SEAT UK has authorised the UK's leading stolen vehicle recovery systems – TRACKER Retrieve and TRACKER Monitor – in its range of SEAT accessories. This now means SEAT UK customers can choose to have their vehicles fitted with either system and put their feet up safe in the knowledge their SEAT is protected by TRACKER.
Technical training is now taking place in dealerships across the UK, which will allow dealers to fit the devices on their premises. SEAT UK joins 34 other vehicle suppliers and manufacturers giving their approval to TRACKER, and to date TRACKER is fitted to nearly 468,000 vehicles in the UK and has helped retrieve more than 9,700 vehicles worth £163 million.
Mark McKenna, head of marketing at SEAT UK, said: "SEAT UK wants to offer its customers the most effective security options and TRACKER’s record and reputation in the security sector is second to none."
Michelle McLaughlin, marketing manager at TRACKER, said: "It’s a real boost to have the backing of such a reputable supplier as SEAT UK. Working closely with vehicle suppliers and manufacturers means that TRACKER can continue to develop our product offering and ensure we provide the most effective security required by today’s motorists."
Operated by all of the UK’s 52 police forces, TRACKER Retrieve and Monitor are electronic homing devices hidden within a vehicle, which when activated in the event of a theft, emit a silent signal allowing the police to pinpoint the vehicle’s whereabouts. TRACKER Retrieve is activated when the owner notifies TRACKER if the vehicle is stolen, whereas TRACKER Monitor incorporates a remote sensor that alerts TRACKER HQ if the vehicle is illegally moved.
TRACKER is accredited by the Association of Chief Police Officers – the first stolen vehicle recovery company to achieve this status – and is a partner with The Home Office to help to try and achieve the government target of reducing vehicle crime by 30% by 2004.Published 6 June 2003