January 30, 2019
According to the 2017/18 crime stats, while hijackings in South Africa saw a slight decrease (from the 2016/17 stats), an average of 45 cars are still being hijacked daily across the country. This not only leaves the victim without their means of transport but out of pocket too.
In this high crime environment, it is crucial to subscribe to a vehicle tracking service to give you a sense of security and peace of mind. Tailored to enhance personal safety, these solutions vary from basic vehicle tracking to advanced telematics and personal safety services. You need to select a tracking system that best suits your individual needs. Do you require a tracking system to monitor young adults using the family car? Do you need a tracking system for on-road security? Do you want the convenience of an automated logbook provided by the tracking system?
Once you have determined your needs, it is advised to set a budget for your personal safety measures which includes your tracking subscription and home security (armed response) service. The lower cost recovery services work on the basis that you have to notify the tracking company that your car has been stolen. The more advanced tracking services have many additional features and benefits. The more benefits a tracking service has, the pricier it will be. But can you put a price on your personal safety?
No matter what type of vehicle tracking and recovery solution you are looking for, personal safety and additional security should always be your number one consideration. Your tracking provider should always be right by your side when it matters most.