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Thatcham Categories – What Do They Mean?

Thatcham Categories – What Do They Mean?

Vehicle Accessories supplies a variety of auto tracking technology that is Thatcham approved. However, you may be aware that each tracker comes with its own category; 5, 6 or 7. But, what are the differences between these classifications?

Thatcham Category 5

This is the highest award given to a tracking device and is only given once it provides the highest level in security and recoverability. For a tracker to qualify it must have; remote immobilisation, a high level of police response, a security agreement, driver ID, motion sensors, street mapping and data position reporting.

Category 5 trackers are really popular amongst high value and high powered vehicles; however they can be fitted to any vehicle and are great for those who want the highest security for added reassurance.

Our range of category 5 includes:

– Scorpion Category 5

– SmarTrack Category 5

– Trafficmaster Trackstar

Thatcham Category 6

Thatcham category 6 carries many of the specifications of the category 5 – including position and street mapping. Some category 6 devices come with optional driver ID and or security agreements, however category 6 does not come with an immobiliser or level 1 police reply.

All of Vehicle Accessories category 6 trackers still provide excellent security and peace of mind. The technology will allow you track the vehicle from all over the UK and Europe.

Our range of Category 6 includes:

– SmarTrack Motorcycle Category 6

– SmarTrack Protector Global Category 6

– SmarTrack Trident

– Tracker Locate Motorhome Category 6

– Tracker Locate Stolen Vehicle Tracking Category 6

– Trafficmaster Trackstar Category 6

– Scorpion Vehicle Tracking Category 6

Thatcham Category 7

Thatcham accredited category 7 trackers provide an excellent level of security and tracking ability, however do not meet the full specification as the higher levels of 5 and 6. The trackers still have an excellent selection of features that you would find on advanced models and are a cost effective option for drivers on a budget.

Our range of Category 7 includes:

– Tracker Monitor

PAYG Trackers

Vehicle Accessories also offers a variety of Back2You PAYG personal and fleet trackers that provide very little or no monthly subscription fees. They are a cost effective option to personal tracking that requires charging every 60-90 days. An excellent budget choice for a customer that doesn’t require the tracker to be used continuously, or for those wishing to be as discreet as possible.

Our range of PAYG trackers includes:

– Back2You PAYG personal tracking

Free expert advice

Contact our head office to discuss your vehicle tracking options on 0333 200 7244 or email us on sales@vehicle-accessories.net

Paul Randall
Paul Randall
First Class! Dave and the team are fantastic. The fit on our first Mobile Bike Service and Repair Van could not be any better. From the very beginning, through the design process, all the way to completion I cannot fault a single thing. As I write this, our second van is being fitted to exactly the same specification and the third van is on the way. Long may this partnership continue!
Tim Lees
Tim Lees
Very helpful and patient with an older guy who was a bit nervous ordering from a company I didn't know. The product I wanted wasn't on their website but I thought it worth asking and they had it at a good price. It came the next day and worked perfectly.
Richard Shepherd
Richard Shepherd
I highly recommend Lee, Dave and the Team at Vehicle Accessories after they did a fantastic job for a one off bespoke van fit for my business. I approached them with a rather radical high concept idea, Dave did a great job taking notes from my extensive brief. He made a great effort to listen and take notes along the way making sure he understood and made suggestions for materials which really led to a much better end product. A particular highlight was a suggestion for them to fabricate a wall mounted Steal Mesh cage system for my equipment which far exceeded my expectations of quality and engineering. During the planning stage and construction suggestions were made to change materials and systems for what they thought would work better for the project as it developed. The end product was perfect and done to a very high standard, it really turned out better than I ever hoped for. Communication throughout was excellent with regular updates, fast responses and easy dialogue when confirming details or discussing changes. Changes were managed quickly and efficiently throughout the build with a great deal of flexibility and professionalism. Even though I was just having just one bespoke build being done for myself I felt highly valued as a customer and treated with the same level of respect and attentiveness as someone ordering a fleet. The quality of work and customer service will certainly mean I’ll be coming back for my next van project.
Philip Taylor Ashby
Philip Taylor Ashby
Lee and his helpful staff sorted my lock problem that made it easy to break in or steal and at there Christmas closing time🙏, friendly helpful and reasonable thank you all.
Mark Elliott
Mark Elliott
Great choice of equipment to fit and all done efficiently. They have designed and fitted racking to 75 vehicle for us in the last year.
Ross Thomson
Ross Thomson
I can’t recommend Lee and his team of wizards enough. They fitted the gas with all the safety requirements and modified / adapted several parts of the electrics. They went above and beyond my expectations - I won’t hesitate to use them again.
Andrew Young
Andrew Young
What can say.... the order process was simple, prices competitive and when it was realised that I had ordered 2 incompatible parts I got a call to check and recify the order. Collection was easy and the install team did a quick, neat job. Job done....until next time thank you
Annie Meadows
Annie Meadows
Dave, Lee and the team at VA moved crates from my old van to a new one. Easy to communicate with, quick turn around, met all my requests, made good suggestions (such as putting in a waterproof floor) and did an excellent job. Highly recommend.
miles leech
miles leech
Big thanks to Dave and the rest of the Vehicle Accessories team. They've done a great job fitting security locks and a floor in my new van. They also moved over my racking and interior lights from my previous van while going out of there way to make it all fit. Excellent service, very efficient and professional. Highly recommended and nice people to deal with. Thanks Miles Ashton Gas

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