Tracker has been South Africa’s leading vehicle tracking
company since the 1990s. And while vehicle tracking and Stolen
Vehicle Recovery (SVR) remains the company’s core business, the
Tracker of today has evolved into a highly sophisticated
technological company offering leading edge fleet monitoring and
telematics solutions to both individuals and organisations
throughout Southern Africa.
But it’s more than this.
Tracker strives to create value for a broad range of people
and industries. It’s about filtering and processing different
strings of vehicle data and providing meaningful information
that can be utilised and connected with other layers of
intelligence to improve the lives of motorists, the general
South African public as well as a wide spectrum of organisations
in the insurance, vehicle manufacturer, fleet, dealer and other
It’s about taking vehicle, route and driver information and
creating true value propositions for a host of different
audiences. Whether it’s powering a live traffic product or
enabling tailored insurance offerings, Tracker wants to add
value wherever it can, to whomever it touches.
By combining world-class products and services and feeding
intelligent and accurate information back to both customers and
various industries, Tracker believes that it can truly improve
the lives of South Africans in ways that extend beyond only
recovering stolen and hijacked vehicles.
Key to Tracker’s success has been the many symbiotic
relationships it has established with the likes of the SAPS
(with whom Tracker has a formal partnership), the insurance
industry, vehicle manufacturers and dealerships as well as
fitment centres and finance institutions.
But, regardless of how the vehicle tracking industry evolves
in the future, one golden thread shall remain forever woven into
the very fabric of the company:
By arresting thousands of criminals, saving hundreds of
lives, and preventing scores of future crimes from ever
happening, Tracker is and always will be a powerful force for
good in South Africa dedicated to bringing down crime and Taking
Back Tomorrow for all its people.
- Invented the
industry – Tracker’s technology brought mainstream
vehicle tracking to the world in the United States in 1986.
- Largest vehicle
tracking company – Globally, there are some
2-million Trackers fitted to vehicles throughout 30
countries. In South Africa, Tracker’s technology is fitted
to more than 570 000 vehicles.
with the SAPS - Tracker is the only vehicle
tracking company in South Africa to benefit from a formal
partnership with the South African Police Service, having
just recently won its third consecutive five-year contract
with the police. The Tracker-SAPS partnership is widely
considered the most successful private-public sector
collaboration ever seen in South Africa.
recovery fleet – The partnership with the SAPS
means that Tracker has some 1300 vehicles and almost 50
aircraft in its recovery arsenal – by some margin the
largest recovery fleet on the continent.
- Most recoveries
in the world – Tracker’s technology has recovered
almost 300 000 stolen and hijacked vehicles throughout the
world. In South Africa alone, Tracker has recovered some 48
252 vehicles in only 13 years. More than any other tracking
company in Africa.
- Most arrests
– Tracker’s recoveries in South Africa alone have resulted
in some 8663 arrests - significantly more than any other
vehicle tracking company on the continent. Tracker’s
technology is currently responsible for an average of 100
arrests a month in South Africa.
- Global power
– Tracker frequently exchanges intelligence with partners in
crime-ravaged countries such as Columbia, Brazil, Argentina
and Mexico to ensure that our technology remains one step
ahead of the world’s most sophisticated vehicle crime
syndicates. Similar relationships exist with international
crime fighting organisations, including the likes of
recovery network – In addition to its GSM and GPS
networks, Tracker owns its own radio-satellite recovery
network which covers almost 98% of SA’s population.
installation capabilities – In addition to a
network of Tracker-approved fitment centres throughout the
country, Tracker offers clients mobile installations at a
time and place convenient to the customer.
track record with insurers – Tracker has earned the
respect of all major insurance companies, many of whom offer
discounted premiums and excess waivers to customers whose
vehicles are protected by Tracker.
- Leading edge
technology – Tracker’s technology is some of the
most sophisticated in the world. Tracker SkyTrax is, in
fact, the technology behind the insurance industry’s
breakthrough “Pay as you Drive” offering.
recovery capabilities - Tracker has recovery
capabilities in Mozambique, Swaziland and Lesotho – the
latter of which boasted a recovery rate of 100% for almost a
- Generic for the
industry - Such has been Tracker’s success that its
brand name has become a generic term given to vehicle
tracking devices in South Africa – evidence of the company’s
runaway success over the past 13 years.