The Reading and Leeds Festival has been and gone, the football season is back, Liz is stepping into Boris’ shoes and our vehicle recovery figures continue to rise! 

August has seen almost £2.9m worth of recoveries for this month, meaning that we are now over £24m so far for the year. After 8 months with 4 left to go this has now surpassed last year’s recovered vehicles total for the whole of 2021 which stood at just over £23m.

Regarding August, this year sees a rise of £1m compared to August of 2021, this falls in line with the rest of the year where we are seeing a consistent increase. As the end of the summer approaches and the nights draw in, providing longer cover of darkness this is sure to only increase further. 

Our Top 5 recovered vehicles always includes the same winner for each month, the ever stealable Range Rover. This month equated to 66% of all vehicles recovered this month. 

In second place this month were Mercedes with a variation of models recovered. 

Motorhomes sit in 3rd place for this month. Motorhomes continue to be a target whilst they are out of storage! 

Regular’s BMW, featured in 4th place this month and 5th place sees a Jaguar and Lexus joint effort. 

Our most expensive vehicle recovered this month was a Lamborghini Urus, with the brand new Performante edition just announced, the Urus is always a sought after vehicle, our customers’ worth a whopping £200k was recovered in the same day. 

As with other months London and the West Midlands continue to be hotspots for recoveries this month, recently focusing on our hotspots, Global Telemetrics have launched an awareness campaign to highlight the dangers of keyless theft in line with the launch of new 72 plate registrations being released, more information can be found here: https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/special-features/global-telemetrics-highlight-vehicle-thefts-23904759

On a sad note for Global Telemetrics during August, one of our much loved friends and colleagues Ian Perkin sadly lost his battle with cancer, in honour of his memory, Global Telemetrics have set up a just giving page to donate to LOROS who helped and cared for Ian during his final days, this can be found here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/globaltelemetrics 

Whether it be a Range Rover or a Motorhome, a BMW or plant machinery nothing is safe from thieves as vehicle theft continues to rise.To protect your vehicle further information on the products we provide can be found on our website https://smartrack.uk.net or by giving us a call on: 0800 279 6401 or via sales@smartrack.uk.net

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30 Sep: Theft Case Study Timberwolf Wood Chipper Recovered

Picture the scene, it’s Friday evening, all your work is done and you are about to settle down for a nice relaxing weekend, ‘RING RING’ your phone sounds and Global Telemetrics is the name on the screen. 

Alicia from the Stolen Vehicle Recovery team informed our customer that his Timberwolf Wood Chipper was currently being moved. The customer confirmed that this shouldn’t be moving and was indeed stolen. Alicia immediately advised the customer to report it as stolen to the police and obtain a crime reference number whilst she prepped our dedicated Repatriations Team.

27 Sep: Theft Case Study Range Rover Autobiography and Bentley Bentayga both recovered

Both July and August saw a great run of recoveries for Global Telemetrics, where alongside the tracked vehicle other vehicles were recovered at the same time.
This Range Rover theft would again prove to lead to other discoveries! At the end of July, our dedicated control centre was alerted to the theft of a Range Rover Autobiography belonging to one of our customers.

23 Sep: RECO device prevents theft of Fiestas, Focuses, Corsa’s and more

As a company, our most stolen vehicle is the Range Rover. When we have a theft situation occur in our Secure Control Centre one of our team will inevitably ask ‘What Kind of Range Rover is it?’

For the country as a whole, according to the DVLA in reports produced earlier in the year, it is the Range Rover that takes second place, sandwiched between the Ford Focus and the Ford Fiesta, with another mid-range vehicle, the Volkswagen Golf in fourth place. The rest of the top ten was finished off with Mercedes- Benz C Class, BMW 3 Series, Land Rover Discovery, Vauxhall Corsa, Vauxhall Astra and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class