The rising threat of criminals using GPS/GSM ‘jamming’ technology to block systems designed to track stolen cars, means motorists need to think carefully about their security choices. TRACKER (part of the Tantalum Corporation), the leaders in stolen vehicle recovery (SVR), is launching TRACKER S5 Plus, a superior recovery system that’s resilient to ‘jamming’, making it the ultimate defence against tech savvy thieves.

Unlike any other provider of SVR systems, TRACKER combines VHF with GPS and GSM technology, which makes it resilient to jamming. However, any vehicle fitted with a TRACKER S5 Plus also benefits from the TRACKER Mesh Network. This patented network technology enables an activated device (as a result of theft) to be silently located by using other passing vehicles fitted with a TRACKER device, helping police quickly trace and recover more vehicles than ever.

It is the fusion of these four powerful forms of technology – combined with TRACKER’s unique relationship with the UK’s police – that makes TRACKER S5 Plus the most robust tracking device available. Not only is it the best form of attack against sabotage by thieves, it is accredited by Thatcham – and meets the insurance requirements of the new Thatcham S5 standard – which means TRACKER S5 Plus could see users benefit from lower insurance premiums.

TRACKER S5 Plus includes Europe-wide coverage with unauthorised driver alerts, using driver ID tags, as well as notifications of a low or disconnected battery. TRACKER’s Secure Operating Centre is on 24/7 alert monitoring, ensuring a fast response to theft.

Andy Barrs, Head of Police Liaison at TRACKER, comments, “Jamming devices are readily available on the internet for thieves to buy, posing a very real risk to vehicle owners. Most security systems rely on GPS alone, but this isn’t enough. TRACKER S5 Plus uses a unique combination of technology, offering motorists the most effective protection, even if the GPS signal is blocked. The system is also compatible with all hybrid and electric cars, ensuring we meet the growing demand for greener motoring by offering the same high level of protection for all vehicles.”

TRACKER S5 Plus comes with the dedicated TRACKER Touch app, for free, bringing all the product’s features to the owners fingertips, including ‘find my car’, theft reporting and crime rating for an area before parking. Staying connected is key for today’s modern car owner, so TRACKER Touch enables motorists to be in control, with 24/7 visibility of their vehicle’s location.

TRACKER’s award winning SVR systems have been reuniting car lovers with their stolen vehicles for 25 years. A covert TRACKER transmitter is hidden in one of several dozen places around the vehicle. There is no visible aerial, so the thief won’t even know it’s there. Operating like an electronic homing device, and unlike any other SVR devices on the market today, TRACKER’s unique technology can locate stolen vehicles anywhere, even when they are hidden in a garage, a shipping container or somewhere in Europe.