My name is Matt, I own and run Secure Auto
Track. I'm an electronics engineer by trade. Cutting my teeth in
the early days with the General Electric Company (GEC) in Stafford.
concept for us was simple, we own a number of motorcycles, and we
also own classic vehicles. In the search to find an affordable product
to cover these vehicles we had to exclude many of the main stream
tracker firms, the annual subscriptions alone would be £100-£200
We felt that having something we
could monitor ourselves was far more affordable. So after buying
up almost all the cheap auction specials, finding them all with
shortcomings of anything from not being water proof to consuming
too much power, being inaccurate or needing separate power supplies
we finally found a manufacturer that we could work with and could
give us what we wanted.
The most challenging environment
for a tracker will always be a motorcycle. It has to be small, waterproof,
and accurate, have low power requirements and work even inside a
Being bikers ourselves we were on
a mission to create what bikers really need. We made some significant
configuration changes to the original unit but the fundamentals
were there for a high quality product that ticked all the boxes,
and was commercially viable.
Having resolved our own issue we
realised the potential of what we had created. It was at that point,
mid 2014, that we decided that the product was far too good to not
be made available to like minded people that, for one reason or
another, felt the main stream tracker providers weren't for them,
but still wanted a quality unit.
However we didn't stop there, we
went on to improve on what we had. We introduced vibration detection,
power supply monitoring and ignition monitoring. To cope with the
number of cellular 3G data "black holes" in this country,
we decided to stay old school GSM, increasing the communication
ability significantly especially in rural areas.
Then our most significant evolution,
recognising thieves are using radio frequency detectors; we adopted
an "on demand" approach to transmissions, making our units
far less easy to find.
Fundamentally we are a small business
of car / motorcycle / campervan enthusiasts, who love what we do,
and go to great lengths to provide the kind of service we would
expect from others.