In the popular movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, three students take off with their dad’s prized vehicle – a 1961 Ferrari convertible.
They drove the expensive car without permission and left it under the supervision of a dodgy parking lot attendant, who then took it out on a second joyriding trip.
If the owner had a reliable GPS vehicle tracking device installed, the joy ride on their valuable sports automobile could have been limited and stopped before too much damage had occurred. The movie on the other hand might not have been quite as funny in that case.
When you possess an automobile or a high performance sports car, you are always at risk because a mechanic, parking valet lot attendant or even a young, less experienced drivers will want to take your car without your permission.
On the off chance that they have access to the keys, and proper supervision of the car is absent, then it could result in impromptu joyrides.
But, here’s a method by which you can stop them…
GPS vehicle tracking devices can be set to automatically notify you when your vehicle has left a specific geographic zone (area).
This may be your work car park, a public car park, the side of the street or even your home garage.
You can set larger temporary zones at a hotel or mechanic’s office allowing them to move the vehicle within that zone without alerting you.
If the vehicle then breaches the zone an automatic notification will be sent to your cell phone with an additional alert sent to a secondary phone of a family member, friend or work colleague.
You will then be able to take action, track your car, and even remotely disable the vehicle’s electronics.
This prevents the joyrider from driving the car further and allows for quick recovery of the vehicle.
You can even remotely sound the alarm, wind up windows or lock the doors! Simply disable the vehicle using your cell phone.
Even if you are in another country as long as you can send and receive SMS text messages you can remotely manage the security of your vehicle.
Depending upon who took the vehicle (if you may know who that was) you can either contact the authorities, towing company or go and recover the vehicle yourself.
In most cases, thanks to the automatic alerts you can get your vehicle back with no or minimal damage.
Of course, with no tracker installed most car owners would not have any idea that their vehicle was being misused.
If in fact the local mechanic or valet misused your vehicle on a joyride then you have proof they did take your vehicle on a journey without your permission.
Don’t risk having your vehicle lost or damaged because of joyriders or impounded due to bad behaviour or speeding by your mechanic, valet or someone else who has access to your vehicle’s keys.
Protect your vehicle asset with GPS vehicle tracking devices and you will be able to monitor your vehicle’s location and prevent its unauthorized use!