Since the early 2000’s vehicle thefts of motorhomes and caravans have seen a steady decline due to the growth in GPS and Stolen Vehicle Tracking technology. However, in 2015, the National Vehicle Crime Intelligence Service (NVCIS) reported a 20% increase in the amount of caravans stolen in the UK in comparison to 2014.
This was the first time a significant rise in thefts had been reported for more than a decade, and highlights the need for the highest levels of security protection for motorhomes and caravans. Protect your motorhome with our Vodafone Protect & Connect systems, which utilise Vodafone
Automotive’s 40+ years experience in vehicle security and telematics to bring you the latest theft tracking and connected vehicle technology.
Vodafone Vehicle Defence is our newest Stolen Vehicle Solution and gives you the ideal compact, cost-effective solution to recovering your caravan.
ADR (Automatic Driver Recognition)
The driver card is a discreet pocket-sized card that you carry with you whenever you drive your vehicle. On leaving your vehicle, the system automatically arms itself.
If the vehicle is moved without the driver card present, Vodafone Automotive’s Secure Operating Centre is alerted instantly to a potential theft. This means that even if your vehicle is taken using your own keys, the theft is detected immediately.
How does it work?
The system is supplied with 2 unique driver cards. An authorised driver must have a driver card in their possession when using the vehicle.
- The system will automatically arm itself 70 seconds after the vehicle ignition has been switched off and the driver card is out of range (approximately 3 metres)
- The system will automatically disarm itself when the driver card is brought back in range of the vehicle
- If your vehicle is driven and the driver card has not been detected, a silent alert will be transmitted to the Vodafone Automotive 24 hour Secure Operating Centre, who will contact you to check that a vehicle theft has not taken place
For added security, if the driver card is not present, the system will also generate an alert:
- When your vehicle is lifted or towed away without the keys
- When your vehicle battery is disconnected or discharged
Thatcham Category S5 Approved
Vodafone Protect & Connect S5 conforms to the highest level of insurance accreditation for stolen vehicle tracking systems, Thatcham Category S5. As such, it offers you the ultimate security protection for your vehicle to prevent vehicle theft.
Improvements in vehicle security and advancements in telematics technology, including stolen vehicle tracking, have been at the forefront of reducing stolen vehicle numbers in the UK from over 300,000 to under 70,000 in recent years.
Vodafone tracking systems uses the latest GPS / GPRS / GSM technology, providing pinpoint accuracy and unparalleled service levels. Police liaison is conducted in local language through Vodafone Automotive’s network of Secure Operating Centres across 49 countries globally.
Vodafone protect & Connect Cat 5 has these features as well as all the features on the cat 6 version.