For any of you have been unfortunate enough to have had your vehicle or equipment stolen, you recognize that to call it an inconvenience is an understatement.
Of course after having been through this, you certainly do not wish to experience that again. If you have been fortunate enough not to have this happen to you, then you would want to do what you can to make certain that it never happens to you.
Many of the security systems on the market make a lot of noise, but they are not sophisticated enough anymore to deter those really determined thieves that really know the ins and outs of these systems and are aware of their flaws and bypasses.
When last have you actually took alert to someone elses alarm making noise other than simply calling it irritating? It is sad to say, but professional thieves make it their business to keep themselves up to date on the latest advancements in their "line of work" the same way you do.
Using a GPS-based solution can give you much more protection and much less worries. A GPS anti-theft vehicle tracking unit can tell you where your vehicle or equipment is in an instant if it is stolen or missing. Depending on the GPS tracking unit you choose, you will be able to access information about the exact location, speed, route and full history of your vehicle, even if the thief cuts the battery cable. That is why you want the GPS tracker with the battery backup and some sort of online user access.
Fortunately, installing a GPS anti-theft tracking system not only keeps your vehicle safer, it can also help keep your insurance premiums down. Some companies in Trinidad and Tobago currently give discounts to drivers who install these devices. You spend less money and you can have your vehicle stay right where you want it.
From January 2013 to October 2013 there were over 200 vehicles stolen in south Trinidad alone!! With statistics like this you’d be mad not to try and protect yourself from car theft, but what exactly can you do to stop opportunists from stealing your car?
With criminals getting more and more inventive it’s up to us to foil their plans and GPS Tracking Systems are a great way to do just that. Reports have shown that since GPS Tracking became available, car theft has decreased significantly; in some American states police forces have reported a massive 78% reduction in the amount of reported car thefts. However, if you are lucky enough to live in Trinidad and Tobago then you have even more reason to protect yourself from car theft. There are even cars being stolen from the San Fernando General Hospital Car Park.
GPS tracking systems are not much bigger than a mobile phone and can be easily concealed in all types of vehicles, including trailers and lorries as well as cars and motorbikes. Your tracking system will allow you to pinpoint exactly where your vehicle is and gain remote access so if it should be stolen recovery is almost guaranteed. Many insurance companies in Trinidad and Tobago are now offering a discount on insurance premiums for cars that are protected by anti-theft tracking systems, so as well as protecting your car you will be protecting your pocket.
In April 2012 the owner of an exotic car rental company in Los Angeles used GPS tracking to recover a Ferrari 458 Italia that had been rented out for $2,000 per day. The owner grew suspicious when his tracking system showed that the vehicle had been stationary for a number of days after renting and police tracked the car down to Hong Kong where it had been shipped, along with other vehicles worth £1.5 million, by a member of an international car crime syndicate.
However, don’t be fooled into thinking it’s only luxury vehicles that will benefit from GPS tracking systems, the vehicle most likely to be stolen in Trinidad and Tobago is undoubtedly Nissan cars, Tiida currently being the favorite followed by Almera. From January to October alone 130 of the over 200 vehicles stolen were of the Nissan Brand. Due to its value for scrap metal and the learnt break in method, Nissan Vehicles is a favorite among car thieves.
Car theft is an issue wherever you are and whatever car you drive, protect yourself with anti-theft devices including GPS tracking systems to ensure your car can be recovered if it is stolen.
Today's most advanced car security systems is GPS tracking with capabilities that are extremely helpful in locating an apprehended vehicle. Beyond the ability to pinpoint the vehicle's location, these GPS tracking systems offer many two way communication options to car owners. Owners are automatically notified via phone call or text message if a car has been broken into. Owners can also contact the cars remotely through the GPS trackers
From anywhere in the world, these car alarms GPS tracking devices can be armed or disarmed with a phone call or text message. You can manage your vehicle in Trinidad and Tobago from wherever in the world you are located. Doors can be locked or unlocked by dialing into the GSM alarm. And, the car's status in many areas can be remotely determined. Wondering if the doors are open or shut? Wondering if the car alarm has been engaged? With the capabilities of GPS tracking you can wonder no more. These systems can even tell you if the engine is running, regardless of its location.
A highly desirable security feature of the GPS tracking devices is that they allow the car's owner to remotely immobilize the car at any time and from any location to thwart a robbery attempt. The car owner can also engage or disengage the vibration sensor, and even determine the reason why the car alarm activated before notifying the owner via phone call or text message.
Within moments of a break-in, the GPS tracking car alarm will call or text the car's owner to advise them of the situation. Because these systems are able to discern the particulars of the break-in situation, the owner notification also offers the owner important information about how to proceed. And, if silent mode has been selected, these things can be accomplished without ever alerting the thief that the alarm has engaged.
The additional cost of adding GPS tracking to your car alarm is actually quite reasonable when compared to the cost of otherwise trying to recover an apprehended vehicle. These GPS tracking car alarm features are being utilized in Trinidad and Tobago by individual car owners as well as car rental and fleet management firms to manage their assets in a cost-effective, proactive manner. Any car alarm will offer some peace of mind to the car's owner, but these GPS tracking features take this to a whole new level in the global marketplace.