How much wood, could a wood chipper chip, if a wood chipper…. was stolen!

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.

In the event of a theft of an asset the following process will occur: 

  1. 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 generates (Vehicle moving without ignition, Battery disconnected, Driver Detection not present)
  2. If not already obtained, customer will be advised to ring the police and obtain a crime reference number
  3. Global Telemetrics work with our agents who work alongside the police to secure your asset. Upon a receipt of crime reference number, agents will attend the location of your vehicle
  4. As a safety precaution, upon notifying Global Telemetrics of a theft all access to our apps is temporarily disabled. We will keep the owner informed of any updates so they can rest assured everything is in hand. Global Telemetrics will not provide customers with an exact location of the asset to avoid customers endangering themselves
  5. When the vehicle is secured, Global Telemetrics will call the customer to confirm that the vehicle is safe
  6. The police will arrange with the customer collection of the vehicle either from its location or after recovery and forensic examination 

Armed with a crime reference number and a location, the Repatriations Team headed out to locate the vehicle. Within 25 mins of getting the initial confirmation the vehicle was stolen the team had sight of the vehicle. However, this recovery was not going to be a straight forward recovery. 

Upon arriving at the site where the vehicle was located, there was a lot of hostile activity and a large presence of people unwilling to let the team have any access. The team had confirmed via drone that the wood chipper was there but to get to it would require some police backup. 

During this wait, the battery had been disconnected on the Timberwolf, this is usually an indicator that a device is being searched for or has been removed. The Repatriations Team however had the area surrounded and there was no way they were letting this one get away. 

After a few hours of negotiations, hostility and back up being deployed, including a rogue shot being aimed at the car of a Repatriations Agent. The team were finally able to access the area and secure the vehicle. Under police supervision the owner was able to collect the woodchipper and transport it safely back to where it belonged. 

To protect your assets, 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

You can also find all of our social media channels here: https://linktr.ee/globaltelemetrics 

 

How much wood, could a wood chipper chip, if a wood chipper…. was stolen!

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.

In the event of a theft of an asset the following process will occur: 

  1. 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 generates (Vehicle moving without ignition, Battery disconnected, Driver Detection not present)
  2. If not already obtained, customer will be advised to ring the police and obtain a crime reference number
  3. Global Telemetrics work with our agents who work alongside the police to secure your asset. Upon a receipt of crime reference number, agents will attend the location of your vehicle
  4. As a safety precaution, upon notifying Global Telemetrics of a theft all access to our apps is temporarily disabled. We will keep the owner informed of any updates so they can rest assured everything is in hand. Global Telemetrics will not provide customers with an exact location of the asset to avoid customers endangering themselves
  5. When the vehicle is secured, Global Telemetrics will call the customer to confirm that the vehicle is safe
  6. The police will arrange with the customer collection of the vehicle either from its location or after recovery and forensic examination 

Armed with a crime reference number and a location, the Repatriations Team headed out to locate the vehicle. Within 25 mins of getting the initial confirmation the vehicle was stolen the team had sight of the vehicle. However, this recovery was not going to be a straight forward recovery. 

Upon arriving at the site where the vehicle was located, there was a lot of hostile activity and a large presence of people unwilling to let the team have any access. The team had confirmed via drone that the wood chipper was there but to get to it would require some police backup. 

During this wait, the battery had been disconnected on the Timberwolf, this is usually an indicator that a device is being searched for or has been removed. The Repatriations Team however had the area surrounded and there was no way they were letting this one get away. 

After a few hours of negotiations, hostility and back up being deployed, including a rogue shot being aimed at the car of a Repatriations Agent. The team were finally able to access the area and secure the vehicle. Under police supervision the owner was able to collect the woodchipper and transport it safely back to where it belonged. 

To protect your assets, 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

You can also find all of our social media channels here: https://linktr.ee/globaltelemetrics 

 

15 Nov: October Recovery Highlights – £2.9m Recovered

Clocks have gone back and dark nights are here. Soon cars will start to freeze over and the age old problem of people leaving their vehicles unattended will begin to arise. Meanwhile Spooky Season was lively as the ghouls and goblins were out stealing cars.

Recovery totals have now hit £30 million for the year as October’s recovery totals hit just under £2.9 million. This was £1 million more than the same period last year. Car theft is showing no signs of slowing down as the year comes to a close.

07 Nov: Quarter 3 Recovery Highlights – £28 million in recoveries so far this year

Three more eventful months have passed and we now find ourselves at the end of Q3 and into Q4.The football season restarted and the World Cup isn’t far away, a Tennis legend retired, Kylie and Jason revisited Ramsay Street as we said goodbye to Neighbours. We now have a new King after a historic world record reign from Queen Elizabeth II.

For Global Telemetrics, we have now surpassed last year’s recovery total. 2021 saw £23 million pounds worth of vehicles recovered but now at the end of September 2022 this figure sits at £28m

22 Nov: Theft Case Study – Dover and Out

2022 has been a successful year when it comes to recoveries for Global Telemetrics, not only did we surpass our total from 2021 as early as September, we have seen a number of our recoveries lead to other vehicles being recovered at the same time, allowing us to reunite more customers with their vehicles. The following case is one of those incidents.