What’s the best ‘anything’ is always a popular question to ask, but it’s also one that’s often suffixed with ‘yeah, but….’. Finding the best car tracker is, at least when it comes to securing your pride and joy, all about context. The real question is, what is the best car tracker for you.
We all have different needs, individual requirements and our own specific circumstances. What makes something the best tracker for you isn’t always going to be the best one for me. Instead, we wanted to put together a list of the best overall trackers on the market, so you can make an informed choice on which one is right for you and your vehicle. Starting with…
ScorpionTrack S7 ALS
If value is a key factor in your buying decision, then there are few that offer more at this price point than the S7 ALS from ScorpionTrack. It’s a Thatcham S7 (formerly Cat. 6) device that is fully insurance-approved.
It offers fantastic features for consumers, but also works equally as well for those of you managing fleet vehicles. You get journey history, geofence alerts and behavioural analysis for the drivers. Getting a new vehicle? Take it with you!
Meta Trak S5-VTS (& Meta Trak S5 Deadlock)
Another tracker that delivers incredible value for money is the S5 VTS from Meta Trak. This one meets Thatcham’s highest S5 standard, which means on top of the 24/7 monitoring and live tracking via its accompanying smartphone app, it also comes with Driver ID tags. This means the included tags have to be in proximity to the car before it will start. If not, alarms are raised. This model is also approved by some big car manufacturers including Seat, Škoda and Volkswagen.
If you’re looking for a bit more from your Meta Trak system, you can also check out its big brother, the Meta Trak S5 Deadlock! The Deadlock ups the ante when it comes to vehicle security and is one of the most comprehensive systems currently available. Not only do you get all the benefits of the VTS model (with the addition of ‘no tag, no start’ technology), you also get On-Board Diagnostic (OBD) port protection and remote immobilisation as standard. What a pair!
ScorpionTrack S5 VTS
If you’re looking for a device that is both insurance-approved but also contains a range of comprehensive features, this one from ScorpionTrack for you. For all its Thatcham credentials, the ScorpionTrack S5 VTS is also manufactured in the UK to the Police Preferred Specification.
It fights back against many of the latest threats including key cloning, OBD hacking and key theft. Thanks to its own dedicated smartphone app, you get all that power at the tip of your fingers.
SmarTrack Protector Pro
When it comes to vehicle security, one other way to go is to look at the most popular devices sold and follow that route. If that’s your plan, then the SmarTrack Protector Pro is one of the best selling systems in the UK. Not only does it offer great value-for-money, you get a wealth of features in a very small package.
It is one of the most rugged systems around, so is perfect if you’re looking for something for your motorhome or motorcycle. It comes with its own battery, so you don’t have to worry about it losing its power source.
Tracker S5 Plus
Finally, let’s look at the Tracker S5 Plus. This is one of the most feature-rich systems we sell and offers almost everything you could possibly need when it comes to vehicle security.
As it’s an S5 classified system, Thatcham’s highest criteria, it comes with the amazing Driver ID tags we mentioned earlier, but its killer feature is that it utilises a combination of 3 different signal technologies; VHF, GPS and GSM. With the rise of signal jammers by those looking to steal your car, the VHF technology makes it much more resilient to those.
The fact is, any one of these systems could quite easily be labelled as the best vehicle tracker. They are all incredible pieces of kit and will serve you very well indeed. At the end of the day, the best car tracker is the one that helps you secure your car and, should the worst happen, help you track it down and recover it. When that happens, it’s that feeling you’ll experience that’s really the best.