New Trackstar Advance brings advanced features to combat changing car theft trends
Developed in conjunction with Thatcham Research together with Trafficmaster's OEM partners, the new system introduces measures to combat the growing levels of car theft involving the use of electronic devices to facilitate the theft of the vehicle.
Certified as a Thatcham Category 6 product, the system incorporates technology for theft prevention in addition to existing Stolen Vehicle Tracking capabilities- utilising proven Trackstar Category 6 hardware and expertise as a global service provider of Stolen Vehicle Tracking covering 50 countries.
The Trackstar Advance system utilises sophisticated driver identification technology providing enhanced vehicle security inhibiting unauthorised vehicle start.
John Lawrence, MD of Trackstar, commented: ‘As a leading player in the provision of Stolen Vehicle Tracking service and hardware solutions we feel we have a responsibility to our customers to work with our OEM partners and Thatcham to provide a Telematics based Stolen Vehicle Tracking system that addresses the emergence of electronic intervention as a growing method of vehicle theft.’
‘Carmakers are very focused on addressing this issue and we know that progress has been made over the past two years. For those motorists still concerned about their car potentially being compromised, we recommend fitting a Thatcham approved Category 5 or Category 6 vehicle tracking system,’ said Mike Briggs, Thatcham's security research manager.