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nigelwalsh
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2017/08/28 20:42:13 (permalink)

Tracker options

Hey folks, another one.
 
Before I renew the tracker, there seems to be lots of threads on this (all quite dated) on whats good and bad, whether you should get one or not etc..
 
What do people have and recommend?  Anyone tried these sorts of things too (maybe as a backup?)
 
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Genuine-GPS-Tracker-Magnetic-Car-Vehicle-Personal-Drone-Tracking-Device-TK102-/281459024582?epid=1137815937&hash=item418843e2c6:g:C4sAAOSwcLxYJPMG
 
Thanks in advance!
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Re: Tracker options 2017/08/28 20:52:23 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby nigelwalsh 2017/08/28 20:52:52
Nigel 
 
I've always had the Porsche trackers on all my 911's,  which is the Vodafone system  (used to be called Cobra tracker) & they've always worked well. They also phone you when the alarm goes off which the one I had on my Mercedes C63 didn't do. So from my experience I would go with that.

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Re: Tracker options 2017/08/28 20:54:21 (permalink)
Really depends on why you want it. If purely to satisfy the insurers then it's worth speaking to them with the system you're considering. Personally I find the Porsche system a pain as one is expected to keep the tracker fob separate from the key. And the subscription is expensive. 

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Re: Tracker options 2017/08/29 13:20:19 (permalink)
Porsche VTS (Cobra Vodafone) is a pain in my opinion as you need the fob with you all the time and I had no end of hassles with them in the Cayenne (MY2016).
 
Have used Scorpiontrack a number of times and they are very good, not silly money and good customer service.
 
Latest tracker I've had installed is a META CAT6, has full on-line tracking history (very handy when your car is being serviced!) only £99 a year subscription too.  Gary at Select does all my vehicles, nice guy  http://www.selectautosystems.com/
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Re: Tracker options 2017/08/30 08:53:19 (permalink)
Always activated the Porsche Tracker (Vodafone) now £217p/a.
Carrying the "Fob" around becomes 2nd nature. My opinion VFM
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Re: Tracker options 2017/08/30 11:17:49 (permalink)
you could try one of these 
 
http://www.roadradio.com/tracker/?gclid=CjwKEAjwxJnNBRCMqNXM6vKAq1wSJADxf_5BZdXCZ31QCLpOs2TxvrftjoxtJQ03Ft0r_FAB4nf5shoC0azw_wcB
 
i have the monitor
only thing that seems to have changed is i paid a lot more when it was fitted
but then free for life of owning the car 
as im not planning on selling that was a good deal !!!


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Re: Tracker options 2019/04/01 15:56:36 (permalink)
Im hoping someone might know the answer.
 
I recently bought an 07 911TT and it has a VTS tracker fitted.
1. Will I need activation plus subscription or just subscription?
2. My insurance insist on cat 5 or 6, does anyone know if these systems comply.
3. Does anyone have experience of the process.
 
 
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Re: Tracker options 2019/04/01 18:27:42 (permalink)
Triggerz
Im hoping someone might know the answer.
 
I recently bought an 07 911TT and it has a VTS tracker fitted.
1. Will I need activation plus subscription or just subscription?
2. My insurance insist on cat 5 or 6, does anyone know if these systems comply.
3. Does anyone have experience of the process.
 
 


The Porsche VTS System fitted by the factory to my 2017 C4GTS, is a Thatcham Category 5 which is stated on the Certificate that came from Vodafone Automotive when I activated the subscription on delivery. Category 5 is the highest level of security and meets mandatory insurance requirements.
 
However, you say that your car is an 07 911TT which I assume is 2007 therefore not a 991 and must be a 997 in which case try the 997 forum as it may have a different system in which case you need to ask the supplying dealer what hardware is fitted.
 
If you do indeed have a 991 and your description was a typo then your car will have the same PVTS system as mine and you can follow the rest of this answer..
 
In order to activate the system you will have to take out a new subscription yourself for an annual cost of £235 (or £266 if you include the Remote Services package), it's very easy you just go to this web site and start the process of creating an account, then adding your car, then choosing which subscription you want. https://pcc.vodafonetelematics.com/cwp/public/welcome.do
 
Alternatively you can go ahead and pay to have a different hardware system fitted as per some of the other suggestions here, I personally find the PVTS ok and also have it on my Macan and my wife's 718, If it goes wrong it's a one stop shop with Porsche to get the hardware fixed or firmware updated. I also have tested it without the Driver card being switched on and within 1 minute of of driving away (less than 100m from my house) I got a phone call and text message theft alert from Vodafone.
post edited by BigCat - 2019/04/01 18:33:08
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Re: Tracker options 2019/04/01 20:39:55 (permalink)
Thank you, yes its a 997 i'll repost on the 997 area.
 
Kind regards
 
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Re: Tracker options 2021/07/30 13:38:16 (permalink)
All must note that if the Porsche tracker system unit fitted to your fails the health check carried out only every 28 days, vodaphone will send only 1 text message to notify you, so your tracker is dead and not further notifications are send for another 28 days.  What poor service for £250 a year, poor show Porsche and Vodaphone.
 
 
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