Car theft throughout the UK has been rising significantly over the last 6 years.
INSTALLING A CAR TRACKER IN BERKSHIRE
If you have been asked by your insurance provider to install a car tracker in Berkshire then you might not know where to start looking! Don’t worry, as the process is actually very straightforward and Trackershop actually take care of the whole installation for you. Our bookings team will arrange your appointment, and we have the largest number of mobile engineers on the road, ready to get to you within 1-3 working days.
You just need to decide which is the best GPS tracker device for your needs.
Interestingly, Berkshire also includes the town of Thatcham. This is where the insurance approved security is tested and categorised. So if any county should know about insurance approved vehicle trackers its Berkshire.
MOST POPULAR CAR TRACKER IN BERKSHIRE.
The most commonly requested car tracker in Berkshire is currently the S7 category. In fact, the S7 Tracker is the most popular Thatcham GPS tracker device that we install throughout the UK.
The S7 is the entry level device for insurance approved trackers, and so will be suitable for any road vehicles as well as plant, motorhomes, and motorbikes.
The S7 features 24/7 control room monitoring, battery-disconnect alert and an app for you to monitor your vehicle from your phone also.
We have seen a high demand for these car trackers in Reading, as well as Slough and the surrounding areas. However, if your insurers have not specified an exact category, then the S7 Tracker will be a great choice.
THE BEST CAR TRACKERS IN BERKSHIRE.
For highly targeted vehicles, such as BMW and Range Rover, insurers may insist on you installing a higher security category of car tracker.
This will be the S5 tracker.
The S5 includes the same features as the S7, but with the addition of ADR (Automatic Driver Recognition). ADR is the best and most effective defence against relay attack and key theft.
ADR AND RELAY ATTACK.
According to Tracker relay attack had been the cause of 92% of the car thefts that their control room helped to successfully recover last year.
Your ADR system is covert security, where you carry a small portable fob with you when driving your vehicle. This fob identifies you as the authorised driver of the vehicle. If a thief either instigates a relay attack or even steals your car key, an instant alert is triggered in the control room. They then contact you to confirm the status of the vehicle. If a theft is taking place they work directly with the police to intercept.
Do you have any questions or need some further advice?
GPS Trackers come in all different shapes, sizes and costs. It’s fair to say that insurance approved vehicle trackers are at the higher end of the spectrum when it comes to price. This is largely down to the additional security features that are included with them and also down to the installation, they are all covertly installed and well-hidden to ensure that a thief isn’t able to find it easily when stripping back parts of the vehicle. For an entry level insurance approved tracker you are looking at around £150.00 for the tracker and installation. For trackers with additional security features, such as driver recognition and remote immobilisation you will be looking at around £595.00 Installed.
Installing a tracker is becoming increasingly more common practice for vehicle owners. The reason that insurance companies typically request for a Thatcham approved tracker to be installed, instead of other aftermarket trackers available is due to the impressive recovery rate that Thatcham approved trackers have, with some Thatcham companies such as Tracker UK boasting a 96% recovery rate. All Thatcham approved trackers are installed covertly in different areas of a vehicle keeping thieves on their toes, unlike trackers that are installed at the factory which are all installed in the same position in the vehicle.
There are various factors that determine whether installing a car tracker will lead to a direct reduction in your insurance policy. Typically if your vehicle is valued over around £20,000 then your insurance company are likely to honour a reduction in your policy, however this is subjective to the insurance underwriter. Of course it’s in their own interest to protect their investment when insuring you and with the proven theft recovery rates that Thatcham approved trackers have, you will find that the vast majority insurers will side to offering you the discount and in some cases insisting that they are mandatory for you to be insured for theft. Since the staggering increase in vehicle relay thefts – it isn’t just down to the value of the vehicle, if you have a certain model of vehicle such as a Range Rover, regardless of whether it’s over £20,00 or not insurance companies are stipulating that this is a mandatory requirement to obtain your policy.