According to recent statistics released by the South African Police Service, an estimated 16 325 cars were reported stolen over the past year. These statistics show that in this high crime environment it is vital to subscribe to a reputable tracking service with personal safety features to keep you and your loved ones safe on the road.

Tracking services have become very popular over the years for various reasons including the high success rate of vehicles being located after being stolen and, of course, the fact that they could reduce your monthly insurance premiums. However, before making a purchase or signing a service level agreement contract, it’s important to research which tracking solution will work best for you and your needs.

Beware of cheap tracking devices

Cost-effectiveness is always a key consideration, especially given the tough economic times South Africa is currently facing and many consumers and businesses alike, are looking for areas in which they can reduce spending. However, you should not compromise on the quality of certain goods and services. While there are cheaper tracking services available in the market, consider if those will work properly and can offer the same value-added solutions and services that a reputable market brand can.

When selecting a vehicle tracking solution, you need to consider the following:

It is important for South African motorists to take preventative measures to be safe on the roads – but with tracking services, you get what you pay for. The best tracking service to choose will be the one that is right by your side when it matters most.