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Tracker Guide

 

 

 

 

Vehicle Tracking Guide – Whats the best tracker for your car

Click Here for a video on how cars are stolen without keys

 

Thatcham Cat 6 Trackers ( asset location device )

The Cat 6 Tracker is designed to monitor your vehicles location 24/7 via the tracking company call center, the trackers have a internal battery to prevent a thief disconnecting the tracker from the car, it will also alert if the vehicle is moved without the ignition is on or being towed away

 

Thatcham Cat 6 DRS Trackers ( asset location device with driver recognition system )

The Cat 6 Tracker is designed to monitor your vehicles location 24/7 via the tracking company call center, the trackers have a internal battery to prevent a thief disconnecting the tracker from the car, it will also alert if the vehicle is moved without the ignition is on or being towed away, and additional driver ID tags

 

Thatcham Cat 5 Trackers ( advanced vehicle tracking device )

The Cat 5 Tracker is designed to monitor your vehicles location 24/7 via the tracking company call center, the tracker have driver identification tags,  the trackers have a internal battery to prevent a thief disconnecting the tracker from the car, it will also alert if the vehicle is moved without the ignition is on or being towed away, the tracking call center can also when safe immobilise the vehicle to prevent it form starting

The advantage of the Cat5 over a Cat 6 tracker is the Driver Id tags, the tracker can now tell the difference between a thief driving or an autherised driver with a ID tag

The Id tags are designed not to be on the vehicles key ring but to be stored in a wallet, pocket or handbag to prevent key theft, without the tags within the car, the tracker will alert the call center as soon as the car is started without the tags present

 

 

Prime example of a vehicle theft and how the 2 different trackers react

‘If a vehicle owner goes to bed at 11pm, the vehicle is stolen at midnight and the owner wakes at 7am’

  • Cat 6 tracker its re-active and reliant on the owner contacting the call center to alert the vehicle has been stolen once they have woken up, the but the vehicle has been gone for 7 hr, the tracker cant tell the difference between the owner or a thief driving the car 
  • Cat S5 tracker or Cat6 with DRS Kit  is pro-active and when the vehicle is stolen and the Id tags were ‘not present’ the tracker will alert the call center how will call you instantly, the trackers also have GPS jamming technology and towing technology so if the tracker see the GPS is being blocked or the car is being towed the tracker will alert you and the call center
  • Cat 5 tracker is pro-active tracker like the DRS kit and when the vehicle is stolen and the Id tags were ‘not present’ the tracker will alert the call center how will call you instantly, the trackers also have GPS jamming technology and towing technology so if the tracker see the GPS is being blocked or the car is being towed the tracker will alert you and the call center, the tracker can also be used to immobilise the vehicle at the request of the police 

 

Cat5 trackers are ideal for vehicles with keyless systems , where the thieves are targeting these style of vehicles with relays signal boosters to trick the car into thinking the keys are near the car and taking the car with out the keys

 

December 2018 the tracking rules all change to help prevent keyless  theft and having the wrong type of tracker fitted as sometime insurance companies recommend a Cat 6 tracker where a Cat 5 is needed due to vehicle is key less

 

Cat 6 will be called Cat S6/7 and will still be just a asset location device, ideal for most cars

Cat 5 will be called S5 and will come with driver ID tags with the option of immobilisation if need and vehicle dependent, ideal of high end cars or cars with keyless systems 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why not add one of the Autowatch Ghost systems as well as a CAT 6DRS tracker making it ‘The ultimate security package’, this will prevent the vehicle starting with or without the keys, for more information on the ghost click here

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