Crime rates in the country have perpetually being on the increase. Car theft and kidnapping are some of the crime cases that have been mostly reported by the media in recent times.
Car owners are not assured of their safety and the safety of their property anymore as car thieves have devices various sophisticated methods of stealing vehicles.
These days, car theft is not limited to the urban centers alone as cases of theft have been reported in the rural areas as well.
Most times, these cars are snatched at gunpoint or when parked. Majority of cars stolen in the country are never recovered, this is a pointer to the ineffectiveness of the police and other law enforcement agents that are supposed to be responsible for combating these crimes.
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Also, the country’s security agencies are largely ill-equipped for modern urban policing, they are handicapped in terms of modern technology equipment which can help combat these sort of crimes.
But thanks to technological advancements, car owners now have a choice. A car owner can now privately secure his car by installing a vehicle tracking device.
With this technology, owners can now view the location of their car in real time and even have the options of shutting down the engine in cases of theft.
Having a tracking device also provides you enough information about a stolen car, these information can be very vital as it can enable security agents comfortably track down the stolen car.
Vehicle tracking device is also a necessity in all forms of transport business. Owners of fleets need this device to track the location and routes taken by each car and also monitor the behavior of their drivers.
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How A Vehicle Tracking Device Works?
The main purpose of a vehicle tracking device is to let you known the location of your vehicle at any time. These trackers use GPS (Global positioning system) technology and hence require cell service to provide you real-time location data.
GPS tracking technology uses a network of satellites to determine the location of a device that supports GPS services.
All vehicle tracking device are small electronic gadgets that are GPS enabled. A GPS tracker uses a process called trilateration to determine its physical location based on its distance from three GPS satellites.
Once installed in a car and the car’s ignition is turned on, the device connects to the GPS satellites via GSM services enabled through an inbuilt sim card.
Location of the vehicle and other real time data are transmitted to a server which the owner can access via a smartphone or a PC.
This little device transmit information every second, so long ignition is turned on. This makes realtime tracking possible.
Why You Need A Vehicle Tracking Device
We know that the main purpose of a vehicle tracking device is to let you know the location of your vehicle at anytime.
Aside this, there are a lots of other different reasons why a vehicle tracking device is necessary for your car. Below are the most important of these reasons;
If you live in areas where there are high cases of car snatching and car theft, it is advisable to have a vehicle tracking device installed as this will help speed up the recovery of your car in case it gets stolen.
Vehicle tracking device provides you with a lot of information that can help law enforcement agents trace and track your car and the thieves.
There are also some vehicle tracking device that can immobilize the vehicle once it is stolen, some trackers even allow you listen to the conversation taking place in the car.
Having a vehicle tracker installed in your car puts your mind at rest as you know you will always have a enough information to help retrieve your car in cases where it is stolen.
2. Effectively Monitor your loved ones
Monitoring the movement of your loved ones can be made easy with a vehicle tracker. Your child may tell you he wants to visit a friend with the car, but ends up going somewhere else, with a vehicle tracking device installed, you will be able to view the exact location of the car in real time. You will be able to monitor their movement.
Sometimes your car might be driven out without your permission, a tracker will enable you find out where your car was taken, how long it was in use and many other vital information to help you trace the culprit.
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3. Effectively Monitor you driver
A vehicle tracking device is very important for people who have a driver. Sometimes you may send your driver on errands and he may go somewhere else with the car, or follow another route.
With a tracker, you are able to monitor his movements and also the routes he takes. You can also monitor his speed. Once your driver knows a vehicle tracker is installed, his efficiency and honesty improves automatically since he knows you are always in the loop.
A vehicle tracking device is more like a safety measure when used to set a speed limit for your drivers as we all know that a driver can decide to go fast and furious when sent on an errand since he is the only one in the car.
Thereby putting his life and the car at risk. Having a vehicle tracking device installed helps you monitor your driver’s speed, so you can put him in check whenever he breaks the rule.
5. Very easy to use
A vehicle tracking device is very easy to use, it is not a complex technology, you don’t have to bother about the battery as it automatically charges itself whenever the vehicle’s ignition is on. All you need is internet access and an internet enabled device to effectively track your vehicle.
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6. Very cheap
If you buy a car of nothing less than N1.5 million in an environment where car theft is rampant, I don’t think spending N50,000 on security is a bad investment.
It is better to spend the N50,000 and be sure your car is safe, than lose your car totally. There have been lots of testimony with the use of these device. On the average, car tracking device sells for prices within N20,000 to N50,000 in Nigeria.
I will advice every Nigerian living in the urban centers to install a vehicle tracking device into their cars so as to avoid regrets.
The advantages of these devices far supersedes its disadvantages. We all know that security agencies in the country are handicapped. Therefore, since we have a chance to secure our vehicles ourselves, we better not hold back.
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