Last year over £2million worth of Mercedes-Benz were recovered by TRACKER, the stolen vehicle recovery (SVR) system, making it a favourite make with car thieves.
In the UK a car gets stolen every five minutes, with half of them never being seen again*. In total over £12.5 million worth of cars were recovered by TRACKER in 2012.
Stuart Chapman, Police Relationships Manager for TRACKER explains, “The theft of vehicles has become much more sophisticated and in some instances brutal, as criminals find more ways to steal desirable, high-end cars. Installing aTRACKER significantly increases the chances of a stolen vehicle being recovered and returned to its owner.Over 90% of cars fitted with a TRACKER device are successfully located and returned to owners, usually within 24 hours.
TRACKER is the ONLY stolen vehicle recovery system operated by all Police Forces across the UK. The SVR 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 car tracking solutions, the device works even if the vehicle is hidden in a garage or shipping container.
Top 6 Models Recovered by TRACKER in 2012: Mercedes SLK, Mercedes ML, Mercedes C Class, Mercedes CLS, Mercedes E Class.Source: Mercedes