Vehicles Need Protection
Outside of our homes, our cars and vans are probably the most expensive items we own. Like anything else, the cost of vehicles ranges from budget-friendly, right up to eye-brow raising expensive. We rely on them for our commute, days out with the family, for work, and a myriad of other uses. If anything happens to them, it can cause real problems in our lives.
With that in mind, it makes perfect sense to protect our vehicles from theft. Whilst there are plenty of car security devices on the market, the Thatcham category S5 car tracker is one to seriously consider.
Why Category S5?
The ‘Cat S5’ offers the highest level of fitted vehicle security. When we realise how integral our vehicles have become to our lifestyles, it’s not surprising how many people are adopting this as their new standard for security, but what does it mean? Let’s take a look.
For those who don’t know, Thatcham Research is the UK’s only insurer-approved research centre. Started in 1969, it was funded by the motor insurance industry with a simple aim; to drive up safety and security standards. In the 50 years it has been operating, Thatcham has continued to revolutionise the way cars are made, making them safer and more secure with every year that passed.
They have also developed a security standard to help reduce car theft. Their work has helped to reduce it by 80% since the record highs in the 1990s. As technology improved and car theft became more sophisticated, so too have the devices they use to combat thieves, and that’s where we come in.
Many insurance companies will now insist on the fitting of a Thatcham-approved car tracker as part of your policy. Being abler to monitor a stolen vehicle through a tracker installed on the car can help reduce your premiums. In many cases, they will specifically request the installation of an ‘S5’ tracker. The ‘S5’ designation replaced Thatcham’s old ‘Category 5’ rating in January 2019.
Thatcham Categories & Their Features
Thatcham separates their different vehicle tracking products into categories. In 2018, there were 3 categories labelled 5, 6, and 7. In 2019, they simplified this slightly by having just two categories; S5 and S7. Each one represents the way the devices are designed, the features they have, and which criteria they meet before they can be installed. S5 is the higher of the two.
In terms of the S5, those trackers now come with all of the features of the previous category 5 and 6, although some of them are now optional. The driver’s ID tag, for example, can now be kept on the keys and the remote engine immobilisation is now optional. Vehicle tracking systems such as the Meta Trak S5 VTS, the Vodafone Protect and Connect S5 VTS and the ScorpionTrack DRIVER S5 VTS are just 3 of the incredible products we sell that reach Thatcham’s exacting S5 standards.
Whilst the technology within these amazing devices gets more advanced, the installation of them has never been easier or quicker. Compared to the cost of the vehicle itself, the tracker still proves to be a much cheaper option in terms of securing it. Our team of expertly trained installers is ready to come to you wherever you are.
Infiniti Tracking Are Here To Help
Here at Infiniti, we stock a huge range of car tracking devices to suit every budget. We even stock tracking devices for caravans and motorhomes too. With nationwide installation available across the UK, from London to Liverpool, Bristol to Birmingham, there’s never been a better time to secure your vehicle from prying hands.
There may never be a way to make your prized possessions 100% theft-proof, but we can do everything possible to increase your chances of getting it back again with the minimum of fuss.
For free impartial advice, you can contact our helpful sales team on 0141 266 0082. If you would like to find out more information on the features and specifications of our tracking systems, please visit our website by clicking HERE.