It stands to reason that one of the most satisfying things in life must be a job well done. That’s what the police of Carroll County, Kentucky, found out. Thanks to GPS technology, their law enforcement department was able to track down and recover over $35,000 in pilfered goods for the Valley Medical Transportation company in Louisville. A little after 8:00 AM, the company owner notified the Carrollton police after he was able to successfully track one of his stolen vans to Carrollton using GPS (the second van was found by police in Pendleton, Kentucky). Police responded to the dispatch to go to a local gas station where they arrested the thieves and took the stolen items into possession, most of which had been taken from Valley Medical Transportation.
Before it’s ever taken, having easy access to all your car’s basic information comes in handy: year, make, model, VIN. In the event your vehicle is taken, you will want to contact the police as soon as possible and, once you receive the official police report, your vehicle insurance company. Besides immediate report of the theft, the GPS tracking system installed in your car is your best chance of a quick and successful recovery. You can often track the device from your own mobile phone or computer and can report directly to your GPS technology company that your vehicle was stolen, putting them on alert and following your car’s every current location and velocity. When your vehicle’s real-time location is known, you can report the coordinates to the local police (as in the example above) for highly successful chances of recovery.
How Does a GPS Tracking Device Protect My Vehicle?
Depending on the system company you choose, some tracking devices can be used to manipulate the car from a remote location in the event of theft (for instance, automatic lock-down of doors). Some devices allow you to be notified directly if and when your car alarm was set off or the vehicle has left a predetermined area in the form of email or text alert (some setups allow for automatic contact of the police). With a variety of systems in operation, vehicle owners can usually find the perfect one for them to prevent auto theft.