Vehicle tracking vs. vehicle recovery – do you know the difference?
So often, we talk about road safety; how to be a responsible driver, the importance of wearing a seat belt and how to ensure the safety of yourself and your passengers. While this is all very important, there is one important consideration that all motorists should keep in mind when thinking about safety – that is, vehicle safety.
In a time where vehicle theft and hijackings are prevalent, with over 55,000 vehicles reported stolen in South Africa each year, it is critical to take preventative measures to ensure that your vehicle doesn’t become another statistic.
As recovery rates in the industry improve year-on-year, investing in a vehicle recovery device has shifted from a ‘nice-to-have’ to a necessity. However, with so many products on the market, it’s important to understand the difference between vehicle tracking and vehicle recovery to ensure that you select a solution that is best suited to your needs, and of course, your lifestyle.
So what’s what?
If you prefer simplicity and are only concerned about having your vehicle returned to you in the unfortunate event of theft or hijacking, then a vehicle recovery device is the right solution for you. Even though you are unable to view and track the location of your vehicle on a map, your tracking company can track the signal from your device with the latest GPS and Radio Frequency (RF) technology.
By definition, a vehicle tracking system monitors the location of a moving vehicle using GPS technology. Depending on the type of vehicle tracking solution that you are subscribed to, various additional features and services are usually offered, apart from being able to recover your stolen vehicle. You can view the exact location of your vehicle on a detailed map that also includes pinpoint locations, traffic information and a street view of your vehicle’s surroundings – using your PC or smartphone. But for all these additional features, your monthly tracking subscription fee is much higher than if you are only paying for a stolen vehicle recovery device.
Stolen vehicle recovery at its best
Despite the simplicity of a basic stolen vehicle recovery device, Beame is so much more.
In the face of economic difficulties and increased consumer pressures, Beame offers you a cost-effective solution to suit your pocket and protect your most valuable assets.
Not only does Beame help recover your vehicle, it also offers you a number of additional value added services, brought to you by Beame Protect, to assist you with your additional vehicle related needs.
As a Beame subscriber, you can feel confident that you have one of the best stolen vehicle recovery devices on the market, that is backed by a 24/7 recovery team that will always be on hand to assist in finding your stolen vehicle, from every corner of the country.
Need more information about Beame Protect? Visit https://www.beam-e.com/get-a-beame/beame-protect/ or call us on 0860 232 631 for more information.
‘Til next time