Santam demanding certain customers get two trackers for cars at high risk of theft or hijacking

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Reading between the lines.....it does not show confidence in the accuracy of the tracking devices. A friend with a large fleet tracks his own vehicles. He told me they show positions sometimes as much as 100kms from the real position of the vehicle.
 
Cant wait for my car to get a booster shot too!

Much safer!
 
The rest of the market is busy following suit.
Indeed. Discovery Insure has started requiring tracking devices in high-risk vehicles. My parents' VW Polo and Tiguan - mandatory. My Jaguar X-Type, and now XF - optional. Premiums are still pretty good, though.
 
Hijackers are using jammers to give them time to strip the car out for the devices. And that's if they don't have the added benefit of an informer or are sophisticated enough to have one of those devices tracker installers use to locate the unit.
 
Reading between the lines.....it does not show confidence in the accuracy of the tracking devices. A friend with a large fleet tracks his own vehicles. He told me they show positions sometimes as much as 100kms from the real position of the vehicle.
Less to do with tracking confidence, more to do with the fact that thieves know where these are normally installed and they are hoping that if one is found, other remains active.

Never had issues with accuracy on my tracker, pretty normal gps accuracy.
 
:unsure: So apart from zero excess on theft and hijack claims - will Santam be discounting the monthly instalments to the exact value of the 2nd tracker service? Not against getting a tracker in my car, but I sure as hell ain't gonna pay R200/R300 a month for over and above my insurance instalments just to get an R20 discount on my monthly insurance instalment.
 
The thing most people don't get is that insurers require active tracking devices that DO NOT rely on user input.

Shitty little apps with this and that means nothing and helps nothing whatsoever if your car is stolen 9pm and you have to log it or phone it in only when you realized it at 7am the next morning.

It is actively monitored or it isn't. That is all that matters.

I often have to deal with people who don't ****ing listen when I say Early Warning and then a week later email me an installation certificate of their useless and rubbish Matrix app.
 
Reading between the lines.....it does not show confidence in the accuracy of the tracking devices. A friend with a large fleet tracks his own vehicles. He told me they show positions sometimes as much as 100kms from the real position of the vehicle.
Likely depends on the device you installing then because we have zero accuracy issues.

Our fleet uses matrix units. Installation also includes a secondary backup unit.

:unsure: So apart from zero excess on theft and hijack claims - will Santam be discounting the monthly instalments to the exact value of the 2nd tracker service? Not against getting a tracker in my car, but I sure as hell ain't gonna pay R200/R300 a month for over and above my insurance instalments just to get an R20 discount on my monthly insurance instalment.

Article states second device, not second independent company. Backup systems are a must for something this critical.
 
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mista supa herooo andre de ruyter was quoted as saying, he has found 2 bugs in his car
 
Tracker oak standing next to the oak fixing your car maybe.
They can fix it quicker because they can find it quicker? F knows, by the time they find it it's probably already stripped for parts and a write off.
 
Reading between the lines.....it does not show confidence in the accuracy of the tracking devices. A friend with a large fleet tracks his own vehicles. He told me they show positions sometimes as much as 100kms from the real position of the vehicle.
I think it's more a case of the trackers being removed. When my Ranger was stolen a few years back they did over R100k worth of damage to the interior of my vehicle looking for a tracker (I didn't have one).

Also, I learnt that tracker doesn't work across borders. i.e. if your vehicle is taken to Moz or Zim, forget about it.
 
Reading between the lines.....it does not show confidence in the accuracy of the tracking devices. A friend with a large fleet tracks his own vehicles. He told me they show positions sometimes as much as 100kms from the real position of the vehicle.
I have the same problem, but that is because the location updates happen over cell signal to the database. Real time location and update I can request, but it costs extra. I sometime request to activate it on some of my vehicles if they are going into a dangerous area or if I suspect something.

If a recovery is required then the realtime location is activated automatically.
 
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