Keeping your vehicles safe: A guide to different GPS tracker types

In an age where vehicle theft is at a worrying high, you might be wondering if there’s a way to reduce the likelihood of your car being stolen, but sadly that seems to be something that’s completely out of your hands.

There are, however, ways that you can keep your vehicles safe and easy to locate in the event of theft, with an array of different tracker types designed for use with every vehicle type. Check out the different ways to apply trackers to your vehicles, in both a domestic and industrial fashion!

GPS tracker types

Domestic vehicle trackers

With domestic use vehicle trackers, it’s all about safety and security. Installing a tracker to your own vehicles gives you peace of mind and the ability to locate the vehicle if it’s ever stolen or lost. There are trackers for every vehicle, from cars and motorbikes to caravans and motorhomes, so however you choose to get around – there’s a way to keep your possessions safe. Whether you choose pay-as-you-go methods or yearly subscriptions, tracking your vehicles can be flexible and tailored to you. Car, motorbike, and motorhome trackers are wired into your on-board system and are disguised as a part of the engine, making them harder to find in the eyes of thieves.

Caravan trackers can be a little more unusual due to the nature of their design – caravans are designed to be easily manoeuvrable and this will obviously make them a much easier target. Battery-powered GPS trackers are popular for use on caravans as they’re easy to fit and don’t need to be connected to any main electronics; hide the tracker in your caravan for instant tracking without the hardwired installation.

Industrial vehicle tracking

On a larger scale, GPS vehicle trackers can be used to analyse fleet movement to find the most efficient routes, as well as giving you the ability to monitor driving behaviour exhibited by all of your drivers. This can help you to cut costs on fuel by finding cheaper transport routes, whilst also checking that your drivers are driving in a way that keeps insurance premiums down as well as minimising the risk of accidents that cause damage to others and company vehicles. Industrial trackers could be either van or fleet tracking systems, with each tailored to offer a service that best fits the user.

With a fleet tracking network, you’ll be able to track all of your vehicles by location whilst also analysing all of the data available, allowing you to keep an eye on everything at once in one convenient breakdown from almost any device. This can be adapted to be used for businesses on a smaller or larger scale.

Thatcham approved GPS trackers

If you’re looking to cut your insurance premiums using a GPS vehicle tracker, there are few better options than a Thatcham approved device – these systems are recognised as a seal of approval for quality and security, helping you to bring the price of car insurance down. Thatcham approved trackers are usually cost a little more than the average tracker in the first instance, but over time the saving that you make on insurance prices is sure to level the playing field.

These three tracker types can help keep your vehicles safe in the event of theft.