7 recovered! A win for the good guys! 

At the end of September one straight forward recovery led to a big haul, as our Repatriations Team alongside the police discovered 7 stolen vehicles at the same location! 

Alicia from our Stolen Vehicle Recovery Team at our Global Telemetrics Secure Control Centre was alerted to the theft of an Alfa Romeo Giulia V6 BiTurbo at the start of her shift. After discussing and confirming with the owner, a crime reference number was given and the hunt was on! 

In the event of a theft of an asset the following process will occur: 

  1. The customer will report their vehicle stolen on our dedicated theft line. Global Telemetrics will ring the customer to make them aware of one of the alerts that our system generates (vehicle moving without ignition, battery disconnected, Driver Detection not present)
  2. If not already obtained, customer will be advised to ring the police and obtain a crime reference number
  3. Global Telemetrics work with our agents who work alongside the police to secure your asset. Upon a receipt of crime reference number, agents will attend the location of your vehicle
  4. As a safety precaution, upon notifying Global Telemetrics of a theft, access to your tracking data is temporarily disabled. We will keep the owner informed of any updates so they can rest assured everything is in hand. Global Telemetrics will not provide customers with an exact location of the asset to avoid an unintentional endangerment to life
  5. When the vehicle is secured, Global Telemetrics will call the customer to confirm that the vehicle is safe
  6. The police will arrange with the customer collection of the vehicle either from its location or after recovery and forensic examination 

Interestingly, the Alfa was stolen from a location in Hampshire but the location the tracker was pointing to was a residential address in Birmingham, armed with this information the Repatriations Team and the police headed to the property. 

A polite knock at the door gained no response but with a warrant in hand, upon entry not only the Alfa was to be found but also 6 other cars on cloned plates, including another Alfa Romeo, a Range Rover and an Abarth.

Thanks to the SmarTrack device installed in the Alfa Romeo, three persons of interest were arrested and now under investigation and seven owners were able to be reunited with their vehicles. We can safely conclude this recovery is a win for the good guys! 

With almost 300 cars stolen per day in the UK not everyone is as lucky as the 7 owners of the cars found in this recovery. To maximise your chances of being one of the lucky ones and prevent against theft in the first place, visit our website https://smartrack.uk.net or give us a call on: 0800 279 6401 or email via: sales@smartrack.uk.net

You can also find all of our social media channels here: https://linktr.ee/globaltelemetrics 

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.