Facebook Audience Pixel

Top 6 GPS Trackers for UK Car Owners

Surrey County Council, news's photo stream, flickr

Top 6 GPS Trackers for UK Car Owners

Share article...

Share on Facebook Share on Google+ Tweet about this on Twitter Share on LinkedIn

Six GPS Trackers available to UK car owners

With classic car vehicle theft on the rise, car security systems are more important than ever. The GPS tracker is a location device that will track your vehicle if it’s taken without your permission. This is the best way of locating your vehicle quickly and so avoiding the chance of damage or a total loss. We’ve listed six GPS tracker options for you to compare.

1. Skytag Vehicle location system

Free Skytag Tracker unit- claim yours todaySkytag GPS tracker is a proven, comprehensive stolen vehicle location system. It can specifically locate and track your vehicle anywhere in the world, to within meters of its location. You can fit the unit to your own car (or have it done for you), making this system ideal for both classic and modern cars.

The Skytag monitoring system is the only one to provide direct police access to live, real-time location data, which should enable a quicker recovery time for your vehicle.

  • 24 hour monitoring
  • Worldwide coverage
  • Police Liaison
  • Battery Alert
  • Transferable
  • Covert device

You can get a Skytag tracker (retail price £249.00) completely free* when you take out a new policy with Heritage – just ring us and ask.

2. SmarTrack Protector Pro

SmarTrack will establish the exact location of your vehicle using GPS technology should it be stolen. With detailed mapping screens SmarTrack will liaise with the Police to find your car. Recovery services will provide regular updates as necessary until your vehicle is recovered. SmarTrack say you can transfer their device from one vehicle to another. However this has to be done by a SmarTrack approved engineer.

The SmarTrack Protector Pro is an ideal tracking system for Classic and modern Cars. This system is covertly fitted by a SmarTrack Approved installer who are located throughout the UK. Price £349.00.

  • 24 hour monitoring
  • European coverage
  • Police Liaison
  • Battery Alert
  • Transferable
  • Covert device


3. Trafficmaster RAC Trackstar TM470 Tracker

 Jaguar, Land Rover, BMW and Range Rover all approve the RAC Trackstar from Trafficmaster. This also uses a GPS tracking device to locate your car. Trafficmaster will contact you automatically if your vehicle is moved and will also liaise with the police accordingly.

Once activated the Trackstar will pinpoint the location of your stolen car every 20 seconds in order to establish its position. Trackstar also has a good reputation and is the UK’s best-selling GPS tracking system. Price fully fitted is £195.

  • 24 hour monitoring
  • European coverage
  • Police Liaison
  • Battery Alert
  • Transferable
  • Covert device

4. The Micro Magnetic 4

The Micro Magnetic is an ideal budget GPS tracker. This will allow you to track your own vehicle if it gets stolen. With it being pay as you go it’s cheap and easy to use and has a top up credit facility with no contract.

The device can be secured to your car almost anywhere as it is magnetised (hence the name), so no complex fitting process is necessary. Although with no back up facility you would have to inform the police yourself should your car get stolen. Battery life is approximately 7 to 10 days between recharging, so it does have its limits, but at £135 it can do a good job.

  • Worldwide coverage
  • Transferable
  • Covert device

5. Scorpion Track

With 24 hour monitoring by their specialist Stolen Vehicle Team, the Scorpion Track is a reputable car security system. This GPS tracker also has a three-year warranty and will track your car anywhere in Europe. It won security product of the year in 2012 and 2013.

This GPS tracker will monitor you cars movements and if stolen will notify their International Control Centre. Although Scorpion will not pay for recovery they can arrange it on your behalf. Cost of device and installation from £290.00

  • 24 hour monitoring
  • European coverage
  • Police Liaison
  • Battery alert
  • Covert device

6. Tracker Monitor

The Tracker Monitor has Thatcham insurance approval as well as a 24 hour national emergency call center . The added benefit of the Tracker is motion sensors to detect unauthorised vehicle movement.

Thieves will be unable to detect the covert transmitter hidden in your vehicle. Also if your car is kept in a covered trailer or underground car park it can still be tracked by the Tracker Monitor. With a special code given to the Police by Tracker, recovery time is fast. The Tracker Monitor costs around £175.00.

  • 24 hour monitoring
  • Worldwide coverage
  • Police Liaison
  • Battery Alert
  • Covert device

 

The pricing and specification information for these trackers was correct at the time of writing, but may have changed since. We recommend doing your own research before making purchasing decisions. 

References:

http://www.trackermonitor.co.uk/Tracker-monitor-reveiw

https://www.trackerfit.co.uk/compare-trackers

http://www.skytag-gps.co.uk/

https://www.trackershop-uk.com/

www.ebay.co.uk/bhp/trackergpscarvehicletracking-device

https://scorpiontrack.com/

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Tracker-Vehicle-Theft…System…reviews/

www.autoexpress.co.uk

tracking.watch/best-cartracker/

vehicletracking.expertmarket.co.uk/gps-vehicle-trackerreviews

www.toptenreviews.com

 

*Skytag subscription required. Terms and conditions apply.