What is the best S5 tracker?
So you’re thinking of investing in a car tracker? Smart decision. Car trackers are a great way to protect your vehicle from theft and lower your insurance premium.
Whilst doing your research, you’ve probably noticed that the category ‘S5 tracker’ keeps cropping up. S5 Trackers offer the maximum level of vehicle security and the highest Thatcham accreditation possible.
They feature technology that counteracts the concerning increase of keyless car theft, relay crime and car key theft. This makes them the best trackers on the market for protecting your vehicle and therefore are highly recommended by insurance providers. All category five trackers must have the following features:
- Remote engine immobilisation
- Motion sensors
- Automatic driver recognition (ADR)
- GPS and GSM technology
- Full police support (level 1 response)
Here at Trackerfit, we stock an extensive range of S5 trackers from the industries best providers. Here are some that we recommend…
Meta Trak S5 VTS
The Meta Track S5 is a sophisticated tracker that’s great value for money and suitable for all vehicle types.
It comes with two driver recognition tags, live tracking, 24/7 control room monitoring, instant alerts to your phone and an optional add on for remote immobilisation. It’s also Thatcham and insurance approved.
With over 40 years of experience in the industry, Meta Track is one of the largest and most trusted providers of vehicle trackers in the world. This S5 VTS is reliable and meets many of the ideal requirements for a tracking device. However, it does lack some of the impressive features you receive with a tracker of a higher price point, as seen below.
SmarTrack 5+ with D-iD™ (Including Remote Immobilisation)
The SmarTrack S5 with D-iD™ features a brand new driver identification system that uses your mobile device ( D-iD™) instead of traditional driver tags.
If any attempt is made to move your vehicle without your mobile device present, an instant alert will be sent to you and to SmarTrack’s secure operating centre. Once confirmed this is not you, they will begin tracking your vehicle and liaising directly with the police to recover your car as quickly as possible. This handy feature removes the problem of losing your driver tags and making this feature useless.
It also comes with battery disconnection alert and motion sensing alerts via their free telematics app, is compatible with all makes and models and is very reasonably priced! Overall, there’s not much we can say against the SmarTrack 5+ with D-iD.
Tracker S5 Plus
The Tracker S5 Plus is an all-around great tracker by one of the industries leading manufacturers. The combination of 3 methods of location tracking (VHF, GSM and GPS) provides Europe wide coverage, with 24/7 alert monitoring, 365 days a year. It also includes dual technology and signal jamming detection that is vital to stopping criminals from using GPS/GSM jammers to block the tracking device. It can even be tracked in containers and underground car parks.
However, considering the price of the Tracker S5 sits in the middle of our recommended products, it has some disadvantages that make it rank lower than some cheaper models. The Tracker S5 is not transferable between cars and doesn’t include remote immobilisation.
Meta Trak S5 Deadlock
The Meta Trak S5 Deadlock was developed in response to the staggering increase in vehicle thefts. It combines advanced immobilisation with Meta Trak’s new generation tracking technology, 24/7 control room monitoring and an easy-to-use app!
The Meta Trak S5 Deadlock comes with advanced driver immobilisation, which arms automatically when the engine is turned off. It also comes with remote deadlock immobilisation which can be activated via your smartphone. Once activated this prevents the vehicle from starting.
These advancements in technology will take your security to a new level, protecting you from the very latest theft methods including relay attacks, OBD compromise and key cloning. Impressive right? It’s also compatible with all makes and models. With all of these features comes a pretty high price tag, so that’s something to consider before you set your heart on this tracker.
Once you’ve found your S5 tracker, we’ll install it for free. We use the latest installation techniques to ensure any thief won’t detect or remove it.
Get in touch with one of our experts today on 0203 198 2299 to get advice and ask any questions you may have.