Tracker - GPS vs VHF for stolen vehicle recovery

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Tracker - GPS vs VHF for stolen vehicle recovery

Postby MrDodo » Wed Apr 30, 2014 12:24 am

Given the worrying increase in classic car theft I'm considering having a tracking device fitted to my car. I know that there are relatively cheap GPS devices available online, but given "you get what you pay for" I'm thinking about spending (quite a bit) more and going for a monitored service.
Does anyone have any sound technical knowledge of the pros/cons of the GPS- vs VHF -based system used by the eponymous tracking company?

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Re: Tracker - GPS vs VHF for stolen vehicle recovery

Postby bmcecosse » Wed Apr 30, 2014 11:28 am

With either - if the car is locked up in a steel container - the signal won't get out anyway. Just apply the usual anti-theft measures, and lock it up out of sight in a garage at your house - and it is very unlikely to go missing.
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Re: Tracker - GPS vs VHF for stolen vehicle recovery

Postby Dean » Wed Apr 30, 2014 7:26 pm

Fit whatever floats your boat.

The tracker thingy does work as my dad had first hand experience of one working. Just under twenty years ago I think.

The car was traced and followed a lot sooner than the police actually admitted to my dad.

My dad thinking the car was lost forever, completely unawares that the police were actually lying in wait for a team of car strippers to appear at a lock up to strip his car.

The villans appeared, were jumped on, arrested, sent to prison for quite a while as part of a larger cartel.

Dads car got returned.. unscathed.. happy days.
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Re: Tracker - GPS vs VHF for stolen vehicle recovery

Postby MrDodo » Sat May 03, 2014 1:52 am

Thanks Dean for your thoughts.


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