RAM - detective hero after recovering two stolen vehicles
Forget Sherlock Holmes and Miss Marple, a vehicle tracking unit from the UK’s leading GPS tracking provider, RAM Tracking, is the latest detective hero after it secured the recovery of two stolen vehicles and aided police in a criminal investigation.
A RAM customer was alerted when the keys to a company van and private car were stolen from their home address and quickly logged on to the online RAM Evolution system to find out the vehicle’s location.
The exact vehicle location information was immediately passed on to the police, who were then able to recover the van less than 24 hours later, along with the stolen private vehicle and its contents. In addition, the customer also passed on the vehicle’s route data to the police, which allowed the use of CCTV footage in identifying the criminals responsible for the thefts.
Chris McClellan, CEO and Co-Founder of RAM Tracking said: “When talking about the benefits of tracking, we often focus on the efficiency and safety aspects, but stories like this one demonstrate its truly multifunctional purposes.
“The RAM Evolution system alerts our customers if a vehicle is making unscheduled movements so its location can be passed on to the police and in the majority of cases can be recovered unharmed".
“We’ve often found if one stolen vehicle is quickly recovered, thieves assume all vehicles taken in the same instance will also be using tracking devices – whether they are or not – so it effectively safeguards more than just the vehicle it’s installed in".
“Knowing the exact location and route travelled by a stolen vehicle is valuable information for the authorities, allowing them to use CCTV cameras and witness appeals in finding and bringing to justice those responsible for the crime".
RAM Evolution is RAM’s market-leading cloud-based tracking solution which allows customers to track anywhere from a single vehicle up to hundreds of units. Individual GPS tracking devices are installed in each vehicle and all data is submitted to the online system, enabling businesses to monitor all vehicles and download efficiency reports at the touch of a button.