Thatcham Research has been at the forefront of vehicle security since the 1990s when it introduced a security assessment (NVSA) for new vehicles that is applied to the group rating for insurance companies.
Since then, we have been working with law enforcement agencies, the automotive industry and insurers to assess potential physical and electronic vulnerabilities, and identifying the technology and ways to mitigate theft.
Category 6 devices have to be monitored by Secure Control Centre for illegal movements (vehicle moving without the ignition key), disconnection of main vehicle battery.
We also monitor battery voltage so if your battery is running low they will contact the customer making them aware.
Category 5 is the highest Thatcham Category for Vehicle Tracking.
These devices must have the facility to receive an immobilisation command from the Secure Control Centre to stop the vehicle from starting.
At Police request only, key protection is included with the end user having to carry a separate tag when driving the vehicle.
If the tag is not present, the customer would be called when the vehicle is being driven to confirm the safety of the vehicle.