Auto theft may seem like something that only happens in an action-packed thriller movie, but it’s actually a very common crime. Did you know that a vehicle is stolen every 26 seconds in the United States? If you live in California, you have even greater reason to worry: Data from the National Insurance Crime Bureau shows us that 8 out of the top 10 areas for auto theft are in California!
However, statistics also give us some good news. Since GPS tracking became available, auto theft has decreased by as much as 78 percent in some states. GPS units are small and easy to hide within vehicles, so thieves often just take the chance and don’t try to locate them. Since the tracking device allows you to pinpoint exactly where your vehicle is located at all times, all you need to do is turn over this information to police. Stolen vehicles are almost always recovered very rapidly when GPS tracking is involved.
For this reason, many insurance companies are offering discounts on auto insurance policies for customers who install GPS tracking on their vehicles. Not only can you protect your car with GPS tracking; you can also protect your wallet!
For business owners, the savings go beyond simply recovering the vehicle and saving on auto insurance. If your fleet of vehicles carries important work equipment or packages, we aren’t just talking about recovering the truck or van itself. Your valuable property is also recovered, saving you potentially thousands of dollars, since auto insurance usually does not cover contents of lost vehicles.
Auto theft can also impact your bottom line by interrupting normal business operations. When the vehicle is missing for long periods of time, significant delays and inconveniences arise in the workplace. Dissatisfied customers and harried workers add up to even more expense for you.
For more information on how GPS tracking protects your vehicles and saves you money, give us a call. Our representatives will be happy to demonstrate the power of the technology, and help you choose a GPS unit that suits your needs.