Aug 11, 2023
Whether you use your caravan for trips away or it's your primary residence, an insurance policy can provide peace of mind and protect your investment against unexpected damage or theft.
However, at Fleetsmart, we believe in taking a more proactive approach. By investing in sophisticated caravan tracking technology, you'll significantly improve the chances of recovering your caravan should it be stolen, and more importantly, act as a deterrent to potential thieves.
Additionally, by enhancing the security of your caravan, you are not only making it less attractive to potential thieves but also positively influencing your insurance premiums. Implementing security measures such as the installation of caravan trackers can significantly reduce the risk of theft, consequently leading to reduced insurance costs.
In this guide, we’ll be exploring how you can reduce your caravan insurance and all the other benefits of installing a caravan tracker.
In recent years, the threat of caravan theft has been on the rise. Given their high value, ranging anywhere between £10,000 to £35,000 and often the additional cost of the items inside, caravans make an attractive target for thieves.
What’s more, as they are frequently left unattended, often in remote or secluded locations, for long periods of time, the risk of theft increases. Organised crime groups have been targeting premium caravan storage sites. Since the pandemic, increased travel restrictions led to a higher demand in caravans as people looked to holiday in the UK rather than going abroad.
As a result, thieves have been actively targeting premium caravans and the sites they are stored at. This means it’s more important now than ever to protect your caravan.
Caravan tracking involves the use of sophisticated devices that use GPS technology to pinpoint the exact location of your caravan at any given time. Once installed, a caravan tracker provides real-time data on the whereabouts of your caravan, directly to your phone, computer, or other devices.
Fleetsmart’s cutting-edge GPS mapping technology uses Google Maps with GPS satellite images and street view, giving you up-to-the-minute locations with a 2m accuracy for the full picture.
Geo-fence alerts will notify you any time your caravan enters or exits an area you choose at set times. So if, for example, you typically leave your caravan at a holiday site, you can mark this area as a digital geo-fence.
Should a thief then attempt to steal your caravan and exit the area, you will be alerted immediately, allowing you to contact the police and recover your caravan as quickly as possible.
You can see the exact location of your caravan in real-time with up-to-the-minute updates. This is particularly useful if your caravan is on the move without your consent.
The constant monitoring and immediate alerts if your caravan moves without your consent allow for a quick response, significantly improving the chance of recovery in the event of theft. Moreover, the presence of a tracker can serve as a deterrent to potential thieves.
These features mean you have a better chance at recovering your caravan quickly in the event of an attempted theft, making you more appealing to insurance companies who are therefore more likely to offer you a discounted premium as a result.
Having a comprehensive security system can provide more than just financial benefits. The peace of mind knowing your vehicle is secure, whether parked in a campsite, your driveway or on the road, can enhance your overall caravanning experience.
Understanding your needs and choosing the right caravan tracker for your situation is key. It can provide an extra layer of security and peace of mind, whether your caravan is parked at home, at a campsite, or on the move.
So even if you’re at the opposite end of the country to your caravan, you can rest easy and monitor its location from the comfort of your home. Get in touch with our team today to discuss how Fleetsmart’s caravan trackers can benefit you even further.