By Greg Bartlett
Car theft has become an increasing concern in the United States and all across the world. No matter where you leave your car or what kind of alarm system your car may be equipped with there is still always a risk that your car may be taken while you’re gone. Recent statistics from the National Insurance Crime Bureau show that over one million automobiles are stolen every year in the United States, and the total cost involved with car theft in the US is over 7.5 billion dollars annually.
So if the placement of the car and the car’s alarm system can’t bring very much peace of mind, is there a valid option that can keep your car safe and recoverable from the dangers of auto theft? Thankfully there is now! Thousands of people have been turning to GPS tracking systems to help give them an invaluable measure of extra security against the threats of auto theft.
What is a GPS tracking system? As you may know, GPS stands for Global Positioning System, and a GPS is a device which uses satellite signals to measure its exact location from anywhere on the globe. So if a thief were to steal your car, you could receive an almost immediate notice that your car had been taken. This notification could come directly from the GPS to your phone or email, or, through certain subscription plans, a security office or police department could be notified by your GPS tracking system, and then they would notify you of the suspicious activity with your vehicle. Imagine knowing instantly if your car had been broken into or taken. The chances of getting your car (or valuables from your car) recovered would increase immensely.
These GPS tracking systems come in small, very manageable sizes that can easily fit just about anywhere in your car. In fact, many of them are so small that you could even hide it an inconspicuous spot in your car so that a burglar wouldn’t know that the car he has stolen is being tracked. Also, prices of GPS tracking systems have become very affordable in recent years. You would be able to buy one for yourself or a loved one for as little as $40 or less. What kind of installation would be involved with a GPS tracking system? The answer is very little or none at all really. Most GPS tracking systems come with very long-lasting batteries and have no wires or cords to hook up to your car.
Getting a GPS tracking system for you car can also be a great money saver. You could potentially save hundreds or thousands of dollars by regaining a stolen car or stolen valuables from a car. Another money-saving fact worth considering is that with a GPS tracking system in place in your car, your car insurance rates could decrease considerably. With all the benefits of these great tools, getting a GPS tracking system for you car is definitely something worth looking into.