It’s likely that you’re reading this after your insurance provider have asked you to install a Thatcham approved car tracker in the Sussex area.
Car theft in general has been rising over the past 6 years. Although car manufacturers work hard to develop innovative and effective car security, once thieves work out how to override this security it is no longer effective, leaving thousands of vehicles and their owners vulnerable. Sadly, a rise in targeted car theft by organised criminal gangs in the Sussex area has meant that extra precautions now need to be taken to protect any keyless entry vehicle. This is why installing car trackers in Sussex and the surrounding area has become so important.
INSURANCE APPROVED CAR TRACKERS IN SUSSEX
If you’re like most motorists, you may not have been asked to install a car tracker before, so possibly don’t know where to start! What can make this situation more stressful is the added pressure- as, if you have already collected your vehicle you may not be insured against theft until you have a tracker device fitted.
INSTALLING A CAR TRACKER IN SUSSEX
The good news is that Trackershop can provide the quickest installation times for insurance approved car trackers in Sussex. In fact our mobile Installs Team cover the whole of the UK, and will come directly to you. So whether you’re in East Sussex, West Sussex or beyond, our mobile engineers will be with you within 1-3 working days to fully fit and activate your tracking device.
S7 CAR TRACKERS IN SUSSEX.
Currently, the S7 is the most popular car tracker in Sussex. This is the entry level insurance approved car tracking device and is suitable for any vehicle - including motorhomes, plant, and motorbikes.
The S7 tracker 24/7 control room monitoring, as well as battery disconnect and motion alerts. If your vehicle is stolen then the control room work closely with the responding police unit, and guide them in to the vehicles location.
If your insurer have instructed you to install a Thatcham approved tracker, but have not stipulated a specific category, then the S7 tracker will be the ideal vehicle tracking device for you.
S5 CAR TRACKERS SUSSEX.
If your insurers have insisted that you install an S5 car tracker specifically then this may be because your vehicle is vulnerable to relay attack or key theft. Vehicles like Range Rover, BMW and Audi are especially targeted.
The S5 car tracker has the same features as the S7, but with the addition of ADR (Automatic Driver Recognition).
CAR TRACKERS IN BRIGHTON.
Installing car trackers in Brighton has become a common occurrence for our Trackershop engineers. With the Newhaven port close by, this can make it easier for professional car crime gangs to smuggle vehicles out of the country. Therefore car trackers in Hastings, Brighton and Worthing and any other prominent built up areas is a likely requirement by car insurance providers.
The level of vehicle theft is incredibly worrying.
However, insurance approved tracking devices are stopping thieves in their tracks - leading to more vehicle recovery and convictions. If you need a car tracker in Sussex (or anywhere in the UK), then we can have an engineer with you within 1-3 working days to get your vehicle fully fitted and insurance approved! Give our bookings team a call to learn more 033 055 2777.
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.