June 23, 2021
Our Client reported the theft of his BMW 3 Series valued at £55,000 via the ‘Report Theft’ feature on the AMI App. The vehicle was fitted with AMI’s AT5 battery-operated tracking device which utilises state-of-the-art GPS, GSM, and RF technology.
The unit was immediately placed into ‘finder mode’ so that the exact location of the stolen vehicle could be determined, both AMI’s monitoring station and the customer concerned can also log on to the AMI Nexis web-based portal or AMI Nexis app to establish the exact GPS positions of the vehicle.
The vehicle was subsequently located at a residential address in Allerton, Bradford. The vehicle was recovered with the assistance of the police.
Later the vehicle was inspected and it was discovered that that the onboard BMW tracking solution had been discovered and ripped out whilst subsequently severely damaging the inside of the car. The AT5 was covertly installed within the vehicle and was not discovered by the thieves.
The AT5 actively monitors over £475 million worth of assets and has helped customers across the length and breadth of the UK track down and recover stolen equipment. Offering the industry’s longest-lasting battery life of up to 20 years without the need for replacement or recharging, it is virtually impossible to trace in the event of a theft as it has no external wires, antennas, or connections to trace. It is scanner-proof, remaining undetectable via a wake-sleep cycle mode, and because it is palm-sized at just 54 x 65 x 37mm, it is much smaller than comparable tracking devices yet still offers an IP68 waterproof rating.