In Conversation With…. 

Welcome to the third instalment of In Conversation With…  where we speak to key members of the Global Telemetrics Team. This week it’s our Head of Technical: Dan.

For those who have read both previous features you will have seen the name Dan mentioned in both. The former head of Stolen Vehicle Recovery was a key person in building the success of the department as well as training and mentoring the key staff that are there now. Described as knowing everything and able to sort any problems by Cath in our last interview, Dan is affectionately described by some as the ‘Dad of SVR’. Known for always having his teams back in and out of work and is always there to offer words of wisdom alongside the odd conspiracy theory or two! 

Dan has been with Global Telemetrics for 11 years, progressing through the company as the company itself expanded and he moved to his role of Head of Technical last year after previously being Stolen Vehicle Recovery Manager.

We sat with Dan and asked him about his time with the company. 

GT: What attracted you to the role?

Dan: The investigational side of thefts, along with job satisfaction on recovery. 

GT: What do you enjoy most about your job? 

Dan: Currently, working on the new systems and helping to make them more efficient, self explanatory and user friendly. 

GT: What challenges do you face each day?  

Dan: Teaching our Stolen Vehicle Recovery Manager (A.S.) how to clean up after himself, he still can’t manage to dry his mug and put it away! 

GT: What is your proudest moment while working here?  

Dan: Transitioning from Security Liaison Officer > SVR Team Leader > SVR Manager > Head of Technical. If you want one related to the role itself, it would have to be the recovery of 2 x Lamborghinis, an Aventador SV and Huracan, totalling over 600k, 4 days chasing these 2 around, but we finally got them back. They were both stolen together and recovered together for one client. 

GT: What would your perfect work day be?  

Dan: A.S. putting his pots away, 100% recovery on thefts, and a busy day in general. 

GT: What is the biggest tip you could give someone about protecting their vehicle?  

Dan: Don’t rule it out with arrogance, the most popular phrase I hear is “nobody would take my vehicle”.

GT: If you could do the role of one other person for a week, what would you choose? 

Dan: Engineer, I do miss that physical hands-on work, but I don’t miss the cold weather! I’ll stay where I am, thank you haha! 

GT: What do you get up too outside of work?

Dan: Family time, day trips out, plenty of holidays! 

GT:  And finally….what has been your funniest moment while being here?

Dan: There has been a lot to be honest, but seeing A.S walk into the office with his shirt or jumper being worn inside out, and yes this has happened on more than one occasion. 

15 Nov: October Recovery Highlights – £2.9m Recovered

Clocks have gone back and dark nights are here. Soon cars will start to freeze over and the age old problem of people leaving their vehicles unattended will begin to arise. Meanwhile Spooky Season was lively as the ghouls and goblins were out stealing cars.

Recovery totals have now hit £30 million for the year as October’s recovery totals hit just under £2.9 million. This was £1 million more than the same period last year. Car theft is showing no signs of slowing down as the year comes to a close.

07 Nov: Quarter 3 Recovery Highlights – £28 million in recoveries so far this year

Three more eventful months have passed and we now find ourselves at the end of Q3 and into Q4.The football season restarted and the World Cup isn’t far away, a Tennis legend retired, Kylie and Jason revisited Ramsay Street as we said goodbye to Neighbours. We now have a new King after a historic world record reign from Queen Elizabeth II.

For Global Telemetrics, we have now surpassed last year’s recovery total. 2021 saw £23 million pounds worth of vehicles recovered but now at the end of September 2022 this figure sits at £28m

22 Nov: Theft Case Study – Dover and Out

2022 has been a successful year when it comes to recoveries for Global Telemetrics, not only did we surpass our total from 2021 as early as September, we have seen a number of our recoveries lead to other vehicles being recovered at the same time, allowing us to reunite more customers with their vehicles. The following case is one of those incidents.