Yes, all devices have batteries which can be either recharged or replaced. If a replacement battery is required we will advise you and send out easy fit battery service kits which come complete with instructions, the new battery pack, clean wipe, adhesive tape and the required torx driver bit. You can order replacement kits online or call us to place any battery replacement orders.
Old removed batteries should be recycled at your local refuge collection site.
Yes, that is the beauty of our self powered systems, there are no external fitting or transfer fee's required and what's more the unit becomes even more secure because you are the only person who knows where the device is hidden.
However, the Automatrics MTrack 5 wired units are a two wire connection (a separately fused always live and a chassis earth) you can also consider installed a trustworthy auto technician.
Yes, the device is IP67 rated suitable for internal or external fitting.
No ingress of dust, complete protection against contact. (dust tight)
Water jets, no Ingress of water in harmful quantity under defined conditions of pressure and time. (up to 1 m of submersion)
GSM, GPS and RF location theft recovery systems
86 x 60 x 20 mm Automatrics MTrack 4 (replaceable battery) 12 to 18 months life in 6 hr sleep with positions every 6 hours
150 x 60 x 20 mm Automatrics MTrack 4+ Plus (replaceable battery) as 4 unit but with 24 to 36 months life in 6 hr sleep with positions every 6 hours
45 x 45 x 18 mm Automatrics MTrack 5 Super Small unit (wired with 4 day battery backup)
There are no direct comparisons to our Automatrics MTrack theft recovery systems, our products and services are entirely unique in a number of key areas. The main difference is that Automatrics will dispatch people to go and and search and find stolen vehicles with or without GPS signals
GPS, GSM and RF location - The first ever battery certified Thatcham device which remains the only ever rechargeable system - The only Police preferred Police specification Secured By Design - 98% theft recovery performance - 98 % customer satisfaction - UK and International clients - Unlimited number different usage configurations. (set to clients needs)
List of functions: https://www.trackersecurity.co.uk/thatchamcomparefeatureslist.html
The Automatrics MTrack 4 model battery should last 12-18 months in the standard 6 hour sleep cycle. Customers can extend life by requesting a longer sleep time say to 12 hours
The Automatrics MTrack 4+PLUS model has a double battery pack and should last 24-36 months in the standard 6 hr sleep cycle,
The main reason for variance in battery life is attributed to the mobile signal strength where the asset is stored, in a poor mobile reception area the unit will use greater power levels to connect, so in these conditions you could expect the lower end of life range.
We contact customers with low battery warnings, the system is configured to signal low battery warnings to customers approximately 12 weeks before a recharge or replacement battery is required.
The Remote Control (RC) is used to arm and disarm the motion sensor on our older Proactive models (max 4 x RCs per device). The remote cannot be used on newer models Automatrics MTrack 4, 4+ and 5
This upgrades the older model system to a "Proactive Tracking Device" specification where the device will immediately notify our server on any illegal movement, we then contact owners within five minutes.
The RC can alternatively be reconfigured by us to set and check a GSM or a GPS area (Geo-Fence) on each twelve hour wake cycle, used for example when a boat is kept on an exposed mooring where movement would be normal.
You should select the RC option to protect assets kept on storage sites or for vehicles that can be stolen without the keys (through electronic compromise or OBD key reprogramming). Most car brands are now exposed to this type of theft, especially BMW, Audi, VW, Land Rover.
Alternatively without an RC owners must firstly discovery the theft, contact us and possibly wait up to six hours (unit sleep cycle) before the unit can present us with live reporting.
We optimise the motion sensor sensitivity remotely to minimise false alarms, for say poor weather conditions or passing traffic
This depends on your insurer, some insurers mandate for a Thatcham Theft recovery tracking device to be installed and these may not apply any discount. Please ask your insurer this question and confirm to them that all units are Thatcham CAT 7 certified and are the only police preferred after theft recovery systems with ACPO Secured by Design membership.
Yes, all our devices are equipped with three separate location technologies, our highly accurate GPS is great provided the asset is not hidden from the sky or a GPS jammer is in use. In these cases we use a second technology layer of GSM mapping techniques including "Timing Advance" and mobile cell site triangulation. This GSM positioning method helps us target an approximate search location map of about 50 - 300 metres in built up urban areas or up to 3 KM in more rural locations.
We then enable a secret radio transmitter, the signals can penetrate concrete and irradiate out of shipping containers and this can then be detected. Our operatives or the police will use a handheld radio signal direction receiver tuned to match the unit frequency to guide personnel to the tracking device with an accuracy of less than 1 metre.