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Due to a spate of thefts locally my mind has been attuned to the idea. I'm not under the misguided idea that you can stop it being knocked even chaining it down and taking the wheels off won't stop them. So trackers: sensible price, easy to fit/hide, preferably without or with a cheap subscription. Ideas and suggestions welcome, pm me if you don't want to put info up on here.

Mike

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Some offer a life long subscription rather than paying annually. Someone I know has one on a camper and I think it was about £400 for the subscription. 

With the caravan I was always of the opinion that if certain people have had it I don't want it back but I can imagine with all the work you've put in yours you would! 

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TK103 trackers are good, 25 quid on Amazon.  Just need a cheap sim card for communicating with it by sms.  Some very useful features on the tk103 as well - can use it as an alarm, vibration function, remote fuel cut off etc. Also has built in battery.

If you have a tracker, aside from hiding it well and not advertising you've got one, remove any cigarette sockets to make it more difficult to power tracker jammers. 

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My only hands on experience of trackers has been a 'Tracker' branded one on the parents caravan. Moved from the side of the house to the front drive and has a call to say it's moving. They're also as far as I know the only ones to use VHF which works in more places than the GSM type ones. SiWhite once told me about them finding a couple of defenders in a shipping container thanks to one of them having a 'Tracker' fitted.

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Have to ask though, has an IBEX ever been stolen? Daan

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I think it would be pretty hard to sell on given their small numbers. However with the number of vehicles being stolen for cash machine jobs it wouldn’t surprise me if it was a target 😕 

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One ibex has been stolen I think it was recovered though. However we have a 110 as well so if I'm doing one I'll do both.

What's the difference between the TK103A and the TK103B?

Mike

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I'm sure an Ibex would be stolen to be stripped for parts or shipped abroad. 

I have a sim card alarm in my garage with a stock pay and go sim, the biggest problem is if I don't make a call every 6 months they cut off the service so I have to keep remembering to either set the alarm off or call the talking clock. Amazing how quick 6 months can come around too. If you go that way might be worth doing a bit of research into the type of service you take out for it. 

Mobile signals can be a bit iffy in containers too. Also if you want it to be accepted by your insurance then they might dictate makes and who fits it. 

 

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3 hours ago, miketomcat said:

One ibex has been stolen I think it was recovered though. However we have a 110 as well so if I'm doing one I'll do both.

What's the difference between the TK103A and the TK103B?

Mike

The 'b' has a remote control fob if I remember correctly.   Not a great deal of benefit in the fob, just as easy to send commands via a tk103 app on your phone.   I tend to only 'arm' it to send alerts if I'm away or its parked somewhere strange overnight, otherwise it's passive untill I need to ask it where it is.

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Mike I've got a skytag lying around here somewhere that you're welcome to. Got it off someone else but never re-registered it or installed it.

With my upcoming move back to Wales it won't be as necessary :D.

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Thanks ed I'll do a bit more research on skytag. They seem to be a bit only if stolen where as some of the others have live tracking for similar monthly.

Mike

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From my reading part of their service is liaising with police so more likely to recover vehicle. Here (assuming I cam find it) if you want it.

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