Victoria car theft crackdown: GPS trackers to be hidden in vehicles

Australia: The Victoria Police and the National Motor Vehicle Theft Reduction Council will trial fittiing hi -tech trackers to hundreds of vehicles in high risk suburbs to combat vehicle theft.  The trial will be rolled out as early as September and Police hope the trackers will eventually be fitted to every car in the state in a “game-changing” move.  The trackers will be synched with a car owner’s mobile phone. Once a car is moved from a preset location the owner will get an alert which gives them an option to notify Victoria Police directly. Officers will then track the stolen vehicles in real time through a $15 million monitoring hub.

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