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We rely on our cars to get us to work and back, to assist with the daily school commute, and to give us access to the independent lifestyles that we have come to appreciate. When we install a vehicle tracking device into our vehicles, we can have peace of mind knowing that if our mode of transport was stolen, the chances of recovering the vehicle intact are so much higher.
Vehicle tracking relies on modern technology to give you a constant and precise indication of where your vehicle is at any given time. The advances in computer technology and telecommunications have made this type of service both possible and effective.
With this functionality, individuals can approach legal forces to help them track down their vehicle if it has been stolen. Companies can also use tracking systems to monitor the routes and schedules of their drivers to ensure that there is no foul play.
What Are the Benefits of Vehicle Tracking?
Vehicle tracking technology not only works as an anti-theft measure, but it also improves road safety and fleet management, and can reduce your insurance costs.
- A vehicle tracking system works efficiently as a theft prevention and retrieval strategy
- Vehicle tracking technology might provide important evidence after an accident
- It can potentially reduce the cost of monthly insurance premiums
- They reduce the amount of paperwork that drivers must fill out whilst increasing the accuracy of travel records
- It can reduce running costs for managers by targeting drivers who speed or waste fuel
- If a person were to need immediate emergency attention whilst driving, then a tracking system would help to pinpoint their location quickly
Your car is one of the biggest investments you will ever make and by ensuring that your investment is well protected, you can rest easier at night.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Much Do Vehicle Tracking Devices Cost?
There are many companies offering vehicle tracking services in South Africa and sometimes finding the right one for you can be both daunting and confusing. While each tracking company may present their devices and services to you as special and one-of-a-kind, the types of devices and the services offered are all relatively the same. With this in mind, we encourage you to shop around and compare quotes before choosing a provider.
Vehicle tracking hardware can cost anywhere between R1000 – R5000. Sometimes the service cost is included in the hardware price but in some cases, there will be an additional monthly service fee. There are also a few select companies that will offer the device and the service on a contractual basis. So, for example, you would pay R150 per month for 36 months (and this will include the tracking device and the service fee).
Will Vehicle Tracking Affect My Insurance Costs?
Installing a tracker can increase the safety of your vehicle and track it in the event of theft and hijacking. But did you know that it can also potentially reduce a motorist’s car insurance premiums?
This means that while you may have to pay for an added service, you could possibly be saving money in the long run.
Keep in mind, however, that this is not always the case. Many insurance companies will first consider the theft frequency of the type of car being insured as well as its value before reducing premiums.
If you are insuring a vehicle that’s statistically shown to be targeted for theft, then your insurer may ask you to install a tracking device as a condition for theft and hijack cover. This will help to mitigate the risk. In this scenario, your premium is not necessarily going to be reduced, but your vehicle won’t be covered for theft of hijacking without it.
On the other hand, if your vehicle poses no large theft risk, then a tracking device may not be necessary. If you do install one, however, then you could potentially qualify for a discount on the theft portion of your premium.