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at last I've had my car released from the docks and I have just taken delivery of it today.had a catloc fitted as well.

my question is to people who have fitted a tracker to any hybrid lexus. I know the different thoughts about having a tracker fitted as regards to if you would want the car back if it had been pinched.

specifically in the handbook it talks about be aware of fitting any RF transmitter ( presumably walkie talkie type radios ).i understand about signals may effect any of the electronic parts but would a tracker be in this class ?

we are talking about a fitted tracker with remote DDR  fobs.bearing in mind my car has smart entry surely that sends out a signal as well.it must be down to the signal frequency but does anybody know specifically about the question about a tracker ?

thanks

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As you mentioned your CT has smart entry, I would think it is a model that also has GPS, you could use this to track the car without the need to fit another tracker. 

 

If you can't contact your locar Lexus dealer about this, or you got the car from somewhere else you could check these alternative solutions:

https://famisafe.wondershare.com/track/how-to-track-a-car-with-gps-for-free.html

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yes i did get it from a main dealer but they are shut now til tuesday i thought i would ask on here instead of waiting.

as for GPS well yes it's got sat nav on so i would say it has.reading the link you posted it seems you have to have internet access on your phone which mine hasn't and also it says about heavy Battery use.thanks but i don't think it would be right for me.

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Hi

The FamiSafe solution is basically a mobile phone location tool for stalking your family with. It isn't really a realistic option in a general sense for vehicle tracking in the same way a tracker would work. You would have to dedicate a mobile phone to remain hidden in the car, on charge and connected all the time. A normal tracker is entirely 'transparent' to the user until it is needed and will often be tracked by a third party. You are looking at £150 and above for a Thatcham approved unit that uses VHF and something that uses GPS is going to cost a bit more. You may also have subscription services to pay for the monitoring element, say £150 per year.

The alternative is to go down the eBay route and get something around £15 upwards, stick in your own SIM and you have a cut price version. How reliable these are though, I have no idea.

Oh just to comment on the radio interference - it should not be an issue and won't interfere with your smart entry system.

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i would rather put a Ghost Immobiliser on it to try and stop them taking it in the first place

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