Working out what the best ‘anything’ is sounds like a simple question, but the answer is rarely as straight-forward. When it comes to the best Thatcham-approved vehicle tracker, the question really becomes what’s the best Thatcham-approved tracker for you.

When you look at the full range of vehicle trackers we sell here at Infiniti, you’ll see that there really is something for everyone, regardless of your needs, your budget or your vehicle. Each of them has their own set of features, functionality and costs. What best suits you and your circumstances may not suit someone else, but that doesn’t necessarily make one better, or worse, than the other.

So, what’s the best Thatcham-approved tracker for you and, if you’re not sure, what features would best suit your circumstances? There’s no point paying for features you won’t use or, missing out on functionality that you really need when securing your car.

That said, due to the way Thatcham classify the security products they test and verify, there are ways of determining one tracker from another based on their criteria.

Thatcham’s highest certification is the ‘S5’, including those classified as ‘S5+’. This rating is given to products that meet their very highest standards when it comes to vehicle tracking and recovery. Let’s take a quick look at some devices that meet that criteria to help you decide.

MetaTrak S5 VTS

The S5 VTS from MetaTrak ticks many of the boxes people are looking for when buying a car tracker because it offers both value for money and a whole raft of fantastic features. It also comes from one of the leading and most trusted manufacturers of car tracking systems.

Not only do you get the features you would expect of any device in this classification, like live tracking and access to the 24/7 control room monitoring, being rated S5, you get Automatic Driver Recognition tags. These small fobs give you another level of security as, if they’re not in close proximity to the vehicle, the car won’t be able to be started.

ScorpionTrack S5 VTS

If you’re looking for a tracker that combines a comprehensive set of features, coupled with an insurance industry-approved system, the S5 VTS from ScorpionTrack is the one you’re looking for.

This one is manufactured here in the UK to a Police preferred specification, so you know it’s going to be good. Not only that, it also protects you and your vehicle against many of the techniques modern car thieves use like key theft, key cloning and OBD (On-Board Diagnostic) hacking.

SmarTrack S5+ iMob

On any list of the ‘best’ Thatcham-approved car trackers, the SmarTrack S5+ iMob would probably adorn any of them, thanks in no small part to the sheer amount of functionality you get with it. The one that will get most of the headlines is the ‘No Tag No Start’ feature. Not only that, but it also comes with the added benefit of immobilisation, giving you the ultimate protection.

This is one of the very few systems that has been developed, for not only petrol / diesel cars, but also caters for electric, hybrid and even classic cars.

Best means a lot of different things to different people. Does the most expensive tracker mean it’s the best? Does the one with the most features make it the best, even if you don’t use half of them? Whilst all of these trackers would easily play their part in any best tracker listing, it all comes down to what’s best for you. If you’re not sure, give us a call and we’ll find you the best tracker for the best price and install it at the best time for you.