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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.

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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.

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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

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23 Sep: In conversation with….

Welcome to our new feature for our blogs, Global Telemetrics in conversation with…..

For this edition we are focusing on our Stolen Vehicle Recovery Manager who we will refer to as AS for security purposes 

The Stolen Vehicle Recovery (SVR) department is the heartbeat of Global Telemetrics. Essentially, our SmarTrack devices are there to provide vehicle security and theft prevention and if the worst should happen it’ll be one of our dedicated 24/7 SVR team that you will speak with. 

A constant since the start of the formation of Global Telemetrics in 2009, the SVR team have been monitoring alerts generated by our driver detections systems, locating stolen vehicles, assisting with technical queries and providing technical support.

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07 Sep: August 2022 Vehicle Recovery Highlights

The Reading and Leeds Festival has been and gone, the football season is back, Liz is about to step 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.

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05 Sep: While you are watching the match we are watching your car!

Imagine the scene, you have had a fairly auspicious start to the season but in the last few games you have regrouped and turned it around, you have just beat an old rival and the top of the table team, the only unbeaten side left in the league 3-1 on your own ground. The final whistle sounds, overcome with elation and happiness as you walk out of the ground back to your car only to find it no longer where you parked it.

This was a reality for our customer this weekend as he returned to his parking spot to find it vehicle-less. Our control centre had attempted to make contact with the customer after receiving an alert and shortly afterwards the customer called back to confirm his Jaguar F-Type had indeed been stolen from a car park near Old Trafford during the Man Utd vs Arsenal game.

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31 Aug: Relay thefts still proving to be a major player in vehicle crime

Relay thefts still proving to be a major player in vehicle crime

Global Telemetrics has warned consumers against complacency with the new 72 plate registrations set to be released on September 1, 2022, reporting an 85 per cent increase in vehicle recoveries compared to 2021.

Last year, Global Telemetrics successfully recovered £23 million worth of vehicles. With £8 million worth of vehicles recovered in the final four months of 2021, this number is set to be far surpassed.

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26 Aug: July 2022 Vehicle Recovery Highlights

The sun has been shining, the heat has been unbearable in places, droughts and hosepipe bans are currently in force but one thing remains ever constant: The Global Telemetrics team will be out whatever the conditions recovering vehicles.

July sticks to the pattern we have seen all year with an increase from 2021. Last July £1.8m of vehicles were recovered, this July has seen just under £2m worth of vehicles recovered for our customers, meaning we are now just £2.1m under the total of 2021 as a whole.

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27 Jul: £20.5 Million in recoveries and only half way through the year.

2022 is at its halfway point, a year that has already seen the Winter Olympics, the mass support everyone has shown to 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.

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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.