In a time where theft and hijackings are prevalent with one car being hijacked every 32 minutes in South Africa, there is no doubt that we live in a high-crime society. It is critical to take preventative measures, to mitigate the risk around theft and make sure that your assets are insured and well protected.
Not only do we need to ensure that our vehicles are protected, but increasingly also other moveable assets that are of high value such as trailers, boats, quadbikes, and even bicycles. The question is, have you considered the impact of one of these assets being stolen, especially ahead of the holiday season or, worse, during it? Have you considered what options are available to recover such assets and whether these solutions are easily accessible or not?
Insurance is an important aspect in the replacement of vehicles and other moveable assets should they be stolen. Going hand-in-hand with insurance however, is a stolen vehicle recovery device to ensure that the asset is recoverable.
Having a stolen vehicle recovery device installed in your vehicle, and other moveable assets, is becoming a necessity. It is invaluable to make sure your assets are recoverable, saving you money on not only your monthly insurance premiums, but also on increased premiums as a result of claims.
With the prevalence of tracking and recovery services available, how do you select the solution best suited to your needs? As a starting point, it is important to understand the difference between vehicle tracking and vehicle recovery.
If your main concern is about having your car or other moveable asset returned to you in the unfortunate event of theft or hijacking, then a stolen vehicle recovery device is the right solution for you. Although you are unable to view and track the location of your asset on a map, the tracking company can locate the signal from your installed device with the latest GPS and Radio Frequency (RF) technology, which enables the recovery team to locate your asset accurately.
By definition, a vehicle tracking system monitors the location of a moving asset or vehicle using GPS technology. Depending on the type of tracking solution that you are subscribed to, various additional features and services are available in addition to recovering your stolen asset. You can view the location of your vehicle on a detailed map that includes pinpoint location, traffic information and a street view of its surroundings using your PC or smartphone.
For all these additional features, your monthly vehicle tracking subscription fee is naturally higher in comparison to a stolen vehicle recovery fee, where this solution is more focused towards personal safety.
With Beame, you can rest assured that all you stolen vehicle recovery needs are simply sorted. By registering for Beame Protect’s value-added services, you will also have access to the following benefits including Accident Assist, Fines Assist, Licence Assist, Pothole Assist and Bail Assist.
For more information, visit www.beame.co.za or call us on 0860 23 26 31