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Orchid tracking system catches vehicle thieves red-handed

THAMES Valley Police arrested three men and recovered four stolen vehicles less than two hours after an Oxfordshire fleet reported the theft of a Vauxhall Brava pick-up fitted with a tracking device. The Brava is one of 60 operated by Isis Accord, each with Global Telematics' Orchid Fleet Management System.

When police tracked the Vauxhall to a remote location they also seized an identical pick-up and two other vehicles. Isis Accord, formed as part of the externalisation of Oxfordshire County Council's commercial services department, has been using Orchid for 15 months. Company spokesman Keith Martin said: 'We've seen how Orchid can effectively pay for itself.

'Not only have we recovered a valuable vehicle, we've cut out all the administration that results from a vehicle theft and saved on any resultant increase in our insurance premium. We've also ensured that our staff and our vehicle can be back in service as quickly as possible.'

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