When we talk about vehicle security, and in particular car trackers, it’s often associated with the higher end of the automotive spectrum. With the inherent technology within these incredible devices, our minds often think the only vehicles worth securing are the newer, expensive ones we work so hard to buy, but that’s not the case.
For all the luxury cars we love to drive, there are just as many people who prefer more vintage models. Classic cars may not be as technologically advanced, but they are just as precious to those who own them and deserve the same amount of protection.
If you have a classic car, we wanted to take a look at 3 of the very best trackers available to you to help keep your pride and joy just where you left it.
SmarTrack Protector Pro Global
With the international market for British classic cars being so in-demand, it makes perfect sense to add a tracker that will work internationally. The Protector Pro from SmarTrack fits the bill perfectly.
Not only is it one of our most popular trackers, it is also one of the most cost-effective. With parts on classic cars being much less concealed as they are on modern cars, its important that a tracker can be installed in a place that’s not easy to spot. This one is both small and covert so anyone would have a hard time finding it, plus it’s both rugged and waterproof.
It also comes with its own smartphone app to help you monitor your tracker and, with a 24-hour control centre offering real-time monitoring, you’ll be able to find your beloved classic car whichever country it finds itself.
If you’re looking for a car tracker that’s ahead of the pack and offers the highest level of security features, the S5 VTS from ScorpionTrack is for you.
Both insurance and Thatcham-approved and rated at their highest level, the S5 comes with all the features you would expect. This includes Automatic Driver Recognition (ADR) tags, which only allow the vehicle to start if the tag is in close proximity to the vehicle, journey history, geofence alerts and even driver behaviour analysis, all managed by its very own smartphone app.
Not only that, it’s designed and manufactured here in the UK to the Police’s own Preferred Specification, meaning it keeps you and your vehicle safe from key theft and cloning. Even with a classic car, you can never be too careful.
Car security is often a cat-and-mouse game between the thieves and the system manufacturers. The Monitor system from Tracker aims to keep you one step ahead thanks to its patented VHF technology. This makes this particular model extremely resilient to signal jammers.
In addition, thanks to its cutting edge technology it also allows the vehicle in which its fitted to be tracked, even if it’s being stored in a shopping container, a lock-up or even an underground car park. If all that isn’t enough, the Monitor is also supported by numerous UK police forces.
With the rise in theft of classic cars, there has never been a better time to get a car tracker fitted. All of these listed below are some of the best trackers available, not just for your classic car, but for any car. That said, even the folks at Heritage Classic Car Insurance recommend these systems, so you know they must be good.