Recent studies have shown that car theft rates are still very prevalent no matter where in the world you live and drive but the latest statistics have shown that car owners with GPS car trackers are able to recover their vehicles much quicker and in most cases with no damage.
Spare keys, locking doors and GPS car trackers
In an investigative report of vehicle owners it was learned that people are taking steps to prevent auto thefts by following safe practices.
For example, over 79% of people report that they always lock their vehicle when it is not in use, even while it is in a garage or then never leave a spare key anywhere on their vehicle.
The next improvement, after safe practices, was the introduction of immobilisers and car alarms which have made a huge impact to reduce car theft statistics.
The latest car technology involves GPS car trackers which allows car owner to know exactly where their car is at any time.
Set-and-forget GPS car tracker geofence function
An important set-and-forget feature is what is called the geo-fence function. Geofencing is the creation of a virtual perimeter around an object – in this instance, a car.
If the car is moved from its location (moved outside the geofence perimeter) by unauthorised means (theft or tow away, etc), the owner will be instantly notified by SMS alert to their mobile phone.
If in the case of theft, the car owner can notify police that their car has been stolen and that it has a GPS car tracker fitted. This will allow police to find the car quickly – and saving the car usually from any damage and harm to other people or their property.
Also – depending on the type of GPS car tracker installed (like the fleetminder FM Lite), a command can be sent by the car owner to disable the car’s starter motor so the car cannot be restarted after its unauthorised use.
GPS car trackers are the latest technology in protecting cars from unauthorised use and possible damage. And with modern manufacturing, GPS car trackers are now affordable for everyone.