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. 

As always Land Rover / Range Rover continues to dominate the recovery totals, with £1.2m of recoveries this month being from the popular vehicle. This equates to 43% of all recoveries for July being one of these models. 

Motorhome and Caravan recoveries as a collective take 2nd place this month. With the beautiful weather the demand for these vehicles is higher. One such recovery led our repatriations team to one of our 2 chop shop finds this month. As described here: https://smartrack.uk.net/caravan_tracking_device_helps_police_locate_more_than_one_vehicle_4_vehicles_found/ Recovery of this caravan led police to recover three other stolen vehicles at the scene. 

Taking the final 3 spots this month for the top 5 are serial offenders, BMW, Audi and Mercedes with recoveries totalling £242,000 of vehicles. 

As mentioned previously, this month saw the discovery and end of two chop shops. As well as the caravan theft which saw the recovery of 4 vehicles, during one of our Land Rover thefts in Birmingham our repatriations team were able to recover 8 vehicles in total. Meaning July was a lot more successful for recoveries than our customer valued totals suggest! More information on this recovery can be found here: https://smartrack.uk.net/chop_shop_located_thanks_to_tracking_device/

Hotspots for July continue as previously with London and the West Midlands dominating the recovery list. 

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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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

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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