Could a National Neighbourhood Watch Scheme for Classics be started?

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Russell Campbell
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What's needed is a system that automatically e- mails the details and picture to every classic car club, forum and magazine in the UK as soon as a stolen vehicle is registered, so as many people as possible are searching for the car. Most enthusiasts notice unusual cars as we go about our business, it's part of the hobby, so having thousands of eyes and ears looking for each stolen car can only be a good thing.

DavidChaps
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That won't do any harm but there are better ways, basically DIY versions of the Police Tracker system.

Just type tracker in to Ebay, brings up thousands of them.

Either self powered or run off car battery they are basically a smartphone without a keypad or display. Easy to hide on the car. You put in a PAYG sim card and can activate them by just sending a text. They reply with the exact GPS coordinates of where they are, anywhere in the world. (You put those in Google Maps and it'll often show right down to the building) They can also be set to proactively alert you if they move so ideal for vehicles in storage.Have also put one in a vehicle being transported so can see where it is - even how fast it is being towed on a trailer !

Of course they need power and a mobile signal but they cost less than £100 and the few I've played with have worked really well.

Get a few and review them in the magazine !

David Chaps

 

Dblebill
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DavidChaps wrote:

That won't do any harm but there are better ways, basically DIY versions of the Police Tracker system.

Just type tracker in to Ebay, brings up thousands of them.

Either self powered or run off car battery they are basically a smartphone without a keypad or display. Easy to hide on the car. You put in a PAYG sim card and can activate them by just sending a text. They reply with the exact GPS coordinates of where they are, anywhere in the world. (You put those in Google Maps and it'll often show right down to the building) They can also be set to proactively alert you if they move so ideal for vehicles in storage.Have also put one in a vehicle being transported so can see where it is - even how fast it is being towed on a trailer !

Of course they need power and a mobile signal but they cost less than £100 and the few I've played with have worked really well.

Get a few and review them in the magazine !

David Chaps

 

Dblebill
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That sounds like a good idea, how about it guys adopting David's suggestion and reviewing a few of them in the magazine?