The rising threat of criminals using GPS/GSM jamming technology to block systems designed to track stolen cars has become an issue for car owners when making security system choices.
Tracker has launched the new S5 Plus, a recovery system that’s resilient to jamming. The system combines VHF with GPS and GSM technology, which makes it resilient to jamming.
Vehicles fitted with a Tracker S5 Plus unit also benefit from Tracker’s Mesh network. This patented network technology enables an activated device (as a result of theft) to be silently located by using other passing vehicles fitted with a Tracker device, helping police quickly trace and recover more vehicles than ever.
The new system is accredited by independent safety and security experts Thatcham and meets the insurance requirements of the new Thatcham S5 standard, which means the S5 Plus could potentially see users benefit from lower car insurance premiums.
The Tracker S5 Plus includes Europe-wide coverage with unauthorised driver alerts, using driver ID tags, as well as notifications of a low or disconnected battery. A 24/7 alert monitoring centre ensures a rapid response to any report of vehicle theft.
The S5 Plus also comes with the dedicated Tracker Touch app, bringing a number of features to the owner’s fingertips, including ‘find my car’, theft reporting and crime rating for an area before parking.