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We will post general company and industry news in this section to keep you up to date with events, products, services and success stories.

30 March 2019

How you can protect your keyless car from theft

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With keyless car theft on the rise, find out how you can protect your vehicle

How you can protect your keyless car from theft

A worrying half of the new cars launched this year have been given a poor security rating after Thatcham Research found their keyless entry systems could easily be bypassed by thieves.

The Association of British Insurers also said its members paid out a record £376m for car thefts in 2018 with a car being stolen every six minutes in the UK.

13 February 2019

Sure-Track gains Thatcham S7 approval

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MT3 Wireless Theft Recovery Tracker awarded the Thatcham Security Certification - S7


security certified logo CMYKThatcham Research has been at the forefront of vehicle security since the 1990s when it introduced the New Vehicle Security Assessment (NVSA) to address levels of vehicle crime and launched the Thatcham Categories for Alarm and Immobiliser systems that is now established as an industry benchmark. 

As of 1 January 2019, all Thatcham Research security product assessments have been conducted under a new ‘Thatcham Security Certifications’ brand, an overarching service. The certification provides reassurance around the functionality, design and performance of alarms, immobilisers and tracking systems.  

 

25 January 2019

Selwood chooses Sure-Track as their new telematics provider

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Maintaining Selwood’s reputation for exceptional service in plant hire

Selwood chooses Sure-Track as their new telematics provider

Sure-Track is delighted to announce that Selwood, one of the UK's largest Plant Hire companies, has chosen us as their new provider for telematics across their fleet of plant machinery.

Selwood has opted for the brand new Security Keypad Immobiliser system with additional inputs and outputs reporting live into our online portal.

23 November 2018

Combining Incident Cameras and Telematics to improve fleet safety

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Combining Incident Cameras and Telematics to improve fleet safety

With an increasing number of vehicles on the roads, companies need to do everything they can to protect the safety and integrity of their fleet. Fitting the latest Telematics and Incident Camera equipment can be considered a major step towards achieving this goal.

09 February 2018

Sure-Track featured in Breakthrough Magazine

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On the right track

Getting the best of all worlds is the ultimate goal for any manufacturer, but just how achievable is it, in reality? Unlike most tracking companies, Sure-Track actually manufacture our own devices. 

14 July 2017

Sure-Track awarded a position on ESPO Framework (545 / Vehicle Telematics and Associated Products & Services)

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Sure-Tracks becomes a supplier to ESPO

Sure-Track awarded a position on ESPO Framework (545 / Vehicle Telematics and Associated Products & Services)

Sure-Track is delighted to announce that we have recently been awarded a place on the ESPO framework (545 / Vehicle Telematics and Associated Products & Services).

This ESPO framework provides access to a range of vehicle telematics solutions, tracking systems and associated products and services suitable for cars, minibuses, heavy goods vehicles, light commercial vehicles and other specialist vehicles.

17 November 2015

Stolen: Hobby Caravan 720 Premium 2012

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Sure Track recovers a stolen Hobby Caravan

Date: 12/11/15

Customer: Caravan owner

Asset stolen: Hobby Caravan 720 Premium 2012

Asset value: Approx £22,000 (plus cost of additional work)

13 November 2015

Stolen: Thwaites 3 ton dumper truck

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Sure Track recovers a stolen Thwaites 3 Ton dumper truck

Dumper

Date: 07/11/15

Customer: National Plant Sales and Hire Company

Asset stolen: Thwaites 3 ton dumper truck

06 October 2015

Stolen: 3 Tonne Terex Dumper

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Thieves steal dumper from construction site

Dumper

Date: 30/09/15

Customer: National Plant Hire Company

Asset stolen: 3 Tonne Terex Dumper

Asset Value c. £20,000

06 October 2015

The pros and cons of GPS v GSM for protecting vehicles, trailers and machinery

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By Will Hirons.

The pros and cons of GPS v GSM for protecting vehicles, trailers and machinery

Over the past 5 years the total number of car thefts in UK has gone from 66,360 in 2009/10 to 39,588 in 2013/14, a drop of  40.3%. (Source: The Car People original research March 2015). However recovery rate statistics for 2002-2012 from Retaina Group show a decline from 70% to 41%. You are less likely to lose your Fiat or Ford these days, but professional gangs targeting top end luxury vehicles are making it harder for those cars to be recovered.

08 July 2015

Driving at Work

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Managing work-related road safety

Driving at Work

Introduction

More than a quarter of all road traffic incidents may involve somebody who is driving as part of their work at the time (Department for Transport figures).

Health and safety law applies to work activities on the road in the same way as it does to all work activities and you need to manage the risks to drivers as part of your health and safety arrangements. This post suggests ways you can do this. Effective management of work-related road safety helps reduce risk, no matter what size your organisation is. It could also result in, for example:

  • fewer injuries to drivers
  • reduced risk of work-related ill health
  • reduced stress and improved morale

Health and safety law does not apply to people commuting (ie travelling between their home and their usual place of work), unless they are travelling from their home to somewhere which is not their usual place of work.

28 May 2015

Family racket in exporting stolen plant machinery

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A 79-year-old-man at the heart of a family racket in exporting stolen plant machinery

Family racket in exporting stolen plant machinery

A 79-year-old-man at the heart of a family racket in exporting stolen plant machinery to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has today, Friday 6 June, become the final member of the group to be jailed.

28 May 2015

Rural crime on the increase

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Plant & Agriculture Machinery Thefts

Rural crime on the increase

Rural crime increased in 2014, according to data from an agricultural insurer. NFU Mutual says thefts to the value of £44.5m were committed last year, a five per cent increase on 2013, and that sheep-rustling and the targeting of farm equipment were particular problems.

28 May 2015

Top 10 Fleet Cars 2015

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Fleet Management Services by Sure Track

Top 10 Fleet Cars 2015
Fleet cars can come in all shapes and sizes - compact hatchbacks, sleek saloons or practical SUVs. The enjoyable part is choosing the vehicle spec and colour but Sure Track take care of the practical side, protecting them!  Our Fleet Management services monitor driver behaviour and actively track vehicles to offer you both peace of mind and reduced insurance premiums. Take inspiration from the top ten most popular vehicles for 2015 so far.

31 March 2015

Sure-Track now specialise in Fleet Management

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Sure-Track Fleet Management devices

Sure-Track now specialise in Fleet Management

 

We would like to take this opportunity to inform you that we now also specialise in Fleet Management. 

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