About Our Car Tracking Devices
At ineedatracker.com®, we have a range of vehicle tracking systems, suitable for cars, vans, lorries and other vehicles. Each car tracking device offers GPS tracking (Global Positioning System) plus a selection of features suited to your vehicle tracking needs, such as telematics, immobilisation, additional sensors, remote control via a mobile app and more.
Car Tracker Cost
Car tracker costs will vary. For an insurance-approved model, with security features and a navigation system, you can expect to pay a little bit more per additional feature. Some car trackers also have monthly subscriptions for these additional features.
How Much Do Vehicle Trackers Cost?
Our vehicle trackers start from £59.99, with free installation by one of our accredited tracker installers. Depending on the vehicle tracking system you choose, there are subscriptions for on-going tracking and protection software, which can be paid monthly, annually or for the lifetime of your vehicle tracker.
Insurance Approved Car Trackers
Installing the right car tracker device will lower your insurance premiums. We stock many insurance-approved trackers for you to choose from. They are also Thatcham approved car trackers which means they are highly trusted and reliable devices.
What Vehicle Tracker Is Best For Insurance?
When it comes to insurance-approved vehicle trackers, as a minimum, most insurance companies will insist on investing in the Thatcham S7 Tracker. This is usually the case if your car insurance company is insisting on a GPS car tracker as a condition of cover.
As one of the leading providers of vehicle tracking devices in the UK, we are highly experienced and have plenty of knowledge when it comes to helping you determine the best car tracker for insurance.
We recommend our customers opt for at least a Thatcham S5 Certified tracker rather than a S7 for two main reasons:
- We have experience of customers purchasing an S7 vehicle tracker but finding themselves in the unfortunate position of having to remove it when they renew their insurance and the insurer insisting on an S5 certified tracker.
- Installing an S5 vehicle tracker by a thatcham accredited engineer opens up a wider pool of insurers willing to provide a more competitive quote. This is based on the increased likelihood of recovery in the event of theft. A recent customer of ours looking for a caravan tracker faced a £600 difference in insurance premiums between having and not having a category S5 tracking system installed in their motorhome.
How Do Car Trackers Work?
A car tracker works through GPS satellite navigation. Once installed, the device transmits signals to the satellites orbiting the Earth's atmosphere, establishing the vehicle's location to the owner at all times.
The data is then transmitted either to a mobile application or a third-party control centre. So whether you are in possession of the information yourself, or you have chosen for the control centre to monitor your vehicle, you will always know if there is anything suspicious regarding the location or movement of your car.
To find out the difference between different car trackers, read our blog here.
What Do GPS Trackers Look Like?
Vehicle trackers are quite small, around the size of a matchbox. A well-installed GPS tracker will often be integrated into the vehicle wiring. They will look like almost nondescript boxes.
Will A GPS Car Tracker Work Anywhere?
One of the first queries that people ask about car trackers is about their practical limitations. Here, we answer some of those pertinent questions.
How does GPS tracking work?
GPS tracking devices use the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), a network of satellites to signal their location and other data points. You can then access this information through the car tracker provider, often via a mobile phone tracking app or onboard system.
How far can a GPS tracking device work?
How far your car tracker will work will depend on the software, hardware and the signal. Most real-time tracking devices are accurate to within 6 feet and have a clear signal anywhere there is mobile phone reception.
Do GPS trackers work without cell service?
Most GPS car trackers are able to record data, such as location, movements, speed, etc, without telephone / cell service. If they are unable to reach a satellite, the data will be stored until it becomes reconnected.
Do GPS trackers work in remote areas?
Because GPS uses satellites, rather than cell towers or other ground-level connections, they are able to function even in rural areas. Even if your phone does not have a network connection, your GPS device will.
Will a car tracker work underground?
Car trackers can find it difficult to communicate with satellites from underground. However, because they can record telematics and location data, they can convey this information when your car returns above ground, giving your accurate GPS data at that point.
Will a car tracker work in Europe?
GPS works internationally. Whether your car tracker provider offers their service internationally will depend on the brand and the car tracker you purchase. Many of our car trackers have European and International coverage.
Does a GPS tracker work when the car is off?
Yes, GPS trackers are hard-wired into your car so they will still work when it is stationary, when the engine is turned off, and if you haven't moved your car in a long time. Your car battery has power, so your GPS tracker can keep recording data.
What Are The Best Car Trackers?
With so many different car trackers available on the market, it can be difficult to work out which car tracker is best for you and your needs. Depending on whether you are looking to protect a high-end car, manage a fleet of vehicles or want to get an insurance-approved car tracker to lower your premiums, there are different vehicle trackers to suit your needs.
We are very experienced when it comes to vehicle tracking devices, so we'll make sure to find out exactly what you are looking for, including any insurance requirements, before establishing the best options for your needs. As a leading provider of car trackers in the UK, we strive to make the experience as simple, fast and hassle-free as possible.
Get in touch with our team and we will be happy to recommend the best car trackers for you.
Car Trackers & Theft Prevention
Car trackers are excellent theft deterrents, they help prevent stolen vehicles, and they act as theft recovery aids should your car be taken.
What is relay theft?
Relay theft is when someone uses a piece of technology or another device to trick your car into thinking that the keys or key fob is present, allowing them to use and take your vehicle.
How does relay theft work?
There are numerous methods of relay theft. The brands that create the car trackers we offer are well aware of these methods and have created counter-measures to better protect. This includes defences against key cloning, signal spoofing, as well as instant alerts and GPS anti jamming measures, and more.
How do trackers help with car recovery from theft?
Car trackers help with recovery by alerting the owner to moving/missing vehicles, continuing to track your car's location after theft and by being near-impossible to remove. You can usually get an alert via push notification on your smartphone app.
With a long battery life, a backup battery and continued connection to the global position system, your device will keep following your car wherever it goes. Car owners can easily share data with the UK police force to help them recover your vehicle.
High-quality trackers, like the ones available through us, are very hard to remove from vehicles – they are hard to find and often require dismantling of the entire vehicle to find and remove.
Car Tracker FAQs
Do I Need A Vehicle Tracker?
Tracking devices improve your vehicle's security. The importance of safeguarding your vehicle has never been more important than it is now, and with a GPS vehicle tracker, you can achieve peace of mind knowing your car is secure. Using GPS trackers can help both with vehicle security and with recovery of a stolen vehicle.
With the number of vehicle theft incidents increasing over the years, vehicle trackers are becoming a standard requirement when taking out a vehicle insurance policy. Even if they're not a policy requirement, the installation of a vehicle tracker often decreases an insurance premium. Using a vehicle tracking system is highly recommended.
Where Would A Vehicle Tracking System Be On A Car?
Your GPS tracker won't be obvious to spot, since it needs to be concealed in case of theft. The vehicle tracking device is almost invisible to the naked eye, not out of place. Our car tracker installers will ensure the system looks as though it is part of your vehicle.
How Can You Ensure Your Vehicle's Safety And Security, Beyond A Vehicle Tracker?
Vehicle trackers help you to monitor your vehicle using advanced cloud tracking software and satellites, such as for helping new drivers or elderly family members in case of an emergency. To prevent car thieves from stealing your vehicle, you can consider fitting an immobiliser which will stall theft attempts and ensure you can only access your vehicle with proper driver recognition tags, keys or codes.