• A motorhome parked in a public car park may not necessarily be safe. With electronic search equipment, someone could intercept signals from wireless keys and make a copy, both the doorway and into the immobilizer.
    A motorhome parked in a public car park may not necessarily be safe. With electronic search equipment, someone could intercept signals from wireless keys and make a copy, both the doorway and into the immobilizer.
  • "Motorhome thief" from the NBCC was dressed in hoodie, made several, slightly suspicious laps around the car, fiddled at length with the door, and came at last into the camper. Despite the fact that several were present, nobody reacted to what happened.
    "Motorhome thief" from the NBCC was dressed in hoodie, made several, slightly suspicious laps around the car, fiddled at length with the door, and came at last into the camper. Despite the fact that several were present, nobody reacted to what happened.
  • Camper running from the parking lot, this could be the last time it was in nærhetenav its true owner.
    Camper running from the parking lot, this could be the last time it was in nærhetenav its true owner.
  • The alarm goes off. Just a minute after the motor home disappeared, own alerts via SMS on their mobile phone that the camper had disappeared from the parking lot. Similarly message also went to the security company.
    The alarm goes off. Just a minute after the motor home disappeared, own alerts via SMS on their mobile phone that the camper had disappeared from the parking lot. Similarly message also went to the security company.
  • The tablet with søkemotorappen was turned on. As stated, the Anti-Theft combined with a number of other measures that electronic logbook, travel expenses etc.
    The tablet with søkemotorappen was turned on. As stated, the Anti-Theft combined with a number of other measures that electronic logbook, travel expenses etc.
  • After a few minutes was the "stålne» camper located in the overview map. It was indeed come surprisingly far in a short time, which means that the search must be implemented as soon as possible after the alarm goes off
    After a few minutes was the "stålne» camper located in the overview map. It was indeed come surprisingly far in a short time, which means that the search must be implemented as soon as possible after the alarm goes off
  • Photo shows which roads are used, running without appearing like a broad red stripe on the electronic map.
    Photo shows which roads are used, running without appearing like a broad red stripe on the electronic map.
  • The hunt is on. The tablet with search equipment and two from the security company along with BoCM is on track, the excitement is about, we find the "stolen" the camper to be run to an unknown location.
    The hunt is on. The tablet with search equipment and two from the security company along with BoCM is on track, the excitement is about, we find the "stolen" the camper to be run to an unknown location.
  • "Big Brother". Despite several stops and antics along the way, the search apparatus followed motorhome route as a gadfly. Everything that happened along the way was behøring recorded and documented for posterity.
    "Big Brother". Despite several stops and antics along the way, the search apparatus followed motorhome route as a gadfly. Everything that happened along the way was behøring recorded and documented for posterity.
  • The car stopped, the overview map it was localized with an error margin of about 1-2 meters. "Headhunters" approached carefully in order not to scare away "the quarry".
    The car stopped, the overview map it was localized with an error margin of about 1-2 meters. "Headhunters" approached carefully in order not to scare away "the quarry".
  • "There står'n» Snedig parked just outside a large campsite with many cars and campers, was "our" mobile home is left. When "thief" still found himself in the driver's seat, the police were alerted to assist in bringing the car back to the rightful owner. This is highly recommended to do, and the police will prioritize the types of cases, they stated to BoCM.
    "There står'n» Snedig parked just outside a large campsite with many cars and campers, was "our" mobile home is left. When "thief" still found himself in the driver's seat, the police were alerted to assist in bringing the car back to the rightful owner. This is highly recommended to do, and the police will prioritize the types of cases, they stated to BoCM.
  • Police arriving after just a few minutes, and blocks while the exit from the parking lot
    Police arriving after just a few minutes, and blocks while the exit from the parking lot
  • The police are informed about the case, what has happened, check the route and other documentation from the abduction of camper
    The police are informed about the case, what has happened, check the route and other documentation from the abduction of camper
  • "Hold your hands high so I can see them, and then came out of the car" was the clear order from the police to "car thief".
    "Hold your hands high so I can see them, and then came out of the car" was the clear order from the police to "car thief".
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By: Bjarne Eikefjord
Motorhome and Caravan magazine, No. 5, 2016 October

New Tracking Technology: STOPPER thieves

Annual stolen a large number of vehicles, campers and caravans are not exempt. BoCM have tested out a new system that can track stolen vehicles via satellite - without thieves recognize some things before handcuffs pats on.

Modern electronic locks with remote control is not as secure as people think. The signals from remote controls can be captured and reproduced, and thus the thief gained access to the vehicle. Via advanced computer software, then the thieves copy the key codes and immobilizer codes, and thus it is full steam ahead for thieves to take their vehicle whenever they wish. It's even worse for the right owners is that burglaries and thefts leaves no physical trace. The vehicle is recovered, it appears as "key driven," as it is called in the insurance vocabulary. Thus, the owner can both lose compensation and worse.

reregistered

A stolen vehicle, such as a motorhome just before the start of the holiday, is thus a very big thing for most families. Many vehicles stolen are transported as quickly as possible out of the country to places where there is not too strict control of re-registration. There are thus many stolen vehicles that have been found registered in other countries, and much even more that are never found at all. But now there are tracking systems that make no thieves feel confident, because "Big Brother sees them" almost wherever they try to get along. BoCM has tested one of the systems now introduced in Norway, and our "caravan tire" was not very high in the hat when the police after a little hour knocked on the box, ordered him out of the car and slammed the handcuffs in place. Here is the story of the whole test.

GSM transmitter

In a camper a small transmitter was installed in a "secret place". This transmitter, or tracking devices, can be divided into 2 types, depending on usage. Either a fixed GPS Tracker that connects to an external power source or a rechargeable GPS Tracker that can be easily moved. The GPS device contains a GPS chip, a GSM receiver with a SIM card and a battery. The GPS chip retrieves its position via satellites and sends information such as a tablet or mobile phone where an app ensures that all movements can be followed on a map. Then you can either sit dry and good and follow the stolen vehicle and from there, for example, direct the police to the right place or you can follow in another car. And, it all happens without the thieves knowing that they are being followed with argus eyes in all movements.

tests equipment

BoCM let up a test so that a motorhome with tracking equipment should be removed from a public car and driven to a place that was unknown to both the owner and the equipment operators. If everything works as planned, both the owner and the security company alerted as soon as the vehicle leaves the space it occupies. Then implemented tracking, and then you could see on the map both the vehicle's position, and which roads it has been run. We would then follow the abducted camper. To make things as realistic as possible, we had made an appointment with Manglerud Police that a police patrol would "assist" to reclaim the car, it is something that individuals have neither qualifications or authority to do on their own. And so it went throughout the test.

The camper is gone

Our "bobiltyv" had to test guilt, borrowed a key, but he was dressed suspiciously and took himself into a parked campervan on a public parking midmorning with a lot of people around. Despite several embedded suspicious movements around the car, no one responded, and the car started up and run out of space without any problems. Just as it would have been if someone had hacked code signals in the electronic key and made a copy. However, it was not long before the hunters were on track. When the car drove out of the area, the owner will be notified through both SMS and email. An ordinary tablet was connected to the vehicle's GSM transmitter via an app, where you could see where the camper took the road, and the owner decided to follow suit.

Impossible to deceive

Tablets were carried into another car, and through this we could follow the «stolen» camper on its way through the big city streets and roads. It was run slightly crisscrossing but tracking program were not fooled. A clear red tracks on the electronic map showed all the movements, including a couple of stops along the way. With addresses and all. Finally parked «thief» car somewhere where he believed that an RV would not attract attention, that is right off a major campground. But it was no use. On the chart came up Yet the image of the place where the camper was parked, and after a bit we arrived at the place, and there stood motorhome parked partially behind some other campers. From the outside nothing could be observed that there was nothing abnormal, but the sender told about down to the nearest meter position.

Thought confident

In this case it ended that the "car thief" was "arrested" by the police, but the fewest were discovered in this way, telling the police who were called as part of the test scheme. Unfortunately, there are too many stolen vehicles that will never work, and for the purpose of clarification, these types of tracking systems will have a lot to mean. Perhaps most as preventive measures, since no thieves want to get the police unexpectedly visiting. It also stated "our car thief" who acknowledged that he was not very high in the hat when the police dumped the window and pulled him out of the car, despite knowing that this was part of the plan itself.

Costs

Track Norge AS is the company that offers the solution BoCM tested. They have a Norwegian-developed platform, iTracker.no, from which they provide services that range from electronic driving book for company carriers for tracking and safeguarding values. The platform works on all devices and digital formats, allowing you to track the secured devices from smartphones or tablets, regardless of whether you are using Apple, Android, or Windows Mobile. The cost of the technical equipment is around a couple of thousands of patches, and then accrues annual charges for GSM SIM cards. Looking at a motorhome with the price tag from half a million upwards, the hedging costs are not deterrent. And that seems, the NBCC chief executive, Jørgen Snoen, can confirm, as he was playing "car mobility" during this test, and who, to his great surprise, got out of the car in a place he believed completely safe from be found.

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