TRACKERs intention to make thieves lives a misery just got even stronger with the launch of the Companys fourth stolen vehicle tracking system, TRACKER Echo. Not only does this sophisticated product track a stolen car in the UK and across Europe, it is also fitted with a driver validation solution to combat vehicle theft with the keys, an automatic monthly system check and a movement alert, amongst other benefits.

Achieving the toughest new insurance industry security standard to date, Thatchams Category 5*, TRACKER Echo will allow TRACKER to pin-point the exact location of a vehicle in the UK, France and Spain, and with an additional subscription, across wider Europe, using satellite GPS and GSM technologies. Local police will then be alerted to ensure its safe recovery.

On purchasing the system, TRACKER will also fit a separate unit utilising its existing proven VHF radio technology providing an extra level of protection. This means that if the satellite signal is lost because the vehicle has been hidden underground, in a garage, in the back of a lorry or even in a shipping container, then the UKs
52 police forces as well as those in France and Spain will still be able to track down the stolen vehicle directly.

The systems unique features make it ideal for the 2.7 million** motorists who drive through Europe either on business or on holiday every year and want the peace of mind of knowing that if the unthinkable happens, TRACKER and the police will work together to ensure the fast recovery of their vehicle. As with TRACKERs other systems, TRACKER Echo will be fitted covertly within a vehicle, and so thieves will not even know they are being tracked.

John Sharpe, business development manager at TRACKER, commented, TRACKER Echo is an incredibly comprehensive and feature-rich product. The advanced system has been developed using TRACKERs unique experience of this industry, taking into consideration what todays driver needs to combat vehicle theft.

Key Features
Driver Validation a solution to combat key theft
Every TRACKER Echo customer will be provided with a unique, electronic validation tag that is kept separate from the keys, which, when present in the vehicle, will identify them as an authorised driver. If the TRACKER Echo fitted vehicle is stolen, even by the use of the vehicles keys, the system will recognise that the tag is not present and an alert will be sent to TRACKERs 24-hour control room, who will then contact the owner to verify the theft.

Monthly System Check
Due to the complexity of the TRACKER Echo unit, combining diverse and sophisticated technology, TRACKER will conduct regular remote health checks of the unit to ensure all elements are fully operational.

Guard and Recover
For all recoveries in Great Britain, TRACKER will arrange for a uniformed security guard to be sent immediately to wait with the retrieved vehicle. The AA will then ensure its safe return to the owner anywhere in mainland Great Britain.

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