In the classic movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off that was released in 1986, three High School students skip school and take off with one of their parents prized vehicle – a 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder convertible.
They drove the high dollar vehicle without permission and left it under the supervision of a shady parking lot attendant who then took it out on a second joyriding episode.
If the vehicles owner had an OBD or wired GPS tracking device on this valuable sports car then the joy-riding duration could have been limited before too much damage occurred to the valuable car, although the movie might not have been quite as interesting!
GPS tracking devices notify you if your vehicle leaves the geo-fence zone
When you own an expensive vehicle or high performance sports car you are always at risk that a mechanic, parking lot attendant or even young, less experienced drivers will want to take your vehicle out without your permission.
If they have access to the keys, the vehicle and are not being supervised then some less scrupulous people may succumb to the temptation and go for a quick joyride.
GPS tracking devices will notify you when your vehicle has left a specific geographic zone that you have created with the geo-fencing and you will be able to take action to recover your vehicle before they get too far away.
Stop joyriders from damaging your vehicle with GPS tracking devices
Sports cars and other high dollar performance vehicles can be a tempting target for joyriders who have suddenly gained access to your vehicle.
GPS tracking devices gives you the ability to disable the ignition of your high dollar vehicle when joyriders have taken your vehicle for a drive without authorisation.
The dodgy valet from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (c) Paramount Pictures
This means when they go to restart the vehicle they won’t be able to and you would be alerted of it’s location and organise to recover it quickly.
Simple vehicle disable using your mobile phone
Some gps tracking devices have an added bonus of a mobile phone app. The fleetminder FM Lite GPS tracking device works with the fleetminder app for example. This means you can track your vehicle and disable it when necessary – remotely.
It doesn’t matter if you are on the other side of the world, as long as you can send and receive SMS text messages you can remotely manage the security of your high performance vehicle.
Don’t risk having your high performance vehicle lost or damaged because of joyriders.
Protect your investment with a GPS tracking device and you will be able to monitor your vehicle’s location and stop unauthorised use whenever necessary.