In the year 2000, it was estimated that only 53% of stolen cars were ever able to recovered. Today, the recovery rate for stolen vehicles is around 80%. Though a portion of this percent increase could be attributed to more efficient reporting systems for stolen vehicles, it’s possible that the growing popularity of GPS vehicle recovery systems is also a factor. Today’s technology enables us to have a much higher chance of recovering a stolen vehicle, and in a much shorter amount of time than in previous years.
What is a GPS Recovery System?
Essentially, a GPS vehicle recovery system is composed of a small transmitter that is able to send information which shows its geographical location. When a car is stolen, its owner can use this information to help law enforcement to quickly recover the vehicle.
Popular GPS Vehicle Recovery Systems
AlwaysFind Mini Realtime GPS GSM SMS SOS Covert Vehicle Tracking Locator Tracker
The AlwaysFind Mini is marketed as being the “world’s smallest vehicle tracking device”, measuring 2.5 inches long, and 1.75 inches wide. It is able to lock on to GPS signals even in indoor environments, deep canyons, and even underneath dense foliage environments. It can be programmed to send out an automatic alert once the tracker is moved over 500 meters from its original location.
Zoombak ZMBK200 Advanced GPS Car and Family Locator
The Zoombak ZMBK200 is able to be located by using two separate methods. A 24/7 customer call center can be contacted to find its location, or a customer can look up its location online. It has nation-wide coverage, and comes with a 30-day risk-free guarantee. You can program over 10 customized ‘zones’, which allows the device to send you alerts when your vehicle enters or leaves a ‘zone’.
Zoombak Advanced GPS Universal Locator – GPS tracking Device
This Zoombak device is ‘universal’, which means that it is commonly used for tracking a variety of personal belongings. While it can be used for tracking vehicles, many people also use it for tracking backpacks, bicycles, motorcycles and even to track a child’s location. This is one of the less expensive of the GPS locating devices, and does not have as many features as some of the more sophisticated devices.
Escort Entourage PS Kit-0019 GPS Vehicle Tracker
The Escort Entourage PS Kit-0019 is designed to cover many areas of vehicle security, besides just GPS tracking. It includes “tamper-sensing” technology, which can alert the owner of a car when their vehicle has been compromised. You can even program to receive instant alerts (by SMS text or email) that will let you know when the security of your vehicle is under attack. The battery of this device lasts for 7 days, which is extremely long compared to some other GPS tracking devices. To locate a vehicle, a customer simply has to use their web browser or mobile phone.
Escort Entourage CIS Kit-0016 GPS Vehicle Tracker
This unique device by Escort is able to arm and disarm automatically by using a key fob on your keychain. Like some other models, this device can be programmed to notify you by text message or email when your vehicle has been moved or otherwise tampered with. Tracking is provided in real-time, allowing you to know the exact location of your vehicle at all times. You can share this location information with other family members, who can also access your vehicle’s GPS tracking. Installation of this GPS device is very simple, which is the reason why it is popular among many consumers.