How RS Connect can help you keep your Range Rover safe.
At RS Connect, we are specialists in vehicle security and help customers all over the UK secure their vehicles and reduce the risk of theft. We install a wide range of security solutions through our large network of engineers dotted around the UK and Ireland. Below are a few solutions that we recommend to Land Rover owners
The Range Rover brand from Land Rover, with its price tag and status as a luxury vehicle manufacturer, sadly results in their vehicles becoming desirable targets for car thieves. You only have to look at the top 10 list of the most stolen cars in 2022, to see the extent of the problem. 2 of the 10 cars in this list are Land Rover and they both make it in the first 5 cars stolen by volume in UK.
Why do Range Rovers get Stolen?
There are many reasons why the Range Rover is one of the most frequently stolen cars. These cars are being targeted by thieves looking at high-value cars to order for overseas markets. Alternatively, other criminals run “chop shops” which focus on stripping down car parts to sell.
Polices force across the UK, attribute this rise in Land Rover theft to the shortage of car parts. It’s not just opportunistic thieves but reports are showing hints that professional criminal gangs are carry out most of the thefts. Therefore, if you own a Range Rover, it’s important to take measures to protect your investment.
Range Rover was one of the top 10 Most Stolen cars in 2022
Top 10 Most Stolen Cars 2022 list
|Land Rover Range Rover
|BMW 3 Series
|Land Rover Discovery
Which Land Rover Models are Popular with thieves ?
The Land Rover Discovery, older Defender and Range Rover models are the most at risk from theft. The Range Rover in particular is second in the most stolen cars by volume and this seems to be a recurring theme every year. Therefore, it is critical that you think about additional security to reduce the risk of theft, if you are thinking of purchasing one.
Older Land Rover models too
Older land rover models are now more at risk too. For example, the older Land Rover defender which ceased production in 2016. Defender models are workhorses, multi-purpose farm vehicles built to withstand the most challenging off-road conditions. Sadly, data from rural insurer, Sadly, data shows that Defender theft from rural homes, farms and other businesses increased by 34% in 2021, after a slight lull in 2020. These turn out to be an easy target because of the low tech security systems.
How are they stolen?
We are seeing a lot of vehicles stolen via “relay attacks” or “relay thefts”. Land Rovers come packed with lots of technology for convenience such as keyless entry. Sadly, criminals use hacking devices to exploit vulnerabilities in keyless entry technology. Research carried out by leading Insurer Aviva in 2022, revealed that keyless cars are twice as likely to be stolen than those without this technology.
Stolen Vehicle Recovery
Additionally, in the unfortunate event your Land Rover is stolen – a vehicle tracking solution will give you the best possible chance of recovering your vehicle. Many of the leading car tracking solutions we fit, have vehicle recovery rates of over 90%. Get in touch with us today for tracking installation. We provide tracking solutions for commercial vehicles aswell as personal.
Looking for a Range Rover Ghost Installer near you?
We can help you to get started with the Ghost Immobiliser. Our engineering team are completely mobile and can come out to your home or work to safely install the Autowatch Ghost II Immobiliser vehicle security system to the highest standards. Our technicians are TASSA certified and DBS checked professionals. So why not give yourself peace of mind knowing that your car is protected against theft with the Autowatch Ghost II Immobiliser?
Protecting you car with the Ghost Immobiliser
Below are some recent vehicles that we have helped secure with the Autowatch Ghost Immobiliser II. Get in touch with our sales office for more information about this car security device, availability and bookings.