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Free risk analysis on offer

FLEETS are to be offered free risk analysis by tracking device manufacturer Tracker Network to pin-point which vehicles would benefit from the system, it was announced at the British International Motor Show .At risk model types and areas in which they operate would be checked by Tracker against its growing database of vehicles stolen and recovered since the system went live.

Stephen Wheatley, sales director for the firm said: 'We will check fleets to see which vehicles are most at risk and where the system would be best fitted. Tony Blair has called for a 30% reduction in car crime and Tracker Network can help with that.'

He added that it was now more important to fit tracking devices, because while alarms and better security had deterred the opportunist criminal, professionals were still at large. Their channels for distribution of stolen cars meant an increasing number were not being recovered, but fitting the Tracker device could send the police straight to the vehicle, including a number at ports waiting to be shipped abroad.

The company vowed that it would have recovered £35 million worth of vehicles between the time it started business in 1993 and the end of the Motor Show. So far, 3,074 vehicles worth £35.6 million have been recovered and the system is in use by all mainland forces in the UK.

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