Car Security / Tracking

Car Security / Tracking Information

Car security is a huge part of the car industry. With many cars costing more money and a black market for stolen vehicles to be exported around the world, having a proper car security / tracking system in place is paramount.

The most common form of car security you see (or hear) on cars is a car alarm. The car alarm is installed in the car and is there to discourage and would be thief by setting off a combination of load sounds including the cars horn, this would be set off when a certain amount of triggers/sensors have been set off. The aim off all this noise is to attract as much attention as possible to the car that is being targeted. Most cars already have inbuilt car security systems such as locking doors, car alarms and engine immobiliser systems. After market security systems can range in price from under £100 to several thousand pounds!

Car tracking systems are becoming more widespread in your average cars. They used to be only used on more luxurious and prestigious cars that have a high price tags, as well as expensive machinery such as diggers and tractors. In recent years, due to the technology becoming cheaper and more readily available, car tracking systems are seen on more and more cars. The 2 main types of car tracking systems are called passive & active systems. Passive systems store the speed, heading and GPS location of the car. Once the systems returns to a certain place the information is collected and evaluated on a computer.

The active systems do all what the passive system does with the added benefit of being able to transmit the data to server. Many vehicles have a combination of both systems and cars can be tracked in real time. Having a car security / tracking systems are an absolute must have in today society. Having these systems fitted can also help lower your insurance.

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