This Device Can Help You Recover Your Stolen Car

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There has been an alarming increase of auto theft in Canada; as a matter of fact, according to the Insurance Bureau of Canada, in 2022 more than 105,000 vehicles were stolen.

So, what can Canadians do to better protect their cars against vehicle theft? While our team did offer 7 ways to help protect your vehicle from car theft, did you know there’s a tool that can be installed to help track your vehicle if it’s stolen?

This article will help you better understand tracking systems and how they may aid in the recovery of your vehicle.

What is a Vehicle Tracking System?

A vehicle tracking system is a series of wireless devices that are installed in different parts of your vehicle. Each device can emit a signal that can be read by a receiver. The receiver is then able to pinpoint the location of the vehicle in real time.

What Are Some of the Benefits of Installing a Vehicle Tracking System?

Since the wireless devices can communicate its location to the receiver, it makes it easier for police to locate a stolen vehicle.

These products can also help to deter potential thieves. Once installed, the company may provide you with a sticker that can be placed on your vehicle, letting people know that this car is protected by a tracking device.

Should I be Concerned With Allowing a Third-Party to Track my Vehicle?

A vehicle tracker can help law enforcement agencies to recover your stolen vehicle. Not only that, but it can also help reduce the risk of theft and provide some peace of mind knowing that your car is protected.

If privacy is a concern for you, consider looking into an anti-tracking system that does not utilize an active GPS device.

Your insurance company may also have suggestions about vehicle tracking systems or other theft deterrent devices.

Can Vehicle Tracking Systems Help to Lower My Car Insurance Premiums?

Each company is different, so it’s best to speak with your insurance professional about how anti-theft devices or vehicle tracking systems can affect your insurance premiums.

Where Can I go to Get an Anti-Theft Device for My Car?

Speaking with your auto insurance provider is a great first step in learning where you can go to purchase an anti-theft device for your vehicle. They may have a partnership with companies that could offer you additional benefits.

For example, eligible Allstate customers (based in Ontario) will be pleased to know that, for a limited time (until June 30, 2024), the company will pay for the installation of TAG – a vehicle tracking system – which does not include monitoring fees.

What Should I Do If My Car is Stolen?

Immediately call the police; they will help you file a report detailing the incident. You may obtain an event number, which is something you should share with your anti-vehicle tracking company as it may be needed to begin tracing your vehicle.

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