AL-KO, a leading component supplier to the RV & trailer industries has announced the release of a state-of-the-art tracking system to help combat theft of caravans, trailers & motorhomes.
The new AL-KO Anti-Theft System (ATS) incorporates state of the art GPS tracking in addition to NanoTag® microdot technology to provide ultimate, multi-level theft protection.
“AL-KO has responded to recent reports that indicate that caravan theft is a significant and growing problem in Australia” said Brad Hooper, AL-KO Marketing Services Manager. “With their high value, caravans are prime targets for thieves and it is estimated that around 500 caravans are reported stolen each year in Australia.”
In releasing the Anti-Theft System, AL-KO has collaborated with Black Knight Global Tracking Systems to include a world first, purposely designed GPS global tracking device utilising state of the art M2M (machine to machine) connectivity powered by the Vodafone network.
“M2M technology is the next generation in global positioning system connectivity” said Mr Hooper.
Unlike devices that require a SIM card and a mobile phone plan with data limits, the in-built M2M connectivity chip provides instant global connectivity in over 200 countries with unlimited data, no roaming charges and no hidden fees. And with no removable SIM card, the Black Knight boasts a further security feature – it cannot be re-used or re-tasked if stolen. The product comes bundled with 12 months connectivity upon purchase.
Users can download and utilise a free app (available for iPhone or Android) to receive alerts or track their journey via their smartphone. An innovative “Geofence” feature promptly alerts the vehicle owner if it breaches a defined location radius.
In addition to the GPS tracking device, The AL-KO ATS kit also includes a high-security tagging wand from NanoTag® Technology. The wand allows you to covertly tag your vehicle and belongings with microscopic NanoTag microdots – your very own DNA fingerprint that enables you to prove ownership to the police in the event of theft.
The AL-KO ATS is being launched to the public at the Vic Caravan, Camping and Touring Supershow and will soon be available as an option on new caravans, or for older caravans via a network of AL-KO Authorised Resellers.
For more information or to register to be one of the first to get your hands on this fantastic new technology visit: www.alkoATS.com.au