Cobra Vehicle Security & Fleet Management Review
Cobra UK Limited is part of the Cobra Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Vodafone Group PLC. A leader in security, safety and telematics solutions, Cobra has been providing industry-leading products to the automotive industry since the 1970s.
Cobra specialises in developing bespoke solutions for both factory and aftermarket installation. They have direct operations in Italy, Germany, France, Spain, Switzerland, the UK, Japan and China. Design and manufacturing takes place at the company’s head quarters in Varese, Italy and software applications for both Cobra telematics and location-based services are developed at their facilities in Antapolis, France.
|Cobra Vehicle Security||Rating|
|Ease of Use||★★★★½|
|Help & Support||★★★★|
|Reviewed by Expert Market||23/02/2015|
Products and Features
Through its CobraTrak and NavTrak brands, the company is the European market leader for stolen vehicle tracking and location based services. They currently supply stolen vehicle tracking services to a wide range of automotive companies including Aston Martin, Bentley, Ferrari and Porsche, as well as solutions for fleets, vehicle manufacturers and logistic providers. If you are looking to improve the security of your vehicles and increase the chances of recovery after theft, Cobra Navtrak is unrivalled when it comes to vehicle tracking.
• Fleet operators
• Security companies
• All industries
|CobraTrak Plus||Live tracking data recognised by major insurers|
|Cobra Plus Web||Includes automatic driver recognition|
|CobraTrak 5||Remote engine immobilisation|
Alarms & Immobilisers
|A4600 Series||Thatcham 2.1 accredited|
|G190 Series||Remote control alarm & immobiliser|
|A4100 Series||Panic button functionality|
Vehicle Tracking Systems
CobraTrak Plus is an industry-leading GPS vehicle tracking solution, designed to provide business owners with the exact location of their vehicles. As well as providing pinpoint GPS tracking (accurate to within 10 metres) this Cobra tracker also generates alerts that provide business owners with further information about a stolen vehicle, such as if it is being towed away, if the system’s been tampered with and when an attempt is made to jam the GSM signal.
One of the main benefits of using the Cobra tracker plus is that it doesn’t require police hardware. The GPS tracking means the Cobra Secure Operating Centre can follow the vehicle and provide any Police patrol driver with live tracking data, including speed and direction of travel.
CobraTrak Plus also provides detailed history during the theft to facilitate recovery. It is Thatcham ‘CAT 6’ accredited and is recognised by all major insurers.
CobraTrak Plus prices are £138.00 for an annual subscription and £395.00 for a lifetime subscription (max. 5 years). Installation costs will be charged separately and will vary depending on the company.
CobraTrak Plus Web
CobraTrak Plus can also be upgraded for a small additional fixed annual fee to CobraTrak Plus Web. This package includes real time vehicle location (via a password protected web app), Geofencing alerts for vehicle movement in and out of a user defined area and a self-set Transport Mode and Garage Mode (to prevent false alerts).
The web upgrade is available with annual subscription packages only and costs around £185.00. Installation costs are charged separately as a fixed fee.
If you are looking for an upgraded version of the Cobra tracker, CobraTrak5 will make an excellent choice. This is the company’s top of the range system, which incorporates all of the benefits of the standard CobraTrak Plus system, plus a number of other features including:
- Automatic Driver Recognition
- Remote Engine Immobilisation
- GPS and GSM jamming detection
- Highest level of insurance accreditation available in the UK
- Thatcham Category 5
The system works using a discreet pocket-sized driver card, which the driver is required to carry with them whenever they intend on driving their vehicle. Once the driver has left the vehicle, the system will automatically secure itself. If someone who isn't carrying the driver card moves the vehicle, a silent alert will be sent to Cobra’s Secure Operation Centre, highlighting a potential theft. Even if the vehicle is moved using your own keys, the theft will be detected immediately.
Another beneficial feature is the Cobra trackers Remote Engine Immobilisation. This technology allows the Police to authorize Cobra to send an alert to the vehicle to prevent the engine from being restarted. This innovative technology will increase the chance of your vehicle being recovered in a good condition and can also reduce the need for high-speed vehicle pursuits.
CobraTrak 5 prices are £215 per annum, £262 per annum (including web access) or £580.00 for three years subscription. Installation prices will be charged separately and will vary from one supplier to the next.
Alarms and Immobilisers
Cobra supplies many of the world’s security systems for cars. Cobra security is designed to the toughest manufacturer and European standards. The latest product series in the Cobra range the A4600 series is fully Thatcham 2.1 approved and is CAN integrated. Three models are available covering 1-wire, 2-wires and wireless.
There are 2 products available in the G190 series of remote control alarms and immobilisers. These products comes equipped with features such as central door locking, wire cutting protection and auto door locking.
Cobra provides intelligent vehicle tracking solutions that help businesses to locate and recover stolen vehicles. The intuitively designed CobraTrak and Cobra NavTrak systems are all Thatcham accredited, recognised by major insurers and come with a three year warranty.
If you are looking for comprehensive stolen vehicle tracking solutions you can rely on, any Cobra tracking systems will make a great choice. Whilst it may be slightly more expensive, with quality features such as remote engine immobilisation that assist vehicle recovery, the system easily pays for itself.
Choose a Cobra tracker and have the peace of mind that you not only have access to quality security solutions but also the experienced Cobra Vehicle Security team, who will do everything they can to reunite you with your vehicle.
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