Stolen vehicle tracking systems come in many forms but the most commonly requested by insurance companies and the ones most likely to save you money on your premium, or indeed facilitate you getting insured in the first place are Thatcham approved S7 and Thatcham approved S5 Tracking systems.
You might wonder, what is the difference between the S7 and the S5 systems, and that’s what we at Trackstar Stolen Vehicle Tracking hope to clear up!
Trackstar Stolen Vehicle tracking, like most stolen vehicle tracking companies offer the S7 and the S5 systems for sales. Perhaps counterintuitively, the S7 whilst a higher number is the entry level Thatcham approved system, whist the S5 is the top level Thatcham approved system, and the reason for this is DRT.
DRT stands for driver recognition tags and are the main difference between the S5 and the S7 Tracking systems. The S7 system has alerts for your vehicle being towed away, lifted on to a truck, the tracking system being removed or someone attempting to jam the system, but if someone were to steal a vehicle fitted with an S7 tracking system either with the keys, or via a relay attack, you tracking system provider would only know about the theft once the owner reports the theft.
With the S5 Tracking systems, they come with driver recognition tags. These are small tags (or sometimes your phone) which the tracking system can read to enable it to know whether an authorised driver is in the vehicle. A Thatcham approved S5 tracking system will have all of the same alerts as the S7 tracking system but with driver recognition tags, even if a car thief were to start the engine and drive away, if the tag isn’t present, your tracking company would be made aware immediately of the theft and could commence recovery.
Trackstar stolen vehicle tracking offers Thatcham approved S7 and S5 tracking systems, approved for use by insurance companies and manufacturers, such as BMW, Jaguar and Land rover amongst others.