Car hackers are continuing to target high-tech cars in London, warns stolen vehicle recovery expert TRACKER, (part of the Tantalum Corporation). The latest victim from South Kensington had their 2015 Range Rover Evoque stolen from outside their home on the 1st October. The owner realised the vehicle had been stolen when he received a movement alert from TRACKER. Immediately the police were alerted to the theft and the vehicle was located and recovered within just 12 minutes.

“Expensive ‘keyless’ cars, such as Range Rovers, are regularly targeted by organised criminal gangs,” explains Andy Barrs, Police Liaison Officer for TRACKER. “There is certainly a new breed of hi-tech car thief operating who use the latest technology to circumvent security systems. Already this year we have recovered nearly 60 stolen Land Rover marques, of which just over 50 were stolen without keys. As the popularity of keyless systems has increased, criminals have been buying equipment online that is able to re-programme keys. The equipment being used to steal a vehicle in this way is actually legitimate and used by workshops to carry out routine maintenance, so it is proving challenging for manufacturers to stop this type of theft happening.

“As this latest Land Rover to be stolen was fitted with a TRACKER Cat 5 Plus system, it allowed us to provide the Met police with the exact location of the car via GPS. Although the thieves had put on false registration plates it certainly didn’t fool the police and they were able to make a swift recovery,” continues Andy Barrs. “Whilst fitting a tracking unit won’t prevent a vehicle being stolen, it could prove the difference between it being found and returned to its owner or never being seen again. It is for this reason that TRACKER’s stolen vehicle recovery product is the only one to be used by all the UK’s police forces.”

TRACKER’s stolen vehicle recovery systems work like an electronic homing device. A covert transmitter is hidden in one of several dozen places around the vehicle. There is no visible aerial, so the thief won’t even know it’s there. Unlike other devices, TRACKER’s unique technology can locate stolen vehicles anywhere, even when they are hidden in a garage, container or underground car park.

TRACKER is offering 10% off a selected range of stolen vehicle recovery products. To take advantage of the offer visit www.trackerdirect.co.uk and use promotional code

MP10 – offer ends 6th November 2015.


8 October 2015

For TRACKER product and pricing information please visit www.TRACKER.co.uk

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Notes to Editors

• TRACKER, part of the Tantalum Corporation, has been leading the way in the field of vehicle tracking and telematics since 1993. With over a million market leading security and award winning fleet management systems fitted to vehicles including passenger cars, motorcycles, HGVs, LCVs and plant and construction equipment, TRACKER is still leading the way.

• TRACKER with the police has to date recovered over £496 million worth of stolen vehicles and continues to recover on average £1 million worth of stolen vehicles each month.

• With over a million systems installed to date, its award-winning products ensure its customers have complete peace of mind.

• Tantalum Corporation is one of Europe’s top ‘connected vehicle’ companies addressing some 500,000 vehicles.

• Tantalum’s products have the capability to analyse real time data from over 270 data points within a vehicle, with patented algorithms. The company has established B2B relationships with fleets, insurers, auto manufacturers, Tier 1 customers and the UK police force.

• Tantalum Corporation ranked 14th in the 2015 Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100, which ranks Britain’s 100 fastest-growing private technology, media and telecoms companies by sales over the latest three years

For further press information please contact Justine Hoadley, Clare Watson Cecile Stearn or Charlie Hart at HSL, Churcham House, 1 Bridgeman Road, Teddington, Middlesex TW11 9AJ. Telephone: 020 8977 9132. Email: tracker@harrisonsadler.com

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