Despite the improvements in technology and security, vehicle theft is still a common problem across the Greater Toronto Area. In January this year, the York Regional Police Auto/Cargo Theft Unit launched a special project dubbed ‘Project Victory’ in response to the rise of high-end vehicle theft cases in Markham, Vaughan, York Region, and Peel Region.
No matter whether your car is parked in your garage, or you leave it on the driveway outside your property, criminals can target you anytime. However, there are several methods you can implement to keep your vehicle secure and while visible security solutions are a great deterrent, one of the most powerful solutions in the fight against car theft is GPS Tracking devices. These devices help you by:
1) Alerting you
Most car thieves like to strike in the middle of the night, using the darkness to mask their movements and ensuring that by the time you realize they have stolen your vehicle, they have been able to escape. Project Victory revealed that criminals were using their smartphones and a key fob reprogrammer to gain access to a car, meaning they could be driving away within three minutes.
A GPS tracker ensures you can know immediately when someone is trying to target your car, sending live notifications to your phone that the vehicle is leaving a specific area or is on the move.
2) Know where it is
The most significant benefit of a GPS tracker, however, is the ability to always know where your vehicle is. Your GPS tracker will share your car's live location at any given time, letting you track its movements through your smartphone and giving you the ability to share it with the police, allowing them to take the necessary actions to retrieve your vehicle.
Here at Yodiyil, our advanced GPS Tracking solutions are designed for every vehicle, from family cars to heavy-duty transport options. With real-time tracking, vehicle health, and 24/7 support, you can keep your car safe secure from criminals.
We have added a video York Regional Police shared of Detective Jeff McKercher with the Auto/Cargo Theft Unit speaking about the project Victory investigation