2022 is at its halfway point, a year that has already seen the Winter Olympics, War in the Ukraine, Fossils found from the same time as the impact that killed the dinosaurs, Elon Musk buying twitter then possibly pulling out of buying Twitter, Nottingham Forest ending a 23 year exile from top flight football and the UK getting actual points and coming second in Eurovision.

For Global Telemetrics, at the halfway point of the year we are less than £3 million pounds away from matching the total of vehicles recovered for the whole of 2021. In 2021, Global Telemetrics successfully recovered £23 million pounds worth of vehicles. At the end of Quarter 2 for 2022 we are currently at £20.5 million with £8.5m recovered in this second quarter alone.

In June, recent freedom of information requests, indicating that original figures published by the DVLA for 2021 were far lower than the actual number of vehicles stolen, highlighted the true state of vehicle theft in the UK and the rise in numbers especially of keyless thefts. More about this can be found here: https://www.fleetnews.co.uk/news/car-industry-news/2022/06/14/vehicle-theft-figures-more-than-double-recent-estimates

This has certainly been mirrored with our recovery totals for the year so far with keyless vehicles dominating our ‘recovered top 10’. It is no surprise that Land Rover and Range Rover make up the bulk of our recovered list. These vehicles are by far our most popular vehicle recovered. For Q2 60% of all vehicles recovered were a make of Land Rover or Range Rover which equated to a total recovered of just under £5.5m. At the halfway point of the year Land Rover / Range Rover equate for 51% of all vehicles recovered so far a combined total of £10.5 million of assets recovered.

5 of the top 6 makes recovered so far this year have been Range Rover or Land Rover with the Range Rover Sport topping the list. Vogue, Autobiography Evoque and Land Rover Defender all featured with the Volvo V90 being the only one to break the domination taking 4th place. From 7-10 featured the BMW X series, BMW M series, Mercedes Sprinter and Mercedes C Class. 

Quarter 2 also saw some high value recoveries with a Ferrari 488 Pista and Ferrari F430 Spider F1 both recovered this quarter, however it’s not just cars and high value vehicles we recovered with a Bomag AD-5 and Takeuchi TB016 also recovered this quarter as well as a Vauxhall Vivaro and Honda Civic Type-R. 

The Top 5 manufacturers for the year so far: Land Rover/Range Rover, Audi, Volvo, Mercedes and BMW. This highlights not the keyless theft trend. Motorhomes and Caravans have also featured in a lot of recoveries for quarter 2. Global Telemetrics have warned previously Motorhomes and Caravans continue to be targeted as the weather improves, a case study of one our Fiat Ducato thefts can be found here https://smartrack.uk.net/motorhome_theft_recovery_case_study_autotrail/ 

At Global Telemetrics we have also been identifying hotspots for recoveries around the country and our Top 5 so far this year continues the trend from quarter 1 with the top 2 being well above the rest of the pack. Our two main cities, London and Birmingham are our biggest hotspots for recovery for the year so far. The top 5 is rounded out with Essex, Lancashire and Yorkshire 

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15 Jul: Chop Shop located from SmarTrack device

Earlier on in July we had a report to our control centre that our customers’ Range Rover SVR had been stolen. After contacting our control centre armed with their crime reference number our Stolen Vehicle Recovery Team leaped into action and immediately started the process of locating the vehicle.

So far, halfway throughout the year Range Rover’s have made up 60% of all vehicles recovered by Global Telemetrics.

14 Jul: Caravan Tracking Device helps police recover more than one vehicle

SmarTrack products have once again been vital in the fight against vehicle theft as the recovery of one tracked caravan has led to 3 other untracked caravans being recovered on the same site.

At the start of July, in the early hours of the morning, our control centre team received a movement notification from one of our customer’s caravans. The team could see that it was moving away from its usual storage unit. Julie at the control centre was quick to call the customer to find out if everything was ok.

11 Jul: SCD Secret Meet

In 2019, Supercar Driver hosted the incredibly successful Secret Meet at Donington Park. This year, was the fourth instalment of the highly anticipated event at this location, which saw the largest gathering of the Ferrari big 5 in the world.

Global Telemetrics this year were honoured to be sponsors of this event alongside the other excellent sponsors: Pirelli, JBR Capital and DTO Motorsport. Partnering with SB Race Engineering, Horsepower Racing and Car Audio Security Global Telmetrics were able to offer a one of a kind track experience alongside either Paul Bailey or Ross Wylie.