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If you’re serious about protecting your vehicle then you ought to think about fitting one of the best trackers available.  Thatcham is responsible for rating car trackers and a Category 5 tracking system (re-categorised to Category S5 in January 2019) is regarded as the very best. CAT 5 (or S5) trackers are specifically recommended for high-value and prestige vehicles such as supercars and SUVs. A Thatcham Category 5 or S5 device will not only satisfy your insurance company, but it will also give you peace of mind that your vehicle is fitted with the very best anti-theft technology on the market.

Are you looking for CAT 5 tracker installation?  Want to compare Category 5 trackers?

Maybe you want to know what the cheapest CAT 5 tracker costs.  As always, Infiniti Tracking is here to help! We have compared Category S5 & S7 Trackers  to help you select the ideal tracking device for your vehicle.

What Do CAT 5 Trackers Do?

Before you buy a CAT 5 tracker for your car, it’s worth making sure you know exactly what you’re buying into.  These trackers provide the utmost in vehicle safety and security.  Not only does this mean that you’ll always be able to track your car at all times, but it also means you’ll get a stack of fantastic features on top.

  • CAT 5 & S5 tracking systems will allow you to activate and deactivate the system with encrypted driver-id fobs (or an encrypted smartphone app on newer models).
  • Optional remote immobilisation is also a feature on some Category S5 trackers (from January 2019 this feature is no longer mandatory for insurance purposes).
  • 24/7/365 theft monitoring by trained staff at a secure operating centre, who will liaise with local police to recover the asset in the event of a theft situation.
  • It will be fitted with the best GPS technology on the market. You’ll be able to track your vehicle through dedicated apps and desktop software.
  • You’ll be able to geo-fence your vehicle. This means you can restrict how far your car can go before an alert is raised.  You’ll also benefit from tamper alarm technology to let you know when something appears to be amiss.
  • You’ll be able to monitor previous journeys and track everywhere your car has been.

CAT 5 Tracker Benefits

Not yet convinced?  Let’s take a look at some further benefits of CAT 5 trackers:

  • CAT 5 trackers are the safest vehicle security devices on the market, as graded by Thatcham. Therefore, you won’t get much more control over your vehicle’s safety than this.
  • Category 5 trackers may help to lower your insurance premiums. This is because they are premium assets to the security of your vehicle. All of our CAT 5 trackers come with a Thatcham certificate of installation.
  • You can locate your tracker from anywhere in the world. Simply log into the relevant app provided and you’ll be able to see everything your car does in real-time.
  • CAT 5 devices are perfect for supercars, motorhomes or any vehicle of extensive worth. Tracker fitting is an amazing thief deterrent, which means you will always be able to rest easy if you’re away from your vehicle.

Driver Identification

Automatic Driver Recognition (ADR) identifies the approved driver of your vehicle. If the vehicle has been moved without driver recognition, an alert will be generated and sent to the 24hr monitoring centre.

ADR is a mandatory feature on all category CAT 5 vehicle trackers and is usually in the form of a small driver ID tag. However, some of the latest systems, such as the SmarTrack S5 D-iD, utilise your smartphone to identify you. This is great for customers who want the benefits of driver identification, but don’t want the hassle of carrying a tag.

The driver recognition feature of an S5 tracker is particularly effective at combating modern theft methods such as key cloning, OBD hacking and relay theft. Here is a summary of some other features included with our CAT 5 Tracking Systems:

Real-Time Tracking

Thatcham Category 5  trackers allow you to track vehicles on your mobile and PC anywhere at any time. So this cutting-edge tracking system removes gives you everything you need right at your fingertips.

Instant Alerts

Thatcham Category 5 trackers can provide SMS, email or push notification alerts instantly on any unauthorised movement. The highly trained staff at the 24/7 monitoring centre will be on hand to assist in any theft scenario.

Journey History

Category 5 vehicle tracking software stores journey information, including your route history and speeding events.


Using category S5, you can customise several different journey and speeding reports in the form of an exportable PDF file.


You can use your Thatcham Category 5 insurance tracker to set up geographical boundaries for specific areas to restrict your vehicle’s movement. When you utilise this function, it sends an email or push notification when the vehicle moves out of the boundary.


Available on some of our insurance-approved category 5 trackers, remote immobilisation adds the ability to shut down the vehicle from either your smartphone app or desktop software. The 24/7 control centre can also immobilise the vehicle in a theft situation.

Products We Support

Here at Infiniti Tracking, we’re pleased to be able to offer so many great Category 5 trackers for sale.  All of the Category 5 trackers listed on our website include nationwide installation at no extra cost. Our Thatcham accredited engineer will visit your home or workplace at a date and time convenient to you. We don’t believe in cheap CAT 5 trackers – just the best technology, fully fitted at fantastic prices.  Some of our most popular models include:

  • The SmarTrack S5 D-iD
  • The Vodafone Protect and Connect S5 VTS
  • The Tracker S5 Plus
  • The Meta Trak S5-VTS
  • The Teletrac Trackstar S5

All of the above trackers are insurance-approved – which means you can start enjoying lower premiums and the best vehicle tracking protection on the market.

If you’d like to know more about our products and how Category 5 trackers could help you, call our team today on 0330 043 3993, or take a closer look at our wide range of devices here: Category 5 trackers

What’s the best S5 Car Tracker?

24/7 alert Monitoring

Our insurance-approved car trackers are covered by a dedicated team of experts working 24/7 at their monitoring centres.

These professionals are at your service to take care of any emergency with level 1 police response without delay.

Thanks to our Thatcham-approved S5 tracker’s integrated software, it keeps the monitoring centres updated about your vehicle’s location and movement.

With the first signal initiated from any theft or tampering attempt, the monitoring centres are instantly notified to contact the police. Leave your car anywhere with peace of mind that it’s protected by a car tracker from Infiniti Tracking.

Recovering Your Stolen Vehicle

The around the clock surveillance gives you peace of mind when it comes to your vehicle’s safety. However, thieves are improvising, developing technology, and can steal a car in seconds. The automatic driver recognition feature on our S5 trackers helps to prevent this.

With our insurance-approved S5 car trackers, the driver recognition feature will immediately alert you of any unauthorised movement. If the automatic driver recognition tags are not present when the vehicle is being moved, you will receive a call from the 24/7 monitoring centre.

With quick and effective collaboration with police forces all over the UK, our tracking companies have successfully recovered millions of pounds worth of vehicles each year. Your vehicle is a valuable asset and facilitating you in its return is what we take pride in.

Robust Tracking Software

Infiniti Tracking takes pride in offering only the most effective tracking systems from all the major brands in the UK. We also include free nationwide installation with all our trackers. With our vehicle tracking system, you can access the car location and other useful information anytime and anywhere without any hassle. The software allows you to track your vehicle with a user-friendly interface and cutting edge integrated technology.

Our experts are working day and night to improve customer experience and to make the installation process as straightforward and convenient as possible. Our Thatcham-approved vehicle trackers are compatible with iOS and Android, providing you with unlimited coverage throughout the UK and abroad.


When can you fit my tracker?
We will contact you within 24 hours of receiving your order (Mon-Fri) to arrange a fitting appointment and we aim to have your tracker installed within 2-5 working days. This may be longer during busy periods or if you live in a hard to reach location. Please note: we cannot confirm a fitting date until we receive your confirmed order. We always try our best to accommodate your requirements. In the unlikely event we are unable to carry out your install within a reasonable timeframe, you’re welcome to a full refund.
What’s the difference between an S5 and S7 tracker?
S5 is the highest Thatcham category and features ADR (Automatic Driver Recognition). The authorised driver is required to carry a tag, card or smartphone (with an encrypted app installed) to identify the driver. S7 trackers are the lower category of the two and don’t have this feature. An S5 tracker will alert you in more theft scenarios than an S7 tracker would. Driver recognition aside, S5 and S7 systems otherwise have the same basic features, such as 24/7 control room monitoring, internal backup battery and protection against the vehicle being towed or lifted away. All of our S5 and S7 trackers (with exception of the Tracker Monitor and Tracker Retrieve) also come with a dedicated smartphone app, which allows you to see the vehicle’s location among many other useful features.
What is an S5+ Tracker?
Unlike categories S5 and S7, S5+ is NOT a Thatcham category. It’s a name used in the trade for a S5 tracker which also has the addition of remote immobilisation. Remote immobilisation allows the staff at the 24/7 control centre to immobilise the vehicle in a theft situation. Immobilisation is not part of the Thatcham criteria so it’s unlikely to be an insurance requirement, but it’s a useful tool in the fight against vehicle theft. Some of our S5+ trackers allow the customer to remotely immobilise the vehicle from a smartphone app. Other S5+ systems include “no tag, no start” technology, preventing the vehicle from being driven if the ADR (automatic driver recognition) tag is not within the proximity of the vehicle.
Who are Thatcham?
Thatcham are the only “not for profit” insurer funded research centre in the UK and have been at the forefront of vehicle security since the 90s. Thatcham created the S5 and S7 certification for vehicle tracking systems, which verifies the functionality, design and performance of the products. Thatcham are NOT a brand of tracker, they are more like a governing body.
Which tracker should I choose?
Please see our helpful "Tracker Selector" tool to help you choose. If you’re still unsure, feel free to call us, drop us an email or use the chat feature on our homepage.
Do I need to pay a subscription fee?
All of our trackers require you to pay a subscription fee. Depending on which tracker you choose, your subscription fee is either collected by us at checkout, or paid directly to the tracking manufacturer after installation. The tracker will not operate without a subscription (think of it like buying a mobile phone without a contract). Your subscription fee covers things like the 24/7/365 staffed control-room monitoring (if your product is insurance approved), data charges to allow the tracker to communicate on the GSM network, ongoing technical support and the administration of your tracking account.
Will I get an insurance certificate?
If you’ve purchased an insurance-approved product, yes. Once your installation has been completed and your subscription fee has been paid, you will be issued with a certificate of installation which you can give to your insurer. Depending on your product, the certificate can either be accessed straight away via your online portal or it will be emailed to you by the tracking manufacturer within 48 hours.
Can you install the tracker at my address?
Yes, we come to you. We provide a fully mobile service and will visit your home or work address at a time convenient to you.
Can you install the tracker at the dealership before I collect the vehicle?
Yes, we regularly visit car and motorhome dealerships throughout the UK to install our tracking products. All you need to do is get the dealership’s permission and let them know when to expect us.
How long does the installation take?
The installation process usually takes 1-2 hours.
Does your free installation service cover the whole of the UK?
Our free installation service covers 99% of the UK mainland. However, we may not be able to cover some remote locations (such as parts of the Scottish highlands). Installation lead times may vary depending on your location too. If you live in a remote/rural location, feel free to contact us before placing your order.
Will fitting a tracker void my warranty?
To date, we have had zero instances of a customer’s warranty being affected after one of our installations. We use only Thatcham approved installation procedures and connection methods. However, due to the complex variations in manufacturer’s warranties, it is your responsibility to check that having a specific product installed to your vehicle does not affect your vehicle’s warranty agreement.
What does tracker fitting involve?
The tracker will be covertly installed in a hidden location within the vehicle. Our Thatcham approved engineer will decide on the most suitable location within your particular vehicle. The tracker will usually be connected to the vehicle electrical system using industry standard connection methods and all wiring will be concealed. The tracker will then be fully tested and activated by the engineer.
Will the tracker drain my battery?
The current drain on our trackers when the vehicle is parked is minimal (milliamps). This level of current drain is negligible and will not affect the vehicle’s electronics or your ability to start the engine.
What happens if my vehicle is stolen?
Depending on your tracker model and the theft method used, you may receive a phone call or alert from the trained staff at the 24/7 control centre within a few seconds of your car being stolen. In some other scenarios you would report the vehicle stolen using the number provided to you in your welcome pack. Once the vehicle is confirmed to be stolen, expert staff liaise with police to recover the vehicle.
Could the thieves not just rip the tracker out?
Our trackers are covertly installed by our expert engineers and have around a 96% recovery rate (according to one of our brand partners). It’s not impossible for a thief to find a tracker, but it’s quite rare.
Do I need immobilisation with my tracker? How does it work?
Since 2019, immobilisation is no longer part of the Thatcham criteria when it comes to trackers. So it’s likely that you don’t need a tracking system with immobilisation to meet your insurance requirements. However if you want extra peace of mind, you may wish to consider immobilisation. With our S5 trackers with immobilisation (sometimes referred to as S5+ trackers), the vehicle can be immobilised remotely by the staff at the 24/7/365 control centre in the event of a theft. Some of our systems also allow the customer to remotely immobilise the vehicle from a smartphone app. Other systems include “no tag, no start” technology, preventing the vehicle from being started if the ADR (automatic driver recognition) tag is not within the proximity of the vehicle. We don’t install immobilisation to hybrid or electric vehicles.
Will my tracker work abroad?
All of our S5 and S7 trackers provide European coverage as standard and often global coverage. If you need more information on exactly which countries your chosen tracker operates in, we recommend contacting the tracker manufacturer directly for confirmation.
Do your trackers work on electric and hybrid vehicles?
Our full range of S5 and S7 tracking systems are compatible with with electric and hybrid vehicles, with the exception of our trackers which feature the immobilisation feature (S5+). We don’t install immobilisation to hybrid or electric vehicles.
Can I transfer my tracker when I buy a new vehicle?
All of our trackers, with exception of the “Tracker” brand, can be transferred between vehicles. This is a chargeable service and you can contact us for a quote.

UK-wide Installation

  • Free, convenient installation service at your home, office or even the dealership.
  • Fast and efficient – we aim to have your installation completed within 2-5 working days.
  • Our UK-wide team of expert engineers are Thatcham accredited and fully insured so you can be sure your vehicle is in safe hands.

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