Articles tagged with: crime

07 April 2020

Sure-Track Recovers Stolen Van for The Myton Hospices

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Sure-Track supporting local charity, The Myton Hospices

Sure-Track Recovers Stolen Van for The Myton Hospices

On Sunday 29th March, heartless thieves broke into The Myton Hospices Coventry base and stole a white Ford transit van, and ransacked the premises, in the third break in in just 15 months.

Kenilworth based Sure-Track (part of Radius Telematics), recovered the stolen van on Wednesday 1st April in Coventry, and reunited it with the owners of The Myton Hospices.

20 December 2019

All I want for Christmas is... my Range Rover back!

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Stolen Range Rover recovered just in time for Christmas!

All I want for Christmas is... my Range Rover back!

The final countdown to Christmas has officially begun... with gifts stacked under the tree and Christmas shopping loaded in car boots, the festive period can be a prevalent time for thieves to strike.

When it comes to security, you could be forgiven for focusing solely on your home at Christmas time. But it's important not to neglect your car during the festive period. Extra vigilance is required to keep your vehicle secure at Christmas...
 

15 November 2019

Bobcat Mini Excavator - Stolen / Recovered!

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Stolen Bobcat Mini Excavator Recovered in Nottinghamshire

Bobcat Mini Excavator - Stolen / Recovered!

UK construction sites are increasingly being targeted by thieves who recognise the financial value of plant machinery.

Smaller items of plant equipment such as mini excavators and generators are often stolen from contract sites outside of working hours or whilst being hired out. Consequently, many plant hire firms are now investing in additional security measures such as on-site cameras, perimeter fences and tracking devices to keep their vehicles safe from theft.

11 October 2019

Stolen Ifor Williams Trailer Recovered at the Port of Liverpool

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Trailer tracking at it's best

Stolen Ifor Williams Trailer Recovered at the Port of Liverpool

We received a call early in the morning about the theft of an Ifor Williams trailer from a Manchester based construction firm.

We remotely traced the trailer to the Port of Liverpool. It's location meant we had to act fast so our recovery team headed straight to the scene. Using RF scanning equipment to pick up a signal, they began a thorough investigation of the area.

16 July 2019

Stolen wood chipper worth £22,000 recovered by Sure-Track

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Stolen Timberwolf wood chipper recovered in Bolton

Stolen wood chipper worth £22,000 recovered by Sure-Track

The theft of high value machinery can be seriously damaging for small forestry companies. These types of crimes often involve significant damage to the property where the machine is stored, as well as additional losses such as chainsaws, climbing kits and other vital equipment. To compound this issue, the remote rural locations where forestry equipment is stored, results in elongated police response times.

10 June 2019

Theft Recovery Tracking vs Telematics

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Theft Recovery Tracking and Telematics: What’s the difference?

It’s been well documented that vehicle theft is on the rise. The Association of British Insurers paid out £108million in Q1 of 2019, £1.2million every day… and the home office has recorded a 50% increase in vehicle thefts over the last five years. 

Despite all this doom and gloom, Sure-Track has operated at a 90% recovery rate over the last 14 years. 

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.

16 November 2018

Sip Sip Hooray! Sure-Track Recovers a Stolen Prosecco Van

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Sure-Track's latest recovery

Sip Sip Hooray! Sure-Track Recovers a Stolen Prosecco Van

With the festive season fast approaching… we can almost hear the clinking of glasses at the endless Christmas parties to be taking place up and down the country.

That’s why, the owners of a beautiful Piaggio Ape Prosecco Bar were left in a fizz, when they discovered their bar had been stolen from a ‘secure’ storage compound.

04 August 2018

Sure-Track maintains our 100% van recovery rate for 2018

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Sure-Track recovers stolen Mercedes van for construction business

Sure-Track maintains our 100% van recovery rate for 2018

Back in May we received a call from a long-standing customer, who reported that one of their vans had been stolen from a construction site in West London. We immediately got to work on the recovery, and put the tracker into alarm mode.

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. 

01 December 2017

Transit van recovered for Scout group

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Sure-Track's latest recovery

Transit van recovered for Scout group

 As the Cub Scout motto says, you should always 'Be Prepared', which is just what a Scout group in the South East ensured when they fitted their minibus with a Sure-Track MT3. 


Earlier this week, Sure-Track received a call from a concerned Patrol Leader who discovered the troop's White Ford Transit Minibus, worth £15,000, had been stolen. The Sure-Track bureau assured the Patrol Leader that we 'promise to do our best'... and that's exactly what we did! 

06 October 2017

Stolen and recovered

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Sure-Track's latest recoveries

Stolen and recovered

'You're only as good as your last performance.'

We all know the expression... and it's one that we live by here at Sure-Track. So it's always great to get some more successful recoveries under our belts. 

September was a busy month for Sure-Track, our finders successfully recovered five stolen assets with a combined value of over £100,000. Further cementing our belief that our vehicle tracking and recovery solutions are the very best on the market! 

25 August 2017

Stolen Generator recovered in Bolton

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Sure-Track's latest recoveries

Stolen Generator recovered in Bolton

Building and construction sites are perfect targets for thieves, especially when work has finished for the day and the site is empty.

In particular, we have recently noticed that generators are becoming an increasingly popular target for thieves. A stolen generator can be sold relatively quickly for a substantial amount of money. 

Our latest recovery was for a long standing customer, whose £20,000 generator was stolen overnight from construction site in the East of England. 

17 January 2017

Sure-Track recovers a Bobcat Excavator within Four Hours

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Sure-Track's latest recoveries

Sure-Track recovers a Bobcat Excavator within Four Hours

A recent survey carried out by the insurer Allianz Cornhill has revealed that more than £70M worth of construction and plant machinery was stolen from sites across the UK in 2016. It estimates that the UK construction industry is now losing over £800 million a year when other costs associated with plant theft are taken into account.

Thieves are attracted to plant machinery because of the generally very low recovery rates (less than 10%) compared with motor vehicles (55-60%). This is because plant machinery has few identifying marks that can be easily seen and lack of registration documents mean it is difficult for the police to identify stolen plant and return it to the owner.

06 January 2017

Sure-Track’s Vehicle Tracking Wins Again!

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Sure-Track's latest recoveries

It was a busy end to the year for Sure-Track, recovering over £100,000 worth of stolen assets for our customers. Evidence that our MT3 vehicle tracking and recovery device is the ideal solution for customers looking to protect their vehicles.

We work across various industries, and our recent recovery list shows just that:

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