XCSOURCE Tracker Vehicle Protection System

Discussion in 'Motorhome Security' started by Mark James, Jul 14, 2016.

  1. Mark James

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    Good morning All,
    With my new investment due to be delievered soon i was looking at security, I have booked in for the Strikeback Alarm through Vanbitz and now looking at Vehicle Trackers, not for insurance purposes but mainly for my own piece of mind, I am about to order one of these:


    Does anyone have any good or bad feedback please?

    many thanks
    Mark
     
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    As with most things you get what you pay for. It probably does what it claims to do but what are you really expecting for £16?

    Just an idea, as you're going to Vanbitz anyway, why not get them to add a Non Starter at the same time as the alarm?

    That will give you, amongst other things, the peace of mind tracking ability that you want, it's a proven system and you will have the fantastic Vanbitz after sales support should you need it
     
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  3. Barry72

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    Just ordered the same bit of kit, reviews look promising and if it does half of what it says it does then it will be fine by me. Time will tell.
     
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    @pappajohn has a tracker that does all the things that this thing does.
     
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    Different head unit but guessing the same will apply, found this question and answer on the Clarion site.

    Q3

    Can I connect several sources onto a VRX633R?

    A3

    Yes but you need a TV tuner (TTX7502/7503), CCA-389 connector and an MSS433 multi zone switcher.
     
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    Do you know that even the best trackers are now being blocked by thieves?
     
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    I have one the same as that but it came direct from China at a lower price - don't know how they make a profit
    Its worked OK for 6 months and was giving back correct information on position all over Germany and France with a Giff gaff sim.
    As a basic tracker and my phone it does what I expect - I might even connect the other functions it provides at some time and I've got a key fob to arm it but not using that either.
    Easy for a theif to jam I know but it gives me some peace of mind and for what it cost I'm happy.
     
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  8. Barry72

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    I shall remove it in the morning and place it in the bin.

    Seriously though, nothing is full proof, fool proof yes but there is no perfect solution to most of these problems. However for £20 and very little effort and cost it seems more sensible to have than not.
     
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    Really?

    Not all trackers use GSM to report in, some use dedicated communication satellites, designed to track where there is no GSM signal, at sea for example.

    Allso a little cheap jammer will simply fail when going past a massively powerful mast

    Our latest GSM Non Starter system have anti jam technology, if the unit senses a jamming device the unit will immobilise the vehicle, trigger the alarm system and send a message to the users that the GSM signal is being tampered with

    And of course then, the system requires a message from the owners mobile phone before the Motorhome will start
     
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    As there are still a lot of areas in the UK that you cannot get a phone signal, is there another way your mobile can communicate to the "Non Starter" to arm or dis-arm it?
     
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    There are always "ways" However the main function of the Non Starter is to prevent theft of the motorhome by stealing the keys.

    For example my motorhome is sat outside my house, GSM immobilised so if some one breaks into my house and steals my keys and alarm fob they cannot start my motorhome.

    When I go away on Friday afternoon and park outside Sainsbury's the keys and the fob will be in my pocket so I am not worried about key theft then, just a break in.

    The latest Non Starters using roaming technology so will use any available network.
     
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    My review of the product on Amazon:


     
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    After trying the cheap Chinese copy rubbish I bought one that actually works with GPS and phone signal....a NANO 102...currently £39 + £10 hardwire kit though.
    Just found out via email from the 'control centre' that after the 1st year there is an annual subscription of just £10 to use the GPS facility....but the text messaging service still works and includes GPS co-ords and a link to Google maps.
    Only real difference is you can't follow in real time.

    http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/Genuine-GPS...evice-102-NANO-TK102-/111201679112?nav=SEARCH
     
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    I think that the TK 102 above is made by the same company (the one referred to above is called the TK103), just branded differently and operated via the Rewire Security service/control centre. Having said that, it is a good product, as long as Rewire remain in business and the control centre remains usable of course

    The Trackimo is probably the best I have seen of the small tracker products. £54 for the product, including one year roaming SIM and 3-4 day internal battery life. And if you can't hide one of these matchbox sized trackers in your M/H, then you really do have a problem. And the updates are at 1 minute intervals http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Trackimo-...845053?hash=item281f8a3cbd:g:LnMAAOSw-KFXc5iT
     
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