers use multi-homed 3G connections, i.e. they work across every provider wherever it gets the strongest signal - bit like when you take your mobile abroad and it hops between mobile providers.
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The scary thing is with a tracker the police can use it to track you.
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Old 01 November 2017, 11:48 AM
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Originally Posted by jaygsi View Post
The scary thing is with a tracker the police can use it to track you.
That's a myth, I'm afraid. I've had many a discussion about security and trackers with my cousin, who works in traffic for Hants police and this was one of them.

If your car gets stolen, then you have to get a police crime number, which you then give to your tracking company, who will then release the information to the police.
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Saw it on police interceptors.




Originally Posted by iMook View Post
That's a myth, I'm afraid. I've had many a discussion about security and trackers with my cousin, who works in traffic for Hants police and this was one of them.

If your car gets stolen, then you have to get a police crime number, which you then give to your tracking company, who will then release the information to the police.
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The scary thing is with a tracker the police can use it to track you.

And why is that a problem?


Are you a criminal


Besides.... They would get bored watching your car sat in a garage all year
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