A List Of Vehicle Tracking Companies
In a country like South Africa where so many cars get hijacked on a regular basis, not having a vehicle tracker installed is something that can turn out to be very costly. In fact, the importance of vehicle trackers in South Africa means that if you do not have it installed many car insurance providers would not even give you theft protection.
However, a vehicle tracker is only as good as the company which installs it on your car. What this means is that it is extremely important for you to ensure that your chosen company for installing a vehicle tracker on your car is established, trustworthy, and reputed. Here are some of the best names in the industry.
1. Matrix: Matrix is a company that was established back in 1996. It caters primarily to individual car owners through a range of three vehicle tracking devices. The brand of devices this company provides is MiX Telematics.
2. Tracker: Tracker is another vehicle tracking company that was established in the 1990s. It is a company that caters to 30 different countries. It has a product profile of three vehicle trackers with various features.
3. Ctrack: Ctrack is a vehicle tracking company that boasts of a 90 percent recovery rate of its vehicles. It uses a combination of GPS, GSM, and radio frequency methods to cater to its customers. It offers seven different types of vehicle tracking packages ranging from basic to workforce tracking.
4. Cartrack: Cartrack boasts of a 95 percent success rate in recovering stolen vehicles of its customers. It began in 2004 and offers varied telematics services. It has seven types of product packages designed for various niche audiences.
5. Altech Netstar: Altech Netstar started in the year of 1994 and claims to be the national market leader in terms of size and product range.
It is one of the leading vehicle tracking companies not only in South Africa but the whole region including Botswana, Swaziland, Namibia, and Zambia. The product range of Altech Netstar is truly diverse and the company even provides international tracking.
6. Tracetec: Tracetec does not follow the prevalent GPS and GSM vehicle tracking systems. Instead, it relies upon a point to point tracking system with beacons installed all over the country.
There are five products that Tracetec offers to its customers. It is one of the few companies in the nation that does not require their customers to agree to contracts of two to three years.
7. iTrack Live: This is another company that does not require its customers to sign long term contracts. iTrack Live offers both individual vehicle tracking and fleet management devices. It should be noted that the company touts itself as the most affordable vehicle tracking company in South Africa.
8. Star Trac: Star Trac is a company that operates in over 50 countries all over the globe, although it started in South Africa only in 2008. This is a company that made inroads into the South African market by way of acquiring Starcom Systems in 2008.
Vehicle tracking devices on your vehicle can end up saving you a considerable amount of money. However, more important than this is the peace of mind that such devices can give you, whether you are driving within your city or on the highways beyond it.