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Thatcham Approved Trackers2022-06-11T15:52:15+00:00

THATCHAM APPROVED TRACKERS

If you’re serious about securing your car, motorbike, motorhome or van, then having a tracker installed is a given. If you’re just as serious about vehicle tracking, then ensuring it’s Thatcham-approved, is the next logical step.

Sounds obvious, but what does it mean? Why does being Thatcham-approved matter? Who are Thatcham anyway? And what difference do their categorisations make to the security of your vehicle? Let’s find out.

Who Are Thatcham?

Thatcham Research started in the late 1960s as the Motor Insurance Repair Research Centre with the aim to contain (or reduce) the cost of motor insurance claims whilst maintaining safety standards.

Over the last 50 years, they have become a world leader in vehicle safety, security and repair. Today they are still funded by the insurance industry and work with vehicle manufacturers, regulators and law enforcement to continually improve safety standards of not just the cars themselves, but also the products created to help secure those vehicles, including car trackers.

What Does It Mean to be ‘Thatcham-Approved’?

Whilst Thatcham, as an organisation, has been around since 1969, it’s only since the 1990s that vehicle security has been a key component of what they do. This is when they first introduced the New Vehicle Security Assessment.

These were designed to combat the rise in vehicle crime of the time and led to the categorisations for Thatcham-approved devices, which has since become an industry benchmark.

Thatcham certification now provides consumers, and the industry at large, reassurance that the products available have been tested and meet the highest independent standards of functionality, design and performance. This covers everything from alarms, immobilisers and, of course, car trackers.

What Benefits Do You Get By Buying a Thatcham-Approved Tracker From Us?

As we’ve just touched upon, buying a car security system that has been ‘Thatcham-approved’ means you’re going to get a device that has been well tested and functions as expected, but what does that mean to you as a consumer?

The fact that our devices are Thatcham-approved means that you get some incredible benefits;

  • Access to real-time tracking, journey history, low battery, motion and disconnect alerts, geo-fencing and monitoring through dedicated smartphone apps.
  • 24 hour control centre management.
  • Trackers approved by some of the leading car manufacturers including BMW, Range Rover, Jaguar and Volkswagen.
  • UK and European coverage.
  • Transferable between vehicles.
  • Installation by friendly, trained staff anywhere in the UK.

What’s The Main Differences between an S5 and S7 Tracker?

Two of the terms you’ll see a lot when it comes to Thatcham-approved trackers are S5 and S7. These are Thatcham categorisations for car trackers, S5 being the highest. Whilst both offer exceptional levels of security and fantastic features, they share a multitude of important functionality. Both will, for example, give you global coverage, access to a 24/7 control room for monitoring purposes and a wealth of tools to help you manage your vehicle, S5 trackers have one important difference.

Trackers that are rated as S5, which is Thatcham’s highest rating, include Automatic Driver Recognition (ADR) tags. These small pieces of technological wonder mean that the vehicle simply will not start if the tags are not in close proximity. If they’re not, the vehicle remains immobilised.

If you’re looking for your perfect Thatcham-approved car tracker, this page is the perfect starting point for you. If you need any help, our dedicated team of experts are on hand to help you find the right tracker for you and help you get it installed no matter where in the UK you are.

  • ScorpionTrack S7 ALS

    Includes nationwide installation by Thatcham accredited engineer (estimated within 3 working days of purchase).

    • Insurance approved – Thatcham category 6 & S7
    • Full online account & Smartphone app
    • Journey history, geofence alerts & driver behaviour analysis
    • Lifetime subscription option
    • Transferable to your next vehicle
    Add to cart Details
  • Includes nationwide installation by Thatcham accredited engineer (estimated within 3 working days of purchase).

    • Insurance approved – Thatcham category 6 & S7
    • 24/7 Control room monitoring
    • Free Smartphone app
    • Lifetime subscription option
    • Transferable to your next vehicle
    Add to cart Details
  • Includes nationwide installation by Thatcham accredited engineer (estimated within 5 working days of purchase).

    • Insurance approved – Thatcham category S7
    • Patented VHF technology
    • Supported by UK Police forces
    • Traceable in containers, lockups & underground car parks
    • Anti-jamming technology
    Add to cart Details
  • Vodafone Protect and Connect S7

    Includes nationwide installation by Thatcham accredited engineer (estimated within 3 working days of purchase).

    • Insurance approved – Thatcham category 6 & S7
    • Mobile and web application
    • Trip reports, speed alerts, geofence alerts.
    • Transferable to your next vehicle
    • Annual subscription only £99!
    Add to cart Details
  • Includes nationwide installation by Thatcham accredited engineer (estimated within 3 working days of purchase).

    • Insurance approved – Thatcham category S7
    • FREE SUBSCRIPTION OFFER* 
    • Approved by: BMW, Range Rover, Land Rover & Jaguar.
    • Smartphone app with geofencing and journey player
    • Transferable to your next vehicle
    Add to cart Details
  • SmarTrack RECO S7 Tracker

    Includes nationwide installation by Thatcham accredited engineer (estimated within 3 working days of purchase).

    • Insurance approved – Thatcham category 6 & S7
    • 24/7 Control room monitoring
    • Monthly subscription only £8 per month!
    • Free Smartphone app
    • Transferable to your next vehicle
    Add to cart Details
  • Includes nationwide installation by Thatcham accredited engineer (estimated within 3 working days of purchase).

    • Insurance approved – Thatcham category 6 & S7
    • Mobile and web application
    • Low battery, speed & geo-fence alerts
    • Journey history & score
    Add to cart Details
  • Includes nationwide installation by Thatcham accredited engineer (estimated within 3 working days of purchase).

    • Insurance approved – Thatcham category 6 & S7
    • Full online account
    • Free Smartphone app
    • Lifetime subscription option
    • Transferable to your next vehicle
    Add to cart Details
  • Includes nationwide installation by Thatcham accredited engineer (estimated within 5 working days of purchase).

    • Insurance approved – Thatcham category 6 & S7
    • 4-way location tracking (GPS,GSM,VHF,MESH)
    • Tracker Touch App
    • Supported by UK Police forces
    • Traceable in containers, lockups & underground car parks
    • Anti-jamming technology
    Add to cart Details
  • Meta Trak S5-VTS

    Includes nationwide installation by Thatcham accredited engineer (estimated within 3 working days of purchase).

    • Insurance approved – Thatcham category 5 & S5
    • Driver ID tags included
    • Mobile and web application
    • Low battery, speed & geo-fence alerts
    • Journey history & score
    Add to cart Details
  • ScorpionTrack S5 VTS

    Includes nationwide installation by Thatcham accredited engineer (estimated within 3 working days of purchase).

    • Insurance approved – Thatcham category 5 & S5
    • Automatic Driver Recognition (ADR) tag included
    • Use Smartphone app as driver recognition (optional)
    • Full online account & Smartphone app
    • Journey history, geofence alerts & driver behaviour analysis
    • Lifetime subscription option
    • Transferable to your next vehicle
    Add to cart Details
  • Includes nationwide installation by Thatcham accredited engineer (estimated within 3 working days of purchase).

    • Insurance approved – Thatcham category 5 & S5
    • Driver identification system that uses your smartphone instead of driver ID tags
    • Optional remote immobilisation
    • Free Smartphone app
    • Lifetime subscription option
    • Transferable to your next vehicle
    Add to cart Details
  • Vodafone Protect and Connect S7

    Includes nationwide installation by Thatcham accredited engineer (estimated within 3 working days of purchase).

    • Insurance approved – Thatcham category 5 & S5
    • Automatic Driver Recognition (ADR) tags included
    • Mobile and web application
    • Trip reports, speed alerts, geofence alerts
    • Transferable to your next vehicle
    Add to cart Details
  • Includes nationwide installation by Thatcham accredited engineer (estimated within 3 working days of purchase).

    • Insurance approved – Thatcham category 5 & S5
    • FREE SUBSCRIPTION OFFER* 
    • Driver recognition tags
    • Approved by: BMW, Range Rover, Land Rover & Jaguar.
    • Smartphone app with geofencing and journey player
    • Transferable to your next vehicle
    Add to cart Details
  • Teletrac Trackstar S7

    Includes nationwide installation by Thatcham accredited engineer (estimated within 3 working days of purchase).

    • Insurance approved – Thatcham category S5
    • FREE SUBSCRIPTION OFFER* 
    • Driver recognition tags
    • Approved by: Range Rover, Land Rover & Jaguar.
    • Smartphone app with geofencing and journey player
    • Transferable to your next vehicle
    Add to cart Details
  • Includes nationwide installation by Thatcham accredited engineer (estimated within 3 working days of purchase).

    • Insurance approved – Thatcham category 5 & S5
    • Remote immobilisation as standard
    • Driver ID tags included with "no tag, no start" technology 
    • Immobilise via mobile app & web application
    • 24 hour control room monitoring
    Add to cart Details
  • Includes nationwide installation by Thatcham accredited engineer (estimated within 3 working days of purchase).

    • Insurance approved – Thatcham category 5 & S5
    • 2x Bluetooth Driver Detection cards & charger included
    • Optional remote immobilisation
    • Free Smartphone app
    • Lifetime subscription option
    • Transferable to your next vehicle
    Add to cart Details
  • SmarTrack S5+

    Includes nationwide installation by Thatcham accredited engineer (estimated within 3 working days of purchase).

    • Insurance approved – Thatcham category 5 & S5
    • Driver identification system that uses your smartphone instead of driver ID tags
    • Remote immobilisation as standard
    • Free Smartphone app
    • Lifetime subscription option
    • Transferable to your next vehicle
    Add to cart Details
  • ScorpionTrack S5+

    Includes nationwide installation by Thatcham accredited engineer (estimated within 3 working days of purchase).

    • Insurance approved – Thatcham category 5 & S5
    • Remote immobilisation as standard
    • Driver recognition tag included with "no tag, no start" technology
    • Use Smartphone app as driver recognition (optional)
    • Journey history, geofence alerts & driver behaviour analysis
    • Lifetime subscription option
    Add to cart Details
  • Tracker S5 Plus

    Includes nationwide installation by Thatcham accredited engineer (estimated within 5 working days of purchase).

    • Insurance approved – Thatcham category 5 & S5
    • Driver identification tags included
    • 4-way location tracking (GPS,GSM,VHF,MESH)
    • Tracker Touch App
    • Supported by UK Police forces
    • Traceable in containers, lockups & underground car parks
    • Anti-jamming technology
    Add to cart Details
  • Includes nationwide installation by Thatcham accredited engineer (estimated within 3 working days of purchase).

    • Insurance approved – Thatcham category 5 & S5
    • Remote immobilisation as standard
    • OBD port immobilisation
    • Driver ID tags included with "no tag, no start" technology 
    • Immobilise via mobile app & web application
    • 24 hour control room monitoring
    Add to cart Details
  • Includes nationwide installation by Thatcham accredited engineer (estimated within 3 working days of purchase).

    • Insurance approved – Thatcham category 5 & S5
    • 2x Bluetooth Driver Detection cards & charger included.
    • Remote immobilisation with No Tag, No Start technology. 
    • Suitable for most vehicle types, including hybrid and electric vehicles.
    • Free Smartphone app & Faraday pouch!
    • Lifetime subscription option
    • Transferable to your next vehicle
    Add to cart Details

THATCHAM APPROVED TRACKERS

If you’re serious about securing your car, motorbike, motorhome or van, then having a tracker installed is a given. If you’re just as serious about vehicle tracking, then ensuring it’s Thatcham-approved, is the next logical step.

Sounds obvious, but what does it mean? Why does being Thatcham-approved matter? Who are Thatcham anyway? And what difference do their categorisations make to the security of your vehicle? Let’s find out.

Who Are Thatcham?

Thatcham Research started in the late 1960s as the Motor Insurance Repair Research Centre with the aim to contain (or reduce) the cost of motor insurance claims whilst maintaining safety standards.

Over the last 50 years, they have become a world leader in vehicle safety, security and repair. Today they are still funded by the insurance industry and work with vehicle manufacturers, regulators and law enforcement to continually improve safety standards of not just the cars themselves, but also the products created to help secure those vehicles, including car trackers.

What Does It Mean to be ‘Thatcham-Approved’?

Whilst Thatcham, as an organisation, has been around since 1969, it’s only since the 1990s that vehicle security has been a key component of what they do. This is when they first introduced the New Vehicle Security Assessment.

These were designed to combat the rise in vehicle crime of the time and led to the categorisations for Thatcham-approved devices, which has since become an industry benchmark.

Thatcham certification now provides consumers, and the industry at large, reassurance that the products available have been tested and meet the highest independent standards of functionality, design and performance. This covers everything from alarms, immobilisers and, of course, car trackers.

What Benefits Do You Get By Buying a Thatcham-Approved Tracker From Us?

As we’ve just touched upon, buying a car security system that has been ‘Thatcham-approved’ means you’re going to get a device that has been well tested and functions as expected, but what does that mean to you as a consumer?

The fact that our devices are Thatcham-approved means that you get some incredible benefits;

  • Access to real-time tracking, journey history, low battery, motion and disconnect alerts, geo-fencing and monitoring through dedicated smartphone apps.
  • 24 hour control centre management.
  • Trackers approved by some of the leading car manufacturers including BMW, Range Rover, Jaguar and Volkswagen.
  • UK and European coverage.
  • Transferable between vehicles.
  • Installation by friendly, trained staff anywhere in the UK.

What’s The Main Differences between an S5 and S7 Tracker?

Two of the terms you’ll see a lot when it comes to Thatcham-approved trackers are S5 and S7. These are Thatcham categorisations for car trackers, S5 being the highest. Whilst both offer exceptional levels of security and fantastic features, they share a multitude of important functionality. Both will, for example, give you global coverage, access to a 24/7 control room for monitoring purposes and a wealth of tools to help you manage your vehicle, S5 trackers have one important difference.

Trackers that are rated as S5, which is Thatcham’s highest rating, include Automatic Driver Recognition (ADR) tags. These small pieces of technological wonder mean that the vehicle simply will not start if the tags are not in close proximity. If they’re not, the vehicle remains immobilised.

If you’re looking for your perfect Thatcham-approved car tracker, this page is the perfect starting point for you. If you need any help, our dedicated team of experts are on hand to help you find the right tracker for you and help you get it installed no matter where in the UK you are.

  • ScorpionTrack S7 ALS

    Includes nationwide installation by Thatcham accredited engineer (estimated within 3 working days of purchase).

    • Insurance approved – Thatcham category 6 & S7
    • Full online account & Smartphone app
    • Journey history, geofence alerts & driver behaviour analysis
    • Lifetime subscription option
    • Transferable to your next vehicle
    Add to cart Details
  • Includes nationwide installation by Thatcham accredited engineer (estimated within 3 working days of purchase).

    • Insurance approved – Thatcham category 6 & S7
    • 24/7 Control room monitoring
    • Free Smartphone app
    • Lifetime subscription option
    • Transferable to your next vehicle
    Add to cart Details
  • Includes nationwide installation by Thatcham accredited engineer (estimated within 5 working days of purchase).

    • Insurance approved – Thatcham category S7
    • Patented VHF technology
    • Supported by UK Police forces
    • Traceable in containers, lockups & underground car parks
    • Anti-jamming technology
    Add to cart Details
  • Vodafone Protect and Connect S7

    Includes nationwide installation by Thatcham accredited engineer (estimated within 3 working days of purchase).

    • Insurance approved – Thatcham category 6 & S7
    • Mobile and web application
    • Trip reports, speed alerts, geofence alerts.
    • Transferable to your next vehicle
    • Annual subscription only £99!
    Add to cart Details
  • Includes nationwide installation by Thatcham accredited engineer (estimated within 3 working days of purchase).

    • Insurance approved – Thatcham category S7
    • FREE SUBSCRIPTION OFFER* 
    • Approved by: BMW, Range Rover, Land Rover & Jaguar.
    • Smartphone app with geofencing and journey player
    • Transferable to your next vehicle
    Add to cart Details
  • SmarTrack RECO S7 Tracker

    Includes nationwide installation by Thatcham accredited engineer (estimated within 3 working days of purchase).

    • Insurance approved – Thatcham category 6 & S7
    • 24/7 Control room monitoring
    • Monthly subscription only £8 per month!
    • Free Smartphone app
    • Transferable to your next vehicle
    Add to cart Details
  • Includes nationwide installation by Thatcham accredited engineer (estimated within 3 working days of purchase).

    • Insurance approved – Thatcham category 6 & S7
    • Mobile and web application
    • Low battery, speed & geo-fence alerts
    • Journey history & score
    Add to cart Details
  • Includes nationwide installation by Thatcham accredited engineer (estimated within 3 working days of purchase).

    • Insurance approved – Thatcham category 6 & S7
    • Full online account
    • Free Smartphone app
    • Lifetime subscription option
    • Transferable to your next vehicle
    Add to cart Details
  • Includes nationwide installation by Thatcham accredited engineer (estimated within 5 working days of purchase).

    • Insurance approved – Thatcham category 6 & S7
    • 4-way location tracking (GPS,GSM,VHF,MESH)
    • Tracker Touch App
    • Supported by UK Police forces
    • Traceable in containers, lockups & underground car parks
    • Anti-jamming technology
    Add to cart Details
  • Meta Trak S5-VTS

    Includes nationwide installation by Thatcham accredited engineer (estimated within 3 working days of purchase).

    • Insurance approved – Thatcham category 5 & S5
    • Driver ID tags included
    • Mobile and web application
    • Low battery, speed & geo-fence alerts
    • Journey history & score
    Add to cart Details
  • ScorpionTrack S5 VTS

    Includes nationwide installation by Thatcham accredited engineer (estimated within 3 working days of purchase).

    • Insurance approved – Thatcham category 5 & S5
    • Automatic Driver Recognition (ADR) tag included
    • Use Smartphone app as driver recognition (optional)
    • Full online account & Smartphone app
    • Journey history, geofence alerts & driver behaviour analysis
    • Lifetime subscription option
    • Transferable to your next vehicle
    Add to cart Details
  • Includes nationwide installation by Thatcham accredited engineer (estimated within 3 working days of purchase).

    • Insurance approved – Thatcham category 5 & S5
    • Driver identification system that uses your smartphone instead of driver ID tags
    • Optional remote immobilisation
    • Free Smartphone app
    • Lifetime subscription option
    • Transferable to your next vehicle
    Add to cart Details
  • Vodafone Protect and Connect S7

    Includes nationwide installation by Thatcham accredited engineer (estimated within 3 working days of purchase).

    • Insurance approved – Thatcham category 5 & S5
    • Automatic Driver Recognition (ADR) tags included
    • Mobile and web application
    • Trip reports, speed alerts, geofence alerts
    • Transferable to your next vehicle
    Add to cart Details
  • Includes nationwide installation by Thatcham accredited engineer (estimated within 3 working days of purchase).

    • Insurance approved – Thatcham category 5 & S5
    • FREE SUBSCRIPTION OFFER* 
    • Driver recognition tags
    • Approved by: BMW, Range Rover, Land Rover & Jaguar.
    • Smartphone app with geofencing and journey player
    • Transferable to your next vehicle
    Add to cart Details
  • Teletrac Trackstar S7

    Includes nationwide installation by Thatcham accredited engineer (estimated within 3 working days of purchase).

    • Insurance approved – Thatcham category S5
    • FREE SUBSCRIPTION OFFER* 
    • Driver recognition tags
    • Approved by: Range Rover, Land Rover & Jaguar.
    • Smartphone app with geofencing and journey player
    • Transferable to your next vehicle
    Add to cart Details
  • Includes nationwide installation by Thatcham accredited engineer (estimated within 3 working days of purchase).

    • Insurance approved – Thatcham category 5 & S5
    • Remote immobilisation as standard
    • Driver ID tags included with "no tag, no start" technology 
    • Immobilise via mobile app & web application
    • 24 hour control room monitoring
    Add to cart Details
  • Includes nationwide installation by Thatcham accredited engineer (estimated within 3 working days of purchase).

    • Insurance approved – Thatcham category 5 & S5
    • 2x Bluetooth Driver Detection cards & charger included
    • Optional remote immobilisation
    • Free Smartphone app
    • Lifetime subscription option
    • Transferable to your next vehicle
    Add to cart Details
  • SmarTrack S5+

    Includes nationwide installation by Thatcham accredited engineer (estimated within 3 working days of purchase).

    • Insurance approved – Thatcham category 5 & S5
    • Driver identification system that uses your smartphone instead of driver ID tags
    • Remote immobilisation as standard
    • Free Smartphone app
    • Lifetime subscription option
    • Transferable to your next vehicle
    Add to cart Details
  • ScorpionTrack S5+

    Includes nationwide installation by Thatcham accredited engineer (estimated within 3 working days of purchase).

    • Insurance approved – Thatcham category 5 & S5
    • Remote immobilisation as standard
    • Driver recognition tag included with "no tag, no start" technology
    • Use Smartphone app as driver recognition (optional)
    • Journey history, geofence alerts & driver behaviour analysis
    • Lifetime subscription option
    Add to cart Details
  • Tracker S5 Plus

    Includes nationwide installation by Thatcham accredited engineer (estimated within 5 working days of purchase).

    • Insurance approved – Thatcham category 5 & S5
    • Driver identification tags included
    • 4-way location tracking (GPS,GSM,VHF,MESH)
    • Tracker Touch App
    • Supported by UK Police forces
    • Traceable in containers, lockups & underground car parks
    • Anti-jamming technology
    Add to cart Details
  • Includes nationwide installation by Thatcham accredited engineer (estimated within 3 working days of purchase).

    • Insurance approved – Thatcham category 5 & S5
    • Remote immobilisation as standard
    • OBD port immobilisation
    • Driver ID tags included with "no tag, no start" technology 
    • Immobilise via mobile app & web application
    • 24 hour control room monitoring
    Add to cart Details
  • Includes nationwide installation by Thatcham accredited engineer (estimated within 3 working days of purchase).

    • Insurance approved – Thatcham category 5 & S5
    • 2x Bluetooth Driver Detection cards & charger included.
    • Remote immobilisation with No Tag, No Start technology. 
    • Suitable for most vehicle types, including hybrid and electric vehicles.
    • Free Smartphone app & Faraday pouch!
    • Lifetime subscription option
    • Transferable to your next vehicle
    Add to cart Details