Benefits of the WhereSafe GPS System for TrailersJuly 7, 2022 by Kyle McFarlane
Anywhere there are aluminum trailers for sale, there is a risk that they will be stolen. Aluminum trailers are in especially high demand among thieves because of their high resale value and durability. When you install a WhereSafe GPS for your trailer, you can be assured that, in the unhappy event that someone steals your trailer, you’ll be able to track its location and recover it quickly.
What Can the WhereSafe GPS System Do for Me?
One reliable way to prevent theft is to install a WhereSafe GPS system. Hard-wired GPS trackers attach to your trailer with a magnet. They are easy to install, requiring only power, ground, and ignition. OBDII trackers are installed inside the cab of your vehicle. Simply insert them into the OBDII port, usually located underneath the steering column. Another GPS option is a fully battery-powered option for more flexibility.
Receive Alerts to an App on Your Phone
This takes away the need for you to manually check on the status of your trailer. Any time the trailer moves after-hours, or if it leaves your geographical zone, you will get an alert in the app and an email.
Create a Geofence Boundary Around Your City
You can use the WhereSafe app to draw an invisible geographical line around the perimeter of your service area. If your trailer crosses that line, you’ll be notified immediately.
Know When Your Device Has Been Tampered With
You’ll also receive an alert anytime the device has been disabled, or if the battery dies. This is often the first sign that your trailer has been stolen.
Why Are People Stealing Aluminum Trailers?
The cost of living is going up in Ontario, and people are becoming desperate. The CBC has reported that since this time last year, carjackings are already on pace to exceed last year’s numbers. Some folks are looking for any way to make money by selling someone else’s assets. Car thefts, especially, are on the rise.
In some cases, trailers are easier to steal than cars and trucks. If there is no hitch lock and you are parked in a remote area, it may be just the right conditions for your trailer to be stolen. In March, Waterloo regional police reported that 17 trailers had been stolen. Thieves are especially interested in stealing covered trailers that may contain other valuable assets such as heavy equipment, snowmobiles, tools, and ATVs.
What Can I Do To Prevent Theft?
Several common-sense strategies may help your trailer from being stolen. Thieves want to quickly get in and out undetected, so anything that slows or frustrates their process may encourage them to look elsewhere. Theft prevention strategies include:
- Set up Video Surveillance
- Install Motion-activated Flood Lights
- Use Hitch Locks and Tongue Locks
- Park in Crowded Areas
- Add an Alarm System
- Hide GPS Devices
High-quality Aluminum Trailers for Sale by McFarlane
Once you have considered how to keep your aluminum trailer safe, peruse our website for a variety of aluminum trailers and trailer parts. We have a large selection that covers everything you need for hauling, household, and business needs. Consider popular models such as:
- Enbeck Single-Axle Utility Trailer
- Enbeck Tandem Axle Utility Trailer
- Enbeck Open Deckover Trailer
- Mission Enclosed Snow / ATV Trailer
Aluminum trailers are lighter than traditional steel, increasing your payload capacity and your fuel efficiency. They are also resistant to weather corrosion and rust, reducing the cost of repair and increasing their longevity. Many aluminum trailers outlive the towing vehicle they’re attached to.
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