March 29, 2019
According to recent statistics released by the South African Police Service, an estimated 16 325 cars were reported stolen over the past year. These statistics show that in this high crime environment it is vital to subscribe to a reputable tracking service with personal safety features to keep you and your loved ones safe on the road.
Tracking services have become very popular over the years for various reasons including the high success rate of vehicles being located after being stolen and, of course, the fact that they could reduce your monthly insurance premiums. However, before making a purchase or signing a service level agreement contract, it’s important to research which tracking solution will work best for you and your needs.
Cost-effectiveness is always a key consideration, especially given the tough economic times South Africa is currently facing and many consumers and businesses alike, are looking for areas in which they can reduce spending. However, you should not compromise on the quality of certain goods and services. While there are cheaper tracking services available in the market, consider if those will work properly and can offer the same value-added solutions and services that a reputable market brand can.
When selecting a vehicle tracking solution, you need to consider the following:
- Does the solution offer the latest in smart tracking technology that allows you to access the features via an app and your computer?
- Does the service have a national network of specialised recovery agents that operate 24/7?
- Is the service offered by a reputable company with a good track record in the industry?
- Does the service include additional safety and security features like roadside and medical assistance, geolock alerts, border alerts, crash alerts and a tax logbook?