CAR crime is always a headache for UK dealers.
On average, a vehicle is stolen in Britain every five minutes – and the number of vehicles targeted has almost doubled in the last five years, according to the Home Office.
Leading telematics supplier Meta Trak, one of the largest producers of vehicle safety, security and info systems in the world, has a new product designed to combat the problem.
Andy Archibald, head of telematics at the company, said: ‘We are speaking to more people concerned about modern-day vehicle theft methods.
‘With the launch of the Meta Trak S5 Deadlock, we aim to provide a cost-effective solution to the problem, giving security, connectivity and peace of mind.’
The new deadlock provides automatic immobilisation along with all the benefits of Meta Trak’s new-generation, insurance-approved tracking technology. It also comes with ID tags, 24-7 control room monitoring and an easy-to-use app and web portal.
For first-line defence, the wireless immobiliser prevents the vehicle starting without the ID tag present. The advanced wireless immobiliser kicks in automatically after the engine is turned off and can be disarmed with the driver ID tag.
Additional security is provided by the ability to lock down the vehicle remotely via the smartphone app or web with the ‘Deadlock Immobilisation’ feature.
Once activated, the vehicle’s immobiliser can no longer be disarmed using the driver ID tag; useful if you’re away from your vehicle for an extended period of time.
The Meta Trak S5 Deadlock Plus solution has the additional benefit of integrating with the vehicle’s alarm and providing the user with instant notification in the event of a trigger.
Lots of other features come as standard such as low battery alerts, service reminders, a car finder feature and UK and European coverage.