Lexus GB has given the green light for its customers to join almost 500,000 other drivers in the UK by safeguarding their vehicles with TRACKER stolen vehicle recovery systems.
The GB arm of the luxury car manufacturer has given its approval to TRACKER Monitor as well as TRACKER’s premium system, TRACKER Horizon, after putting the products through rigorous testing. Lexus dealers will undertake extensive training to be able to install the equipment in all current Lexus models.
Paul Fricker, manager, accessories at Lexus GB, said: "Our decision to approve TRACKER was really very simple. Whatever means of security manufacturers fit to their vehicles – and Lexus has a proud and award-winning tradition in this respect – history has shown thieves will find a way. TRACKER’s performance and experience is second to none and we want our customers to benefit from that and ensure their anti-theft provisions are as water tight as possible."
Michelle Healy, TRACKER’s marketing manager, said: "This is really good news for TRACKER. What is particularly important from our point of view, in adding another name to the number of vehicle manufacturers approving TRACKER, is that they act as checks and balances, and in effect we now have 36 independent bodies who have tested and approved the technology."
TRACKER, which is operated by all 52 of the nation’s police forces, is an electronic homing device, secretly hidden within vehicles. When activated in the event of a theft, it emits a silent radio signal that can be picked up by detection equipment fitted in police vehicles leading them to the vehicle’s exact location and sometimes the unsuspecting thieves.
TRACKER Monitor includes a remote sensor, which alerts TRACKER HQ if the vehicle is illegally moved and TRACKER Horizon operates as Monitor, but also incorporates satellite positioning technology as well as the tried and tested radio technology.
TRACKER is now fitted to more than 500,000 vehicles in the UK, has helped the police in the recovery of more than 11,000 vehicles worth £198m since 1993, leading to the arrest of more than 1,500 criminals. All TRACKER’s systems have been accredited by the Association of Chief Police Officers, the first stolen vehicle recovery company to achieve this status and TRACKER is also working in partnership with the Home Office to help to try and achieve the government target of reducing vehicle crime by 30% by 2004.
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