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Tracker creates a nationwide network to snare thieves

Tracker has launched Mesh Network to create an added defence against vehicle theft by using other vehicles already fitted with Tracker SVR units to identify stolen vehicles.

The nationwide initiative uses Tracker Locate and Tracker Plant to identify stolen vehicles or items of plant. Both products offer users GSM, GPS and VHF technology in one unit, to help with the speedy and safe recovery of stolen assets.

Taking its innovation one step further with the integrated Mesh Network, vehicles and items of plant right across the UK will play an active role in helping to combat vehicle theft through a very simple but effective idea inspired by social networking.

The Mesh Network acts as a listening device. When a vehicle fitted with Tracker Locate or Tracker Plant passes any Tracker SVR equipped vehicle that has been reported stolen, it automatically sends a signal to Tracker providing the location of the stolen asset – even if it is hidden in a garage, container or underground car park. Both drivers are totally unaware that the stolen vehicle has been identified by Tracker’s Mesh Network.

DCI Mark Hooper of ACPO Vehicle Crime Intelligence said: “The new Tracker Mesh Network will enable the police to extend the network of 'eyes and ears' to identify and locate stolen vehicles more effectively using advanced technology and allow us to stay one step ahead of criminals who are becoming more and more adept at stealing cars.

“This is a real opportunity for the motoring public to help us clamp down on car thieves and raises public confidence in our ability to recover their possessions and bring the offenders to justice.”

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