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Car thefts in London are increasing as thieves adapt to modern security systems

Vehicle theft

According to the latest Home Office Report, the Metropolitan Police has seen the first rise in vehicle thefts in 20 years.

The report, ‘Reducing Criminal Opportunity - vehicle security and vehicle crime’ goes on to reveal that organised thieves have adapted to modern security technology, developing more sophisticated techniques to combat keyless entry systems and immobilisers.

Andy Barrs, head of police liaison at Tracker, said: “With car thefts up in London, car owners can’t simply rely on the security systems that come with their vehicle.

“The Home Office Report reveals that technology to overcome immobilisers is now readily available on the internet and is likely to pass from more seasoned offenders to casual, opportunistic thieves, meaning that thefts in the Capital are likely to increase beyond existing levels.

“Not surprisingly, the Home Office calls for a ‘third wave’ of vehicle security to combat the problem.  And this is why Tracker believes that tracking technology could be the next major solution to help police and the motor industry protect motorists from vehicle theft.”

Whilst a Tracker device won’t stop a car from being stolen, its unique technology works like an electronic homing device and will locate the vehicle anywhere, even if it is hidden in a garage or shipping container.

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  • G Ruddick - 01/08/2016 14:38

    The time has come when tracking & cameras should fitted as standard!

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