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Benefits of a GPS Tracking Device for Small Business Vehicles

GPS Tracking Small Business LogoChances are if you are a small business owner you are focused on everyday issues that you haven’t given much thought of protecting your company vehicles from theft, until one of those vehicles are stolen. When something like that happens the police often has little to offer other than taking your information and hope something comes up.

If you have a GPS theft recovery system for your small business vehicles then you can protect your investment and then have a REAL chance to recover your vehicle. Here are some main reasons why small business owners with company vehicles need to carefully consider a GPS theft recovery system.

Faster Recovery Time – Without a GPS tracking system the chance of finding a stolen vehicle is very slim and if you did finally recover it, there could be damage which would cost your business greatly. With a tracking system like the 911Tracker you would get a text as soon as your vehicle was moved and then you can connect with the authorities to give them the exact location of your vehicle so it can recovered within a short period of time.

Protects Equipment – When a personal vehicle is stolen chances are you don’t have many other valuables in the car. With a small business vehicle you could have thousands of dollars worth of tools and equipment that could be stolen too. Therefore you are not just losing a vehicle but important materials that you need to run your business.

Monitor Drivers – When you install a vehicle tracking device you can track your company vehicles to make sure your employees are using the vehicles for authorized projects, prevent employees from logging overtime for work that they didn’t do, stop employees from taking long lunch breaks, log activity when employees leave a job early.

Reduce Insurance Costs – Many insurance companies give discounts up to 35% for companies that have their company vehicles equipped with a GPS tracking device.

A vehicle is stolen every 33 seconds, don’t let your company vehicle be next. What have you don’t already to make sure your equipment and vehicle are safe at all times?

***** The 911Tracker can save your company money and gives you peace of mind that your vehicle and company equipment is safe at all times. Learn more HERE

Classic Car Theft on the Rise

classic car protectionClassic Car theft is on the rise, so much so that the police created a network to help recover these stolen vehicles.  Stolen classic cars are happening throughout the United States but is more prevalent in Southern California.

Classic cars are targeted because they are easy to sell overseas. People would pop them in containers and ship them overseas and a lot of them were a “for order situation”.  Classic cars are worth much more than the average new vehicle and most times the classic car is one of a kind.

Most of the time when a classic call is stolen it’s never found because of the lacking built in security system that newer cars have.  For that reason classic cars are far more difficult to track.

There are a few things you can do to protect your classic vehicle from being stolen.

Classic Car Protection

Keep Verifiable Records – Be sure the VIN and title information match that of your car.  Something like this that is overlooked, could create huge problems later if your vehicle is ever stolen, and law enforcement is attempting to recover it.

Be Smart At Car Shows – When visiting car shows, or even taking your classic car out for a spin around the neighborhood, make it a habit to check your rear view mirror!  Professional car thieves actually go to these events in search of their next target.

Be Careful When Selling – When selling your classic car be wary of the payment method, 150 cashier’s checks is not the best way to except payment because they could be bogus. The best payment options would be wire transfer.

Trust You Mechanic –   If you take your classic vehicle for restoration to a body shop, or mechanic make sure they have a good security system so your vehicle is protected at all times.

Embrace Technology – Since classic cars do not have built in security system you need to install something that you feel will protect your vehicle while not in use. There are many choices to choose from especially our own T3 Tracker. You can now save when purchasing a tracker which saves you $95.

To learn more about the advantages of installing a T3 Tracker in your classic car – GO HERE! 

 

 

 

8 Tips That Will Protect Your Vehicle From Theft

You never think it will happen to you. You lock your car and you feel protected because you may have a built in alarm system that makes a nasty sound when someone tries to break in. There is something you need to remember……it can happen to you and it has happened to over 700,000 Americans.

Summer has the highest rate of stolen vehicles throughout the year. Most cars were stolen on the weekend. We don’t want you to be next.

 

 Tips To Keep Your Vehicle Safe

* The longer you are parked in one single spot your vehicle is at risk of being stolen. Remove everything from your vehicle of valuable before you leave, especially expensive phones, ipods, sunglasses and of course handbags.

* When traveling remove everything from your car at a hotel. Thieves patrol hotel parking lots and look for things like out of state plates, or suction-cup marks on the windshield to indicate a GPS device might be in the car.

* You could live on a farm 30 miles outside of a city and never think someone would steal your vehicle but as we know it does happen so LOCK YOUR DOORS!

* Bring a blanket or something to over packages when shopping. If a thief can’t see what’s in your car they are less likely to take the risk of breaking into your vehicle.

* My husband is famous for this – leaving spare keys to our house and vehicle in the car. DON’t DO IT!

* This is a big one – don’t leave anything with your address in your vehicle in your car. The fact is if someone is willing to take the chance to steal your care they are also willing to take the chance to break into your house.

* You can purchase and use – Locking gas caps, wheel-locking nuts, and engine immobilizers to make it harder for someone to steal your car.

* Purchase a tracking device such as the 911Tracker to let you know and the authorities become aware that someone stole your vehicle. When using the 911Tracker, 911 receives the call from you and sees vehicle location on their screen to provide real-time auto security.

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Now that you have these tools you can now keep your vehicle safe at any point of the year. If you car does happen to get stolen remember that your vehicle can be recovered but only about 57% of all stolen cars are recovered.

We hope these tips will keep you further protected. We would love to hear from you – What are ways you have protected your vehicle from theft throughout the years?