This week sees the NEC host the Motorhome and Caravan Show 2022 and Global Telemetrics will be in attendance. With this in mind we are this week looking at motorhomes and caravans.

Now we have entered the autumn months, the days begin to get shorter and the nights longer, we are now beginning to see caravans and motorhomes head to their winter homes back to storage 

For many customers this will provide peace of mind and they will believe their vehicles to be safe behind gated properties. For the most part this will of course be correct, however, in our experience it is sadly not a guarantee. 

As a company we have seen on far too many occasions vehicles taken and removed from storage facilities without the customer present or being aware. 

Earlier in the year one of our case studies reported exactly this situation, thieves posing as the owners were able to drive into a storage facility and drive away with a caravan, uninterrupted, without any questions asked (more details of which can be found here  https://smartrack.uk.net/vehicle_theft_case_study_caravan/) thankfully for the rightful owners of this caravan, they had one of our SmarTrack devices installed and we were, alongside the police, able to locate and recover the caravan for the customer. 

Another case study earlier this summer, highlighted a situation where upon recovering a caravan fitted with a SmarTrack Caravan Protector our Repatriations Team found 3 other caravans without our trackers too! To read more about this one visit https://smartrack.uk.net/caravan_tracking_device_helps_police_locate_more_than_one_vehicle_4_vehicles_found/ 

Our SmarTrack vehicle tracking devices, as well as helping to locate the vehicle if the worst should occur, also offer customers a way of remotely keeping watch. Our GTE Track app offers battery status indications and alerts as well as the option to connect an already installed alarm to the tracker which will generate an alert through the app and to our 24/7 staffed Secure Control Centre. 

A quick Google search for ‘motorhome theft’ produces a number of results of local news alerts regarding motorhomes, which confirms that they are still currently being targeted around the country. An example of which can be found here:https://www.elystandard.co.uk/news/crime/couple-fearful-after-cottenham-motorhome-theft-9283326 

Models of motorhomes and caravans have featured regularly in our own recovery highlights with over £1 million pounds worth of recovered vehicles so far this year. 

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27 Jan: Theft Case Study – Lightning Strikes Twice

The old saying goes, lightning never strikes twice, however, when it came to our customers Mercedes AMG GLC 43 this was definitely not true.

19 Jan: 2022 End of Year Review £38.6m Recovered

Just like the years before, the auto industry continues to be at war with car theft and this certainly hasn’t shown any signs of slowing down. For 2022, Global Telemetrics announces a recovery total of £38.6m. This is a £15m rise from £23m in 2021.

13 Dec: November Recovery Highlights – £4.8m Recovered

In what seemed like a blink of an eye, November has already come and gone. The World Cup Final is almost upon us, dark nights are in full swing and the foggy and frosty mornings are approaching.

For Global Telemetrics, November 2022 has blown away November 2021 for recovery value totals, becoming our second busiest month of the year so far. November saw £4.8m worth of recoveries, more than double that of 2021.