Reducing the possibility of vehicle theft by taking safe measures such as not parking in quiet streets, etc makes good sense, but how do you know if your vehicle has been stolen until hours later when you find an empty spot where you left your vehicle?
What could go through your head at that moment… “Did I park my vehicle here? Or maybe in the next row? Was it towed away or stolen?”
With a GPS vehicle tracker installed in your vehicle you’ll know exactly if it is moved and take immediate action to alert the authorities for them to recover it quickly.
Geofencing capabilities with GPS vehicle trackers
With a GPS vehicle tracker you can set what is called a “Geofence” which is a virtual perimeter around the vehicle’s GPS location – then you will receive a notification if your vehicle leaves that established perimeter.
The notification can be sent to any device from a mobile phone to a computer and the virtual perimeter is easy and simple to establish with the easy-to-use software interface or mobile phone app.
If you have entrusted your vehicle to a friend, family member or even an employee you will receive an instant notification if they leave the allowable zone (geofence) and you can contact them if necessary.
Recovery actions to take when using a GPS vehicle trackers
If your vehicle is being stolen… you can notify the authorities and track the route the thieves are taking using the GPS vehicle tracker’s mapping software. When the vehicle becomes stationary, you can disable the vehicle’s engine (for appropriate GPS vehicle tracker models), and/or simply notify the police so they can apprehend the thieves and help you recover your vehicle.
If you think your vehicle is being towed… you can also monitor the route of the vehicle via the GPS vehicle tracker’s software and when it comes to a stop, ask someone to drive you to the depot when you can reclaim your vehicle.
Whilst it’s impossible to completely prevent your vehicle from being taken without your permission, but with GPS vehicle trackers you’ll be able to find your vehicle quickly rather than returning to an empty parking spot!