NEED HELP CHOOSING THE BEST S5 TRACKER?
WHAT IS AN S5 TRACKER?
S5 trackers are insurance-approved vehicle trackers that offer the highest level of security for your vehicle, with 24/7 monitoring and Automatic Driver Recognition (ADR) instantly identifying any unauthorised drivers.
As of January 2019, Thatcham Category 5 trackers have been replaced with Thatcham Category S5 Trackers. If your insurance provider has requested that your vehicle be fitted with either an S5 Tracker or CAT 5 Tracker, then all the products in this category will be compatible with your vehicle.
Once you’ve picked the best S5 tracker for you, you can either:
- Complete your purchase online and a member of our Installs Team will contact you to finalise your installation time.
- Call our Installs Team on 0330 055 2777, and they will confirm availability with you and make the booking over the phone
WHAT IS AN S5 THATCHAM TRACKER?
'Thatcham' is the name of the vehicle security test centre (otherwise known as the Motor Insurance Repair Research Centre).
Thatcham Research is responsible for categorising the level of vehicle security that a product offers. S5 is a Thatcham quality assurance rating.
Your insurers may have used the terminology 'Thatcham S5 Tracker ' when in discussion for what tracking device to install.
This means when you see 'S5 tracker' this is a Thatcham classification.
This also means that, if they have stipulated a Thatcham s5 Tracker installation, then you must adhere to this to validate your insurance policy.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF AN S5 CAR TRACKER?
ADR (Automatic Driver Recognition) - ADR is the additional security included that helps identify the authorised driver(s) of your vehicle. This is usually achieved with a small portable tag that the driver keeps with them when using the vehicle. If the vehicle is moved without the tag present then an instant alert is triggered in the Control Room.
24/7 Control Room Service - If your vehicle is stolen there is a fully staffed Control Room service ready to raise a level 1 police response. The Control Room guides the responding police unit directly to the exact location of your vehicle. A Recovery Team is also deployed to the location.
Sophisticated Alert System - Additional alerts include battery tamper, disconnection, geo-fencing, and lift/tow-away alerts.
Optional Immobilisation - Immobilisation is no longer an essential feature under the CAT S5 vehicle tracker category. However, this additional security is still an optional extra. You can find this S5 tracker with immobilisation on the CAT S5 PLUS category page.
HOW MUCH DOES A THATCHAM S5 TRACKER COST?
The Thatcham S5 tracker cost starts at £385 upwards. This is because S5 is the highest level of vehicle security. With 24/7 monitoring and instant theft alerts, the chances of theft prevention or recovery of your vehicle shoot up to over 96%!
WHAT IS THE BEST S5 TRACKER?
The best S5 trackers are specifically designed to counteract key theft and relay attack. The main security feature that directly helps with this is the ADR (Automatic Driver Recognition).
Therefore, the best S5 trackers with this feature are
- The ScorpionTrack S5 (small ADR fob)
- The Smartrack S5 D-iD (ADR phone app).
You can learn more about both of these at the product links above.
WHAT IS THE CHEAPEST S5 TRACKER?
The cheapest S5 tracker device depends on the subscription option that you need. Eg the ScorpionTrack S5 has an option of an unlimited Duration of Ownership subscription, for £499.
Installation prices can fluctuate, so why not use our Compare Tool to see which is currently the cheapest S5 tracker option!
WHY DO I NEED A THATCHAM S5 TRACKING SYSTEM?
Typically, this will be due to a stipulation set by your insurance provider. Due to the escalating keyless car theft and low recovery rate, insurers are insisting that motorists take extra precautions to ensure the security of their vehicles. The S5 tracking system has been designed to counteract keyless theft.
However, whether it is an insurance proviso or not, any security-savvy motorist can have an S5 tracking system installation to increase vehicle safety and peace of mind.
DO YOU PROVIDE THATCHAM S5 TRACKER INSTALLATION NEAR ME?
Yes, we do! Trackershop's mobile Installs Team provides full mobile S5 tracker installation UK wide.
We can typically install your vehicle tracking system within 1-3 working days.
HOW DOES A THATCHAM APPROVED S5 TRACKER WORK?
The S5 stolen vehicle tracker works using a tag system, which means that the tag carrier is automatically recognised as the authorised driver when entering and leaving the vehicle.
This is in addition to the standard 24/7 monitoring service and theft alerts.
To achieve the status of Thatcham approved S5 tracker, the tracking system must adhere to the above - amongst several additional features.
CAN I GET AN S5 VEHICLE TRACKER AND IMMOBILISER?
Yes, you can! These will be the S5 Tracker PLUS category. The best option is the ScorpioTrack S5 PLUS. This is an active immobiliser that you have full control of via your fob and app.
ARE THERE ANY THATCHAM S5 TRACKER REVIEWS?
Yes, Trackershop provides the quickest nationwide mobile installation for all types of vehicle trackers - with a substantial number of these being Thatcham S5 trackers.
We have therefore built up a healthy amount of reviews for our service, with many of these being specific to the S5 tracker installations that we have carried out.
For these reviews, you can take a look at our Trustpilot