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  • The best tracker for your plant & machinery

    The best tracker for your plant & machineryAn alarming report from The National Plant and Equipment Register recently exposed how plant & machinery is becoming a preferred target for thieves. It found that “The recovery rate for stolen plant and equipment is less than 5%. 95% of equipment that is stolen every year, year on year, is not recovered”

    The reasons given for this worrying trend is that the Government has given no measurable target in relation to plant and machinery theft to Police Chief Constables coupled with the fact that penalties handed out are insufficient to deter criminals while rewards are high. Shockingly even moving such equipment from one police force area to another can be enough to guarantee the thieves can get away with it. This is because “There is little incentive for Chief Officers to become involved in investigating crimes which are both not a priority and which involve other police force clear-up rates”. National statistics show that there were 12,541 UK thefts of plant in 2010 with numbers well up on that in the ensuing years. 2,259 of them were JCBs, the number one stolen item, up an eye watering 66% on the previous year! Plant & Machinery theft cost the UK construction industry a staggering £800 million in 2014.

    Faced with the apparent disinterest on the part of the authorities and the rising incidence of this type of theft what can the concerned owner do, particularly considering that most such machinery is kept outside on sites, often far from the public’s eyes? Fortunately, the answer is as brilliantly simple as it is simply brilliant: the fitting of a plant & machinery tracker. A plant & machinery tracker is a 21st century response to the 21st century vehicle thief who makes it their job to deprive owners of their valuable plant. Secreted within the very guts of the equipment a VHF GPS/GPRS Thatcham accredited plant & machinery tracker will monitor its whereabouts on a 24/7 basis, notifying the control centre if the equipment is moved without the owner’s knowledge. This information is then passed on the police and the owner giving the best possible chance of an early recovery. Additional features include motion sensing enabling the tracker to kick into action if the equipment is mounted onto a low loader; geographic plotting which sparks the tracker into life should it is taken out of a specified area and even state of the art immobilisation. Perhaps the most amazing feature that has recently been incorporated into the system is ADR (automatic driver recognition) which protects your vehicle from keyless car theft and key cloning. This is the ultimate in protection as the device can be configured to alert the owner of unauthorised movement of the vehicle when the card is not present or by rendering starting the vehicle an impossibility altogether.

    The effectiveness of these devices was shown recently when a tractor that was stolen from a cricket club was returned the same morning due to the tracker that had been fitted. We at Vehicle Tracking Tech (VTT) have many years experience in fitting trackers to plant and machinery throughout the country at times best suited to owners at a fraction of the cost of the equipment and with the very real chance of a reduction in insurance premiums. Give us a call so that we can help you rest easy in the knowledge that thieves will be thwarted if they target your valuable kit.

    Take a look at our best trackers for Plant & Machinery.

  • Best Plant Tracker App to Secure Your Machinery from Theft

    Plant Machinery TrackersTips on Selecting the Best Trackers for Plant and Machinery.

    Did you know that only 5% out of all plant and machinery equipment stolen in the UK is successfully recovered when there is no tracking system installed?

    Don’t let this happen to your business.

    We know and realise that plant machinery, heavy-duty equipment and plant material is a valuable investment for your business. That’s why we have listed down the best plant tracker device, security solutions and plant tracking systems on our website that can protect items from your plant and machinery and ensure fast and accurate recovery in case they are stolen.

    Plus, our Thatcham certified engineers will install these tracking systems to your plant on site with expert precision.

    Here are our top picks when it comes to accurate plant machinery protection through powerful sophisticated and technologically advanced trackers:

    Tracker Retrieve

    This is a small yet ultra powerful transmitter that can be attached to the machinery discreetly and keeps the equipment secure by transmitting VHF signals. These signals can be detected even if the machinery is in a shipping container or underground parking. Plus, battery powered Tracker Retrieve comes with its own battery that lasts up to 5 years. It’s insurance approved and recommended by police.

    Tracker Plant

    Exclusively designed for construction equipment and agricultural equipment, Tracker Plant not only offers stolen vehicle tracking features but also comes with fleet management, driver activity monitoring, and running hours tracking. You can use the fleet management reports and servicing alerts to optimise your business processes and the VHF, GPS and GSM technology ensures that the plant machinery is recovered in the fastest time in case it gets stolen. Pan European coverage, geofencing, online Tracker website access, and support by all UK police forces included (conditions apply)

    Trafficmaster Trackstar TM470R

    A tried, tested and trusted choice in plant trackers is the Trafficmaster Trackstar TM470R whose rugged design and advanced functionality makes it ideal for agricultural, heavy-duty machinery. Aside from GSM based location tracking in real time, it offers hours capture to increase productivity, geofencing capabilities and on-the-go protection with Trackstar App for iOS and Android.

    Masternaut MT1200

    If you’re looking for a plant tracker that delivers the best results in all kinds of environment and the toughest of weather conditions, the powerful MT1200 is the best choice. It is best deployed on plant equipment that you intend to leave idle for longer periods of time and ensure round the clock security. It comes with super sensitive GPS technology, rechargeable battery, built in motions sensing and superior cellular quality as well.

    Masternaut MT700

    While this plant tracker cannot be recharged, it comes with a 7 years battery lifespan, and is ideal for vehicles that may be sitting idle for a long period of time. The tracking and communication device has GPRS and GSM connectivity, rugged design that will survive the most difficult of workout routines, built in motion sensor and cellular antenna included.

    Big Change Asset Watch

    Track, locate and monitor your equipment and machinery through this all-in-one solution exclusively designed for businesses on the go. Protect your plant equipment from theft and misuse and get live traffic updates, SMS updates, number of hours logged and more through a web-based application.

    Other great tracking systems for your plant and machinery include the powerful and custom designed VTT 990 Informer and VTT5000 Fleet Trailer Tracking. Both of these come with exceptional fleet management capabilities and real time journey tracking to save fuel and avoid driver negligence. You can also check out the full range of plant trackers and machinery tracking devices here or give us a call on 01274 733 633 for free help and advice.

  • Trafficmaster TM470R Plant & Agricultural Tracking Unit


    The TM470R is a ruggedised real-time GPS tracking system designed for Stolen Vehicle Tracking  of Plant and Agricultural Machinery.


    It features the latest GPS and GSM technology that give increased tracking sensitivity and fast wireless communication anywhere in the world! The TM470R provides a range of connectivity including digital inputs, relay outputs and serial connections. Ruggedised, toughened outer casing, Thatcham Category 6, TQA391, complies to IP66 & IP67, offers integrated European cover in over 50 countries, Telenor Sim and battery monitoring.


    • Ability to locate a vehicle real time to determine it is still on the site it was delivered to
    • Hours capture to understand vehicle use and increase profitability and productivity
    • Save on service costs with accurate hours used
    • Ability to geofence your fleet to sites, generating alerts when a vehicle is moved to an alternative site/yard (when available).

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