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30 Mar: Theft Case Study: Stolen Range Rover Sport

Case Study, Theft from Train Station – Range Rover Sport

Earlier this month (March ‘22), the Global Telemetrics control centre called our customer on an alert call after we were notified that their Range Rover Sport was moving without the driver detection card present. This is a fairly common occurrence and usually a routine call for our control centre, but not for this Range Rover.

Our customer confirmed that the car had been parked at a railway station since the morning and if it was moving it had definitely been stolen. Following procedure our SVR team advised the customer to contact the police and obtain a crime reference number.

Coachman Caravan

18 Mar: Theft Case Study: Stolen Coachman Wanderer – Caravan

Theft Case Study: Stolen Coachman Wanderer – Caravan

When it comes to vehicle theft nothing is safe from becoming a target. As mentioned previously in some of our other blogs, as the weather improves there is an increased number of caravans and motorhomes on roads but even the storage centres where they are stored for winter can be a target.

In late January this was the case for one of our customers who had their Coachman Wanderer stolen from the storage site where it was located.

Feb Thefts

18 Mar: February 2022 Theft Highlights

FEBRUARY 2022 THEFT HIGHLIGHTS

2 months into the year and Global Telemetrics have now passed £5 million pounds worth of assets recovered this year. The amount of recovered vehicles for February continued January’s trend of recovering more than one vehicle per day. 

As we always see when analysing theft data for the month the Range Rover continues to be the most stolen vehicle with 31% of the vehicles recovered this month being a variation of the Range Rover equating to over £1 millions worth of vehicles. 

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11 Mar: Theft Case Study: Fiat Ducato Autotrail Motorhome

As we rapidly approach the spring, Global Telemetrics sees somewhat of an awakening happening with our customers’ vehicles. Motorhomes and Caravans that had previously been tucked up in storage for the winter all start to appear once again on our roads as they head back to customers’ homes or off on their adventures. 

Sadly, this also means we see a rise in theft numbers for this type of vehicle. This was the case in February where we had a theft and recovery of a Fiat Ducato Autotrail Motorhome in the London area. 

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25 Feb: Why choose a No Tag No Start System?

New No Tag No Start technology is a proven way to prevent vehicle theft and increase the chances of recovery. In 2021, Global Telemetrics recovered just under £23m of assets. This was an increase of almost £10m on assets recovered in 2020. January 2022 has already seen over £3m of assets recovered. 

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04 Feb: Value of cars stolen up £10million to £23million according to Global Telemetrics

Value of cars stolen up £10million to £23million according to Global Telemetrics

Owners of Range Rovers will find the latest annual vehicle theft report from the UK’s leading vehicle tracking brands, Global Telemetrics, a tough read as the vehicle has once again topped the car thief’s ‘wish list’, according to data collected by the tracking company throughout 2021.

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

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25 Jan: Theft Case Study: Stolen Ford Fiesta ST

Global Telemetrics were alerted that our customer’s Fiesta had been stolen from its last known location. Our customer had gone to do some shopping in their local Sainsbury’s store and had come out to find their vehicle no longer there. 
In the event of a theft of an asset the following process will occur: 

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

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17 Dec: November 2021 Recovery Highlights

In our October highlights, we stated that the last two months of last year we recovered vehicles totalling £2.3m, November itself this year surpassed this on its own. During this month we recovered vehicle’s worth £2.38 million, this is over 500k more than October and over 600k more than the same time period last year. 

Usually, we highlight a top 5 but this month we had a wide variety of vehicles stolen and recovered so have included more vehicles.

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16 Dec: Tips to keep your vehicle safe

A Thatcham-approved tracking device can alert you to potential vehicle tampering almost immediately. all Global Telemetrics tracking devices will alert the driver of battery disconnection and vehicle towing, and some higher level device also include alerts should the vehicle be driven by an unauthorised driver. With the addition of geofence security, a tracking device can provide notification of a theft and our repatriation teams can be mobilised within minutes to hopefully recover the stolen vehicle.