Fair points. Perhaps being an old fart has it’s benefits on the insurance premiums that mean the sums work one way for me and another for you.
Still can’t get to grips with the huge price for having what is about one third of a mobile phone stuffed in your bike.
This whole thing should be about £50 plus fitting, not £450. If the alert system were fully digitised, say another £50 a year.
Perhaps it’s like Thatcham aproval. AKA a friggin rip off for nowt much.
I think there needs to be comparable competition and then the prices will come down.
Some of the costs probably come from a having radio licence as the Tracker uses a VHF band.
I thought £475 was reasonable… For the benefit of oldguy… that was for the tracker system AND acumen alarm AND fitting at my home address…
So it could be worth the extra cost on a new bike but not so much on an older one ? £450 seems a lot to me as mines an old bike still worth a few quid though, as afro says if more companies got involved perhaps the price would come down.
I would if my bike was worth more. Def will get one if i got a new bike:D
My thoughts on this - isn’t there an opportunity here for someone?
Invest in the tracking technology and offer your services both privately and to the insurers themselves (and the tracker companies also). The police don’t have the resources to spend dedicated time doing the tracking so therefore someone who is able to look 24/7 for an activated tracker would surely be in big demand.
Locate the bike and then call the police. (As tempting as it would be to go in, iron bar flailing.)
(I’ll only ask for a small percentage for the idea btw)
LOL! Fella, look at the service offered by Tracker networks UK. They supply and fit the Tracking equipment into a percentage of all 52 UK Police Forces vehicles including Fixed wing aircraft and helicopters… This equipment is always on and does not require activating. Only the Tracker fitted to the bike (or any vehicle) needs to be activated. Nice idea…but very much in use…
DaytonaPual: As badly as my last post seems like a very, very shameless plug…I no longer fit Trackers, although I have done so in the past. I still fit Alarms and immobilizers…(That was a shameless plug)
Aren’t you missing my point though?
The technology may have been installed into police vehicles but if they haven’t got the time to use it (which seems to be the consensus) what use is that?
Therefore, surely there’s an opening for someone to offer that privately?