The Complete Guide to Magnetic GPS TrackersCar theft rates are on the rise. Although security systems have undoubtedly become more sophisticated over the past few years, so have the methods of potential thieves; with the latest ONS figures showing that almost 90,000 vehicles were stolen in 2017 alone. This figure is an enormous 56% increase on the previous year- and the worst rates since 2012- while the number of attempted vehicle thefts has also risen to 196,000. Perhaps more alarmingly, recent crime statistics show that authorities fail to catch 90% of car thieves in some parts of the country, with many drivers now relying on modern GPS technology to keep their vehicle safe. Providing drivers with reliable real-time tracking capabilities and increasing the chances of a stolen vehicle being recovered, magnetic GPS trackers are fast-becoming an essential last line of defence. But why exactly have they become so important?
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What are Magnetic GPS Trackers?GPS technology has developed rapidly in recent times, becoming significantly more accurate and reliable. Working through a network of orbital satellites, GPS allows compatible devices (such as Sat Navs or trackers) to pick up on the satellite signals and then pinpoint its exact location. This information is then available to view through innovative mapping panels, essentially allowing drivers to keep an eye on their vehicle at all times. Magnetic trackers are small, simple GPS devices which fasten securely to flat metallic surfaces, offering much more positional flexibility than wired designs. Ready to use straight out the box and notoriously easy to install, magnetic trackers can be positioned in whichever place you feel to be the most secure. Regardless of where it’s positioned or how long your journey is, a magnetic GPS tracker will always stick firmly in place and allow you to accurately locate your vehicle in real-time.
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