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The security needs to protect high value cars extended to Europe in July as Automatrics completed a special project with our preferred installers TrackCam, based at Staples Corner North London. TrackCam took to the road fitting Automatrics security protection tracking systems to Maserati vehicles across six European countries from Paris to Barcelona. This important and high profile project was completed two days early by Danny and Nicole with Jackie at the helm arranging fitment with the Maserati dealerships.
Big thanks to all involved...Outstanding ! 🏁🏁🏁🏁
We received a tamper alert from an Automatrics MTrack which was protecting a Takeuchi excavator at 01.37 am on Monday morning and notified the customer. The customer checked with the site to find three of their machines working on the Leeds and Liverpool canal had been torched along with at least another two tracked machines by an arsonist.
The bandit fire starter was arrested following a local farmer catching him in the act and conducting a citizens arrest.... what a hero !
We have moved to Fareham Innovation Centre. This fantastic new office building has official opened today. Many thanks to Jackie, Kevin with all their efforts on the move and office set-up. We managed to keep the "Room-With-A-View" outlook but this time we are overlooking the much larger Lee-on-the-Solent Airport. We have some great views including the Spitfire outside the original hangers, with light aircraft occasionally taxing passed our window.
We have already received some high profile visits from International clients and some board members from London Community Watch. We have over doubled our office size and we have pleanty more room to consider as we expand our business and resource needs. The shared office complex has some great conference facilities with a balcony overlooking the airport taxi and runways.
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Automatrics travelled to Merevale Hall Estate, Near Atherstone, Warwickshire to support a local Farmers Security event. The event was organised by Carol Cotterill BEM, Rural Crime Coordinator and was well attended.
Richard Taylor Automatrics MD presented the latest security theft recovery action from Automatrics YouTube Channel to Philip Seccombe the Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner.
Watch the first live recovery operation filmed by the BBC Thief Trackers crew featuring Automatrics tracking down a stolen Piaggio Scooter. This scooter had been recovered a few months earlier by Automatrics found hidden away in bushes in a park near Wimbledon.
This second recovery was not so straight forward as the bandit zigzagged their way across London during the pursuit.
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BBC 1 Thief Trackers Series 3 will start broadcasting at 11.45 on 4 Sept. Automatrics feature in the third episode which airs at 11.45 AM on Wednesday 6th Sept.
The chase is on when we try to locate a customers stolen scooter for a second time in north London.
We are joined by BBC film crew in our search vehicle who capture the live events as they unroll. Motorcycle and Scooter theft in the London has over doubled in the last 3 years, victims are now beginning to look for ways to fight back.
LAMMA the UK’s largest farm machinery, equipment and agricultural show, is FREE to attend and no requirement to register before the event. The show is held at the East Of England Showground in Peterborough PE2 6XE. Automatrics can be found in - Hall Number 7 stand 797.
When it comes to farm security and theft recovery needs many farmers have been let down by cheap, non-approved DIY GPS trackers found online. Such basic devices are just not suitable for theft recovery needs. Rural crime theft can often involve professional criminals who know how to defeat GPS only location trackers in seconds. Jamming devices can easily be used to block the GPS. In these situations Automatrics UHF location technology comes into play to ensure we still recover 98% of protected assets, no matter where they are; even inside shipping containers. Automatrics services additionally qualify for 12.5 % Insurance discount from NFU Mutual.
There were several interesting presentations made at the IAATI Europe training conference from various companies and Law Enforcement on the very latest vehicle theft methodology. These included master mechanical lock cracking equipment, OBD theft and the scanning and reprogramming of keyless vehicles. Most Law Enforcement including Detective Sergeant Callum McNeill from New Zealand police confirmed these types of car theft were definitely on the rise.
Automatrics MD Richard Taylor commented that it was essential for professional security tracking companies like Automatrics to know and understand all the latest criminals methods for vehicle theft. Then in this way we can ensure that our theft recovery tracking services keep ahead of criminals.
Automatrics congratulate Hewden Stuart and Miller UK in winning the Construction News “Commercial Innovation of the Year” award.
The Judges were impressed by the inter-company collaboration and teamwork required to design and supply a range of enhanced hydraulic breakers. In what is an industry-first, the breakers feature an automatic lubrication system across the full range and the incorporation of a theft recovery device from Automatrics, that to-date has enabled the safe recovery of several stolen breakers.
Officers from Somerset and Avon Police attend Automatrics training at Whiteley. The police were keen to understand how the Automatrics CPI police approved tracking system could help support the fight against rural crime. Seeing is believing, so some live radio tracking operations were flavour of the day, with officers successfully locating hidden test equipment.
Richard Taylor Automatrics MD commented “It’s a huge testament to the quality of our tracking systems to have the police in attendance at our offices for product training.. most definitely a Police preferred service !
Four Police officers from Avon and Somerset Police have booked to attend Automatrics product training program at our offices. Automatrics provide the only official CPI Police approved tracking system in the UK as members of Secured By Design. SBD products are the only services that are promoted by the UK police force to help reduce crime.
Automatrics were contacted after officers viewed systems first hand at the NPCC Rural Crime Conference at Kettering on 19 April 2016
The National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC) rural crime 2016 conference will be held at Kettering Conference Centre on the 10 May 2016. Automatrics will exhibit at the conference, titled “Utilising Technology in the Prevention of Crime”.
The conference will provide an ideal platform for Automatrics to promote recent approved products listing status from NFU Mutual Insurers. Where all customers who use Automatrics Thatcham approved devices will be entitled to a 12.5 % insurance discount.
Following our presentation of our specialised tracking service to NFU Mutual we can proudly announce that all of our farm equipment security tracking systems will now receive 12.5% discount for policy holders. Richard Taylor of Automatrics said " This provides a massive boost to the farming community who have for some time been telling us that tracking tractors and other farm equipment needed support from their insures"
Farmers can now be reassured in selecting Automatrics theft recovery and asset tracking services to secure farm equipment with NFU Mutual, Thatcham and Police Secured By Design membership approvals.
2016 will be an important year for the company as we expand services to ensure we continue to deliver the Ultimate Security Protection Services. Thanks to all our customers, suppliers and our dedicated staff in helping us achieve this fantastic goal .....WELL DONE !
Automatrics pledge to continue to deliver the worlds best theft recovery and asset tracking service to all of our existing and future clientele.
Mr Willcox adds a review about his KTM 690 Enduro RR epic motorcycle journey.
I left the UK in August 2015 to travel by motorcycle around Australia and South America. My bike is fitted with an Automatrics device both for security and GPS tracking. The personalised service provided by Richard and the team at Automatrics has been simply first class. Always at the end of an email or text contact 24x7 and always helpful. The unit itself has survived some seriously rough terrain. Overall top quality.
Six submerged mini diggers trapped by storm Desmond in Cumbria have returned to the yard. All the flooded diggers were fitted with Automatrics security tracking devices which remained underwater for several days. The plant manager called us to congratulated Automatrics on supplying such robust tracking equipment after all the trackers were tested, and all remained fully operational.
Most definitely proven to be waterproof !
Automatrics Limited will be exhibiting at the two day SBD event which will take place on the 2nd and 3rd March 2016, at Whittlebury Hall, Northamptonshire.
Secure by Design (SBD) has for many years hosted an annual event to provide continuing professional development for the crime prevention design staff based within the police forces across the country and administer Secured by Design within their force areas.
The SBD event gives a chance for the various specialist officers and for the security services sector to share best practice information across forces and networks across the UK. Delegates also include British transport police, crime prevention representatives from the planning and construction fields.
Automatrics, are the only SBD security tracking member and will exhibit for the first time. The event gives Automatrics a great opportunity to present the very latest security tracking technology and Thatcham security tracking standards. The theft of vehicle methodology by organised criminals continues to adapt to find ways around manufactures security systems. It is important for Automatrics to ensure designs and specifications of Stolen Vehicle Recovery (SVR) tracking systems remain ahead and keep criminals guessing.
Automatrics Limited are an associate member of the Combined Industries Theft Solutions (CITS)
CITS aims to raise awareness of the theft risk amongst owners and users, and to put the industry's views to the Police, Plant Manufacturers and other interested bodies. Automatrics is an Associated Member and has been supporting the organisation since 2009.
Automatrics took the opportunity at the AGM meeting to convey that more needed to be done in spreading the awareness in using after theft recovery tracking systems. Both the CPA and the CITS list various organisations who supply tracking equipment but there was very little else to advise if systems were independently Thatcham approved for theft recovery. Richard Taylor a Director at Automatrics informed all present that there was a lack of clarity on the fundamental design differences of Telemetry and SVR (Stolen Vehicle Recovery) tracking systems. Plant hirers were simply asking if a machine was trackered-up ? Believing in the event of a site theft, as long as the equipment was fitted with a tracker it could be quickly recovered without significant disruption or cost.
In reality OEM Telemetry tracking systems rarely achieve any theft recovery function. Telemetry tracking systems are most often “overt systems” installed by OEM specifically designed to report machine service information, ignition status and fuel use, the live GPS reporting of Telemetry systems tends to be oversold as a security function with low recovery performance.
SVR Thatcham approved tracking systems on the other hand and especially CAT 7 and P5 standard are specifically designed for theft recovery, they are independently tested and “covertly installed”. Recovery of machines fitted with these devices is significantly higher, and if self-powered devices are used these are typically over 90% effective.
Kevin Howells Managing Director of DataTag ID Limited suggested that a functionality matrix with approval status could be considered as had been created in the motorcycle security industry.
The new Automatrics MTrack website has made its first release and includes unique layouts for PC, Tablet and Phone. The site has over 100 pages of feature rich content, specifically designed to provide application specific sections utilising bespoke animated video and case studies.
Visitors can select language, read news, view recoveries, search the entire site, download files, view YouTube Channel, and Social Media plug ins. The powerful online purchase area provides visitors with quantity discounts, monthly or upfront payment options for both UK and International sales including annual renewal.
The Automatrics MTrack system provides a professional theft recovery service to help recover stolen outboard engines. Another excellent animated video sequence has been created by LR Productions
The ACPO Vehicle Crime Investigation Service (AVCIS) established in 2006 has a number of specialist functions including the national Vehicle Fraud Unit and the Caravan Safety and Security Group. AVCIS offers the UK police service a single point of contact for advice in relation to vehicle crime and vehicle-enabled crime at a regional and national level.
AVCIS Service Level Agreement with Automatrics focus is on the safe recovery of stolen vehicles, including communication assistance with national and international law enforcement. AVCIS have additionally been equipped with Automatrics radio tracking technology to aid recovery operations subject to AVCIS resource availability. The agreement was signed by Richard Taylor with AVCIS Head of Unit DCI Gordon Roberts
Securing Motorhomes can be a constant worry for owners, to have the best chance to recover a stolen Motorhome watch this LR Productions video for the Automatrics MTrack, presenting a flexible and secure Motorhome Tracker solution
Lewis Rogers from LR productions really pushes the boat out on the latest Boat Security animation. We just love the boats bobbing in the water ....and the Bandits RIB detailing is simply AWESOME !
Transport Security Expo 2014 will be held at Olympia London and is a global exhibition conference where security manufacturers, systems integrators and distributors connect in a focused environment with security buyers and policy makers for aviation, maritime, rail and commercial transportation. Transport Security Expo 2014 expect 4,500 visitors from over 75 different countries, to connect with over 150 exhibitors. You can visit Automatrics on Stand F40
The F40 was a special 40 year anniversary edition and was the first road legal production vehicle to break 200mph. Jeremy Clarkson claimed it was one of the most beautiful cars ever built and we would agree with that, it truly represents the pinnacle of sports car design from the 1980s. Collector cars are one of the best investments these days with interest rates so low. With values of circa £750K today the F40 is a sure favourite to make owners £250K in the next few years, surely there cannot be any more pleasurable investment out there?
Farm Security can be a constant worry for owners, with thousands of agricultural machines stolen every year. Most stolen Farm Equipment is never seen again, to have the best chance to recover stolen farm equipment fit the Automatrics MTrack
Automatrics sponsor the 7th Combined Industry Theft Solutions Forum to be held at JCB world Headquarters in Rochester on the 12th Nov. 2014.
Supporting CITS to raise awareness of security threats to industry and presenting best practice guidance to reduce theft loss is key to Automatrics, who as members have sponsored most CITS events since
Great Work again from LR Productions. Caravan Security is a constant worry for owners with 1,000 stolen form Driveways and Storage Sites every year. The Automatrics MTrack Tracking Alarm system is Thatcham Certified, and the only "ACPO Secured By Design" police approved Tracking system.
Automatrics receive the coveted Secured by Design (SBD) Award for all three Automatrics MTrack devices. Development Officer Doug Skins from ACPO (SBD) presented the finalised contracts to Automatrics Director Richard Taylor at Automatrics HQ Forum 3 in Whiteley
Automatrics are the only Stolen Vehicle Recovery or Tracking company to have the award. Secured By Design is the initiative owned by the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) that aims to reduce crime through effective design. The scheme also calls for the installation of security products that meet police-approved standards.
Ray Andrews has reached the Isles of Scilly on day 3 of the 12 day round Britain Endurance Challenge. The good weather has helped steady progress with speeds approaching 40 knots. We wish him continued success with the rest of his challenge along with the other team challenge vessels.
A tamper alarm notification was reported to a customer back in March. At that time the client confirmed his VW GTI had been involved in collision whilst parked and that it was a total write-off. The tracking device was hidden within the impact area but despite the severity of damage to the car it continued to function normally. The tracker was used four months later to identify the scrapyard the VW had been stored in. Automatrics contacted the scrapyard yesterday sending them an image of the location within their yard. The unit was removed by the scrap dealer and delivered back to us today !
Motorcycle Security is a worry for owners. LR Productions release their third animated video to help identify to owners how they can combat motorcycle theft using the Automatrics MTrack Thatcham Certified Motorcycle Tracker
BMW Northern Europe Technical team have today started operational tests of the Automatrics MTrack Service on the very latest new Mini Cooper S model to discover if our service could help BMW owners recover stolen vehicles. BMW X5 and X6 model's are in particular being targeted by organised criminals with current recovery rates below 10%.
Automatrics will sponsor Ray Andrews in his Redbay RIB to provide live tracking in the Round Britain Powerboat and RIB high endurance event, a challenge strictly for the most committed enthusiast. The entries leave from Plymouth on 25th July with the final leg leaving from Gunwharf, Portsmouth 12 days later. Our best wishes go to Ray, we will be keeping a close eye on his progress for every single one of those 1570 miles.
LR Productions have finalised their second animated video for Automatrics. The new Car Tracker video focuses on how Automatrics MTrack unique technology can overcome some very tough tracking and recovery obstacles such as GPS jammers and hiding cars inside shipping containers. Most car theft now also involve the use of the keys so immobilisers will no longer guarantee to prevent the theft of your car.
LR Productions have published an animated film clip on Plant Security, this is the first in a series of six application films which will all appear later this summer on a new Automatrics website. The use of animation is one of the clearest ways for website visitors to quickly gain an understanding of what Automatrics do. The animation concept was jointly created with Lewis Rogers from LR Productions. Lewis design works we...ll and clearly demonstrates his unique style in using acute filming angles with shadow to give viewers interest. The video narration is by broadcaster John Strickland with the backing music “Approaching the hour” and “Evidence Trail” by Philip Guyler.
Automatrics use Working Feedback independent customer feedback company to monitor customer service comments. The customer feedback also helps on Google Search Engines and is an excellent way for new customers to find a great supplier. Automatrics are also seeing an increase in the number of existing customer recommendations ......so all in all a great start to 2014
Automatrics will exhibit at Olympia Central, Level 2 Hammersmith London. Please visit Stand H62. The Transport Security Expo has led the way for over 11 years, hosting the most encompassing showcase of technology, equipment and services designed to protect key transportation hubs, secure supply chains and assets.
The event was attended by over 3,000 attendees, from 65 countries in 2012. Automatrics will be the only tracking company at the event.
Over 106 UK based Jet Ski's were shipped to Ibiza, one Ski was installed with an Automatrics MTrack to allow a simulated stolen Jet Ski training session. Automatrics wish to thank Jetbou team for supplying equipment and for inviting us on their boat trip which was just amazing, watching over 50 performing Jet Ski's fanatics follow a high speed catamaran for over 4 hours ...totally insane!
The International Association of Marine Investigators (IAMI) international 16th annual training conference was held on October 8th and 9th in Ibiza. Automatrics were one of the main sponsors at the event, conducting the delegate training for theft recovery tracking. Four live tracking recovery sessions were conducted, where a RIB and Jet Ski were tracked live for GPS positions across Saint Antonio bay, delegates used the Automatrics radio direction finding equipment to identify the stolen vessels hidden on various pontoons in the bay.
Richard collects a new Automatrics fast recovery vehicle from Rimini in Italy, Automatrics are in Italy as sponsors to the IAATI Training conference
Automatrics have received a personal thank you from Network Rail bosses following the arrest of a man. The Automatrics MTrack system was selected by Network Rail to help warn of any illegal access at a known theft problem site. It wasn’t long before an alarm was triggered in the early hours on a Saturday morning. British Transport Police were called and minutes later approached the site where they disturbed someone w...ho fled empty handed. But the police later arrested a man through his DNA record taken from equipment he had abandoned at the scene.
Michael Portillo presents Richard Taylor with their South Coast Business Awards ‘Finalist Certificate. Automatrics were one of four finalists in the ‘Use of Technology Award’ sponsored by Taylor Made Computers. The black-tie award ceremony was held on 12th July 2013 at Southampton’s Grand Harbour Hotel and was well attended with over 400 business representatives and friends. Richard Taylor said ‘ We are thrilled to have won selection as finalists from literally hundreds of business entries, further recognition of our work focus and achievements as our company continues to grow. A company is its people and we have such a tremendous team here at Automatrics, with special thanks to Melanie Worthington and Jackie McMahon’.
Richard was a little worried about his acceptance as he rembered a run in with the law when he was 15 years old for riding a pushbike with no lights. ...Still forgive and forget
The International Association of Auto Theft Investigators (IAATI) was formed in 1952 in order to improve communication and coordination among the growing family of professional a...uto theft investigators. It has grown to 3,157 members representing over 35 countries and includes representatives of law enforcement agencies, as well as many others with a legitimate interest in auto theft investigation, prevention and education. We recognize that, just as law enforcement agencies cannot successfully function independent of one another, auto theft investigation requires the active participation of the private sector; therefore, our membership also includes the insurance industry, automobile manufacturers, car rental companies and, of course, the National Insurance Crime Bureau and its sister agencies in Canada and Europe.
Automatrics have won selection as one of four finalists for the South Coast Business Awards - Sponsor Taylor Made Computer Solutions Award for Best Use of Technology.
The South Coast Business Awards 2013 aim to boost standards, spur on competition and champion the sterling contribution firms make to the local economy.
Organised by the Southern Daily Echo, in partnership with Business Solent and Destination Southampton, and in association with leading law firm Trethowans, the ...awards are an opportunity to honour those who strive to be the best
Automatrics will make a 10 minute presentation to Judges at their offices in Solent Business Park Whiteley in June and then later attend the Award Cermony at Southampton Grand Harbour Hotel on the 12th July where 8 group winners will be announced. All shortlisted companies will then be automatically entered for the Trethowans Overall Winner's Award.
Plantworx 2013 show proved a great opportunity for Automatrics to launch the all new Automatrics MTrack Tracker (SVR) Stolen Vehicle Recovery tracking system.
Richard Taylor and Melanie Worthington attended the first ever Plantworx construction working machinery show at Stoneleigh show ground in Warwickshire from 14th to 16th May.
Although the weather was cold and wet for the first two days, it didn't dampen the impressive response received from over 100 Police officers ...and all the major Insurance Companies in attendance.
Automatrics produced a new easy to read product brochure which clearly listed the feature rich advantages of the service.
Automatrics launched and all New Product range on the 1st May 2013. Managing Director Richard Taylor was presented with three new CAT 7 TQA certificates from Thatcham's Phillip Prior and Mike Briggs. The certifications validates that the entire Automatrics MTrack product range is insurance approved, tracking systems must meet strict Thatcham test criteria. All 3 new products passed with flying colours, meaning customers looking for a self powered tracker solution can now select from either a 4 year life replaceable battery or the Automatrics MTrack Proactive version which lasts for 2 years before users can simply recharge it. There is also a slimmed down wired version with 30 day backup battery Automatrics MTrack Active that is smaller in volume than a packet of cigarettes
Automatrics Sponsored Dorset Rural Crime Conference held at Kingston Maurward College on the 26th April 2013. More visitors and exhibitors than last year with some splendid weather at this rather beautiful location. Telemetry systems were a hot topic with many presenters referencing theft recovery tracking systems advantage in the fight against rural crime. Telemetry systems covers hundreds if not thousands of ambiguous systems, so to help people identify the appropriate secu...rity tracker systems next year Automatrics will spell out Stolen Vehicle Recovery System attributes to delegates by making a presentation on tracking technologies. Clearly not all telemetry systems are suitable for security application. Oh yes and most importantly we had a stolen caravan reported at 13.40 which delegates and Police liaison officer Vince Wise from Datatag supported with a recovery of less than 30 minutes by Staffordshire police. (Practice what your preach). Post made by Richard Taylor Automatrics Limited.
Automatrics sponsored the ACPO Rural Crime Seminar, at which the Association of Chief Police Officers revealed that 3,555 Mini Excavators, 2,238 Tractors, 2,200 Generators, 1,520 Telehandler’ S, and 1,699 Dumpers were listed as stolen / unrecovered on the Police National Computer. These figures indicate the extent of a problem which mtrack could solve.
Professor David Edwards, founder member of OPERC, presented a silver award to Automatrics’ MD Richard Taylor at the 2012 Plant Equipment Management Innovation Conference held at JCB’s prestigious VIP conference centre in Uttoxeter. The award was presented for “An outstanding contribution to plant and equipment theft technology and service provided to practitioners within the off-highway plant and equipment community”.
Vehicle manufactures showed considerable interest in the Mtrack Active self-powered theft recovery system at the 2012 BIVSA awards at Thatcham. The annual awards event was celebrated by invitation only, and attended by just three theft recovery providers, together with Government, Police, Motor Insurers and journalists. Awards were presented to the most security focused vehicle manufactures.
Automatrics presented mtrack at the Construction Equipment Technology Alliance (CETA) Showcase at Newbury Racecourse on Oct 3rd and 4th 2012. The event was highly successful for various plant and construction companies who could directly view the unique mtrack technology advantage; to help in their efforts to combat equipment theft.
Members of Porsche Club GB were highly impressed with the unique security benefits that mtrack could provide at the club National Show.
Guest speaker Lord Henley, the Minister for Crime Prevention, announced that plant theft cost the UK construction sector £650 million per year. There was a call for companies to conduct early security assessments, to establish a security policy with the appropriate certified products and services.
At the Dorset Rural Crime Conference, Mark Timbell (NFU Mutual) reported figures of over £10 Million in Tractor theft loss, and total equipment losses of £49 Million in 2010. Automatrics director, Richard Taylor, discussed mtrack support initiatives and product service advantages with NFU Vice President Adam Quinney. Automatrics understand the need for a high performance tracker within this arena, and are proactively working to release further information with Rural Crime officers from Dorset and North Yorkshire Police.
Automatrics host an Mtrack demonstration for the Swedish Marine Police. They wished to see first-hand the MTrack’s unique operational advantages for theft recovery. Automatrics will support the expansion of mtrack services throughout Sweden to help reduce the insurance losses suffered from the 2,700 outboard engines reported stolen in 2011. This number excludes thousands of additional stolen outboards (rated at under 15HP) which are generally claimed under Swedish home insurance policies.
Our website competition winner, Mr Law said he was “thrilled to win the Mtrack unit” after reading about mtrack in Adventure Bike Magazine. Automatrics Director Richard Taylor presented the mtrack in time for the first leg of a 10 day motorcycle tour to Morocco. Mr Law added “it will provide additional security for my Motorcycle for both touring trips and when parked up back at home” and that “the mtrack web access would enable friends to track my trip progress over the internet”.
Mtrack has been approved by Swedish Marine Insurers “Atlantica”. Mtrack is the first theft recovery tracker to satisfy new 2012 Swedish Marine Insurance technology rules. It was felt that the new rules would help combat huge increases experienced in outboard engine theft throughout Sweden. Richard Taylor from Automatrics commented “ Until now the Swedish Marine Market has failed to find a suitable theft recovery device for outboard engines” The Mtrack battery powered, triple location technology is totally at home in this market and has stepped up to the challenge to improve theft recovery performance in Sweden.
Detective Constable Ian Elliott visited the Mtrack stand and discussed with visitors how the system had helped the Police. He summed it up using just two words. “It Works”.
Mtrack hardware upgrades were successfully tested by Thatcham Quality Assurance teams on the 5th January 2012. In addition to these tests Thatcham Engineers also successfully tested the MTrack’s ability to recover a stolen car hidden in an Underground Car Park, no easy feat, especially when you consider the hide location had No GPS or GSM signals present.
Automatrics were invited to present mtrack at the inaugural Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) Rural Crime Seminar, and were the only tracking company to attend. ACPO, working with the rural community, had been searching for reputable theft recovery solutions to help combat significant increases in rural theft. Key speakers at the event included the Rt. Hon. Nick Herbert MP - Minister of State for Policing and Criminal Justice, Richard Crompton - Chief Constable Lincolnshire Police and DC Ian Elliott - Plant and Agricultural National Intelligence Unit.
Automatrics MTrack’s innovative triple location and long life battery technologies featured strongly within a presentation at the Plant and Equipment Innovation Conference (PEMIC) in Birmingham. PEMIC celebrates, promotes and showcases industrial innovation within the plant and equipment community and furtherance of scientific endeavours within the international academic community. Professor David Edwards commented that “Automatrics and mtrack are highly reputable brands that we fully support”. Automatrics Director Richard Taylor received a much welcomed and supportive handshake from Lord Digby Jones, following his presentation.
Further to our presentation of mtrack at the ACPO Rural Crime Seminar in November, Automatrics have been requested by Surrey Police's Crime Reduction unit to present the highly successful mtrack system to a significant group of Crime Prevention Officers in the New Year
A technical presentation on the advantages of using the mtrack unit followed by a live sub 1 metre find was well received by the delegates at the International Association of Marine Investigators' (IAMI) annual European conference in Dubrovnik, Croatia. International Police representatives and Marine insurers such as Pantaenius and Haven Knox-Johnston appeared more upbeat after the Automatrics presentation. Further appreciating how technical expertise and independent Thatcham Quality Certification of mtrack (more typically specified on high risk motor vehicle insurance policies) could be similarly applied to help improve theft recovery rates within the marine sector.
Following a presentation of mtrack to help farmers protect their equipment, Automatrics were asked by North Yorkshire Police to present mtrack services at the Horse Watch meeting. The Police presented the latest crime and theft statistics to the community and recommended ways in which they could help protect their property. Richard Taylor from Automatrics commented, “These events are invaluable to local communities looking to improve security against the ever increasing theft statistics. We hear directly from the public on current issues and present possible solutions to them on how mtrack could help”
Using mtrack trackers hidden inside non-working TV sets, Panorama investigated the illegal market in electronic waste. Our tracking management team worked closely with Panorama to conquer some of the most demanding tracking requirements using Thatcham CAT 7 mtrack PRO, battery-powered tracking units. The program aired on Monday 16th May at 8:30pm, but can still be viewed using the link below
Recognition for the Mtrack Boatwatch Tracker from marine insurers Groves, John & Westrup, is shown in the form of a 5% insurance discount to clients using our services. The announcement released by Clive Carter, (GJW Business Development Executive) is seen as an indication that the marine insurance industry is recognising the tangible benefits of using our marine theft recovery tracking service and follows its launch at the 2010 Southampton International Boat Show
Following a significant increase in marine theft throughout the UK and Northern Europe, Automatrics have been encouraged by various marine insurance and crime prevention authorities to exhibit our Boatwatch tracking service at this year’s PSP Boat show in Southampton, from 10th to 19th September
The marine industry is looking to satisfy the growing need for an effective tracker that will significantly improve the chances of reuniting owners with their stolen property. The Boatwatch tracker, winner of Thatcham’s first ever marine tracking quality accreditation, is well suited to marine theft recovery tracking, and Automatrics are rising to the challenge to seek ways in which our marine customers can qualify for insurance support when selecting the Boatwatch service.
The marine industry has been trying to source a robust, water resistant mobile tracking solution to perform under the harsh conditions experienced with Offshore Powerboat Racing. Mtrack has stepped up to the challenge to successfully debut marine race tracking for the Round Ireland Offshore Powerboat Race 2010. The race tracking is available for race fans and provides valuable data for race officials and safety officers.
Plant, Waste Management and Recycling Companies are suffering significant financial losses through theft and misplacement of plant equipment. The ability of mtrack to alert the control centre when these assets are taken outside of their normal operational area, has already proven invaluable to Automatrics clients. This feature, combined with exceptional battery life, no wiring and a covert fit, means companies can easily protect their business by using Automatrics' mtrack services
Automatrics won an invitation to the Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts’ Club (RREC) Year Book launch at Goodwood House. The RREC club caters for anyone with an interest in the motor car products of Rolls-Royce, including Bentley cars built from 1933 onwards and has over 10,000 members. Automatrics, joined by mtrack representative Thomas Kvifte from Norway, discussed MTrack’s unique battery powered security tracking capabilities with Club Chairman Mr. Tony James and how RREC members could gain valued protection. Of particular interest was the non-intrusive installation and the ability to transfer mtrack between vehicles. Automatrics are planning to run an mtrack theft recovery simulation feature in the RREC club magazine.
Automatrics were the only British company present at the Tokyo Industry Exhibition. Hosted by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and with over 40,000 visitors, it is Japan’s biggest trade show for SMEs. British Embassy (Tokyo) Second Secretary, Mr Philip Mckenzie, made a special visit to meet with Automatrics at the Exhibition. Our services were highly commended at the show, with many Asia Pacific traders showing interest to establish partner services in the region. It was Automatrics' second visit to Japan in two years, after winning selection by JETRO (Japanese Export Trade Organisation) to present services in Japan
Automatrics returned to exhibit mtrack services to delegates attending this year’s Construction Industry Theft Solutions conference. mtrack continues to dominate the plant and construction theft recovery success story with its patented battery powered system
ADT recently issued the following notice..
"ADT has carried out a review of its business activities to improve our customer service delivery on our core product and service disciplines..."
As a result of this review, ADT decided to discontinue their asset location service and are directing "...customers who want to continue protecting their mobile assets to companies who are specialists in this area of business"
ADT named Automatrics as a specialist company able to provide continued monitoring services. Automatrics are pleased to welcome ADT customers and are committed to providing the highest levels of service.
The UK's largest caravan insurer, The Caravan Club now offers insurance discounts for users of mtrack Active and MTrackPro Active, following the successful Thatcham accreditation (TQA 114 and TQA 115)
Automatrics set up mtrack trials for Thatcham Quality Accreditation (TQA) for leisure and non-powered assets. Thatcham evaluated MTrack’s proactive alarming mechanism. The significant battery life available with mtrack means it is unique at protecting non powered assets with GSM /RF location. With patented power control technology mtrack works for several years between battery changes. The trials proved successful with new TQA awards presented shortly afterwards
Recognised for providing excellent customer service and for being a highly proactive partner working hard to raise the awareness of MTrack’s' unique benefits, Automatrics has now been awarded a long term import and service provider contract. Automatrics will continue to develop marine, plant, leisure market and logistical tracking applications with strategic alliances and it’s market sector based reseller network.
Automatrics win the 2009 Service to Industry award from the Birmingham Telegraph for its commitment to ensuring vehicles and stolen goods will be able to be more readily recovered through their tracking systems. Automatrics have helped many in industry, the police and environmental groups to recover vehicles and stolen goods using mtrack.
The Business Achievement Award is recognised throughout business and industry, known regionally as well as nationally. The award is presented to Automatrics for the company’s achievements within Security Product Sector with Mtrack. Automatrics delivered a good business concept, moving forward within the sector industry, pushing boundaries further and offering outstanding services and products.
Automatrics receives Tracking Company of the Year 2009 award. This award was presented to Automatrics in recognition of the company’s excellent customer service and class leading performance, achieved through its mtrack asset tracking and recovery services. The Award was presented by Business and Industry Today who commented that “Mtrack is an excellent piece of technology which the vehicle industry will benefit from immensely”.
Intellect is the leading trade association for the technology sector which represents over 800 companies ranging from SMEs to multinationals. The Telematics Group have significant interests in the design and manufacture of in-vehicle information and communication services that use wireless communication. Group focus is to promote the evolution of a business environment for Telematics, in both the UK and Europe that encourages mass up-take of all applications across all current and potential market.
The Executive Hire Club publish an article featuring one of our success stories, the Fraser Tool Hire JCB mini digger recovery. It highlights to club members the advantages of GSM and Radio Tracking for tracking stolen plant equipment. The article contains a quote which describes the service we provide as "exemplary"
Automatrics support the government initiative to help combat plant theft at the Construction Industry Theft Solutions (CITS) Forum at JCB.
mtrack gains the prestigious Thatcham TQA accreditation which not only confirms the quality of the product, but also the organisations responsible for design, manufacture and service provision.
Automatrics present mtrack at the OPERC 08 Spring conference. Richard Taylor explained why GSM/RF systems work in situations where GPS often fails.
mtrack is featured on Macintyre’s Big Sting on Channel 5. The programme shows successful recovery of a portable television fitted with an mtrack
The Mule was stolen along with it's trailer from outside a Travel Lodge in Doncaster. We had to wait for the tracking unit to connect before we receive.. read more >